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Quote Left Everything around us is made up of energy. To attract positive things in your life, start by giving off positive energy. Quote Right
Quote Left As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker, so an unsuccessful author turns critic Quote Right
Quote Left The point is obvious. There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist/Unitarian, Irish/Italian/Octogenarian/Zen Buddhist, Zionist/Seventhday Adventist, Women's Lib/Republican, Mattachine/Four Square Gospel feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fuse. Every dimwit editor whosees himself as the source of all dreary blanc-mange plain porridge unleavened literature, licks his guillotine and eyes the neck of any author who dares to speak above a whisper or write above a nursery rhyme. Quote Right
Quote Left The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name. Quote Right
Quote Left A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. Quote Right
Quote Left To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all. A message from the gods should be delivered at once. It is damnably blasphemous to talk about the autumn season and so on. How dare the author or publisher demand a price for doing his duty, the highest and most honorable to which a man can be called? Quote Right
Quote Left Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic. Quote Right
Quote Left If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine. Quote Right
Quote Left It is my belief that the writer, the free-lance author, should be and must be a critic of the society in which he lives. It is easy enough, and always profitable, to rail away at national enemies beyond the sea, at foreign powers beyond our borders who question the prevailing order. But the moral duty of the free writer is to begin his work at home; to be a critic of his own community, his own country, his own culture. If the writer is unwilling to fill this part, then the writer should abandon pretense and find another line of work: become a shoe repairman, a brain surgeon, a janitor, a cowboy, a nuclear physicist, a bus driver. Quote Right
Quote Left As for the author, he is profoundly unaware of what the classical or romantic genre might consist of.... In literature, as in all things, ther... Quote Right
Quote Left Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. Quote Right
Quote Left The written word can be erased - not so with the spoken word. Quote Right
Quote Left It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside. Quote Right
Quote Left The first who attracts the eye, the first in enlightenment, in power and in happiness, is the white man, the European, man par excellence; below him appear the Negro and the Indian. These two unfortunate races have neither birth, nor face, nor language, nor mores in common; only their misfortunes look alike. Both occupy an equally inferior position in the country that they inhabit; both experience the effects of tyranny; and if their miseries are different, they can accuse the same author for them. Quote Right
Quote Left Real art is without irony. Irony distances the author from his material. Irony is a product of something. It's not the reason for doing something. Irony is a cheap shot. Quote Right
Quote Left The reality is, just like with adult books, a big name makes for an easier booking. Any time you're booking an author for a four-and-a-half to five-minute segment, if you're dealing with someone who's done television or comes with a track record, they are a known quantity. They know they have to have a funny or a touching story. Quote Right
Quote Left I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good. Quote Right
Quote Left Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. Quote Right
Quote Left Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing. Quote Right
Quote Left True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrong-doing by its prohibitions. And it does not lay its commands or prohibitions upon good men in vain, though neither have any effect on the wicked. It is a sin to try to to sic alter this law, nor is it allowable to attempt to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely. We cannot be freed from its obligations by senate or people, and we need not look outside ourselves for an expounder or interpreter of it. And there will not be different laws at Rome and at Athens, or different laws now and in the future, but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all nations and all times, and there will be one master and ruler, that is, God, over us all, for he is the author of this law, its promulgator, and its enforcing judge. Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature, and by reason of this very fact he will suffer the worst penalties, even if he escapes what is commonly considered punishment. Quote Right
Quote Left All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated...As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness....No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. Quote Right
Quote Left A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitude or the voyager. The martyrs of ancient times, in bracing their minds to outward calamities, acquired a loftiness of purpose and a moral heroism worth a lifetime of softness and security. Quote Right
Quote Left Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate. Quote Right
Quote Left Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions. Quote Right
Quote Left Education is not received. It is achieved. Quote Right
Quote Left In Life: You spill your cereal at breakfast, you get fired from your job, your dog dies, and your house burns down. Computer Equivalent: Virus Detected. In Life: You've finished a 900 page novel. Your life's work. You will be a famous author world-wide; but then, it falls into the lit fireplace. Computer Equivalent: Quitting without saving. In Life: A solution to all problems is found. World peace is achieved, all conflicts end, and everyone is happy. Computer Equivalent: Ctrl+Alt+Del Quote Right
Quote Left The one man who should never attempt an explanation of a poem is its author. If the poem can be improved by it's author's explanations it never should have been published, and if the poem cannot be improved by its author's explanations the explanations are scarcely worth reading. Quote Right
Quote Left We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. Quote Right
Quote Left Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast. Quote Right
Quote Left A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about. Quote Right

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Quote Left Intelligence agencies have the power and authority to call and message through any number of their choice. Quote Right
Quote Left Only a author has power to create, choose words wisely, influence love, instead of hate. Quote Right
Quote Left "Quote me today and tomorrow you may find out something interesting," said Austin Macauley UK author Marc O'Brien. Quote Right
Quote Left "Fiction writers are always right since they have full control over the story they are penning," said Austin Macauley, Author Marc O'Brien Quote Right
Quote Left "I stopped asking questions as a journalist and started answering them writing fiction," said Austin Macauley, UK Author who resides in Las Vegas, NV. Quote Right
Quote Left "If a creative person is working in crisis communication and it's welcoming of fictional work along with having a link for its professional display is gold for the problem solver," said Austin Macauley Fictional Author Marc O'Brien, "in a controlled information distribution setting someone can handle a sensitive situation with the goal to find the proper resolution." Quote Right
Quote Left "Flash Fiction is a wonderful way to tell the Hallmark greeting card company you should of hired me," said Austin Macauley, UK Fiction Author Marc O'Brien. Quote Right
Quote Left "It is the giving season maybe if we all gave a hundred percent something will work." said Austin Macauley, UK Author Marc O'Brien Quote Right
Quote Left "Let your characters self destruct not you," said Austin Macauley, UK Author Marc O'Brien. Quote Right
Quote Left "In a world filled with self destructive temptations that breeds a controlled life style let the free spirited author create a fictional character that self destructs leaving the independent reader the power to think," said Austin Macauley, UK Author Marc O'Brien. Quote Right
Quote Left "If a professional job has any purpose in life then before making a profit the idea that writing fiction to make a statement without hurting anyone using the interpretative concept should be as respected as money earned," said Austin Macauley, UK Author Marc O'Brien. Quote Right
Quote Left "If a book does not have a conflict would you read it so be challenged in life with what the antagonist throws at you knowing that the resolution will be in your favor," said Austin Macauley, UK author Marc O'Brien. Quote Right
Quote Left There are those particular words a certain writer never parts with. Never waste time on information about the author. Open the pages, find the words. Quote Right
Quote Left Abuse is an act of exercising evil in the guise of liberalism, authority, politics and religion. Quote Right
Quote Left Ray of Sunshine Author Dana Redricks July 30, 2019 I know our days can be cloudy and grey but my wish for you today is Ray of sunshine comes your way. May God bless you and keep you each step of the way. Quote Right
Quote Left When you upset an author you get tragedy, when you make them laugh, you get comedy. When you, stop talking to them? Silence. Quote Right
Quote Left In The heart of a Hero Author Dana Redricks May 25, 2014 In the heart of a hero lies The search of true love There is no greater love than A sacrificial one. The freedom we enjoy was Paid with the cost of that love Sacrifice. Rather in the military, or a Civilian loving someone Enough to put them before Yourself, and walking that extra Mile enduring the pain with a A smile. Quote Right
Quote Left An author and an illustrator weave the magic of a picture book together! Quote Right
Quote Left Bully... A person who has taken authority or of authority figure, to be an instrument of elaborate evil, that is gratified by causing hurt, sorrow, or shame; or any form of inner or physical pain, upon the innocent, or upon those they believe to be subservient, to being tormented, and being bullied. Quote Right
Quote Left Once upon a fallen book ... his albatross was on a hook ... for laugh the flock's outlook ... pages appear to overcook ... words singed and mistook ... the look on his face shook ... he got back up to change the look ... to rewrite the spell in his nook ... a second wind is all it took ... best wishes to the authors Quote Right
Quote Left Authoring applied alliteration is actually artistically appealing albeit absurd! Quote Right
Quote Left Authority is a bad thing to handle, careless are dangerous. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no such thing as freedom, authority is all around you, your god, government or the governor sitting in your brain, your a slave to something. Let me know when you successfully get around all three of those. Quote Right
Quote Left One abuses Authority by not carrying Authority. -LEEL- Quote Right
Quote Left Always know by who's authority and what facts that can be presented. The presenting of fact Shows Authority in Truth. Quote Right
Quote Left Every author requires an imaginary world. Quote Right
Quote Left I shall challenge all authority. Question all who claim dominion over me. I am not a thoughtless being, but a man with his own beliefs. Quote Right
Quote Left your the author to your book called "life" Quote Right
Quote Left God is the author. We just tell it so tell it . Quote Right
Quote Left God is the author , we are but the lines on the page that tell the story , so play yo part . Quote Right