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Armistead Maupin Quotes and Sayings

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When I get back from this book tour,
I'm planning to learn the internet.
Maybe I can hook up in cyberspace.
- Armistead Maupin

I've always drawn on bits and pieces of my own life.
- Armistead Maupin

I've always believed you can get closer to the truth
by pretending not to speak it.
- Armistead Maupin

For the most part, I have a very manageable celebrity.
People recognize me from time to time,
and they usually say very appreciative things.
It affords me a great deal of pleasure.
- Armistead Maupin

 

But it's amazing how many people think that gay men
should slink off into the shadows when it comes to
having friendships with children.
- Armistead Maupin

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.
- Armistead Maupin

I've included these little jokes and mysteries in my
writing for the amusement of readers.
- Armistead Maupin

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Well, maybe it has to do with the fact that I was a
complete Hitchcock fanatic from age 9.
- Armistead Maupin

I believe very firmly that gay people of every stripe
and age should be role models for all children,
and that means interacting with them.
- Armistead Maupin

I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when
I could have been out there loving someone.
Don't make that mistake yourself.
Life's too damn short.
- Armistead Maupin

Being in love is the only transcendent experience.
- Armistead Maupin

But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be.
There are people wrecking their lives with addiction,
which seems much more severe.
- Armistead Maupin

I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up,
so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom.
You get kinder as you go along.
- Armistead Maupin

I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct,
rescued me most of my life.
- Armistead Maupin

Like I've always said, love wouldn't be blind if the
braille weren't so damned much fun.
- Armistead Maupin

I consider myself much better adjusted than Gabriel.
- Armistead Maupin

I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
- Armistead Maupin

I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't
decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
- Armistead Maupin

The world changes in direct proportion to the number
of people willing to be honest about their lives.
- Armistead Maupin

But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud
is even more prevalent in today's world because of
the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for
instant communication with strangers.
- Armistead Maupin

I can't imagine a more fulfilling thing for a writer
than that you've made a strong impact on the lives of other people.
Just because I've heard it before does not mean I don't
want to hear it one more time.
- Armistead Maupin

My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long.
I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when
I could have been out there loving someone.
Don't make that mistake yourself.
Life's too damn short.
- Armistead Maupin

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller,
Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans,
an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS,
who does not have much longer to live.
- Armistead Maupin

It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry
and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life.
That is a writer's device, which places Gabriel under
even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself.
- Armistead Maupin

I have always distrusted memoir.
I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction.
It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it.
Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir.
- Armistead Maupin

I know that when Terry and I were together,
10 years ago, he did not appreciate it when people
would ask him what it is like being partnered with a celebrity.
Precisely because it suggested that he had no value.
- Armistead Maupin

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey PHOTO

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein PHOTO

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

Whenever the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

When the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing


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