Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
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"
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage"
"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy"
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
"I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head"
"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"
"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza"
"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people"
"There can be many different views of what Heaven is like, because Heaven is whatever makes each person eternally and fully happy"
"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"
"A light heart lives long"
"Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too"
"My pride fell with my fortunes"
"What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law"
"All diseases run into one, old age"
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services"
"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
"I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster"
"Hate is more lasting than dislike"
"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"
"Every human life is a fairy tale written by the finger of God"
"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"
"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"
"Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need"
"Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more"
"I've had a chance to fly a lot of different airplanes, but it was nothing like the shuttle ride"
"As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen"
"I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists"
"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop"
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool"
"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age"
"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair"
"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"
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"
"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"
"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 uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them"
"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"
"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees"