[I'm Often Asked How I Write Books, But I Don't Think My Approach Is Suitable For Everyone. If I Walked Into A Creative Writing Class, All I Could Say To Them Was 'I Tend To Make It Up As I Go Along.' I'm Not Sure That's Brilliant Advice.]

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"...il proprio falcetto: <>."

Richard Weikart Quotes

"Darwinism by itself did not produce the Holocaust, but without Darwinism... neither Hitler nor his Nazi followers would have had the necessary scientific underpinnings to convince themselves and their collaborators that one of the worlds greatest atrocities was really morally praiseworthy."

James Crumley Quotes

"I knew the men were probably terrible people who whistled at pretty girls, treated their wives like servants, and voted for Nixon every chance they got, but as far as I was concerned, they beat the hell out of a Volvo-load of liberals for hard work and good times."

Aliki Quotes

"A book for me! I can read it. I can smell it. I can keep it forever."

A J Foyt Quotes

"I guess John Wayne would be one. I just respected the way he acted."

Philip Hensher Quotes

"It [fiction] allows us to see the world from the point of view of someone else and there has been quite a lot of neurological research that shows reading novels is actually good for you. It embeds you in society and makes you think about other people. People are certainly better at all sorts of things if they can hold a novel in their heads. It is quite a skill, but if you cant do it then youre missing out on something in life. I think you can tell, when you meet someone, whether they read novels or not. There is some little hollowness if they dont."

Joao Guimaraes Rosa Quotes

"Doesnt everyone sell his soul? I tell you, sir: the devil does not exist, there is no devil, yet I sold him my soul. That is what I am afraid of. To whom did I sell it? That is what I am afraid of, my dear sir: we sell our souls, only there is no buyer."

Sue Saliba Quotes

"and it was the pretending that might explain how she could smile so brightly while her mind felt nothing - as if, at these times, there existed a disconnection between outer and inner, a shutting off, and the key to her happiness lay in warding off pain, or dodging it, or pushing it into the shape of something else - like shame or anger or even hope."

Steve Alten Quotes

"Sheriff, are you suggestin the victom was kidnapped?""Im only statin that, at this time, we have no body, only nonvital body parts..."

JW Lord Author Of Worlds Quotes

"A wedding ring is a symbol of commitment; a promise, a pledge, and a vow. The promise is to forsake all others, to stay devoted and true; the pledge is to honor that promise selflessly, to see the whole thing through; and the vow is to keep that pledge unwaveringly, until the days are few. It is a mutual agreement to become one instead of two."

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Quotes About Healing Art

"So long as the processes of healing were not understood and man thought that the power to heal resided in substances and things outside of him, he logically sought for extrinsic means of healing, and a healing art was a logical development. The system of medicine, as we know it today, was a logical development out of the fallacy that healing power resides in extrinsic sources." - Author: Herbert M. Shelton

Quotes About Church Buildings

"Im crazy about this City. Daylight slants like a razor cutting the buildings in half. In the top half I see looking faces and its not easy to tell which are people, which the work of stonemasons. Below is shadow where any blasé thing takes place: clarinets and lovemaking, fists and the voices of sorrowful women. A city like this one makes me dream tall and feel in on things. Hep. Its the bright steel rocking above the shade below that does it. When I look over strips of green grass lining the river, at church steeples and into the cream-and-copper halls of apartment buildings, Im strong. Alone, yes, but top-notch and indestructible-like the City in 1926 when all the wars are over and there will never be another one. The people down there in the shadow are happy about that. At last, at last, everythings ahead. The smart ones say so and people listening to them and reading what they write down agree: Here comes the new. Look out." - Author: Toni Morrison

Quotes About Tedio

"I know its totally senseless to attempt to write something great in a time where people seem mostly concerned with bashing each other heads in, theres only 1 bestseller a year that a 12 year old would find tedious, and the entire Human Race will probably be nonexistant a 100 years later, but - you know - i have no idea what else to do. I like creating. What else can i do?" - Author: Martinus Hendrikus Benders

Quotes About Trench

"Everyone in the world should have a trench coat, and there should be a trench coat for everyone in the world. It does not matter your age; it doesnt matter your gender." - Author: Angela Ahrendts

Quotes About Life Being Hard

"She believed in the miraculous. Or she had, until she reached an age when, all of a sudden, she realized that the life she was living, was in fact, her life. The clay of her being, so long infinitely malleable, had been formed, hardened into what now seemed a palpable, unchanging object. A shell she inhabited. It shocked her then. It shocked her now, like a slap in the face." - Author: Robert Goolrick

Quotes About Christianity And Faith

"Christianity also stands in opposition to intellectual, as well as physical, health. To doubt becomes sin. Faith means not wanting to know what it true a description that strikes me as stunning and quite exact." - Author: Robert Sheaffer

Quotes About Non

"Lattesa lunga, il mio sogno di te non finito." - Author: Nuala OFaolain

Quotes About Texts

"The Bible became the book of books, but it is not one document. It is a mystical library of interwoven texts by unknown authors who wrote and edited at different times with widely divergent aims. This sacred work of so many epochs and so many hands contains some facts of provable history, some stories of unprovable myth, some poetry of soaring beauty, and many passages of unintelligible, perhaps coded, perhaps simply mistranslated, mystery. Most of it is written not to recount events but to promote a higher truth—the relationship of one people and their God." - Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Quotes About Fishing And Beer

"Morgon of Hed met the High Ones harpist one autumn day when the trade-ships docked at Tol for the seasons exchange of goods. A small boy caught sight of the round-hulled ships with their billowing sails striped red and blue and green, picking their way among the tiny fishing boats in the distance, and ran up the coast from Tol to Akren, the house of Morgon, Prince of Hed. There he disrupted an argument, gave his message, and sat down at the long, nearly deserted tables to forage whatever was left of breakfast. The Prince of Hed, who was recovering slowly from the effects of loading two carts of beer for trading the evening before, ran a reddened eye over the tables and shouted for his sister." - Author: Patricia A. McKillip

Quotes About Stability

"Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society." - Author: Jack Kingston