Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Famous quotes by Authors
"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"
"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"
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage"
"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"
"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 idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own"
"You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place"
"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling"
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us"
"Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology"
"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"
"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us"
"Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational - but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?"
"The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little"
"Wonder if there is life on another planet? Let's suppose there is. Suppose further, that only one star in a trillion has a planet that could support life. If that were the case, then there would be at least 100 million planets that harbored life"
"Because we believe ourselves to be better parents than our parents, we expect to produce better children than they produced"
"I could be such a wonderful wife to another wife's husband"
"Love is the same as like except you feel sexier"
"Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia"
"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces"
"You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned"
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