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Well, first of all, going off with dianetics was ...
by A. E. van Vogt

Well, first of all, going off with dianetics was based upon a thought of mine.
- A. E. van Vogt

The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise.
Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission,
it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.
- A. E. van Vogt

In a sense, there's a great truth to that,
but, also I was a great reader.
- A. E. van Vogt

I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a
month because I expected my writing to pay my way.
- A. E. van Vogt

 

I first read science fiction in the old British Chum
annual when I was about 12 years old.
- A. E. van Vogt

My theory was that what I had to do was make a study of human behavior.
- A. E. van Vogt

In those days I was new to covers; merely felt pleased
that a story of mine had been honored.
I later met Rogers who did some of my early covers
and I was impressed with him.
- A. E. van Vogt

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Recruiting Station was a story that came as the result
of many anxious awakenings during many nights.
- A. E. van Vogt

I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.
- A. E. van Vogt

Chum was a British boy's weekly which,
at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book;
and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas
presents for male children.
- A. E. van Vogt

You have to remember that I was a bright but simple
fellow from Canada who seldom,
if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called
literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile
worked in an office for a living.
- A. E. van Vogt

But, somewhere in there, I did have the thought that
this really fits in with my thinking about what I wanted to do;
with what has to be done by a writer in order to stay alive as a writer.
- A. E. van Vogt

It's difficult for me to feel that a solid page without
the breakups of paragraphs can be interesting.
I break mine up perhaps sooner than I should in terms
of the usage of the English language.
- A. E. van Vogt

I figure that that has a ten year cycle.
At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried
that I would run into what is known as the writer's block,
the feeling of not being able to do these things.
- A. E. van Vogt

It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics,
I wrote the beginnings of many stories.
I would get an idea, and then write the beginning,
and then never touch it again.
- A. E. van Vogt

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- 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

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.

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

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

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are defined by your habits - choose well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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