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"
"I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head"
"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 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"
"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 don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
"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?"
"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza"
"My pride fell with my fortunes"
"What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law"
"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
"Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too"
"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"
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
"A light heart lives long"
"All diseases run into one, old age"
"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services"
"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"
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool"
"As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen"
"The uninitiated have real questions and valid concerns over how the things of God appear to them"
"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"
"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"
"Hate is more lasting than dislike"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes"
"Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees"
"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"
"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"
"Actually 'Soon' has more than the Left Behind series, but I really believe less is more"
"Every human life is a fairy tale written by the finger of God"
"After thirty, a body has a mind of its own"
"Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need"
"Success is a journey, not a destination"
"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"
"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"
"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson"
"People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages"
"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"
"I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course"
"Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?"