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Anthony Doerr Quotes and Sayings

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Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you:
The world doesn't care all that much if you live or die.
- Anthony Doerr

I do fish.
I think there is a connection between thinking and
fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to
your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.
- Anthony Doerr

I always told my dad I'd play professional football.
- Anthony Doerr

Travel definitely affects me as a writer.
- Anthony Doerr

 

I've been getting into Nick Drake lately,
the folk singer.
Sad, gorgeous stuff.
- Anthony Doerr

I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe,
so I like to give science books.
- Anthony Doerr

It wasn't until I was 26 or 25 when I started sending work out to magazines.
- Anthony Doerr

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But then of course you reach a point where you have to say,
I've got to figure out how this book's going to end.
Otherwise, you're going to write yourself into so many dead-ends.
- Anthony Doerr

I never played inside as a kid - even in the rain I'd go out.
- Anthony Doerr

You don't say, I'm going to be a writer when I grow up -
at least I didn't.
- Anthony Doerr

I guess you could say I've been writing all my life.
- Anthony Doerr

Short stories are wonderful and extremely challenging,
and the joy of them, because it only takes me three or four months to write,
I can take more risks with them.
It's just less of your life invested.
- Anthony Doerr

For me it was perfect, because it wasn't a very competitive environment,
and it was a studio program.
They basically send you off, and say,
bring us some work, and we'll help you improve it.
It really rewarded self-discipline.
- Anthony Doerr

I feel like it has gone very fast for me,
but I feel like it wasn't instantaneous,
at all.
I was getting a lot of rejections.
I just got very lucky and it happened quickly for me.
I don't feel like I'm a prodigy or something.
- Anthony Doerr

I found my first novel difficult.
I don't want to make it sound like it's any more difficult
than driving a cab or going to any other job,
but there are so many opportunities for self-doubt,
that you just kind of need to soldier on.
- Anthony Doerr

It took me about three years to write About Grace.
I wasn't teaching two of those years,
so I was working eight-hour days, five days a week.
And it would include research and reading -
it wasn't just a blank page,
laying down words.
- Anthony Doerr

I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because
I've been keeping a journal forever.
In high school my friends would make fun of me -
you're doing your man diary again.
So I was always trying to translate experience into words.
- Anthony Doerr

My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say,
how long did it take you to paint that painting.
She'll say, It took me maybe three days,
but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting.
- Anthony Doerr

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17 PHOTO

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Anyone is free who lives as he wishes to live.
- Epictetus

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat,
Push Your Buttons,
Get You Riled Up,
or Annoy You.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
- Publilius Syrus

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

Anyone can heal who believes that he can
and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
- Ernest Holmes

Don't look for approval from anyone other than yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth
who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
- Ernest Holmes

Friendship with one's self is all important,
because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

If someone irritates you, it is only
your own response that is irritating you.
Therefore, when anyone seems to be provoking you,
remember that it is only your judgment
of the incident that provokes you. -
- Epictetus

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Anyone can be passionate, but
it takes real lovers to be silly.
- Rose Franken

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
- Al Capp

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess,
and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings

I don't think anyone has a normal family.
- Edward Furlong

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

Never trust anyone who wants what you've got.
Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
- Eubie Blake

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality
the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for
going out of himself toward someone else.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that
Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that
anyone cares that much about a baseball player.
- Bernie Lincicome

I live in my own place -
have never copied anyone even half,
and at any master who lacks the grace -
to laugh at himself - I laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche


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