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David Eddings Quotes and Sayings

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I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I
didn't submit that to a publisher.
I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.
- David Eddings

The unfortunate thing about working for yourself is
that you have the worst boss in the world.
I work every day of the year except at Christmas,
when I work a half day.
- David Eddings

All social workers want is to get everyone involved in a programme.
Because a programme provides full employment for three
generations of social workers.
And they mess up.
- David Eddings

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true.
But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic
then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
- David Eddings

 

I taught in a small teacher's college for three or four years,
at which point all the administrators got a pay raise
and the teaching faculty didn't.
- David Eddings

This is terrible, when a writer is bored by his own work,
but it was a real bomb and had reached the point where
I couldn't even stand to look at it any more.
- David Eddings

Call it my little gesture toward social conscience,
but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read.
Now that sounds pretentious!
- David Eddings

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If the general opinion is pessimistic,
fantasy is going to hold its own.
- David Eddings

I get up at an unholy hour in the morning my work day
is completed by the time the sun rises.
I have a slightly bad back which has made an enormous
contribution to American literature.
- David Eddings

I've fallen back on this periodically,
although I must say that getting out of the grocery
business ranked right up there with getting out of
the army as one of the happier experiences of my life.
- David Eddings

Reed College required a thesis for a Bachelor's degree.
Normally a Bachelor's is sort of like being stamped 'Prime US Beef.'
They just walk you through,
hand out the diplomas and you fill in your name later on.
- David Eddings

When they ran out of cadre men they gave me my very own platoon and said,
'Here are 63 men, try to keep as many of them alive as you possibly can.'
That was one of the more harrowing experiences of my life.
- David Eddings

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

I don't think my wife likes me very much,
when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance.
- Frank Carson

I put a piece of paper under my pillow,
and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.
- Henry David Thoreau

About 40 years ago I had an experience where I wrote a tract.
- Tim LaHaye

I was in a bad mood when I wrote that.
- Thomas Frank

I know that many writers have had to write under censorship
and yet produced good novels;
for instance,
Cervantes wrote Don Quixote under Catholic censorship.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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

As soon as I was old enough to drive,
I got a job at a local newspaper.
There was someone who influenced me.
He wrote a column for The Guardian from this tiny village in India.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I wrote a million words in the first year,
and I could never have done that outside of prison.
- Jeffrey Archer

I wrote my children's book because I believe there
are children that are hurting and may need to know
that there is love out there for them-
God's love.
- Janine Turner

Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless
material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
- Philip Schaff

I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell.
- Jack Vance

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many
poems without signing them,
was often a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

I was terrible at straight items.
When I wrote obituaries, my mother said the only thing
I ever got them to do was die in alphabetical order.
- Erma Bombeck

It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my
Goya classical guitar that day.
I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that
was the only thing I could ever really do -
write songs and sing them to people.
- Stevie Nicks

I suppose not everyone has a dad who wrote a book saying
he didn't believe in the Parliamentary road to socialism.
- Ed Miliband

I always wrote; my first story was published in the
magazine The American Girl when I was 11.
- Sara Paretsky

When I was very young, I used to share much of what I wrote with my family,
but as I got older and more self-conscious,
it became a much more private process.
- Anita Desai

I always wrote about things that were important to me.
I think our past success showed that it was also important for a lot of others.
- Gavin Rossdale

Interpreter of Maladies is the title of one of the stories in the book.
And the phrase itself was something I thought of before I even wrote that story.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed,
but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it.
It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote.
- Judy Davis

Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody
reading a book about revolution.
David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.
- Mike Tyson

Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books,
I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee,
who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
- Mickey Spillane

I was sad Jon Ronson, who wrote in the Guardian and
has made a TV show for Channel 4,
took against me.
- Jonathan King

Capote wrote every day.
He said that's the only way, you have to sit down every day and do it.
- Debbie Harry

The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school.
It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store
and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel,
Mississippi.
- Beth Henley

I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record...
So I was just writing songs.
- Billy Sherwood

Somebody wrote a script around us, but Dustin Abraham came with the best one.
- Method Man

In 1976 I wrote a lot about women trying to claim the right to work.
- Cathy Guisewite

I said, other people can write songs,
let's see if I can.
So the first 400 or 500 wound up on the floor somewhere.
Then I wrote one called Melissa.
- Gregg Allman

You know, if I wrote the arrangements two years from now,
they would probably be a lot slicker.
- Bruce Johnston

My brother used to say that I wrote faster than he could read.
He wrote two books - of poems - better than all mine put together.
- Laurence Housman

I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book.
- Frank McCourt

For me, the original play becomes an historical document:
This is where I was when I wrote it,
and I have to move on now to something else.
- August Wilson

I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet,
because I don't think it's finished yet.
- Lawrence Welk

Remember that I wrote a pavane for a dead princess,
and not a dead pavane for a princess!
- Maurice Ravel

I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife.
I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things.
- Harvey Pekar

I was well traveled, and I created this illusion of
literacy through reading and writing.
I wrote a book of short stories.
- Tom T. Hall

Although a madman, Norton wrote letters to Abraham
Lincoln and Queen Victoria which they took seriously.
- Kerry Thornley

I wrote music as soon as I knew notation.
- Harrison Birtwistle

In the Emperor's New Clothes, they got a different
celebrity to do each voice.
They drew up a picture of each character and then each
actor wrote their own part.
- Melissa Joan Hart

If all I ever wrote about was inner city freaks,
I think it would be dishonest.
- Eric Bogosian

Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration
of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God,
not from government.
- Paul Ryan

No one, ever, wrote anything as well even after one
drink as he would have done with out it.
- Ring Lardner

The first book I ever wrote was in fourth grade and
it was called 'Billy's Booger.'
It was an autobiographical piece about a kid who was really bad at math.
- William Joyce

And the irony is that they wrote better without access to my quotes.
- Steve Carlton

Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence.
As I could not speak, I wrote a book.
- Nana Mouskouri

I was five years old when I wrote my first song.
It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

I wrote some bad poetry that I published in North African journals,
but even as I withdrew into this reading,
I also led the life of a kind of young hooligan.
- Jacques Derrida

Morrissey wrote to me and said, I have a song for you
and if we release it as a single,
you'll be on the charts for the first time since 1972,
I said, what time, where?
- Nancy Sinatra

My grandmother passed at 104.
She sang and wrote songs until she passed.
- Rita Coolidge

I started listening to music when I wrote when I had three sons at home.
- Philip Levine

I wrote it the right way, so it was copied the wrong way right.
I mean the right way wrong.
- Eugene Ormandy

Homer was able to give us no information relating to the truth,
for he wrote of human rather than divine things.
- Lactantius

Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad -
because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying 'You're mad,
you're mad.'
- Graham Swift

I didn't choose a word or anything.
I just wrote the song until it stopped.
- Marty Robbins

I remember little of the Yukon or what I wrote there.
- Robert W. Service


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