Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Quotes by British authors
"To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness"
"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven"
"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going"
"There are plenty of clever young writers. But there is too much genius, not enough talent"
"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate"
"The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence"
"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"
"If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write"
"If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear"
"I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes"
"I know only two words of American slang, 'swell' and 'lousy'. I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell"
"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning"
"Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy"
"Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people"
"Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man"
"A novelist who writes nothing for 10 years finds his reputation rising. Because I keep on producing books they say there must be something wrong with this fellow"
"Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile"
"An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict"
"I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension until it released a perceptual experience"
"Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one"
"There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed; when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation"