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Colin Dexter Quotes and Sayings

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I write every day when I'm at home -
trying to catch up with correspondence.
- Colin Dexter

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

 

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

One could write a history of science in reverse by
assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority
about what could not be done and could never happen.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Be careful that you do not write or paint anything that is not your own,
that you don't know in your own soul.
- Emily Carr

Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or
other band members or a camera.
I can just sit in a room and write songs.
- Rick Springfield

Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think
and talk better than to read or write;
who,
however, wrote much and well, but too often by rote.
- William Hazlitt

They offered me millions and millions and millions
of dollars to write books about Cary.
That was between us.
That was private.
I'll always love him.
- Dyan Cannon

I have learned that it is far easier to write a speech
about good advertising than it is to write a good ad.
- Leo Burnett

Now that I'm being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me,
but I'm unabashedly genre.
It's what I like to read, what I like to write.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing -
it wasn't enough to play other people's notes:
I had to write notes too.
- Luc Ferrari

You write for two people, yourself and your audience,
who are usually better educated and at least as smart.
- Tony Hillerman

I hate government.
I'm apolitical.
Write that down.
I'm not a Republican.
- Bruce Willis

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can.
Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
- Ernest Hemingway

I think for a young journalist, it's better to write
for the Web at the moment than it is for print.
- Tina Brown

I would be content if I had nothing but a tape-recorder.
I could still write songs and record them.
- Barry Gibb

When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings.
- Loretta Lynn

You write with ease to show your breeding,
but easy writing's curst hard reading.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

A man who wants time to read and write must let the grass grow long.
- Sloan Wilson

In real life, people are constantly saying one thing and doing another,
but if you write your characters that way,
the story becomes too hard to follow.
- Jessica Cutler

I'd rather write one good book than ten mediocre ones.
- Donna Tartt

I always try to write a song, I never just want to write a record.
- Smokey Robinson

Strangely, some songs you really don't want to write.
- David Bowie

Absolutely.
I can produce.
I can write.
I can direct.
- Frank Langella

The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store:
one couldn't write them again,
and wouldn't want to.
- Jean Rostand

I want to play music when I want, write a song if I
want or watch a baseball game if I want.
- John Lee Hooker

What sustains me is to be with my family and to write.
- David Guterson

I don't want to write formula.
I don't want to crank these books out like sausages.
Every book is different, which takes a hell of a lot of ingenuity on my part.
- Sue Grafton

I write journals and would recommend journal writing
to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career.
You learn a lot.
You also remember a lot...
and memory is important.
- Judy Collins

I know if I were to drop dead now, people would probably
write nice things in the obit.
- Martin Short

Focus in on the genre you want to write,
and read books in that genre.
A LOT of books by a variety of authors.
And read with questions in your mind.
- Nicholas Sparks

What I look for in any character, good or bad,
is whether I can hear him speak.
If I can imagine him that clearly, then I can write about him.
- Thomas Perry

I write short stories, and I wrote a play.
- Rita Dove

Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets,
they stop when reach puberty.
- Dennis Potter

Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember.
- Burt Bacharach

When I first started to write, I was aware of being queer,
but I didn't write about it.
Queer poems would probably not have been accepted by
the editors I sent them to.
- Thom Gunn

Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a
pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
- Carl Sandburg

I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song.
I would rather be in the middle of society,
whether it's growing or crumbling.
- Ric Ocasek

Write to be understood, speak to be heard,
read to grow.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility.
I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry
about choruses and hook lines.
- John Mellencamp

When I sit down to write, I don't think about writing
about an idea or a given message.
I just try to write a story which is hard enough.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

I love the paranormal, because there,
every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination.
- Leslie Banks

I'll think of the idea and then I'll write something down,
then within that there will be a joke or two which
is the original thing which I thought was funny.
- David Cross

I didn't want to write a biographie romancee especially
since I already write novels,
nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game,
arbitrary as those rules might be.
- Edmund White

Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.
- G. H. Hardy

Whether it's string writing or whatever,
I try to write for what each instrumentalist can do best.
- Chuck Mangione

I am traveling less in order to be able to write more.
I select my travel destinations according to their
degree of usefulness to my work.
- Jose Saramago

I enjoy research; in fact research is so engaging that
it would be easy to go on for years,
and never write the novel at all.
- Helen Dunmore


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