Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Quotes by Australian authors
"Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology"
"My salvation was a free gift. I didn't have to work for it and it's better than any gold medal that I've ever won"
"I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift, and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability"
"The integral part of being a star is having the will to win. All the champions have it"
"You've got to stick at a thing, a particular thing, until you succeed.I feel that's the only way to succeed - by concentrating on something in particular. Once you know what you've got to do you will succeed, you will succeed"
"Everything I did that required effort, I opened my mouth. Even to catch a ball, I opened my mouth"
"I always felt free when I ran. I suppose that's what was good about it"
"Disco dancing is just the steady thump of a giant moron knocking in an endless nail"
"You apply the skills you use to produce your own book to make an anthology. Shaping. Rhythm"
"Its highest point was The Worst Journey in the World. Then you see this decline, and this harking back, using the 19th-century form when we're not in the 19th century. That way of writing a book about the world out there - you just can't do it anymore"
"The genre has moved into this commercial aspect of itself, and ignored this extraordinarily rich literature that's filed everywhere else except under travel"
"I just don't see myself as a travel writer. I can't. I don't"
"That odd idea that one person can go to a foreign part and in this rather odd voice describe it to the folks back home doesn't make much sense in the post-colonial world"
"I feel that I'm at my best as a person and that I'm coming home when I walk on to a set, or on to a stage, so if I can perform in one way or another I think I'll be okay"
"Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them"
"Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet"
"In the '50s, a lot of girls never saw beyond the wedding day"
"All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women"
"Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all"
"My favourite event was the 200m, so as I won the 100m, I thought it was possible I'd win the 200m"
"No way did I ever think I was going to win the 100m"
"My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It's so different today, because children are just not taught the right way"
"It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are"
"Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world"
"Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds like a man whose trousers are on fire"
"Whoever called snooker 'chess with balls' was rude, but right"
"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all"
"She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short"
"The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision"
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