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

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

Related topics: Positive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

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

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

You only get out what you put in.
- Anonymous

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie


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