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 British authors
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army"
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"
"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action"
"Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best"
"We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types"
"Whereas with poetry no one has to show anybody really, and you don't have to tell anyone you're doing it"
"When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going"
"People can put their best poems straight onto the web"
"If I decide to be indecisive, that's my decision"
"I'm terrified of switching the computer on because there are so many poems"
"People say that I'm a millionaire, but that's not true - I only spend millions"
"Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values"
"Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer"
"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives"
"How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete"
"We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that"
"It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family"
"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness"
"The greater part of critics are parasites, who, if nothing had been written, would find nothing to write"
"She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years"
"Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing"
"Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write"
"Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats"
"Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes"
"Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself"
"Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch"
"In plain words: now that Britain has told the world that she has the H-Bomb she should announce as early as possible that she has done with it, that she proposes to reject in all circumstances nuclear warfare"
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