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Which, of course, isn't the point of writing -
by Eric Brown

Which, of course, isn't the point of writing -
but it would be nice if,
along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print,
I could do more than merely scrape a living.
Okay, moaning over.
- Eric Brown

I think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general.
- Eric Brown

You don't have to fight for your life anymore.
You're starting a new one.
- Eric Brown

I think it's a short story writer's duty,
as well as writing well about emotions and characters,
to write story.
- Eric Brown

 

To me, it's all about opening all the doors and getting
people to be not only prolific,
but creative and having control of their music.
- Eric Brown

The professionals are going to be joined by the average Joe.
Everybody's a publisher.
- Eric Brown

'Made it as a writer'? I'm still wondering if I've made it as a writer.
I've made it as a published writer of the type of SF
that I want to write and read,
but I'm still waiting for that big breakthrough.
- Eric Brown

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The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration,
as a NEED to write.
I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while.
Ideas come to me and need to be written down.
- Eric Brown

I write about five thousand words a day,
when working on a book, about three thousand a day
if I'm writing a short story.
I take long periods off between projects,
when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories.
- Eric Brown

Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist.
Novels I find very hard, hours and hours,
weeks and weeks, of conscious thought -
whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days.
- Eric Brown

The market for short stories is hard to break into,
but a magazine editor isn't always looking for big
names with which to sell his magazine -
they're more willing to try stories by newcomers,
if those tales are good.
- Eric Brown

Why my interest in writers? Well, I'm one,
and many of my friends are writers.
I know what it's like to write.
I'm interested in the creative process.
I'm fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside,
and what we have bubbling away inside us.
- Eric Brown

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

I set my own course through the ocean of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

How we spend our days is of course
how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man
take which course he will,
he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Persevere in moving toward highly worthwhile but difficult goals.
In smaller issues, take an easier course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

I hold my course with focused attention
and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And think not, you can direct the course of love;
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
- Khalil Gibran

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

I Act with Bold Courage -
Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

In your brother is The Light.
See him as sinless,
and there can be no fear in you.
- A Course In Miracles

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

Seek not outside yourself.
- A Course in Miracles

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

The way people in democracies think of the government
as something different from themselves is a real handicap.
And, of course, sometimes the government confirms their opinion.
- Lewis Mumford

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
- Peter Drucker

Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome.
Then, of course, you spoke.
- the movie As Good As It Gets (1997)

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words,
and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
- Winston Churchill

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

Thank you, gentlemen. Someday I will repay you,
unless of course I can't find you, or if I forget.
- the movie Shrek 2

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work.
Of course it doesn't work.
We are supposed to work it.
- Alexander Woollcott

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until
we have been stuck, incapacitated,
or blown off course for awhile.
- David Whyte

I do like to shock and surprise people.
When it's all in good fun, of course.
- Ruth Warrick

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo

I guess they just took it for granted that that was
what I was interested in and let nature take its course.
- Clyde Tombaugh

When you first entered the restaurant,
I thought you were handsome...
and then, of course, you spoke.
- Helen Hunt

To me, it is a process, a process that starts with raising awareness,
engaging international partners on this issue,
and being committed to a different course of action.
- Alexis Herman

Here at Wisconsin we didn't get an undergraduate course
in mathematical logic until the '60s.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

Must all of them and their families be physically abolished?
Of course not? They must be 'liquidated' or melted
in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian masses.
- Walter Duranty

I've managed to dodge the curse.
Not all my family have.
Of course, music helped me - music is all about civilization,
about something worthwhile.
It's all about ideas.
- Gordon Getty

Of course, the EU is not going to fall apart,
but at best it will stagnate for the foreseeable future
and we will be dealing with quite a lot of internal chaos.
- Peter Mandelson

Which prophecy of Christ we see wonderfully to be verified,
insomuch that the whole course of the Church to this
day may seem nothing else but a verifying of the said prophecy.
- John Foxe

Planet Lucy Press? I incorporated myself to deal with
publishing and was calling myself Big Bang Incorporated,
which of course has to do with the Big Bang at the beginning of creation.
- Rob Walton


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