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Afif Safieh Quotes and Sayings

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The tormenting dilemma of the Middle East is this:
either we have one people too many,
or one state too few.
- Afif Safieh

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,
insists on tormenting generations to come.
- Baron de Montesquieu

I am fully persuaded that thousands of our fellow-men
might profit equally by a similar course to mine;
but,
constitutions not being all alike, a different course
of treatment may be advisable for the removal of so
tormenting an affliction.
- William Banting

Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world,
- though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst,
- the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
- Laurence Sterne

 

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

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

I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author
spectacles can see them as they are.
- Harriet Martineau

The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and
how he would like it to be done.
- Louis Leakey

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism.
If you steal from two, it's research.
- John Burke

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning,
not to find yours.
- Salman Rushdie

Our life is a book that writes itself and whose principal
themes sometimes escape us.
We are like characters in a novel who do not always
understand what the author wants of them.
- Julien Green

In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author;
vision is confined,
means are limited, scope is restricted,
movements are labored, and results are humdrum.
- Joseph de Maistre

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.
- Brendan Francis

To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it,
and get sensible people to read it, are the three great
difficulties in being an author.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I think that every so-called history book and film
biography should be prefaced by the statement that
what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances.
- Barbara Kruger

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying
rightly a thought one finds in a book,
than in being the first author of that thought.
- Pierre Bayle

When a French book becomes an international hit it
is because of the author and not because of the language.
The same goes for movies.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with,
insists on boring future generations.
- Charles de Montesquieu

How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

It appears a bold thing to say so when one sees how
much many a modern author who knows how to make a skilful
use of the Book of Chronicles has to tell about the tabernacle.
- Julius Wellhausen

You know what the critics are.
If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical
and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
- W. Somerset Maugham

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice.
And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune,
will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.
- Jacques-Louis David

Choose an author as you choose a friend.
- Arthur Helps

With a film, I do my best to understand the author's
intentions and try to bring the characters to life.
- Bruce Beresford

I have relaxed into my persona as an author,
although I used to fight that.
- David Guterson

For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as
a book once it is written.
She is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up.
- Rumer Godden

When the characters are really alive before their author,
the latter does nothing but follow them in their action,
in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
- Luigi Pirandello

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation,
the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one,
it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
- Aldous Huxley

Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads.
- Cornelia Funke

Why should any man have power over any other man's faith,
seeing Christ Himself is the author of it?
- George Fox

It is conceivable that what is unified form to the
author or composer may of necessity be formless to his audience.
- Charles Ives

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too
busy listening to other voices to listen as closely
as he should have to the one coming from inside.
- Stephen King

Anyone who wants simple, pat stories should buy another author's product.
The real universe ain't that way, and neither are my fictive ones.
- David Brin

One of the great currents in the contemporary experience
of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author.
- Anish Kapoor

My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.
- Lloyd Alexander

The difference between an author and a horse is that
the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.
- Max Frisch

If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet,
he never would have written Macbeth.
- Joyce Brothers

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar,
familiar things new.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Quotations are slippery things, really.
A brief sentence or phrase, often repeated -
always completely out of its original context -
and sometimes not an accurate representation
of the author's original words, let alone his intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.
- Logan P. Smith

It seems to me that an author who has determined very
new domains in literature is Gertrude Stein.
- Raymond Queneau

Call me the author.
- Joan Didion

Now I'm not an author, I'm a writer,
that's all I am.
- Mickey Spillane

When an author is too meticulous about his style,
you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

An author who speaks about their own books is almost
as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.
- Benjamin Disraeli

An author must be nothing if he do not love truth;
a barrister must be nothing if he do.
- Anthony Trollope

Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent;
this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.
- John M. Ford

Book tours are almost designed to beat out of an author
any affection he has for his book.
- Michael Lewis

Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the
variations in style and genre,
as long as they get that sense of story,
of character, of empathetic involvement.
- Dean Koontz

I don't think the author should make the reader do
that much work to remember who somebody is.
- Kevin J. Anderson

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
- Jeanne Moreau

The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax,
and as such every individual of the social order should
be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself.
- Carter G. Woodson

The way a book is read, which is to say,
the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as
much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
- Norman Cousins

Shakespeare is the true multicultural author.
He exists in all languages.
He is put on the stage everywhere.
Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage.
- Harold Bloom

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction
in that pain or distress,
or pleasure, is based on the author's own.
But in my case that is as far as it goes.
- William Trevor

Writing a song is much like being an author.
Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!),
but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
- Ken Hill

A successful tool is one that was used to do something
undreamt of by its author.
- Stephen C. Johnson

The prime goal of an author is the same as a musician,
which is to emotionally connect with the reader in some way or another.
- Ken Hill

There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book,
than in being the first author of the thought.
- Pierre Bayle

I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction.
So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really.
- Paul Kane

When a Benefit is wrongly conferred,
the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.
- Plato

Like the philosopher, the author views his task as
one of establishing a clear connection between life and history,
and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

I took up a sort of a hobby of just hanging around the local library.
I'd pick out an author and I would read all their books.
- Tom T. Hall

Life is the most versatile thing under the sun;
and in the pursuit of life and character the author
who works in a groove works in blinkers.
- Laurence Housman

An author departs, he does not die.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

Who learns most from a good book is the author.
- Jose Bergamin

The things I write are for those who are willing to
accept a new relationship between the reader and the author.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous
vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
- Logan P. Smith


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