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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #435 on: February 23, 2010, 09:44:38 AM »
"A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero

"Philosophy is the child of wonder." - Plato
"I was born of writing. Before that, there was only a play of mirrors." - Jean Paul Sartre

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #436 on: February 24, 2010, 11:54:41 AM »
"Books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.”

Oscar Wilde
 
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #437 on: February 25, 2010, 03:58:37 PM »
"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself."
- Marlene Dietrich
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #438 on: February 25, 2010, 04:13:38 PM »
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

Mae West
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #439 on: February 27, 2010, 01:39:56 PM »
"Use your writing to develop your thinking, for as a principle, unwritten thought is incomplete thought." - Edgar V. Roberts, Writing about Literature, Eleventh Edition.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #440 on: March 02, 2010, 07:12:30 AM »
You [an aspiring writer] can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

    Dr. Seuss
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #441 on: March 02, 2010, 06:08:04 PM »
“Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else.”

 Ivern Ball
 
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #442 on: March 02, 2010, 10:19:28 PM »
Nice one, Herron! That's so tragically true - and funny.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #443 on: March 04, 2010, 10:03:30 AM »
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #444 on: March 04, 2010, 11:25:51 AM »
Writing is easy:  All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.  

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #445 on: March 04, 2010, 03:46:00 PM »
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)

I get the word a day thing and was going to post this, but I was rather rushed this morning with all the other stuff. I'm glad it got here. I like the thought.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #446 on: March 07, 2010, 08:42:34 AM »
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
--- Paul Dirac
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #447 on: March 08, 2010, 11:53:36 AM »
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”

E. L. Doctorow
 
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #448 on: April 09, 2010, 10:30:00 AM »
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. -Gilda Radner -actress and comedian (1946-1989)
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #449 on: April 09, 2010, 10:46:07 AM »
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. -Gilda Radner -actress and comedian (1946-1989)
...and another one from Gilda:

“Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily”
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