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No matter how small you start, always dream big.
Just because you're breathing, doesn't mean you're alive.
Cowardice is the most terrible of vices.
The sense of the joy in anything is the sense of Christ.
Christ asks for a home in your soul, where he can be at rest with you, where he can talk easily to you, where you and he, alone together, can laugh and be silent and be delighted with one another.
May my heart be kind, my mind fierce, and my spirit brave.
To be a writer is to embrace rejection as a way of life.
I believe that a writer is a person who writes. An author is a person who has written.
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The humblest peasant is as free in the sight of God as the proudest monarch that ever swayed a sceptre. Liberty is a spirit sent from God and like its great Author is no respecter of persons.
That's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.
My words, my writing, my actions—these have never been for myself alone, either directly or indirectly. There is no such thing as an artist who creates art only for himself. That is masturbation.
Often, we melt into our ecstasies as though they were jams, as though we were sinking into syrupy bowls of gooseberries, of raspberries, of bilberries.
Maintain an attitude of anticipating success!
An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.
It is unfortunate that in most cases when the sins of the father fall on the son it is because unlike God, people refuse to forgive and forget and heap past wrongs upon innocent generations.
If you cannot judge a book by its cover, surely we should not judge an author by one book alone?
What a lover’s heart knows let no man’s brain dispute.
A world without poetry and art would be too much like one without birds or flowers: bearable but a lot less enjoyable.
Powerful to alleviate, to delay, to camouflage, though money is, in the end it lets us down.
The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.
Being a writer is a good, good thing.
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
The real novelist, the perfectly simple human being, could go on, indefinitely imaging.
It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.
In your spare time, google the ingredients in all the foods you are eating. If you care about yourself, you may change your menu
An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better.
A person’s words reflect the image of his character and the amount of truth and lies in it is always visible to the human heart than ordinary eyes.
Evil influence is like a nicotine patch, you cannot help but absorb what sticks to you.
The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.
A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public eye with his pants down.
The author who benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been dumbly struggling in you for utterance.
Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness.
When you write, you write out of your best self. Everything else drops away.
Nerd life is just so much better than regular life.
The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation.
There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it; that by so much the more we are possess'd of it, by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature.
Poetry and art nourish the soul of the world with the flavor-filled substances of beauty, wisdom and truth.
Whatever you are looking for is also looking for you. You see, don't only look. Be available and ready when it shows up
The best part of the journey is the surprise and wonder along the way.
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.
Part fact part fiction is what life is. And it is always a cover story. I wrote my way out.
Experience is the best teacher.
For me and most of the other writers I know, writing is not rapturous. In fact, the only way I can get anything written at all is to write really, really shitty first drafts.
The headlines are never in the news! And so, what I am saying is the news is never on the headlines
... how terrible is the pain of the mind and heart when the freedom of mankind is suppressed!
Why is joy not considered a fit subject for an artist?
Free time is a terrible thing to waste. Read a book.
A book can open the mind, free the heart, and speak to the soul.
I'm afraid that surprise, shock, and regret is the fate of authors when they finally see themselves on the page.