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The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and
by Louis Leakey

The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and
how he would like it to be done.
- Louis Leakey

I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found
in early Pleistocene in England.
- Louis Leakey

When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu
way of life similar to that of the British at the time
the Romans invaded England 2,000 years ago.
- Louis Leakey

I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid
had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene.
- Louis Leakey

 

At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated
and made a general survey of the overall geology.
- Louis Leakey

To save an animal's life in order that it may suffer
indefinitely is something I would never condone.
- Louis Leakey

Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult.
- Louis Leakey

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We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai.
- Louis Leakey

I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks.
- Louis Leakey

Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories,
as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon.
Sometimes they had magic or religious significance.
- Louis Leakey

The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years.
- Louis Leakey

There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings
at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating.
- Louis Leakey

Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour,
we never caught up with it.
- Louis Leakey

Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of
what is described by anthropologists as the bride price.
- Louis Leakey

The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics.
- Louis Leakey

The majority of people in Angola were not provided
with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate,
very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves.
- Louis Leakey

Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could
be saved through proper care and nursing.
- Louis Leakey

Sometime during the many millions of years that have
elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence,
some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America.
- Louis Leakey

Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not
easy people to argue with,
and I was not popular because of my criticism of the
colonial service in Kenya.
- Louis Leakey

South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory,
going back to the end of the last century.
- Louis Leakey

I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front
of me and put my foot on it to cross over.
At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen!
- Louis Leakey

I put a bullet into the back of the crocodile's neck just behind the head,
thus killing it.
If a crocodile is hit in any other part of its anatomy
it disappears into the water and is irrecoverable.
- Louis Leakey

The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric
contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding
the age of the deposits and their economic potential
was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose.
- Louis Leakey

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Quotations are slippery things, really.
A brief sentence or phrase, often repeated -
always completely out of its original context -
and sometimes not an accurate representation
of the author's original words, let alone his intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers.
Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the
ladder and writes novels.
- P. G. Wodehouse

There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book,
than in being the first author of the thought.
- Pierre Bayle

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.
- Brendan Francis

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning,
not to find yours.
- Salman Rushdie

Book tours are almost designed to beat out of an author
any affection he has for his book.
- Michael Lewis

It appears a bold thing to say so when one sees how
much many a modern author who knows how to make a skilful
use of the Book of Chronicles has to tell about the tabernacle.
- Julius Wellhausen

Call me the author.
- Joan Didion

If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet,
he never would have written Macbeth.
- Joyce Brothers

He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole
contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
- Thomas Paine

The only living works are those which have drained
much of the author's own life into them.
- Samuel Butler

How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

You know what the critics are.
If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical
and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I think that every so-called history book and film
biography should be prefaced by the statement that
what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances.
- Barbara Kruger

It is a greater joy to see the author's author, than himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the
variations in style and genre,
as long as they get that sense of story,
of character, of empathetic involvement.
- Dean Koontz

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too
busy listening to other voices to listen as closely
as he should have to the one coming from inside.
- Stephen King

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature,
but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax,
and as such every individual of the social order should
be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself.
- Carter G. Woodson

Your source material is the people you know,
not those you don't know, but every character is an
extension of the author's own personality.
- Edward Albee

All the best performers bring to their role something more,
something different than what the author put on paper.
That's what makes theatre live.
That's why it persists.
- Stephen Sondheim

When a French book becomes an international hit it
is because of the author and not because of the language.
The same goes for movies.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that's better
than an absent one is a dead one.
- George S. Kaufman

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Our life is a book that writes itself and whose principal
themes sometimes escape us.
We are like characters in a novel who do not always
understand what the author wants of them.
- Julien Green

A very wise author once said that a writer writes for himself,
and then publishes for money.
I write for myself and publish just for the reader.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I think people enjoy a series.
When you like a story, many readers want more of the same,
which is dandy, if the author and the characters have more to say.
- Sarah Zettel

Certainly the most diverse, if minor,
pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
- Arthur Miller

An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around,
smell the wind, get a feel for his place.
- Tony Hillerman

A successful tool is one that was used to do something
undreamt of by its author.
- Stephen C. Johnson

The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe,
present everywhere and visible nowhere.
- Gustave Flaubert

A publisher should always be on the receiving end.
He should take an interest in almost any subject and remain anonymous,
letting the author take center stage.
- Cass Canfield

It seems to me that an author who has determined very
new domains in literature is Gertrude Stein.
- Raymond Queneau

When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed;
for we expected to see an author,
and we find a person.
- Blaise Pascal

The difference between an author and a horse is that
the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.
- Max Frisch

But to me I find Francis Bacon the most likely candidate to be the author.
- Mark Rylance

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with,
insists on boring future generations.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Robert Louis Stevenson...
I'm focusing on the late short stories that I was ignorant of.
I always thought he was a boys' author,
but he's not at all.
- Jane Birkin

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying
rightly a thought one finds in a book,
than in being the first author of that thought.
- Pierre Bayle

For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as
a book once it is written.
She is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up.
- Rumer Godden

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous
vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
- Logan P. Smith

Anyone who wants simple, pat stories should buy another author's product.
The real universe ain't that way, and neither are my fictive ones.
- David Brin

A creation of importance can only be produced when
its author isolates himself,
it is a child of solitude.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Choose an author as you choose a friend.
- Arthur Helps


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