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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"Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence"
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"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
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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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"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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"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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"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
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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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"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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"Men's best successes come after their disappointments"
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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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"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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"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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"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
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"Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day"
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"One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little"
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"Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child"
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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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"One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again"
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"All diseases run into one, old age"
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"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities"
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"You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place"
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"Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days"
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