Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Quotes \ Top 50 Quotes
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"
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
"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"
"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"
"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people"
"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza"
"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
"There can be many different views of what Heaven is like, because Heaven is whatever makes each person eternally and fully happy"
"All diseases run into one, old age"
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"
"What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law"
"Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too"
"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
"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"
"My pride fell with my fortunes"
"A light heart lives long"
"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services"
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
"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"
"I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course"
"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"
"Success is a journey, not a destination"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson"
"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"
"People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages"
"Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more"
"The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them"
"Hate is more lasting than dislike"
"Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need"
"The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas"
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"
"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair"
"Physical strength in a woman - that's what I am"
"Take away love and our earth is a tomb"
"Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists"
"As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen"