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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"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
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"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
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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 think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza"
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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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"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
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"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
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"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services"
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"What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law"
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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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"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"
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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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"Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too"
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"Take away love and our earth is a tomb"
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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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"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson"
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"Hate is more lasting than dislike"
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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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"But I don't need to use politics as a way of making money"
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"People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages"
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"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop"
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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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"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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"I've had a chance to fly a lot of different airplanes, but it was nothing like the shuttle ride"
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"Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more"
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"I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists"
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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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"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"
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"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money"
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"Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out. It makes the events of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable"
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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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"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age"
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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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"Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes"
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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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"The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them"
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"After thirty, a body has a mind of its own"
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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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"The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas"
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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"