I don't really deeply feel that anyone needs an airtight reason for quoting from the works of writers he loves, but it's always nice, I'll grant you, if he has one.
Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in the back of my imagination just waiting there. Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.
Kevin J. Anderson
The person who can combine frames of reference and draw connections between ostensibly unrelated points of view is likely to be the one who makes the creative breakthrough.
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word.
Any change or reform you make is going to have consequence you don't like.
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
To the eye of failure success is an accident.
We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued.
Jean de la Bruyere
Just like science, there must be other kinds of sensations which haven't yet been feltby the human heart at all.
Set up the listening. Prepare who you are talking to for what you want them to hear. Get people to listen as a possibility rather than a problem.
Mere words are cheap and plenty enough, but ideas that rouse and set multitudes thinking come as gold for the mines.
A. Owen Penny
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