Top 50 Quotes


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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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"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy"
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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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"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
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"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage"
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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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"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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"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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"Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too"
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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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"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 don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
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"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
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"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"
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"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services"
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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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"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money"
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"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
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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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"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
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"What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law"
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"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"
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"Take away love and our earth is a tomb"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up"
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"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"
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"I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course"
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"I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster"
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"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"
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"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"
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"They do not understand Islam, and I think that is one area where perhaps I hope one day I will play a role in actually making people understand what we perceive Islam to be"
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"The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas"
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"If you don't have talent or preparation for whatever you want to do, you will not be successful in anything"
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"Physical strength in a woman - that's what I am"
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"While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area"
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"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool"
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"SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net"
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"Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees"
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"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"
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"Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need"
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"As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen"
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"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"
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"While we are living in the present, we must celebrate life every day, knowing that we are becoming history with every work, every action, every deed"
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"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson"
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"I've had a chance to fly a lot of different airplanes, but it was nothing like the shuttle ride"
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"The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them"