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Quote Left Pain has an element of blank— Quote Right
Quote Left It is worth remembering that every writer begins with a naively physical notion of what art is. A book for him or her is not an expression or a series of expressions, but literally a volume, a prism with six rectangular sides made of thin sheets of papers which should include a cover, an inside cover, an epigraph in italics, a preface, nine or ten parts with some verses at the beginning, a table of contents, an ex libris with an hourglass and a Latin phrase, a brief list of errata, some blank pages, a colophon and a publication notice: objects that are known to constitute the art of writing. Quote Right
Quote Left To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream. Quote Right
Quote Left The snow was falling heavily outside. I sat before a blank page for close to ten hours. I refused to get up; instead attempted with great pains to coerce stubborn thoughts from my noodle. Useless it seemed until the 11th hour and then all I'd seen and felt and heard, arrived, and was transcribed effortlessly like the tune of chirping birds. Quote Right
Quote Left Happy are the people whose annals are blank in history books Quote Right
Quote Left It's no mystery why many of us in the media can't get enough of the fabricators Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass, the latter of whom concocted more than a score of bogus feature stories for the New Republic (and who wrote for other magazines, including this one, once) in the mid-1990s. Anyone--journalist, student, academic--who has ever stared at a blank screen, their brains grinding emptiness, and thought, How can I fill this hole? knows that in those desperate moments before a deadline, almost anyone can do almost anything: make stuff up, plagiarize, scribble senseless half-truths. Quote Right
Quote Left God does not play dice with the universe: He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time . Quote Right
Quote Left Individualism, as a definition of holding to personal ideals, is classed as obstinacy and anti-social. Inevitably we run point blank into the evils of compromise. When compromise enters our moral fiber, it spreads like a cancerous growth. We think we plan adequate safeguards around areas in which we contemplate yielding our standards, but once we lower the fence and break our strong will to do right, come what may, we expose ourselves to forces that spread beyond control. Compromise always starts on some rather insignificant principle. The dangers of yielding seem negligible and we usually risk those things first where observation and detection by others is difficult. We thus seek to avoid censure and discipline. In a short time we find ourselves trading our principles for false values and doing it in the black market of human relationships. . . . Quote Right
Quote Left You know that fiction, prose rather, is possibly the roughest trade of all in writing. You do not have the reference, the old important reference. You have the sheet of blank paper, the pencil, and the obligation to invent truer than things can be true. You have to take what is not palpable and make it completely palpable and also have it seem normal and so that it can become a part of experience of the person who reads it. Quote Right
Quote Left When one has money like this, you want to invest it the best way possible, where you can maximize the gains from it, ... If you want to get money back to people, I think cutting taxes is a good idea, especially cutting taxes that are doing the most harm to the economy, rather than just giving a blank cheque to people. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Fairness' is one of the great mantras of the left. Since everyone has his own definition of fairness, that word is a blank check for the expansion of government power. What fairness means in practice is that third parties -- busybodies -- can prevent mutual accommodations by others. Quote Right
Quote Left You know...that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum -- a canvas -- a piece of film -- or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something -- that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you. Quote Right
Quote Left Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can. Quote Right
Quote Left We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness it is always urgent, 'here and now,' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank. Quote Right
Quote Left Perhaps our eyes are merely a blank film which is taken from us after our deaths to be developed elsewhere and screened as our life story in some infernal cinema or dispatched as microfilm into the sidereal void. Quote Right
Quote Left The past but lives in written words: a thousand ages were blank if books had not evoked their ghosts, and kept the pale unbodied shades to warn us from fleshless lips. Quote Right
Quote Left Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. Quote Right
Quote Left People imagine that Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin arrived in Yalta with a blank sheet of paper to decide the fate of Europe. Nothing could be further from the truth, Quote Right
Quote Left The human brain is like a TV set. When it goes blank, it's time to turn off the sound. Quote Right
Quote Left Vindication is the last thing I feel, ... The only thing I feel is satisfaction that I am no longer being met with blank stares. Quote Right
Quote Left I killed the President of Paraguay with a fork. Quote Right
Quote Left I followed his argument with the blank uneasiness which one might feel in the presence of a logical lunatic. Quote Right
Quote Left I am a blank slate - therefore I can create anything I want. Quote Right
Quote Left Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books Quote Right
Quote Left A blank, helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with DDT. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is much like writing in ink : All you can do is read over your past and look forward to a blank page for your future that will soon be filled with words that can never be erased. Quote Right
Quote Left I just finished my income tax forms. Who says you can't get wounded by a blank? Quote Right
Quote Left A blank helpless sort of face, rather like a rose just before you drench it with D.D.T. Quote Right
Quote Left The human mind is like a TV set. When it goes blank, it's a good idea to turn off the sound. Quote Right
Quote Left It is OK to let your mind go blank, but please turn off the sound. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Blank

Quote Left The past is filled with uncountable numbers of lines of History, the future is nothing but pages in blank that we can fill in the present. March 2018. Quote Right
Quote Left His weary vision’s so overwhelmed by iron bars, his exhausted eyes see only blank Oblivion. His world is not our world. It has no stars. No light. Ten thousand bars. Nothing beyond. ('Der Panther' or 'The Panther' by Rainer Maria Rilke, loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Our life is like a book with blank pages, We write our own story. Let no one write on your pages. Understanding, love, and be kind always. Paul Lake Quote Right
Quote Left For the dark is my blanket of comfort. The moon is my soul image !!! Quote Right
Quote Left You can't revise a blank page. Quote Right
Quote Left To My Daughter~As you embark on your journey of another 1000 books, another trip to the library, filling your knapsack with treasures, you make your father, mother and all the bookworms proud. The night the flame burned we jest. You were three at the time and tucked hidden beneath the blankets was your silhouette, flashlight, and books in hand, as you read long into (another) night. The days of your life like a tent of good tidings, too, as you camped out on the doorsteps of another book. Quote Right
Quote Left We usually always know what to say but sometimes we choose to leave in the blanks! Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry is a short story with extra blanks for the reader to fill in. Quote Right
Quote Left My mind is a blank abyss - entwined in a paradox - an illusion waiting to define reality - a reality wanting to get lost in illusion Quote Right
Quote Left Games were made to win.- Drew Blankenship Quote Right
Quote Left A blank page is, and can be, a wonderful thing: it is like a new day we have to fulfill by writing Poetry and serving the others!! Quote Right
Quote Left Falling asleep under a blanket of stars and waking to the encouraging sunrise. Quote Right
Quote Left "WHAT IS WORTH CELEBRATING IS THE GIFT OF LIFE. LIFE IS LIKE A BLANK SCREEN;WE FILL IT, EACH PASSING MOMENT WITH OUR THOUGHTS." Quote Right
Quote Left Snow is earth's blanket. Quote Right
Quote Left 'The Tickled Bird' and 'The Spliced Continuum' can be read in any order. The outcome may present a different understanding each time they're read though. Yes I wrote them deliberately to evoke that kind of time warp journey. I don't fill in the blanks - that's what imagination is for. Quote Right