American Writer Quotes


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"Mausoleum air and anguished pauses: If this production were a poem, it would be mostly white space."
"If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it."
"My stories run up and bite me on the leg-I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off."
"I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative."
"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."
"I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music."
"The subject of criminal rehabilitation was debated recently in City Hall. It's an appropriate place for this kind of discussion because the city has always employed so many ex-cons and future cons."
"Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer."
Author: Waitley Quotes Category: American Writer Quotes Focus Quotes
"There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive."
"How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success."
"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."
"If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder."
"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for."
"Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again."
Author: Heinlein Quotes Category: American Writer Quotes Temptation Quotes
"The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts... How does the media do this? By quoting some "expert"... you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything."
Author: McWilliams Quotes Category: American Writer Quotes Facts Quotes
"More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest, it sometimes seems, try to."
"Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul?"
"Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it."
"We are anthill men upon an anthill world."
"As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not."


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