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C. S. Forester Quotes and Sayings

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I must be like the princess who felt the pea through seven mattresses;
each book is a pea.
- C. S. Forester

The fools ran after me and I ran after the whores,
foolish though I realized such a proceeding to be.
- C. S. Forester

Novel writing wrecks homes.
- C. S. Forester

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist
to move hearth and home elsewhere.
He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out
of the clutches of bothersome hosts.
- C. S. Forester

 

There is still need to think and plan,
but on a different scale, and along different lines.
- C. S. Forester

The work is with me when I wake up in the morning;
it is with me while I eat my breakfast in bed and run through the newspaper,
while I shave and bathe and dress.
- C. S. Forester

Perhaps that suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor.
- C. S. Forester

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Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with
the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood,
and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
- C. S. Forester

Novel writing is far and away the most exhausting work I know.
- C. S. Forester

A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular,
and he could rarely afford to if he wanted.
- C. S. Forester

I have heard of novels started in the middle,
at the end, written in patches to be joined together later,
but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this.
- C. S. Forester

I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write;
to think only of my own tastes and ideals,
without a thought of those of editors or publishers.
- C. S. Forester

There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin
at the beginning at to continue to the end.
- C. S. Forester

With two people and luggage on board she draws four inches of water.
Two canoe paddles will move her along at a speed reasonable
enough in moderate currents.
- C. S. Forester

They managed to find time...
to tell me that there was no chance of my being accepted
for service and that really I should be surprised to still be alive.
- C. S. Forester

The doctor who applied a stethoscope to my heart was not satisfied.
I was told to get my papers with the clerk in the outer hall.
I was medically rejected.
- C. S. Forester

The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher.
It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out
of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day.
- C. S. Forester

When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers.
My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room
catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of
books for which no one will ever ask.
- C. S. Forester

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump PHOTO

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray PHOTO

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Time expands like a brightly colored balloon
when it is filled with joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is like a box of chocolates.
- Forrest Gump

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
- Anonymous

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Like an Eagle, May You Always Soar
High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fears are like dragons
guarding our deepest treasure.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To dream of the person you would like to be
is to waste the person you are.
- Anonymous

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like Beauty, Joy and Suffering are
in the Eye of the Beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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