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Augusten Burroughs Quotes and Sayings

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I love to both give and receive very old books.
- Augusten Burroughs

My only ritual is to just sit down and write,
write every day.
- Augusten Burroughs

There's never a false note in a Berg novel.
- Augusten Burroughs

I never listen to music when I write.
- Augusten Burroughs

 

Marriage is overdone.
As long as there are people, people are going to find it interesting.
- Augusten Burroughs

But my favorite band is Curbside Life,
out of Chicago.
- Augusten Burroughs

Once I decided to write, to be published,
I knew it would happen.
- Augusten Burroughs

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With my own memoirs, they are truthful,
and I write everything fully expecting to some day
end up televised on Court TV,
and I'm fully prepared to be challenged legally on it.
- Augusten Burroughs

But I can also write in crappy motel rooms,
while standing in line, or sitting in the dentist's chair.
- Augusten Burroughs

I was in advertising for years.
That was cushy, you know? It's pretty cushy in a lot of ways,
but I hated it.
- Augusten Burroughs

And I tend to listen to NPR when I'm not writing.
- Augusten Burroughs

Before I'm a writer, I'm definitely a reader and when I read memoir,
I really want it to be true.
- Augusten Burroughs

Because I've lived in one room my entire life,
working at the same table that you use to pay bills at and eat at.
It's going to be nice to have actual space.
- Augusten Burroughs

I think writers tend to be experience junkies,
and I think they also tend to want to be on the outside looking in.
- Augusten Burroughs

I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty
tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes.
- Augusten Burroughs

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of
being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected,
either by agents or publishers.
You absolutely must plow forward.
- Augusten Burroughs

I've just finished my next collection,
Possible Side Effects, and I'm now working on a collection
of holiday stories as well as a memoir about my relationship with my father.
- Augusten Burroughs

I like, though, that people have a hunger to connect with other people.
They're desperate to know that you're not lying to them or misleading them.
- Augusten Burroughs

I'm like the guy who prepares your taxes or a dentist.
I'm very conservative and boring in a lot of ways.
- Augusten Burroughs

As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations;
I really wanted a normal little childhood.
Unfortunately, that's just not what happened.
- Augusten Burroughs

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

I was on the cover of a lot of newspapers.
I was on the cover of USA Today for every single day for a month.
I was on the masthead, so I tend to get recognized a lot,
and in weird places.
It's always flattering, and it's always odd.
It's always at the worst possible time.
- Augusten Burroughs

The secret to being a writer is that you have to write.
It's not enough to think about writing or to study
literature or plan a future life as an author.
You really have to lock yourself away,
alone, and get to work.
- Augusten Burroughs

My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying.
I mean, the level of hatred that they had,
and the level of physical abuse - my mother would beat up my father,
basically - and I think I was drawn to images on television
that were bright and reflective.
- Augusten Burroughs

I can't tell you how much I love Target and Costco,
that kind of culture, because it's something I never felt a part of.
I've always felt like a tourist because I have never fit in anywhere.
- Augusten Burroughs

I think people tend to see the bigger point,
which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you
didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have,
or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and
alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams.
- Augusten Burroughs

When people meet me, many times they're very surprised
because they expect someone who is kind of wacky with
seven piercings and very hip and cool and New York City,
and I'm not.
- Augusten Burroughs

I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year,
if I continued to read great books, eventually I would
write something worthy of publication.
I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties,
but I felt confident that it would happen.
- Augusten Burroughs

I'm always prepared for the worst.
I was prepared to have the book come out,
sell seven copies, and have to keep working in advertising,
so it was just great that it was received so well and by such a huge audience.
- Augusten Burroughs

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

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

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

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa


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