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Carl Clinton Van Doren Quotes and Sayings

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Yes, it's hard to write.
But it's harder not to.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love
affair which makes a part of the plot,
is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Familiar life, tending to sordidness,
had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized;
historical detail had been brought in to teach readers
who were being entertained.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Although by 1851 tales of adventure had begun to seem antiquated,
they had rendered a large service to the course of literature:
they had removed the stigma,
for the most part, from the word novel.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

 

The two most common charges against the older fiction,
that it pleased wickedly and that it taught nothing,
had broken down before the discovery,
except in illiberal sects, that the novel is fitted
both for honest use and for pleasure.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main
tendency for nearly a generation was away from the
conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation,
east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the
year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that
when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage,
and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly
the first great period of American fiction.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

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The region west of the Mississippi continued in the
popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports
of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction,
and Cooper's Prairie had few followers.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling,
much curious learning in the literature of the subject,
and, above all, an imagination which worked with great
power upon the facts of his own experience.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And yes, I loved.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say "YES" to the opportunities life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship.
Yes, baby.
- Star Jones

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'.
Oops.
Wrong One.
'Do it yourself'.
Yes, that's it.
- Linus Torvalds

Yes, Mother.
I can see you are flawed.
You have not hidden it.
That is your greatest gift to me.
- Alice Walker

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it,
as we are for war.
- John Andrew Holmes

Yes, I think poker really isn't gambling.
- Al Alvarez

When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality.
It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no.
You're going to get it anyway.
- Erma Bombeck

Yes, the divorce was difficult.
It was difficult.
- Priscilla Presley

Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes.
We should not be ashamed of that.
On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world
and should be a source of pride.
- Arthur C. Brooks

Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes,
or perhaps later in life, yes when we should say no.
- William Glasser

I didn't have any doubts about my choice of career,
but I had constant doubts about my ability,
yes.
- Suzanne Farrell

Yes, you must have the courage of being free.
- Jose Carreras

Oh yes, I love to do shoes.
I'm not a fetishist but I love to do shoes.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before.
It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
- Alain Resnais

Yes, the marriage proposal was shot.
Michael excluded the dialogue from the final edit.
- Madeleine Stowe

God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny
more extraordinary than was conceived for Him,
yes God is like Me, only more so.
- Norman Mailer

I do take class because I still dance,
and yes, I do slip into class with the Royal Ballet from time to time.
- Deborah Bull

In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true
is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and,
I do believe, an object of affection and-yes,
love.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

I enjoy tennis, though don't play very often nowadays,
and skiing...
oh yes and swimming.
- Roger Moore

I write funny.
If I can make my wife laugh, I know I'm on the right track.
But yes, I don't like to get Maudlin.
And I have a tendency towards it.
- Gene Wilder

A diary means yes indeed.
- Gertrude Stein

Yes, I've had some pretty good luck finding wonderful talent.
- Gene Krupa

Yes, Carl Vine stuck around.
He's now number one composer for choreography.
- Graeme Murphy

So, yes, there's nothing I love more than listening
to directors talk about their movies.
- Jodie Foster

Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and
opportunity and the value of education more than 7th
or 8th generation Americans.
- Malcolm Wallop

Yes, death is strong, but look you, the strongest,
Stronger is music than death.
- Franz Werfel

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
- e. e. cummings

I'm very surprised at that, yes, because there were
many chances for it to be in Germany once the syndication
market started and it continually just did not happen.
- Werner Klemperer

Yes!
ready money is Aladdin's lamp.
- George Byron

Yes, I'm supposed to go back to New York to do Geraldo,
and we're going to be doing The Tonight Show.
- Bobby Sherman

Oh yes, much, because music is just something that comes to you.
You don't question it.
- Bryan Ferry

Yes, but if you take that crap and put a star in it,
then you've got something.
- Ed Wood

It was important that I became successful.
People say they do it for the love, and yes,
you do it for the love, but you want to be successful.
- Wyclef Jean

Yes, I sell people things they don't need.
I can't, however, sell them something they don't want.
Even with advertising.
Even if I were of a mind to.
- John O'Toole

The drink? Yes, I've had tough times in my life,
especially the last year, regarding my ex-wife,
my kids, I nearly broke my neck, I was on death row with pneumonia.
- Paul Gascoigne


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