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Author quotes by L.M. Fields
#1. I never talk back. I listen and always remember your every word, so come pen or mouse, never forget that I will treasure your thoughts forever. Yours truly, Paper. #Quote by L.M. Fields
Author quotes by Philip Roth
#2. He winced when he stood
lumbago, he explained, from turning one too many sentences arounder that day
and said that he still his evening's reading. He did not do justice to a writer unless he read him on consecutive days and for no less than three hours at a sitting. Otherwise, despite his note taking and underlining, he lost touch with a book's inner life and might as well not have begun. Sometimes, when he unavoidably had to miss a day, he would go back and begin all over again, rather than be nagged by his sense that he was wronginger a serious author. #Quote by Philip Roth
Author quotes by Wayne Grudem
#3. It is important to insist on the historical truthfulness of the narrative of the fall of Adam and Eve. Just as the account of the creation of Adam and Eve is tied in with the rest of the historical narrative in the book of Genesis, so also this account of the fall of man, which follows the history of man's creation, is presented by the author as straightforward, narrative history #Quote by Wayne Grudem
Author quotes by Lewis Grossberger
#4. ...it was not simply a matter of musical taste; whether you preferred the Beatles or [the Rolling] Stones said much about your personality and character. People who were happy, intelligent, well-adjusted, popular, clean, decent and punctual tended to be Beatles fans. Those who were evil, cretinous, scabby, drug-ridden, filthy, criminal perverts liked the Stones.
As for your author, I personally take no side in the controversy, remaining strictly neutral. #Quote by Lewis Grossberger
Author quotes by Amy Newmark
#5. A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go. ~Author Unknown #Quote by Amy Newmark
Author quotes by Tea Obreht
#6. At the end of the day, despite all the other great things that literature does in society and in a person's life, I think that we read to escape. And I think that place, more than anything, provides that escape quickly, if an author is engaged with the place. #Quote by Tea Obreht
Author quotes by Jessica Brody
#7. When my phone chimes with a text message on Monday morning, I'm still in that dreamy state between sleep and awake where you can pretty much convince yourself of anything. Like that a teen Mick Jagger is waiting in your driveway to take you to school. Or that your favorite book series ended with an actual satisfying conclusion, instead of what the author tried to pass off as a satisfying conclusion. #Quote by Jessica Brody
Author quotes by Sandra Neil Wallace
#8. They got a manure machine in there," Keller said. He went up to the barn and peeked through a hole between tow boards. "On wheels. It's fun to ride sometimes, when you don't care how you smell. #Quote by Sandra Neil Wallace
Author quotes by James Franco
#9. When I started writing after my career as an actor, I knew that that other life in the film industry would be pulled into my writing life and that people would see me not as an author but as an actor starting to write. #Quote by James Franco
Author quotes by Ben Tolosa
#10. Life itself is the most prolific and extraordinary author that there is. #Quote by Ben Tolosa
Author quotes by Munia Khan
#11. Everyone writes with hand, but very few can write with heart #Quote by Munia Khan
Author quotes by Woody Allen
#12. Maugham then offers the greatest advice anyone could give to a young author: At the end of an interrogation sentence, place a question mark. You'd be surprised how effective it can be. #Quote by Woody Allen
Author quotes by Francine Prose
#13. What's strange is how many beginning writers seem to think that grammar is irrelevant, or that they are somehow above or beyond this subject more fit for a schoolchild than the future author of great literature. #Quote by Francine Prose
Author quotes by Patrick Loafman
#14. The author of "Somewhere Upriver" sometimes shoves a lopsided word into an otherwise balanced sentence, thinking it's a kind of verbal jazz. #Quote by Patrick Loafman
Author quotes by William J. Bennett
#15. Hayek was never a popular author to the extent that everyone was reading him at the corner newsstand. But the Austrian refugee showed how the roots of Hitler's tyranny and the bases of Marxist collectivism were one and the same. His work had a profound influence on a generation of freedom loving young conservatives. Even #Quote by William J. Bennett
Author quotes by George Washington
#16. Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. #Quote by George Washington
Author quotes by Ammon Shea
#17. Or we reference Winston Churchill, who was famously reported to have written "This is the kind of tedious/arrant nonsense up with which I will not put," in response to an overweening staffer having removed a preposition from some of his writing. (However, as with many quotes that are purported to have originated with the former prime minister of Great Britain, the author was someone other than Churchill).* #Quote by Ammon Shea
Author quotes by Jeren Altel
#18. The day when a person that is looking at me, and my works will say "Here's my Hero!", that will be my triumph day. #Quote by Jeren Altel
Author quotes by Viktor E. Frankl
#19. Precisely this one, which I had intended to be published anonymously so that it could never build any reputation on the part of the author, did become a success ... Don't aim at success - the more you aim and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued, it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one's dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. #Quote by Viktor E. Frankl
Author quotes by Ben Ames Williams
#20. An author never has a vacation. He's a walking sponge, sopping up impressions till he's saturated, then going to his desk and squeezing them out on paper. #Quote by Ben Ames Williams
Author quotes by Michael Korda
#21. Ask a book publisher how many copies a book has sold, and he or she, presuming you're not the author, will probably try to remember the size of the first printing, then double it. If you're the author, the publisher will try to remember the number of copies that were shipped and cut that in half in order to avoid encouraging you to expect a big royalty check. #Quote by Michael Korda
Author quotes by Gore Vidal
#22. I confess to not having listened to a word of the Declaration of Independence. At the time I barely knew the name of the author of this sublime document. I do remember hearing someone comment that since Mr. Jefferson had seen fit to pledge so eloquently our lives to the cause of independence, he might at least join us in the army. But wise Tom preferred the safety of Virginia and the excitement of local politics to the discomforts and dangers of war. #Quote by Gore Vidal
Author quotes by John Updike
#23. A number of American colleges are willing to pay a tempting amount to pinch and poke an author for a day or two. #Quote by John Updike
Author quotes by Roy Blount, Jr.
#24. An author is a person who can never take innocent pleasure in visiting a bookstore again. Say you go in and discover that there are no copies of your book on the shelves. You resent all the other books - I don't care if they are Great Expectations, Life on the Mississippi and the King James Bible that are on the shelves. #Quote by Roy Blount, Jr.
Author quotes by Shiv Kumar Batalvi
#25. In the garden of life,
Grows a sapling of pain,
The deer of songs nibbles at it.
The winds of seperation
Blow through the night,
A few leaves drop.
A few leaves drop,
Mother, they drop,
And sounds stir in the garden.
If a few birds of breath
Should fly away,
The deer of songs is afraid.
But the birds of breath
Will surely fly,
Nothing can hold them back.
Through the night
In every direction
They fly away. #Quote by Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Author quotes by Ilaxi Patel
#26. Children close their ears to Advice but Open their eyes to example.
Even New Genx Moms close their ears to Advice but Open their eyes to realize their mistakes eventually.
Think, Act Wise before it's Late. #Quote by Ilaxi Patel
Author quotes by Cary Ellis
#27. A mind stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), Progressive Physician, Author #Quote by Cary Ellis
Author quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#28. That the printer had quietly reset The Fellowship of the Ring, and that copies had been issued without proof having been read by the author, never became known to Tolkien; while his publisher, Rayner Unwin, learned of it only thirty-eight years after the fact. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Author quotes by Eve Arden
#29. Wife-Mother-Actress-Author The world will remember. #Quote by Eve Arden
Author quotes by Hilary Mantel
#30. But I had to think to myself that this was normal, because that was the attitude. I was 19 when I went to see my doctor and I was told it was all in the mind.
[Author Hilary Mantel on being told her endometriosis was imagined pain, From Oct 2009 Daily Mail interview] #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Author quotes by Georgia Grace Romance Author
#31. You can't have History without a Story in it. #Quote by Georgia Grace Romance Author
Author quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#32. One of our Church educators published what he purports to be a history of the Church's stand on the question of organic evolution. His thesis challenges the integrity of a prophet of God. He suggests that Joseph Fielding Smith published his work, Man: His Origin and Destiny, against the counsel of the First Presidency and his own Brethren. This writer's interpretation is not only inaccurate, but it also runs counter to the testimony of Elder Mark E. Petersen, who wrote this foreword to Elder Smith's book, a book I would encourage all to read. Elder Petersen said:

Some of us [members of the Council of the Twelve] urged [Elder Joseph Fielding Smith] to write a book on the creation of the world and the origin of man.... The present volume is the result. It is a most remarkable presentation of material from both sources [science and religion] under discussion. It will fill a great need in the Church and will be particularly invaluable to students who have become confused by the misapplication of information derived from scientific experimentation.


When one understands that the author to whom I alluded is an exponent of the theory of organic evolution, his motive in disparaging President Joseph Fielding Smith becomes apparent. To hold to a private opinion on such matters is one thing, but when one undertakes to publish his views to discredit the work of a prophet, it is a very serious matter.

It is also apparent to all who have the Spirit o #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Author quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#33. Properly speaking, we learn from those books only that we cannot judge. The author of a book that I am competent to criticise would have to learn from me. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Author quotes by Charles Lamb
#34. A presentation copy ... is a copy of a book whoch does not sell, sent you by the author, with his foolish autograph at the beginning of it; for which, if a stranger, he only demands your friendship; if a brother author, he expects from you a book of yours, which does not sell, in return. #Quote by Charles Lamb
Author quotes by Noah James Hittner
#35. Your purpose is not your purpose for being here. Your experience of the feeling of purpose is your purpose for being here! #Quote by Noah James Hittner
Author quotes by Thomas Sydenham
#36. In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance. #Quote by Thomas Sydenham
Author quotes by Ben Fanning
#37. bestselling author of The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth #Quote by Ben Fanning
Author quotes by T. S. Eliot
#38. An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Author quotes by Anna Wiener
#39. Sometimes I would worry about my internet habits and force myself awy from the computer, to read a magazine or book. Contemporary literature offered no respite: I would find the prose cluttered with data points, tenuous historical connections, detail so finely tuned it could have only been extracted from a feverish night of search-engine queries. Aphorisms were in; authors were wired. I would pick up books that had been heavily documented on social media, only to find that the books themselves had a curatorial affect: beautiful descriptions of little substance, arranged in elegant vignettes - gestural text, the equivalent of a rumpled linen bedsheet or a bunch of dahlias placed just so. Oh, I would think, turning the page. This author is addicted to the internet, too. #Quote by Anna Wiener
Author quotes by Randall Jarrell
#40. Goethe said, "The author whom a lexicon can keep up with is worth nothing"; Somerset Maugham says that the finest compliment he ever received was a letter in which one of his readers said: "I read your novel without having to look up a single word in the dictionary." These writers, plainly, lived in different worlds. #Quote by Randall Jarrell
Author quotes by Edith Wharton
#41. is probable that, like the illustrious author of the drama, all were unconscious of any incongruity between their sentiments and actions. #Quote by Edith Wharton
Author quotes by Udai Yadla
#42. Every act of goodness it's born from our desire to be happy. #Quote by Udai Yadla
Author quotes by Marcel Proust
#43. Similarly, a little later on, the author will point out to us, among the crowd he describes, a "reactionary." That is common enough designation today. But here, I ask Mr. Flaubert again: "A reactionary? How can you recognize one at a distance? Who told you? How do you know about it?" The author evidently is amusing himself, and all these characteristics are invented on a whim. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Author quotes by Elizabeth Berg
#44. CONTENTS COVER PAGE TITLE PAGE DEDICATION APRIL 1943 VALENTINE'S DAY, 1946 SEPTEMBER 2006 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR ALSO #Quote by Elizabeth Berg
Author quotes by Helen Humphreys
#45. The author is at one end of the experience of writing and the reader is at the other, and the book is the contract between you. #Quote by Helen Humphreys
Author quotes by Ismail Kadare
#46. I first came across the script for 'Macbeth' between the ages of 11 and 12; it was the first book that shook my life. Because I did not yet understand that I could simply purchase it in a bookstore, I copied much of it by hand and took it home. My childhood imagination pushed me to feel like a co-author of the play. #Quote by Ismail Kadare
Author quotes by Unkown Author
#47. I like weird people... The black sheep, the odd ducks, the rejects, the eccentrics, the loners, the lost and forgotten. More often than not, these people have the most beautiful souls. #Quote by Unkown Author
Author quotes by Tiger Lewis
#48. Juliet and Romeo

Awake the scene, a twilight chamber'd dream,
Two angels both alike in dignity:
One imaged misadventure on the screen;
The second struck by moonlight's alchemy.
A pair of star-crossed lovers spends their night;
He in deed dreams such a sight as she,
Swing crystal scales to crispest fair delight.
In his eyes her merry fragrant dance: she
Civil thoughts and civil music meet; on
Fair Lansdowne Street where love lays its scene,
Romeo and Juliet did greet; within
Their airy eyes on hopes and thoughts unseen.
The curtain lifts on this sweet poem with woe,
For love to find Juliet and her Romeo. #Quote by Tiger Lewis
Author quotes by Mark Twain
#49. There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a
rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2,
to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the
manuscript of his forthcoming book. No. 1 admits you to his respect; No. 2
admits you to his admiration; No. 3 carries you clear into his heart. #Quote by Mark Twain
Author quotes by Jenny Trout
#50. I love writing, but I would be able to love it more if that love wasn't motivated by fear of homelessness. #Quote by Jenny Trout
Author quotes by Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
#51. Your intention is for readers to benefit from your experiences and avoid the costly and time consuming mistakes you may have made. You want to help your readers know the short cuts and what you would have avoided, and why. As you write, keep a clear sense of why writing this is important to you, but also share your why within the body of the book. Why do your readers need to take the steps you describe? Are you saving them time, money, resources? Why did you start your journey to begin with? Did you want to change the world or get from point "A" to point "B"? Why did you keep going even when it was difficult? Was there a light at the end of the tunnel, a reward at the end? Why should they hang in there? All of these things will work magically if implemented correctly and consistently. #Quote by Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
Author quotes by S.A. Tawks
#52. You may not have finished today but the work you did got you closer than if you would have done nothing. #Quote by S.A. Tawks
Author quotes by Mario Livio
#53. Computer scientist and author Douglas R. Hofstadter phrased this succinctly in his fantastic book Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid: "Provability is a weaker notion than truth." In this sense, there will never be a formal method of determining for every mathematical proposition whether it is absolutely true, any more than there is a way to determine whether a theory in physics is absolutely true. Oxford's mathematical physicist Roger Penrose is among those who believe that Godel's theorems argue powerfully for the very existence of a Platonic mathematical world. #Quote by Mario Livio
Author quotes by J.D. Salinger
#54. I'm beginning to feel that no author has the right to tear his characters apart if he doesn't know how, or feel that he knows how (poor sucker) to put them together again. I'm tired - my God, so tired - of leaving them all broken on the page with just 'The End' written underneath. #Quote by J.D. Salinger
Author quotes by Tim Parks
#55. No one is treated with more patronizing condescension than the unpublished author or, in general, the would-be artist. At best he is commiserated. At worst mocked. He has presumed to rise above others and failed. I still recall a conversation around my father's deathbed when the visiting doctor asked him what his three children were doing. When he arrived at the last and said young Timothy was writing a novel and wanted to become a writer, the good lady, unaware that I was entering the room, told my father not to worry, I would soon change my mind and find something sensible to do. Many years later, the same woman shook my hand with genuine respect and congratulated me on my career. She had not read my books. #Quote by Tim Parks
Author quotes by Paul Scofield
#56. The Actor should make you forget the existence of author and director, and even forget the actor. #Quote by Paul Scofield
Author quotes by Ogwo David Emenike
#57. Every man is an author - an author of his state. #Quote by Ogwo David Emenike
Author quotes by Frithjof Schuon
#58. The annoyances or adversities that come to man always have three causes: man himself, the world, God. Depending on the point of view adopted, we may take into consideration one or another of these causes, but we cannot deny any of them.
Man is the author of his misfortune to the extent it is experienced as suffering; the world is its author to the extent the misfortune seeks to keep man in cosmic illusion; and God is the Author to the extent the misfortune comes to man as a sanction, though also as a purification, hence a trial.
The same thing is true mutatis mutandis of happy events: we can never say they do not come from God or that they do not come from the cosmic surroundings or that they do not result from our own nature. These events are also trials in their character of temptation; the corresponding virtue is renunciation or detachment (zuhd). The spiritual "traveler" (sālik) should be not only "patient" (sabūr) but also "detached" (zāhid). #Quote by Frithjof Schuon
Author quotes by Diane K. Chamberlain
#59. Anticipating God's blessings is a great way to begin a new week! When we look for the things that could go wrong, we just may find what we had been looking for. #Quote by Diane K. Chamberlain
Author quotes by Tomi Adeyemi
#60. Children of Blood and Bone was written during a time where I kept turning on the news and seeing stories of unarmed black men, women, and children being shot by the police. I felt afraid and angry and helpless, but this book was the one thing that made me feel like I could do something about it. I told myself that if just one person could read it and have their hearts or minds changed, then I would've done something meaningful against a problem that often feels so much bigger than myself. #Quote by Tomi Adeyemi
Author quotes by Anonymous
#61. The gratification of the reader must come at the cost of the crucifixion of the author. #Quote by Anonymous
Author quotes by Logan Kain
#62. I've long considered becoming a writer to be the death of nightmares. For me at least, since I started writing I hadn't had any. Something really terrible or awful happens in a dream and you wake up and think, awesome, and reach for a pen and paper. #Quote by Logan Kain
Author quotes by Adam Steven Page
#63. Putting a piece of you in your protagonist adds depth and merges the worlds of fiction and reality. #Quote by Adam Steven Page
Author quotes by Charles Ives
#64. It is conceivable that what is unified form to the author or composer may of necessity be formless to his audience. #Quote by Charles Ives
Author quotes by Paul Quarrington
#65. There were two separate and notable things that happened that evening, but they happened at the same time, and I do not feel it would write down properly that way, going back and forth, so what I will do is, spell out one, then the other. I always assumed that, in the few books I have read, the author had made some sort of attempt to squeeze real life between the covers. Now I see that this is not so: life is made easier to handle - blinkered, tethered and hobbled - before it is whipped into words and bound between leather. #Quote by Paul Quarrington
Author quotes by M.C. Grant
#66. Dixie Flynn may be the most kick-ass heroine ever created. Kudos to M.C. Grant for giving us the ultimate 'girl power' thriller."
- TESS GERRITSEN, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SILENT GIRL #Quote by M.C. Grant
Author quotes by Ellie Kemper (author)
#67. At the time of that headshot, I was twenty-three years old, but I looked both fourteen and eighty-seven. #Quote by Ellie Kemper (author)
Author quotes by Raymond Carver
#68. It was [John Gardner's] conviction that if the words in the story were blurred because of the author's insensitivity, carelessness, or sentimentality, then the story suffered from a tremendous handicap. But there was something even worse and something that must be avoided at all costs: if the words and the sentiments were dishonest, the author was faking it, writing about things he didn't care about or believe in, then nobody could ever care anything about it. #Quote by Raymond Carver
Author quotes by Caroline Leavitt
#69. E-readers are changing the way we read, and the author is now required to get out there and be a kind of showman, an unlikely role for introspective people used to working in their pajamas! #Quote by Caroline Leavitt
Author quotes by Sarah Zettel
#70. Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers. #Quote by Sarah Zettel
Author quotes by Demetri Martin
#71. Whenever I see an autobiography for sale in the book store i just flip to the about the author section. I'm like, "Done, next!" #Quote by Demetri Martin
Author quotes by Maria Semple
#72. I always write authors after I read their books. I've been doing it for years. I write a formal letter and send it to them in care of their agent. My mother always taught us to write thank you notes, and if an author puts themselves out there, they like to hear that their book connected with someone. #Quote by Maria Semple
Author quotes by Jennifer^Toth
#73. No one should judge another person's journey. #Quote by Jennifer^Toth
Author quotes by Washington Irving
#74. My object is merely to give the reader a general introduction into an abode where, if so disposed, he may linger and loiter with me day by day until we gradually become familiar with all its localities. #Quote by Washington Irving
Author quotes by J.B. Richards
#75. Humankind would be so bored if we already knew all the answers! The beauty of the Universe lies in our need to understand it, for that is what challenges us to acquire the knowledge and wisdom to reach great heights! #Quote by J.B. Richards
Author quotes by George Orwell
#76. I wanted to write enormous naturalistic novels with unhappy endings, full of detailed descriptions and arresting similes, and also full of purple passages in which words were used partly for the sake of their own sound. #Quote by George Orwell
Author quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#77. Surely it is better, thought Domenica, that forty-five should buy the book and actually read it, than should many thousands, indeed millions, buy it and put it on their shelves, like ... Professor Hawking's Brief History of Time. That was a book that had been bought by millions, but had been demonstrated to have been read by only a minute proportion of those who had acquired it. For do we not all have a copy of that on our shelves, and who amongst us can claim to have read beyond the first page, in spite of the pellucid prose of its author and his evident desire to share with us his knowledge of ... of whatever it is that the book is about? #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Author quotes by Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
#78. To be a highflier and a name to conjure with, you must decide your dimension, plan your path, master the moment, focus on the future, determine your degree, push your persistence and lead
your life. #Quote by Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Author quotes by Paul Celan
#79. The poem is lonely. It is lonely and en route. Its author stays with it. Does this very fact not place the poem already here, at its inception, in the encounter, in the mystery of encounter? #Quote by Paul Celan
Author quotes by Venita Ellick
#80. Is a First Lady truly a necessity? Shouldn't each wife of a president have a right to choose to accept the position or not? #Quote by Venita Ellick
Author quotes by L.L. Caulton
#81. Inspiration is not a thing, its every thing, open your eyes and inspiration is everywhere. #Quote by L.L. Caulton
Author quotes by Serena Jade
#82. To see a thoroughbred racehorse up close is to see a supreme example of a living piece of art.-Serena Jade #Quote by Serena Jade
Author quotes by Philip K. Dick
#83. I started reading SF when I was about twelve and I read all I could, so any author who was writing about that time, I read. But there's no doubt who got me off originally and that was A. E.
van Vogt. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Author quotes by Stephen Richards
#84. There are no new inventions, only new discoveries. #Quote by Stephen Richards
Author quotes by John Kasich
#85. Formative commendation to the author as an altar boy: "You're the only one we've got to anticipates what's coming. #Quote by John Kasich
Author quotes by Nikki Rowe
#86. Literature will save me it's the only certainty i am sure of. #Quote by Nikki Rowe
Author quotes by Heather Brooke
#87. Traditional publishers require an author to submit a manuscript six months in advance, and if pressed, no later than two or three. #Quote by Heather Brooke
Author quotes by Anasia Nicole Hixon
#88. Let your words be your voice. And let your voice be heard within the hearts of others. #Quote by Anasia Nicole Hixon
Author quotes by Aimee Brown
#89. If you review on GoodReads - make sure you review on Amazon as well!! Help out an author and leave an Amazon review! #Quote by Aimee Brown
Author quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#90. David Epstein, the author of the best book on athletics in recent memory - "The Sports Gene" - wrote to me to say that he thinks I'm being overly generous. He points out that, for years, there used to be an "all-star challenge" on television, in which the best professional athletes from a variety of sports competed in a kind of makeshift decathlon. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Author quotes by Dave Eggers
#91. The gimmickry is simply a device, a defense, to obscure the black, blinding, murderous rage and sorrow at the core of this whole story, which is both too black and blinding to look at
avert your eyes!
but nevertheless useful, at least to the author, even in caricatured or condensed form, because telling as many people as possible about it helps, he thinks, to dilute the pain and bitterness and thus facilitate its flushing from his soul #Quote by Dave Eggers
Author quotes by Spike Milligan
#92. Author, author, did you write these legs?( The Milligan- Puckoon #Quote by Spike Milligan
Author quotes by Paul Auster
#93. I don't think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films. #Quote by Paul Auster
Author quotes by J. Warner Wallace
#94. My friend J. Warner Wallace is one of the most thoughtful and winsome apologists for the gospel I know. Cold-Case Christianity is literally packed with insights to share with the skeptics in your life, and this book will give you the confidence to share it! Dr. Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Church #Quote by J. Warner Wallace
Author quotes by Neil Gaiman
#95. Yes. Growing up is highly overrated. Just be an author. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Author quotes by John Banville
#96. All novels must be autobiographical because I am the only material that I know. All of the characters are me. But at the same time, a novel is never autobiographical even if it describes the life of the author. Literary writing is a completely different medium. #Quote by John Banville
Author quotes by Christopher Seufert
#97. AuthorZoom- You do the writing, let us do the rest. #Quote by Christopher Seufert
Author quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#98. The effectiveness of an author turns chiefly upon his getting the reputation that he should be read. But by practicing various arts, by the operation of chance, and by certain natural affinities, this reputation is quickly won by a hundred worthless people: while a worthy writer may come by it very slowly and tardily. The former possess friends to help them; for the rabble is always a numerous body which holds well together. The latter has nothing but enemies; because intellectual superiority is everywhere and under all circumstances the most hateful thing in the world, and especially to bunglers in the same line of work, who want to pass for something themselves. This being so, it is a prime condition for doing any great work
any work which is to outlive its own age, that a man pay no heed to his contemporaries, their views and opinons, and the praise or blame which they bestow. #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Author quotes by Cheikh Anta Diop
#99. By the Middle Ages… the introduction of the Trivium was well-known: SÂDI, an educated black from Tombouctou, author of the well-known work entitled, 'Tarikh es-Soudan' cites amongst the subjects that he mastered, logic, dialection, grammar, rhetoric, not to mention law and other disciplines...the long lists of subjects studied and the lettered African intellectuals who taught them at the University of Tombouctou… #Quote by Cheikh Anta Diop
Author quotes by Tara Sim
#100. To tea, without which I would likely be dead. #Quote by Tara Sim
Author quotes by Salman Rushdie
#101. When a book leaves its author's desk it changes. Even before anyone has read it, before eyes other than its creator's have looked upon a single phrase, it is irretrievably altered. It has become a book that can be read, that no longer belongs to its maker. It has acquired, in a sense, free will. It will make its journey through the world and there is no longer anything the author can do about it. Even he, as he looks at its sentences, reads them differently now that they can be read by others. They look like different sentences. The book has gone out into the world and the world has remade it. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Author quotes by Nancy Pearcey
#102. Author conveys contemporary respect for Methodist preachers who rode the circuit of frontier settlements to put themselves at risk for the Gospel near the Second Great Awakening. They were dubbed 'God's light artillery'. #Quote by Nancy Pearcey
Author quotes by Bram Stoker
#103. Author: Bram Stoker #Quote by Bram Stoker
Author quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#104. I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Author quotes by Amy Sumida
#105. In real life, Snow White stays dead and Rapunzel grows old, alone in her tower. In real life, you gotta have enough sense to stay away from ugly bitches offering you shiny apples and have enough balls to cut off your own hair and use it as a ladder if needs be. In real life, you gotta save yourself and the only happy endings are the ones paid for in massage parlors. #Quote by Amy Sumida
Author quotes by Thomas Wright
#106. When Wilde composed his works he surrounded himself with books. A friend remembered him writing a poem 'with a botanical work in front of him from which he . . . [selected] the names of flowers most pleasing to the ear to plant in his garden of verse'.5 Aubrey Beardsley's caricature of Wilde, 'Oscar Wilde at Work', shows the author at his desk surrounded by mountains of books. #Quote by Thomas Wright
Author quotes by Walter Moers
#107. There were adventure stories supplied with cloths for mopping your brow, thrillers containing pressed leaves of soothing valerian to be sniffed when the suspense became too great, and books with stout locks sealed by the Atlantean censorship authorities ("Sale permitted, reading prohibited!"). One shop sold nothing but 'half' works that broke off in the middle because their author had died while writing them; another specialised in novels whose protagonists were insects. I also saw a Wolperting shop that sold nothing but books on chess and another patronised exclusively by dwarfs with blond beards, all of whom wore eye-shades. #Quote by Walter Moers
Author quotes by Katrina Rose
#108. You must see within your mind first before anyone else can see it with you. #Quote by Katrina Rose
Author quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#109. The famed author Robert Lewis Stevenson declared that he'd trained his Brownies to be writers. As he slept, they would whisper fantastic plots in his ear
for example, the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and the diabolical Mr. Hyde, and that episode in "Olalla" when a young man from an old Spanish family bites his sister's hand. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Author quotes by Stephen Richards
#110. When you begin to entertain the more positive possibilities, hope for the best, plan for the best and expect the best, your eventual attraction of the best possible circumstances is almost guaranteed. #Quote by Stephen Richards
Author quotes by Aldous Huxley
#111. It is possible to argue that the really influential book is not that which converts ten millions of casual readers, but rather that which converts the very few who, at any given moment, succeed in seizing power. Marx and Sorel have been influential in the modern world, not so much because they were best-sellers (Sorel in particular was not at all a widely read author), but because among their few readers were two men, called respectively Lenin and Mussolini. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Author quotes by Voltaire
#112. In every author let us distinguish the man from his works. #Quote by Voltaire
Author quotes by Maureen Ogle
#113. [N]ow that growing your own (food, dope, hair, younameit) is hip," wrote the author of an essay widely reprinted in alternative newspapers, "it's time to resurrect the Dope of the Depression - Homebrew." Homemade beer inspired "good vibrations" and a "pleasant high." Unlike the rest of "plastic, mass-produced shit" of modern America, homebrew represented "an exercise of craft" and empowered the "politically oriented" to retaliate against "Augustus [sic] Busch and the other fascists pigs who [were] ripping off the Common Man." "If you're looking for a cheap drunk," added the beer adviser, "go back to Gussie Busch. But if you dig the good vibes from using something you make yourself, plus an improvement in quality over the commercial shit," brew on, brothers and sisters, brew on. #Quote by Maureen Ogle
Author quotes by John Sutherland
#114. The American critic Dale Peck, author of Hatchet Jobs (2004), argues that reviewing finds its true character in critical GBH such as Fischer's [review of Martin Amis's Yellow Dog]. It represents a return to the prehistoric origins of reviewing in Zoilism - a kind of pelting of pretentious literature with dung, lest the writers get above themselves; it is to the novelist what the gown of humiliation was to the Roman politician - a salutary ordeal. Less grandly, bad reviews are fun, so long as you are not the author. There is, it must be admitted, a kind of furtive blood sport pleasure in seeing a novelist suffer. You read on. Whereas most of us stop reading at the first use of the word 'splendid' or 'marvellous' in a review. #Quote by John Sutherland
Author quotes by V.M. Sawh
#115. Authors - trust in your vision. #Quote by V.M. Sawh
Author quotes by John Stuart Mill
#116. Such is the facility with which mankind believe at one and the same time things inconsistent with one another, and so few are those who draw from what they receive as truths, any consequences but those recommended to them by their feelings, that multitudes have held the undoubting belief in an Omnipotent Author of Hell, and have nevertheless identified that being with the one best conception they were able to form of perfect goodness. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Author quotes by Dorothy Allison
#117. My son, Wolf, was born when I was past 40 and the author of a best-selling novel. That means he has grown up a middle-class child - one who sometimes asks me for stories of my childhood but knows nothing of what it means to grow up poor and afraid. I have worked to make sure of that. #Quote by Dorothy Allison
Author quotes by Unknown Author 47
#118. I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being. #Quote by Unknown Author 47
Author quotes by Harold Bloom
#119. Shakespeare is the true multicultural author. He exists in all languages. He is put on the stage everywhere. Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Author quotes by W.J. Raymond
#120. A good novel, one which entices the author as much as it beckons the reader. #Quote by W.J. Raymond
Author quotes by William Golding
#121. One thing should be put firmly. Where people have commented on that novel [The Paper Men], they generally criticize the poor academic, Rick L. Tucker, who is savaged by the author, Wilfred Barclay. I don't think people have noticed that I have been far ruder about Barclay than I have been about Tucker. Tucker is a fool, but Barclay is a swine. The author really gets his come-uppance. #Quote by William Golding
Author quotes by Henning Mankell
#122. I decided to become an author when my grandmother taught me to write, when I was six. I can still recall the sensation of being able to turn words into stories. It was a miracle. #Quote by Henning Mankell
Author quotes by John Battelle
#123. Publishers are born connectors; they bring like-minded people together. They are also conversationalists of the first order. They foster the interaction between the three key parties in commercial media: the audience, the author/creator and the marketer. #Quote by John Battelle
Author quotes by John Green
#124. I want you to feel empowered to explore those questions without worrying that there is some secret answer somewhere resting with the author. The author does not have the answer. The author, despite what our culture tells us, is not the powerful one. The reader is the powerful one. The author scratches some symbols onto a page. The reader makes it live. #Quote by John Green
Author quotes by Helen McCloy
#125. The author portrays himself in every line he writes and portrayal is always betrayal. #Quote by Helen McCloy
Author quotes by Stephanie Lahart
#126. When something is truly meant for YOU, you won't have to force it, rush it, or manipulate it. #Quote by Stephanie Lahart
Author quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#127. Only a writer would slap a bumper sticker on her car that read, 'Seriously, I'd rather be working'. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Author quotes by Gary Hamel
#128. **New business concepts are always, always the product of lucky foresight.**
That's right - the essential insight doesn't come out of any dirigiste planning process; it comes form some cocktail of happenstance, desire, curiosity, ambition and need. But at the end of the day, there has to be a degree of foresight
a sense of where new riches lie. So radical innovation is always one part fortuity and one part clearheaded vision.
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[2002] p.23 #Quote by Gary Hamel
Author quotes by Norman Sunshine
#129. About their wedding on a beach of Nantucket, after nearly 50 years together as a couple: "After years of being who we truly were only in the privacy of our homes or with a few friends, we were out in the world, under the sky, no longer pretending." - Norman Sunshine, co-author, Double Life #Quote by Norman Sunshine
Author quotes by N.M. Silber
#130. Okay," Adam began, "Now concentrate! This was a real person. White suit!"
"Colonel Sanders!" Lily replied quickly.
"Colonel Sanders? I said it was a real person, not a logo for a chicken joint!"
"He was a real person! If you don't believe me look it up!"
"Whatever! Not Colonel Sanders though. Humor!" he said urgently.
"Steve Martin!" She clapped her hands with joy, obviously believing that they had finally gotten one right.
"No, uh..." He searched for another clue.
"Wait! White suit and humor but not Steve Martin?" She looked crushed.
"I just said no!" He yelled! "Hannibal!"
"Um, uh, Dumbo..." she said with a deeply pensive expression.
"Dumbo?! What the fuck?!"
"Hannibal! Elephants! And before you say it he was real, too, you schmuck!"
"Guess again goddamnit!"
"Anthony Hopkins!" Adam threw down the card and looked like he was going to cry.
"Halley's Comet!" he growled.
"Halley's Comet?! What in the hell do you mean Halley's Comet!"
"Time!" Braden informed them gleefully, wiping tears of laughter out of his eyes.
"Mark Twain! You're an author Christ's sake!" Adam bit out.
"Oh, right! He was from Hannibal, Missouri! What in the hell did Halley's Comet have to do with Mark Twain?!"
"It appeared on the day he was born and the day he died! Duh huh!" Adam said.
"This isn't Trivial fucking Pursuit!" Lily shot back. "Why didn't you say Mississippi or riverboat or frog jumping contes #Quote by N.M. Silber
Author quotes by Robert Dugoni
#131. Whether you're an unpublished novelist or a sixteen-time New York Times bestselling author, you can always improve your craft. You can always become a better writer. #Quote by Robert Dugoni
Author quotes by Tim Crouch
#132. 'The Author' is subtly unflinching in its satirical attack on certain practices in the creation of art and the mediation of violence. #Quote by Tim Crouch
Author quotes by Stephen Richards
#133. If you have no friends, invent one! #Quote by Stephen Richards
Author quotes by Alex G. Zarate
#134. The best thing about being an author is the unspoken approval to dream while awake. #Quote by Alex G. Zarate
Author quotes by Donald R. Hickey
#135. Initial uniformity can be deceiving, warns the author, because parties arrive at that state from so many different motives which will be exposed over time. #Quote by Donald R. Hickey
Author quotes by Seneca.
#136. I shall never be ashamed to go to a bad author for a good quotation. #Quote by Seneca.
Author quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#137. It has been well said that an author who expects results from a first novel is in a position similar to that of a man who drops a rose petal down the Grand Canyon of Arizona and listens for the echo. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Author quotes by Jon Scieszka
#138. You know that you are a writer if you are imaginative. You know that you are a writer if you are curious. You know that you are a writer if you are interested in the things and people of the world. You know that you are a writer if you hold a minie ball in your hand and wonder about its story. You know that you are a writer if you like the sound of rain on the roof. And if you want to tell someone else about your heart and how waiting for the thunder sometimes makes you feel, if you work to find the words to do that, then you are a writer.
Maureen O'Toople in the short story Your Question for Author Here #Quote by Jon Scieszka
Author quotes by Rachel Hauck
#139. Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. She is a RITA and Christy Award finalist. The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory #Quote by Rachel Hauck
Author quotes by S.A. Tawks
#140. Her intention was to make the crowd aware, if they weren't already, that John was the giant whose shoulders Emily stood on. #Quote by S.A. Tawks
Author quotes by Stephen Richards
#141. Whatever you desire, it comes from the universe, and whatever you manifest, be it situations, the right partner, friend, or spouse, the right pet, anything at all, IS the universe, for the universe IS everything. #Quote by Stephen Richards
Author quotes by Anne Frank
#142. Anyway, the same words can be found in both books, which makes sense because they're written by the same author. #Quote by Anne Frank
Author quotes by George Fox
#143. Why should any man have power over any other man's faith, seeing Christ Himself is the author of it? #Quote by George Fox
Author quotes by LaQuita Cameron
#144. When you are writing a novel, you as the author will wear many hats. You are the writer, reader, and most importantly you are the character. If you can do those things your book will become reality to readers. #Quote by LaQuita Cameron
Author quotes by Gary Shteyngart
#145. Every author who straddles culture is inauthentic in a way. #Quote by Gary Shteyngart
Author quotes by S.A. Tawks
#146. Band together with the brothers and sisters of misery and never stray. You are the integral part of the deeply depressed. We found you. Hooray. #Quote by S.A. Tawks
Author quotes by Lori Kay
#147. why do I sleep? Because I dream, and that is where I hear the best stories and find the hidden destinations of life. #Quote by Lori Kay
Author quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#148. Considering these limitations, it is quite astonishing how irreligious the Founders actually were. You might not easily guess, for example, who was the author of the following words: Oh! Lord! Do you think that a Protestant Popedom is annihilated in America? Do you recollect, or have you ever attended to the ecclesiastical Strifes in Maryland Pensilvania [sic], New York, and every part of New England? What a mercy it is that these People cannot whip and crop, and pillory and roast, as yet in the U.S.! If they could they would ... . There is a germ of religion in human nature so strong that whenever an order of men can persuade the people by flattery or terror that they have salvation at their disposal, there can be no end to fraud, violence, or usurpation. That was John Adams, in relatively mild form. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Author quotes by Melanie Yergeau
#149. Echophenomena, such as autistic echoing of phrases, are largely considered involuntary, even if such echoing is done voluntarily. (Such are the paradoxes of compliance.) Conversely, imitation, such as complying with a behavioral analyst's demand to mirror her jumping body, is regarded as voluntary, even if it is coerced or scripted. #Quote by Melanie Yergeau
Author quotes by Jandy Nelson
#150. I am the author of my story and I can tell it any way I want. #Quote by Jandy Nelson
Author quotes by E.N. Joy
#151. There are Christian fiction writers and then there are Christians who write fiction. There is Christian fiction, then there is what some consider to be church fiction or church drama. You have some authors who didn't necessarily set out to write Christian fiction, but they were placed in that category by either their publisher or the book stores simply shelve them that way. And of course you have the writers whose work is categorized as Christian fiction but they do not write for a Christian fiction imprint, which means they are not necessarily writing with any type of guidelines. I can't speak for any other Christian fiction author or author who either chose or by default was placed in the Christian fiction category, but I am a Christian fiction writer who writes for a Christian fiction imprint. That is my choice on purpose.

I'll be the first to admit that yes, I have a ghost writer; the Holy Ghost! I take dictation from the Holy Spirit when I write my stories. My Holy Spirit does not curse nor does He describe explicit sex scenes for me to deliver to God's people. I write Christian fiction, not inspirational fiction, not faith based fiction or anything else. Christ is in what I do "CHRISTian" fiction. I'm not worrying about "keepin'" it real. The Bible is as real as it gets and if the Holy Spirit didn't instruct the authors of the Bible to curse people out and describe explicit sex scenes, then why on earth should He start using me to do it now? So my concern is #Quote by E.N. Joy
Author quotes by Robert A. Caro
#152. Time would never cure it. Almost half a century later, when she was the only one of the nine Kennedy siblings still living, the author would ask Jean Kennedy Smith about her brother Bobby and his depression over Jack's death. "When did he come out of that?" she repeated, and then said, "I don't think he ever came out of that. #Quote by Robert A. Caro
Author quotes by Elinor Florence
#153. I am, to my core, Canadian, so, by osmosis, everything I write reflects that upbringing. #Quote by Elinor Florence
Author quotes by Randy Powell
#154. He reminded Biff of a character in a book that he'd read last summer. It was one of the most memorable and wonderful books Biff had ever read, but, as often happened, he couldn't remember the title, author, or name of the character. And yet, at the time he read it, he felt the book had enriched his life as nothing had for a long time. #Quote by Randy Powell
Author quotes by Guy Kawasaki
#155. Go APE: Author a great book, Publish it quickly, and Entrepreneur your way to success. Self-publishing isn't easy, but it's fun and sometimes even lucrative. Plus, your book could change the world. #Quote by Guy Kawasaki
Author quotes by Stephanie Lahart
#156. I don't mind failing because that means I'm trying. But giving up, now that's something that I'm just not willing to do. I will continue to try and try again. I will keep my peace, stay focused, and know that my time will come. My positive attitude will not depart me. I will hold it close and keep on striving, knowing that what's meant for me, will be. Nothing and nobody can stop it! My dedication and hard work won't fail me, but most importantly, I won't fail myself. I'm a winner and I'm a fighter! I don't allow challenges to stop me. #Quote by Stephanie Lahart
Author quotes by Walter Jon Williams
#157. An SF author who reads only SF will have little new to contribute, but someone with a broader experience will bring more to the table. #Quote by Walter Jon Williams
Author quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#158. No author can create a character out of nothing. He must have a model to give him a starting point; but then his imagination goes to work, he builds him up, adding a trait here, a trait there, which his model did not possess. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Author quotes by Michael Ignatieff
#159. 'The Prince's blunt candor has been a scandal for 500 years. The book was placed on the Papal Index of banned books in 1559, and its author was denounced on the Elizabethan stages of London as the 'Evil Machiavel.' The outrage has not dimmed with time. #Quote by Michael Ignatieff
Author quotes by Ryan Lilly
#160. A hammer made of deadlines is the surest tool for crushing writer's block. #Quote by Ryan Lilly
Author quotes by Mark Mulligan
#161. In a similar vein the author recalls sending an email to a senior music executive in the early 2000's and getting a reply in the post, hand written on a print out of his original email. #Quote by Mark Mulligan
Author quotes by Sigrid Nunez
#162. In a book I am reading the author talks about word people versus fist people. As if words could not also be fists. Aren't often fists. #Quote by Sigrid Nunez
Author quotes by Anne J. Emerick
#163. Focus on progress. Just keep taking steps in the right direction, and eventually you will get there." ~Author Unknown #Quote by Anne J. Emerick
Author quotes by C.K. Webb
#164. Most people keep their dreams to themselves, afraid to follow their hearts. Writers make their dreams a reality with each word, each line that flows from their pen. #Quote by C.K. Webb
Author quotes by Walter Kaufmann
#165. Men love jargon. It is so palpable, tangible, visible, audible; it makes so obvious what one has learned; it satisfies the craving for results. It is impressive for the uninitiated. It makes one feel that one belongs. Jargon divides men into Us and Them….
Obscurity is fascinating. One tries to puzzle out details, is stumpred, and becomes increasingly concerned with meaning – unless one feels put off and gives up altogether.
Those who persevere and take the author seriously are led to ask about what he could possibly have meant, but rarely seem to wonder or discuss whether what he says is true. #Quote by Walter Kaufmann
Author quotes by Randy Travis
#166. I know the author of my every breath, oh that's Jesus. #Quote by Randy Travis
Author quotes by Adriana Locke
#167. You know, I like to think my life is kind of like the books I read, only I'm the author. I can write the story I want. The future can be anything I want it to be." He moved his head side to side, considering my words. "That works, as long as your story has a blond stud that fucks like an animal. #Quote by Adriana Locke
Author quotes by Samuel Johnson
#168. Among the many inconsistencies which folly produces or infirmity suffers in the human mind, there has often been observed a manifest and striking contrariety between the life of an author and his writings ... Those whom the appearance of virtue or the evidence of genius has tempted to a nearer knowledge of the writer, in whose performances they may be found, have indeed had frequent reason to repent their curiosity. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Author quotes by Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
#169. With the explosion of technology over the last 15+ years, we are in the process of a complete paradigm shift in regards to how we communicate in our marketing, public relations and advertising. Social Media has forever changed the way businesses and customers communicate and the beauty of it is that, through your channels, you can reach your audience directly and at lightning speed. Social Media has also changed the way customers make their buying decisions. Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, have made it easy to find and connect with others who share similar interests, to read product reviews and to connect with potential clients. Within these networks there is an amazing and wide open space for your unique voice to be heard. As the web interacts with us in more personal ways and with greater portability, there is no time better than the present to engage with and rally your community. #Quote by Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
Author quotes by Andrew Roberts
#170. One of the chief values reading history, this is the author, is its capacity to "provoke renegade thoughts". #Quote by Andrew Roberts
Author quotes by Charles Darwin
#171. A celebrated author and divine has written to me that he has gradually learned to see that it is just as noble a conception of the Deity to believe that he created a few original forms capable of self-development into other and needful forms, as to believe that he required a fresh act of creation to supply the voids caused by the action of his laws. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Author quotes by Steven Pressfield
#172. In my younger days dodging the draft, I somehow wound up in the Marine Corps. There's a myth that Marine training turns baby-faced recruits into bloodthirsty killers. Trust me, the Marine Corps is not that efficient. What it does teach, however, is a lot more useful.

The Marine Corps teaches you how to be miserable.
This is invaluable for an artist.

Marines love to be miserable. Marines derive a perverse satisfaction in having colder chow, crappier equipment, and higher casualty rates than any outfit of dogfaces, swab jockeys, or flyboys, all of whom they despise. Why? Because these candy-asses don't know how to be miserable.

The artist committing himself to his calling has volunteered for hell, whether he knows it or not. He will be dining for the duration on a diet of isolation, rejection, self-doubt, despair, ridicule, contempt, and humiliation.

The artist must be like that Marine. He has to know how to be miserable. He has to love being miserable. He has to take pride in being more miserable than any soldier or swabbie or jet jockey. Because this is war, baby. And war is hell."
Page 68 #Quote by Steven Pressfield
Author quotes by Janet Fitch
#173. As a middle-aged woman who has had some luck as a writer, I'd like this profession of author to remain a possibility for young writers in the future - and not become an arena solely for the hobbyist or the well-heeled. #Quote by Janet Fitch
Author quotes by Epictetus
#174. Remember that you are an actor in a drama of such sort as the Author chooses: if short, then in a short one; if long, then in a long one. If it be His pleasure that you should enact a poor man, or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen, see that you act it well. For this is your business, to act well the given part. But to choose it belongs to Another. #Quote by Epictetus
Author quotes by Claire Harman
#175. When Crimsworth praises Frances's devoir and counsels her to cultivate her faculties, she replies not in words, but with a smile 'in her eyes...almost triumphant,' which seems to mean the following: 'I am glad you have been forced to discover so much of my nature; you need not so carefully moderate your language. Do you think I am myself a stranger to myself? What you tell me in terms so qualified, I have known fully from a child.' No words are uttered; that would be unseemly, and, the author implies, somewhat redundant. #Quote by Claire Harman
Author quotes by Laini Taylor
#176. I write because, as wonderful as life is - and it is truly wonderful - it isn't enough. It does not, for example, contain dragons. I find this unsatisfactory. So I read. And I write. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Author quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#177. To you I am neither man nor woman. I come before you as an author only. It is the sole standard by which you have a right to judge me
the sole ground on which I accept your judgment. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Author quotes by William Sansom
#178. What is the colour of Christmas?
Red?
The red of the toyshops on a dark winter's afternoon,
Of Father Christmas and the robin's breast?
Or green?
Green of holly and spruce and mistletoe in the house,
dark shadow of summer in leafless winter?
One might plainly add a romance of white,
fields of frost and snow;
thus white, green, red- reducing the event to the level of a Chianti bottle.
But many will say that the significant colour is gold,
gold of fire and treasure, of light in the winter dark; and this gets closer,
For the true colour of Christmas is Black.
Black of winter, black of night, black of frost and of the east wind,
black of dangerous shadows beyond the firelight.

I am not sure who wrote this. I got it from page nine of "A Book of Christmas" by William Sansom. Google didn't help. It is rather true I think, that the true color of Christmas is black. For like the author said in succeeding sentences "The table yellow with electric light, the fire by which stories are told, the bright spangle of the tree- they all blazé out of shadow and out of a darkness of winter #Quote by William Sansom
Author quotes by Stephen King
#179. It ain't the blows we're dealt that matter, but the ones we survive. #Quote by Stephen King
Author quotes by Kirk Gollwitzer
#180. Every author loves to read his own words. #Quote by Kirk Gollwitzer
Author quotes by A. Edward Newton
#181. My advice to any one who may be temped by some volume with an inscription of the author on its fly-leaf or title-page is, 'Yield with coy submission' - and at once. While such books make frightful inroads on one's bank account, I have regretted only my economies, never my extravagances. #Quote by A. Edward Newton
Author quotes by Kathleen Papajohn
#182. Maligned –powerfully-drawn characters acting out a disturbing view of our future." -David Compton, New York Times Best-Selling author #Quote by Kathleen Papajohn
Author quotes by Unkown Author
#183. Dream a better dream, an unselfish dream, a dream to make the world a better place, then work to make that dream a reality #Quote by Unkown Author
Author quotes by David Liss
#184. Coffee, he insisted, has all but destroyed the plague in England. It preserves health in general and makes those who drink it hearty and fat; it helps the digestion and cures consumption and other maladies of the lung. It is wonderful for fluxes, even the bloody flux, and has been known to cure jaundice and every kind of inflammation. Besides all that, the Englishman wrote, it imparts astonishing powers of reason and concentration. In the years to come, the author said, the man who does not drink coffee may never hope to compete with the man who avails himself of its secrets. #Quote by David Liss
Author quotes by Megan Jacobson
#185. I'm still shy," I admit, pulling the sleeves over my hands, "and I might always be, I don't know, but I think you can be shy and still feel okay about yourself at the same time. #Quote by Megan Jacobson
Author quotes by Sting
#186. The alley is a pitch for about twenty women leaning in doorways, chain-smoking. In their shiny open raincoats, short skirts, cheap boots, and high-heeled shoes they watch the street with hooded eyes, like spies in a B movie. Some are young and pretty, and some are older, and some of them are very old, with facial expressions ranging from sullen to wry. Most of the commerce is centred on the slightly older women, as if the majority of the clients prefer experience and worldliness. The younger, prettier girls seem to do the least business, apparent innocence being only a minority preference, much as it is for the aging crones in the alley who seem as if they've been standing there for a thousand years.

In the dingy foyer of the hotel is an old poster from La Comédie Française, sadly peeling from the all behind the desk. Cyrano de Bergerac, it proclaims, a play by Edmond Rostand. I will stand for a few moments to take in its fading gaiety. It is a laughing portrait of a man with an enormous nose and a plumed hat. He is a tragic clown whose misfortune is his honour. He is a man entrusted with a secret; an eloquent and dazzling wit who, having successfully wooed a beautiful woman on behalf of a friend cannot reveal himself as the true author when his friend dies. He is a man who loves but is not loved, and the woman he loves but cannot reach is called Roxanne.

That night I will go to my room and write a song about a girl. I will call her Roxanne. I will conju #Quote by Sting
Author quotes by Leah Price
#187. People sometimes act as though owning books you haven't read constitutes a charade or pretense, but for me, there's a lovely mystery and pregnancy about a book that hasn't given itself over to you yet--sometimes I'm the most inspired by imagining what the contents of an unread book might be. ~ Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude #Quote by Leah Price
Author quotes by Jan Porter
#188. pssst . . .your soul is calling you to freedom love and play! #Quote by Jan Porter
Author quotes by L.L. Caulton
#189. Sometimes just looking into a person's eyes can tell a graphic story and a brilliant novel if you have the ability to turn it into words. #Quote by L.L. Caulton
Author quotes by Tom Simon
#190. Dragons, for instance, have the right of safe conduct anywhere in Faërie. A reader may not like to read stories about dragons, she may be morally offended or aesthetically uninterested or simply sick of the subject; but at any rate she will not complain that the author has cheated by bringing in a dragon, because dragons belong in fantasy. #Quote by Tom Simon
Author quotes by Benny Bellamacina
#191. The ball and chain of creativity has no key #Quote by Benny Bellamacina
Author quotes by Susan Kirschbaum
#192. Preserve your own mystery. We live in an age of social media and what seems like extreme sharing of personal details. I would beg to differ that these revelations are not honest truths but more self-branding. Whatever the case, save a little bit, or a lot, for yourself. If you run around naked all the time, when the storm hits, you'll have no raincoat. #Quote by Susan Kirschbaum
Author quotes by Deepak Chopra
#193. Asked why we should strive to know God, my answer would be selfish: I want to be a creator. This is the ultimate promise of spirituality, that you can become the author of your own existence, the maker of personal destiny. Your brain is already performing this service for you unconsciously. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Author quotes by Stephen Richards
#194. If you weren't born with a silver spoon in your mouth, use Cosmic Ordering. #Quote by Stephen Richards
Author quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#195. I didn't want to be an author; I wanted to be a scientist. Not that I didn't love literature, but I couldn't distinguish it from reading, and reading was already my default activity, almost like breathing. #Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Author quotes by Stuart J. Scesney
#196. Have as much fun as you can in life because you never know when it will end. #Quote by Stuart J. Scesney
Author quotes by Patrick N. Allitt
#197. Author reports that a group of tortoises was given to the British by India's natives during the Seven Years War which ended in 1763. The last of those tortoises died in 2004 at the age of 255. #Quote by Patrick N. Allitt
Author quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#198. Were the offer made true, I would engage to run again, from beginning to end, the same career of life. All I would ask should be the privilege of an author, to correct, in a second edition, certain errors of the first. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Author quotes by Andy Stanley
#199. Author has developed a routine of daily emotional debriefing with his kids as he tucks them in at night. To encourage the habit of keeping uncluttered, open heart, he starts with basic questions asking whether anyone has hurt them or made them angry to help them process at an age-appropriate depth. As they mature, he will add questions. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Author quotes by Donna L. Jones
#200. Time is a funny thing, it can give and it can take away; and a single moment in time can truly change one's life forever!
The best kind of love is unexpected, unexplainable, undeniable, and unimaginable.
Your sweet scent will forever be with me, reminding me of the love we once shared. I will breathe in the memories until we meet again.
Before you act on what you have been told, consider your source. It may simply be assumption on their part, and that can be far from fact.
Why stand back and wait for someone to fail when you can stand up and offer your support?
Love is when the sound of your partner's snoring lulls you to sleep, and it acts as a reminder that they are there by your side.
Building a wall around your heart is a voluntary imprisonment to which only you have the key. Open your heart to life's possibilities! #Quote by Donna L. Jones

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