Quotes by American authors


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"There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress"
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"I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head"
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"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
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"At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration"
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"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"
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"Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence"
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"If you wanna cry ..use tissue paper not your fb status"
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"I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God, and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide anyone else's claim to have done the same"
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"Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great"
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"Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now"
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"All diseases run into one, old age"
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"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?"
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"The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised"
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"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair"
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"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
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"Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity"
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"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people"
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"Men's best successes come after their disappointments"
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"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza"
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"There can be many different views of what Heaven is like, because Heaven is whatever makes each person eternally and fully happy"
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"Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future"
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"You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place"
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"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances"
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"People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest"
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"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling"
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"If you can't accept losing, you can't win"
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"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us"
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"You're never a loser until you quit trying"
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"Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too"
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"You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution"
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