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But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the
by Anne McCaffrey

But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the
cadence and fullness of speech,
since the Irish love words and use as many of them
in a sentence as possible.
- Anne McCaffrey

That's what writing is all about, after all,
making others see what you have put down on the page
and believing that it does,
or could, exist and you want to go there.
- Anne McCaffrey

I would recommend the short story form,
which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words,
until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel.
- Anne McCaffrey

I do outlines when I'm writing with someone,
but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom.
- Anne McCaffrey

 

I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest
child started school fulltime.
- Anne McCaffrey

I didn't raise Todd to be a writer, but he happened to be one anyway.
- Anne McCaffrey

I have written my own screen version of Pern,
but had no buyers yet.
- Anne McCaffrey

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I have always used emotion as a writing tool.
That goes back to me being on the stage.
- Anne McCaffrey

I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when
the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
- Anne McCaffrey

What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids,
ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.
- Anne McCaffrey

I also don't have organized religion on Pern.
I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing -
that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.
- Anne McCaffrey

I'm 78, I'm on my pension in Ireland,
and all that good stuff.
- Anne McCaffrey

Mostly I'm telling people that they don't have to be victims.
- Anne McCaffrey

I think writers need windows on a view to remind them
that a whole world is out there,
not the minutiae with which they might be dealing on a close scale.
- Anne McCaffrey

I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing
through electronic media...
it still isn't wide enough for the readership they
would need to get a good start.
- Anne McCaffrey

I think the Internet, particularly the availability of information,
is great.
I do a lot of correspondence on-line and have a chat
line to talk to my fans as well.
- Anne McCaffrey

I don't often reread my own books, unless I am going
into another in the series and need to refresh my mood
when originating the concept.
- Anne McCaffrey

Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
- Anne McCaffrey

I have my good days and my bad days,
but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when
I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost -
and it takes a lot -
to write.
- Anne McCaffrey

Because we build the worlds we wouldn't mind living in.
They contain scary things, problems,
but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive
and makes us want to live there.
- Anne McCaffrey

People have freaked out when I tell them that my dragons
are scientifically based...
what else can you call a genetically engineered life form?
- Anne McCaffrey

Writing has been so much a part of my life that I'm
really quite annoyed that I can't do as much as I used to.
- Anne McCaffrey

A good story is a good story no matter who wrote it.
- Anne McCaffrey

But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story.
I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read
it aloud myself without weeping at the end.
- Anne McCaffrey

At age 77, I need the help of someone with more energy
than I can now summon to finish a book.
- Anne McCaffrey

I'm very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio.
- Anne McCaffrey

That's such a thrill - a story I wrote at the beginning of my career,
and it's still packin' the house.
- Anne McCaffrey

The thing is, emotion - if it's visibly felt by the writer -
will go through all the processes it takes to publish
a story and still hit the reader right in the gut.
But you have to really mean it.
- Anne McCaffrey

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

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

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

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

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whatever you say, say with kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu


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