Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
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Top 50 Quotes
"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"
"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy"
"I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head"
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage"
"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"
"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"
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
"Success is a journey, not a destination"
"Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now"
"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"
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"
"The Dick, Jane, and Spot primers have gone to that bookshelf in the sky. I have, in some ways, a tender feeling toward them, so I think it's for the best"
"As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind"
"All diseases run into one, old age"
"The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me"
"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money"
"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"
"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair"
"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength"
"As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen"
"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"
"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people"
"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age"
"If you don't have talent or preparation for whatever you want to do, you will not be successful in anything"
"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop"
"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
"Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too"
"Every human life is a fairy tale written by the finger of God"
"We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own"
"The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older"
"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services"
"Hate is more lasting than dislike"
"There can be many different views of what Heaven is like, because Heaven is whatever makes each person eternally and fully happy"
"The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding"
"My pride fell with my fortunes"
"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza"
"Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need"
"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her"
"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
"A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit"
"Lord, I'm going to hold steady on to You and You've got to see me through"
"The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been"
"A light heart lives long"
"Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end"
"Take away love and our earth is a tomb"