American Author Quotes
Brilliantly lit from stem to stern, she looked like a sagging birthday cake.
Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence; faith is daring to do something regardless of the consequences.
The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering-that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
L. Sprague de Camp
When urbanity decays, civilization suffers and decays with it.
James Norman Hall
In November, 1964 when I was a patient at the Mayo Clinic I though seriously about killing myself.
To the east, under the spreading sunrise, are more mesas, more canyons, league on league of red cliff and arid tablelands, extending through purple haze over the bulging curve of the planet to the ranges of Colorado — a sea of desert.
Though Duty's face is stern, her path is best: They sweetly sleep who die upon her breast.
The continuum in which we live is not the kind of place in which middles can be unambiguously excluded.
The beautiful thing about losing your illusions, he thought, was that you got to stop pretending.
Every one-night-stand or man in a one-night-stand is like every other one-night-stand or man in a one-night-stand because the sex in a one-night-stand is without time and only time allows value.
" Tis plain to me
As A B C,
My dear friend, Mr. Neff!"
"Oh, yes! but then,"
Says Mr. N,
"You know I'm D E F!"
Charles Follen Adams
Opportunity knocks once at every man's door and then keeps on knocking.
How shall we praise the magnificence of the dead,
The great man humbled, the haughty brought to dust?
I don't feel that catharsis in a play necessarily takes place during the course of a play. Often it should take place afterward.
Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralysing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.
The cost of redemption cannot be overstated. The wonders of grace cannot be overemphasized. Christ took the hell He didn't deserve so we could have the heaven we don't deserve.
Sleep on your writing; take a walk over it; scrutinize it of a morning; review it of an afternoon; digest it after a meal; let it sleep in your drawer a twelvemonth; never venture a whisper about it to your friend, if he be an author especially.
Amos Bronson Alcott
As Rose stood by him watching the ease with which he quickly brought order out of chaos, she privately resolved to hunt up her old arithmetic and perfect herself in the four first rules, with a good tug at fractions, before she read any more fairy tales.
Louisa May Alcott
Between the reputation of the author living and the reputation of the same author dead there is ever a wide discrepancy.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Do you not believe that animals know grief and fear and pain? The world of men is not an easy one for them.
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