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For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as
by Rumer Godden

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

The stitch of a book is its words.
- Rumer Godden

The motto was "Pax," but the word was set in a circle of thorns.
- Rumer Godden

If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side.
because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear,
gives it its life and bloom.
- Rumer Godden

 

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will
be the character of your mind;
for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
- Marcus Aurelius

I dyed my hair blonde in that movie,
so my head doesn't match my grill.
- Joe Pesci

She was what we used to call a suicide blonde -
dyed by her own hand.
- Saul Bellow

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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
- Marcus Aurelius

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican,
and I never intend to belong to any other party than
the party of freedom and progress.
- Frederick Douglass

One of the makeup artists once dyed my dog blue with vegetable blue.
- Mia Kirshner

Since I have fair skin, I have to stay out of the sun.
I can't stand the sun.
I dyed my hair red for a while during the 1990s but
I'm actually a natural blonde.
- Nicole Kidman

When I was much younger, I sometimes felt rejected
by feminists because of an image that I sold because it paid the bills.
Any fool could tell my hair is dyed.
- Felicity Kendal

I haven't shaved my private parts, but I dyed them once for a laugh!
They looked more ginger, though!
- Lee Ryan

I really fought to make my character not a stereotype.
I play a soap star with dyed blonde hair.
- Sadie Frost

The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts.
- Dean Inge

I think my wife saw a picture of the rock group Journey,
and they're kind of aging, and the one guy had dyed
blonde hair with black roots,
and...
my idea was to get a little earring,
I wanted to have a dangling earring.
- Fred Willard

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness
and good humor and with more real resignation to the
necessary course of things,
than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended
resignation to the will of God.
- Adam Smith

I don't wear leather, wool, or silk.
- Alexandra Paul

Ninety-five percent of our wool is going to China.
- Jim Elliot

President Bush and his administration have tried to
pull the wool over our eyes and distract the public
from this possibly illegal domestic spying scandal.
- Ellen Tauscher

The wool of a thousand sheep in good pasture at the
least ought to yield fifty marks a year,
the wool of two thousand one hundred marks,
and so forth, counting by thousands.
- Robert Grosseteste

The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches;
and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest.
- Harry F. Banks

After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.
- Ernest Lehman

I used to dress up and impersonate our next-door neighbor,
Miss Cox.
She wore rubber boots, a wool hat, and her nose always dripped.
- Tracey Ullman

Here we grow the flax and grain; here we raise the meat they eat,
and the wool to keep them warm; we cut trees to build
their houses and firewood to heat their stoves.
- Ernest Poole

Their educations ended with high school -
my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman
in a company dealing in printing and stationary,
and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper
in a firm of wool merchants.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Peter was 2 years and 10 months old when we began to study him.
He was afraid of a white rat, and this fear extended to a rabbit,
a fur coat, a feather, cotton wool, etc.,
but not to wooden blocks and similar toys.
- Mary C. Jones

I can see through almost any scam, especially one perpetrated
by the federal government.
I can see through it...
they can't pull the wool over my eyes,
it's absolutely freakin' impossible to pull the wool
over my eyes about the government.
- Gary Coleman

The staple of our Australian colonies,
but more particularly of New South Wales,
the climate and the soil of which are peculiarly suited to its production,
- is fine wool.
- Charles Sturt

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have relaxed into my persona as an author,
although I used to fight that.
- David Guterson

In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author;
vision is confined,
means are limited, scope is restricted,
movements are labored, and results are humdrum.
- Joseph de Maistre

In writing the history of a disease,
every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever,
that has previously occupied the mind of the author,
should lie in abeyance.
- Thomas Sydenham

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice.
And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune,
will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.
- Jacques-Louis David

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention
to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read
it in the original author?
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton

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

The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction
of addressing the Republican National Convention.
This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men.
- Emanuel Celler

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

The style of an author should be the image of his mind,
but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
- Edward Gibbon

Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent;
this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.
- John M. Ford

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

The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect,
at least if the author is concentrating.
- John M. Ford

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author,
whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand;
if he can select the 500,
he reaches the five hundred thousand.
- Brooks Adams

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

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

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

The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake,
has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays
to the genius of its time.
- Joseph Lewis

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

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

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation,
the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I suppose if I was to have to pick a few,
Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list.
It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author.
- Sarah Zettel

I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author
spectacles can see them as they are.
- Harriet Martineau

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

With any work worth its salt, you have to trust the
author enough to take its measure.
And if you apply too many preconceptions,
you are not taking its measure.
- Art Spiegelman

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

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

Why should any man have power over any other man's faith,
seeing Christ Himself is the author of it?
- George Fox

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction
in that pain or distress,
or pleasure, is based on the author's own.
But in my case that is as far as it goes.
- William Trevor

I'm a commercial writer, not an author.
Margaret Mitchell was an author.
She wrote one book.
- Mickey Spillane

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

An SF author who reads only SF will have little new to contribute,
but someone with a broader experience will bring more to the table.
- Walter Jon Williams

If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in
his judgment of his own works,
no less are they in his reader.
- Sarah Fielding

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


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