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Dick Bruna Quotes and Sayings

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However, my father was a publisher and it was expected
that I would become a publisher as well -
in his firm.
- Dick Bruna

But I don't sit down and think: this is meant for children.
- Dick Bruna

I want a nice picture book with 12 pictures -
I do my best with that format.
- Dick Bruna

Before he went to sleep, I told him a little story
about a rabbit we saw run around the beach house we rented.
- Dick Bruna

 

I come from a family of business people,
but I had the idea I wanted to become an artist.
- Dick Bruna

Each book first begins with a little idea.
- Dick Bruna

I thought it would be very nice to become Picasso or Rembrandt,
or a van Gogh.
- Dick Bruna

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Miffy has changed quite a lot since the early books,
although I never realised it at the time.
- Dick Bruna

But we discovered that, although I liked publishing,
the commercial side meant nothing at all to me.
- Dick Bruna

Right at the beginning, I didn't know if Miffy was a boy or girl.
- Dick Bruna

I have been drawing all my life.
- Dick Bruna

Now, I had been drawing all this time -
especially in France of course -
so,
when I came back, my father gave me the chance to do
a cover for one of the books he published.
- Dick Bruna

My father realised that for me to become a publisher
in his firm would have been the end of the firm!
- Dick Bruna

When I make a book, I make it for the child and not for the parent -
no jokes in it for the parents!
- Dick Bruna

I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books -
from Shakespeare to James Bond -
and I always had the idea that I must give 100%,
no matter who the author was.
- Dick Bruna

Then one day I thought it would be wonderful to make a whole book,
to make my text and my drawings together,
and that's how I started doing children's books.
- Dick Bruna

I thought it was amazing to work with authors,
to get a manuscript and try to make up a cover for it.
- Dick Bruna

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow PHOTO

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

From what we get, we can make a living:
what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However beautiful the strategy,
you should occasionally look at the results.
- Winston Churchill PHOTO

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates

It is better to do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

In many ways, it is easier to be a good giver than a good receiver.
The giver chooses the gift and the timing.
More important, societal and religious traditions
tend to elevate the status of giver and lower the status of receiver.
When the Bible (Acts 20:32-35) speaks of it being
more blessed to give than to receive,
I believe that a better translation might be
"take" rather than "receive," as the context
of that passage is "coveting."
Certainly there is nothing blessed about coveting,
stealing, begging, or demanding,
however the skill of graciously receiving a freely offered gift
is another matter entirely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you make a living, if you earn your own money,
you're free - however free one can be on this planet.
- Theodore White

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People are going to behave however the social norms permit,
and beyond that.
- Max Cannon

However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence,
there can't be much to it.
- James Schuyler

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who,
however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is best to live however one can be.
- Sophocles

Just as a man would not cherish living
in a body other than his own,
so do nations not like to live under other nations,
however noble and great the latter may be.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Let it be immediately added, however,
that this economic independence and prosperity has
always been absolutely associated in the American mind
with free political institutions.
- Herbert Croly

I still make more money as I do as an actor than director,
however I don't want to be a commercial director.
- Charles S. Dutton

However, I began to submit poems to British magazines,
and some were accepted.
It was a great moment to see my first poems published.
It felt like entering a tradition.
- Helen Dunmore

There remains, however, the hope, at least in Russia,
that, as sometimes happens in history,
the memory of lost alternatives will one day inspire efforts to regain them.
- Stephen Cohen

A great gulf, however, has been opened between man's
material advance and his social and moral progress,
a gulf in which he may one day be lost if it is not closed or narrowed.
- Lester B. Pearson

I have no objection to a man being a man,
however masculine that may be.
- Agnes Smedley

However, I hope I am also judged on my accomplishments
as an actor and not just on my pretty face!
- Jonathan Brandis

However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries,
it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

No law of nature, however general, has been established all at once;
its recognition has always been preceded by many presentiments.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous
vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
- Logan P. Smith

It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto,
I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer
ghetto and moving out into the world more.
- Rick Moody

However, poetry does not live solely in books or in school anthologies.
- Eugenio Montale

Leaving England was a painful decision,
and we still have some regrets about it.
However, at that time, the research environment for
theoretical chemistry was clearly better in the U.S.
- John Pople

The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens.
Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political
fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany.
- Otto Schily

It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God,
they play only Bach.
I am sure, however, that when they are together en
famille they play Mozart.
- Karl Barth

In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play,
however great, loses much when not seen in action.
- George P. Baker

I am not interested in women just because they're women.
I am interested, however, in seeing that they are no
longer classed with children and minors.
- Crystal Eastman

While conscience is our friend, all is at peace;
however once it is offended,
farewell to a tranquil mind.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

However great a man's natural talent may be,
the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

It is far more important to me to preserve an unblemished
conscience than to compass any object however great.
- William Ellery Channing

However, when my parents married in 1945,
China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning
grew increasingly remote,
and they decided to begin their family in the United States.
- Steven Chu

It didn't feel difficult at the time because I was
so charged up about both books.
Afterward, however, I was pretty tired.
In a good way, like after a great workout.
- Jonathan Kellerman

However, I think I managed to reach a new level with Koko,
and I will always be grateful for the experience.
- Peter Straub

Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there.
Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long,
slow climb and self-discipline.
- Helen Hayes

However, I keep reminding them that this issue is not
a new issue that has come out for this election.
This issue has been in the courts for two years and two months now.
- Sibel Edmonds

However the Southern man may have been master of the negro,
there were compensatory processes whereby certain negroes
were masters of their masters' children.
- John Sergeant Wise


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