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The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity. ...
by Scott Turow

The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
- Scott Turow

The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof,
really is an author.
- Scott Turow

On the streets, unrequited love and death go together
almost as often as in Shakespeare.
- Scott Turow

The great break of my literary career was going to law school.
- Scott Turow

 

People talk of me as being the inventor of the legal thriller.
- Scott Turow

If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences,
there would be no need for fiction.
- Scott Turow

I tend to write in the mornings.
- Scott Turow

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Postmodernism cost literature its audience.
- Scott Turow

The one thing I would like more credit for is being
part of a movement which involves recognising the importance
of plot and asserting that books of literary worth
could be written that had plots.
- Scott Turow

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

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

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
- William James

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

No wind favors he who has no destined port.
- Montaigne

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Resilience is about believing in yourself,
and trusting your own wisdom rather than
being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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