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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1230 on: September 29, 2015, 03:00:30 PM »
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
--- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1231 on: September 29, 2015, 08:57:21 PM »
Guess that's why I prefer to write fiction Gyppo.  ;D
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1232 on: November 26, 2015, 08:20:27 PM »
For US thanksgiving:

"Thank you for making me a Human Being! Thank you for helping me become a warrior! Thank you for all my victories and for all my defeats. Thank you for my vision, and for the blindness in which I saw further."

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1233 on: November 27, 2015, 06:16:14 AM »
"When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality."
--- Al Capone (1899-1947)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1234 on: November 27, 2015, 09:00:46 AM »
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
--- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Guess that's why they say truth is stranger than fiction.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1235 on: December 03, 2015, 04:45:38 AM »
"I'll do anything." I hate that phrase. It basically means there's nothing you WANT to do.
-Masahiko Inami (fictional character from an anime, not the real person)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1236 on: December 15, 2015, 04:54:14 PM »
I ran across this quote this afternoon. At first I just read and was about to go on my way. Then I had to go back and read again because it was teasing me with its meaning. Glad I did.  ;)


Style is time's fool. Form is time's student.

Stewart Brand, writer and editor (b. 14 Dec 1938)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1237 on: December 23, 2015, 02:14:25 PM »
Wonderful quote for a bunch of wordsmiths.  ;)

"No one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell."

Charles de Lint, writer (b. 22 Dec 1951)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1238 on: January 13, 2016, 06:33:41 PM »
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

Abraham Joshua Heschel, rabbi and professor (11 Jan 1907-1972)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1239 on: January 14, 2016, 10:18:11 AM »
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

~ Henry David Thoreau
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1240 on: January 14, 2016, 01:02:36 PM »
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

~ Henry David Thoreau


I like that Herron, Thanks.  :)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1241 on: January 14, 2016, 01:25:14 PM »
If you give a damn about the quality of the work at all, every other sentence means a pause for research. You write the word "steel" and then you have to stop, and wonder: "Is steel strong enough to do this? Wouldn't they have something better than steel in the future? Where is the future of the steel industry heading?" Six hours later, you're Googling "hardened mesh weaves" and "nano-tubes" just to finish the sentence: "Biff Largeblaster's sculpted cyborg abs glistened in the afterglow of the imploding time-vortex like a gargantuan bunch of manly ____ grapes."
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1242 on: February 04, 2016, 04:37:04 PM »
I had to add this one to our growing list.  :)


Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.

Walter Bagehot, journalist and businessman (3 Feb 1826-1877)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1243 on: February 04, 2016, 05:06:10 PM »
"A good story is life, with all the dull parts taken out."

~ Alfred Hitchcock
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #1244 on: February 10, 2016, 11:04:17 AM »
He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

-Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (9 Feb 1737-1809)
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