American Writer Quotes


872 American Writer quotes:



"Everyone will experience the consequences of his own acts. If his act are right, he'll get good consequences; if they're not, he'll suffer for it."
"I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun, you'd better take one along that worked."
"I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally."
"You expect far too much of a first sentence. Think of it as analogous to a good country breakfast: what we want is something simple, but nourishing to the imagination."
"Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague."
"Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are."
"Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat."
"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."
"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge."
"When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to."
"The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."
"Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past."
"Sometimes you don't choose the material; the material chooses you."
"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."
"When you read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in YOU than there was before."
"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."
"To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships."
"There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past."
"My idea of an educated person is one who can converse on one subject for more than two minutes."
"You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective."


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