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"
"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"
"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"
"Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now"
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"
"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"
"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"
"All diseases run into one, 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"
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"
"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"
"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money"
"Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too"
"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
"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"
"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza"
"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"
"There can be many different views of what Heaven is like, because Heaven is whatever makes each person eternally and fully happy"
"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength"
"Hate is more lasting than dislike"
"People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people"
"The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me"
"If you don't have talent or preparation for whatever you want to do, you will not be successful in anything"
"My pride fell with my fortunes"
"Take away love and our earth is a tomb"
"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"
"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop"
"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"
"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her"
"After thirty, a body has a mind of its own"
"As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen"
"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services"
"Success is a journey, not a destination"
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age"
"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"
"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"
"A light heart lives long"
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"
"Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need"
"What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law"