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Just like yawning, smiling is contagious. -- Eilidh Milnes
We become who we hang out with. -- Napoleon Hill
The most successful people on the planet have one thing in common: nothing can stop them.
Don't expect to reach your goals without sacrificing things that are important to you.
You can't be both happy and ambitious. -- Joe Konrath, Author
Movies are like life with all the dull parts left out. -- Alfred Hitchcock
Anyone looking for you can find you. Get them to find you when they're looking for something else. -- About marketing; Unknown.
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company. -- Booker T. Washington
Praise is like candy. We love it, but it isn't good for us. -- Unknown
You can only improve by being told what's wrong. -- Unknown
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. -- Mark Twain, Author
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
-- Steven Weinberg
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. -- Albert Einstein
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of, education.
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. -- Victor Hugo
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. -- Henry Ford
If you can't be smart or funny, be brief.
There's a word for a writer who never gives up... Published. -- Joe Konrath
One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter – who was a child at the time -- asked me, "Daddy, why are you writing so fast?"
And I replied, "Because I want to see how the story turns out!" -- Louis L'Amour
When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out. -- Otto von Bismarck
Fate is a future you didn't try hard enough to change. -- Joe Konrath
I’m not a slow learner, just a constant learner. -- Michael Aun
Publishing your work is important. Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free, you will learn something about your writing. The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn. -- Tim Cahill
We all know that you can't judge a book by its cover, but you can surely judge people by the covers of their books. Except when they are reading ebooks. -- Brian Viner
Publishing is a business. Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars. -- Nicholas Sparks
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. -- Groucho Marx
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. -- Toni Morrison
My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. -- Thomas Helm
A dirty book is rarely dusty. -- Author Unknown
There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house. -- Joe Ryan
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. -- Abraham Lincoln
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." -- Helen Exley
There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: To touch words and have them touch you back. -- Jim Fiebig
A book that is shut is but a block. -- Thomas Fuller
Never judge a book by its movie. -- J.W. Eagan
There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book; books are well written or badly written. -- Oscar Wilde
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. -- Mary Wortley Montagu
A blessed companion is a book. A book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend. A book that, at a touch, pours its heart into our own. -- Douglas Jerrold
The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. -- Mark Twain
"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread. -- François Mauriac
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -- Paul Sweeney
When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for
me, and it becomes part of me. -- W. Somerset Maugham
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. -- Chinese proverb
To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. -- Chinese proverb
He who lends a book is an idiot. He who returns the book is more of an idiot. -- Arabic proverb
When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in “you” than was there before. -- Clifton Fadiman
Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them! -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. -- Mark Twain
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and to get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
-- Charles Caleb Colton
When an old person dies, A library vanishes. – Unknown
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. --William James
Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town. -- Truman Capote
A joke is a very serious thing. -- Winston Churchill
Writing is a solitary endeavor, but not a lonely one. When you write, your world is populated by the characters you invent and you feel those people filling your lives.
-- Danielle Steel
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