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I go to great lengths to make certain situations ...
by Sidney Sheldon

I go to great lengths to make certain situations feel right to the reader.
- Sidney Sheldon

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others.
- Sidney Sheldon

 

There's this sense of excitement because you invent
and control the characters.
You decide whether they live or die.
I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating.
- Sidney Sheldon

Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.
- Sidney Sheldon

Women's value has been under-recognized for far too long.
- Sidney Sheldon

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In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms,
but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking.
It's a much more in-depth process.
- Sidney Sheldon

I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional
dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.
- Sidney Sheldon

When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators.
But when you write a novel, it's yours.
- Sidney Sheldon

My heroes are those who risk their lives every day
to protect our world and make it a better place -
police,
firefighters and members of our armed forces.
- Sidney Sheldon

Writing novels is the most exciting.
- Sidney Sheldon

If there is any secret to my success,
I think it's that my characters are very real to me.
I feel everything they feel, and therefore I think
my readers care about them.
- Sidney Sheldon

The fact that my female characters have strong personalities
but are also physically attractive probably reflects
the women I've known in my life.
- Sidney Sheldon

I will not write about anyplace in the world unless
I've been there to personally research it.
- Sidney Sheldon

The thing that made Groucho special was the way he used his body parts.
He also had a wicked tongue.
People didn't realize it, but when Groucho said something,
he meant it.
- Sidney Sheldon

I love the freedom that the narrative form provides.
- Sidney Sheldon

What I do is put my characters into situations that
are so precarious there is no way to get out.
And then I figure how to get them out.
- Sidney Sheldon

I worked in Hollywood as a reader and a would-be writer
for about 6 years before I sold my first story.
- Sidney Sheldon

Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away.
We have to appreciate that.
- Sidney Sheldon

The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is
when people write to me or speak to me in public to
tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books.
- Sidney Sheldon

When people tell me I've kept them up all night,
I feel like I've succeeded.
- Sidney Sheldon

I think people throughout the world identify with my characters.
- Sidney Sheldon

I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie
would not take terrible advantage of her,
so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor -
which is why I made the male lead an astronaut.
The rest, as they say, is history.
- Sidney Sheldon

Another woman approached me while I was having lunch
at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that
the reason she had become a lawyer was because she
had read 'Rage of Angels'.
To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures.
- Sidney Sheldon

Stories had always been told about male genies coming out of bottles,
but they were usually fat, old men.
Never had the genie been a gorgeous woman,
so that idea really appealed to me, and I created the
series based on that premise.
- Sidney Sheldon

I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity,
and accuracy is very important to me.
I always spend time researching my novels,
exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting.
- Sidney Sheldon

The Dalai Lama.
He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes
that happiness is the purpose of our lives.
Through his teachings and leadership,
he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.
- Sidney Sheldon

Abraham Lincoln because he was a man filled with great
compassion who believed that all men are created free and equal,
and was not afraid to stand on that platform.
The way Lincoln lived his life has served me well in mine.
- Sidney Sheldon

I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes
of the countries I'm using for locations,
and interviewing the people who live there.
I've visited over 90 countries thus far.
- Sidney Sheldon

Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter,
they close the book and go to sleep.
I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets
to the end of the chapter,
he or she must turn one more page.
- Sidney Sheldon

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Wherever you go, there you are.
- Traditional Zen Proverb

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
- Marva Collins

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Know the power of kindness.
Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go,
radiate your kindness to all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)


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