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"
"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"
"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 don't see success as the goal. Obedience is the goal"
"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"
"There can be many different views of what Heaven is like, because Heaven is whatever makes each person eternally and fully happy"
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"
"All diseases run into one, old age"
"What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law"
"A light heart lives long"
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth"
"The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy"
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age"
"My pride fell with my fortunes"
"I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services"
"After thirty, a body has a mind of its own"
"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"
"Every human life is a fairy tale written by the finger of God"
"People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages"
"I was raised in a Christian home and, in fact, my mother led me to Christ as a youngster"
"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 moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas"
"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"
"Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need"
"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop"
"Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age"
"I think all fiction should be fair game for the Christian market, except porn, of course"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"I've had a chance to fly a lot of different airplanes, but it was nothing like the shuttle ride"
"Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now"
"Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too"
"Hate is more lasting than dislike"
"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"
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"
"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"
"Books that do a tenth of what Left Behind has done are smashing successes"
"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"
"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"