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Writing novels is the most exciting. ...
by Sidney Sheldon

Writing novels is the most exciting.
- Sidney Sheldon

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

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

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

 

Women's value has been under-recognized for far too long.
- Sidney Sheldon

I love the freedom that the narrative form provides.
- 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.
- 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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

I do a lot of screen re-writing.
- Bruce Vilanch

Poetry is something that happens in universities,
in creative writing programs or in English departments.
- Mark Strand

If I stopped writing and being at my piano,
I wouldn't know how to live.
It's your best friend.
- Jessi Colter

Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you.
The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.
- Stephen Leacock

My writing day has grown shorter as I've aged,
although it seems to produce the same number of pages.
- Anne Tyler

I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing.
- Mackenzie Astin

I do not want to have the feeling of writing "for eternity,"
so to speak.
- Elfriede Jelinek

I've been writing songs since I was 14 years old,
and that's my true love.
- Rick Springfield

I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized
I have far too much material for the book.
- Jack Vance

All I'm writing is just what I feel,
that's all.
I just keep it almost naked.
And probably the words are so bland.
- Jimi Hendrix

I think enthusiasm is the answer to passionate writing.
- Jerome Lawrence

Vigorous writing is concise.
- William Strunk, Jr.

I have only one loyalty - to my writing.
I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer.
- Joe Eszterhas

Writing songs is super intimate.
It's a bit like getting naked.
- Gwen Stefani

No one was going to stop me from writing and no one
had to really guide me towards science fiction.
It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.
- Octavia Butler

Seventy percent of what I write, I throw out.
I can write very easily, but writing original things is the hard bit.
- Mike Rutherford

When I was a teenager, I got into SF,
quite heavily, and that too has had a major impact on my writing.
- George Stephen

If I really considered myself a writer,
I wouldn't be writing screenplays.
I'd be writing novels.
- Quentin Tarantino

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

When I started writing it was kind of hard getting people to do my stuff.
They' say they couldn't do my style.
- Otis Blackwell

Translation makes me look at how a poem is put together in a different way,
without the personal investment of the poem I'm writing myself,
but equally closely technically.
- Marilyn Hacker

I have been writing since I was about 20,
and at first I wrote in secret and never showed anybody.
I was very concerned about making a living,
so I conducted.
- David Friedman

Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.
- Terry Pratchett

I'm passionate again about writing.
This is important to me; it's got to be the comeback book.
- Jeffrey Archer

However, please allow me to say that the fundamental
style of my writing has been to start from my personal
matters and then to link it up with society,
the state and the world.
- Kenzaburo Oe

If people have bought something of mine,
they know by now that I will decline writing it for the movies.
- Patricia Highsmith

The best way to learn about writing is to study the
work of other writers you admire.
- Jeffery Deaver

Nobody's going to write a book about me,
because nobody's going to find anything worth writing a book about.
- Jack K. Cooke


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