Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
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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"
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy"
"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 write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head"
"I don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
"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"
"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
"A light heart lives long"
"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services"
"All diseases run into one, old age"
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
"My pride fell with my fortunes"
"What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law"
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"
"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"
"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money"
"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"
"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"
"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair"
"After thirty, a body has a mind of its own"
"Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now"
"Every human life is a fairy tale written by the finger of God"
"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"
"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"
"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age"
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"We all know that art is not truth. Art is lie that makes us realise truth"
"But I don't need to use politics as a way of making money"
"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"
"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"
"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop"
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"
"People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages"
"As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen"
"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"
"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"
"The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas"
"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson"
"Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes"
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"