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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"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage"
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"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
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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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"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
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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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"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
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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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"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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"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"
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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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"What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law"
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"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money"
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"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"
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"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
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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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"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services"
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"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair"
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"Hate is more lasting than dislike"
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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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"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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"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
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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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"I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course"
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"I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists"
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"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age"
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"But I don't need to use politics as a way of making money"
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"Take away love and our earth is a tomb"
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"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"
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"I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good"
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"Every human life is a fairy tale written by the finger of God"
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"I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up"
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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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"After thirty, a body has a mind of its own"
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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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"We all know that art is not truth. Art is lie that makes us realise truth"
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"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her"
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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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"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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"Physical strength in a woman - that's what I am"
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"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"
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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 uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them"