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Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short ...
by Eric Brown

Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist.
Novels I find very hard, hours and hours,
weeks and weeks, of conscious thought -
whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days.
- Eric Brown

The professionals are going to be joined by the average Joe.
Everybody's a publisher.
- Eric Brown

You don't have to fight for your life anymore.
You're starting a new one.
- Eric Brown

I think it's a short story writer's duty,
as well as writing well about emotions and characters,
to write story.
- Eric Brown

 

To me, it's all about opening all the doors and getting
people to be not only prolific,
but creative and having control of their music.
- Eric Brown

I think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general.
- Eric Brown

Why my interest in writers? Well, I'm one,
and many of my friends are writers.
I know what it's like to write.
I'm interested in the creative process.
I'm fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside,
and what we have bubbling away inside us.
- Eric Brown

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I write about five thousand words a day,
when working on a book, about three thousand a day
if I'm writing a short story.
I take long periods off between projects,
when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories.
- Eric Brown

The market for short stories is hard to break into,
but a magazine editor isn't always looking for big
names with which to sell his magazine -
they're more willing to try stories by newcomers,
if those tales are good.
- Eric Brown

Which, of course, isn't the point of writing -
but it would be nice if,
along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print,
I could do more than merely scrape a living.
Okay, moaning over.
- Eric Brown

'Made it as a writer'? I'm still wondering if I've made it as a writer.
I've made it as a published writer of the type of SF
that I want to write and read,
but I'm still waiting for that big breakthrough.
- Eric Brown

The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration,
as a NEED to write.
I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while.
Ideas come to me and need to be written down.
- Eric Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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)

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

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

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

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

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

Hatred is blind, as well as love.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau

See God in every person, place, and thing,
and all will be well in your world.
- Louise L. Hay

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have the will to be well, to be happy, and to live in joy.
- Ernest Holmes

It is better to do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu

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


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