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Dinah Maria Mulock Quotes and Sayings

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An author departs, he does not die.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but pouring them all right out, just as they are.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

It is astonishing what a lot of odd minutes one can catch during the day,
if one really sets about it.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

How the sting of poverty, or small means,
is gone when one keeps house for one's own comfort
and not for the comfort of one's neighbors.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

 

When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes,
we must try charity, which is love in action.
We must speculate no more on our duty,
but simply do it.
When we have done it, however blindly,
perhaps Heaven will show us why.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

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Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

When an author is too meticulous about his style,
you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The greatest king of Israel, King David,
the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in
battle so that he could sleep with his wife.
- Robert Duvall

Making a book is a craft, like making a clock;
it needs more than native wit to be an author.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Certainly the most diverse, if minor,
pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
- Arthur Miller

When a Benefit is wrongly conferred,
the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.
- Plato

It appears a bold thing to say so when one sees how
much many a modern author who knows how to make a skilful
use of the Book of Chronicles has to tell about the tabernacle.
- Julius Wellhausen

Book tours are almost designed to beat out of an author
any affection he has for his book.
- Michael Lewis

It is a greater joy to see the author's author, than himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oh, I think every author is inspired by all of the books that she reads.
- Cornelia Funke

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
- Jeanne Moreau

I have no intention of becoming a shorthand author.
- Isaac Pitman

Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent;
this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.
- John M. Ford

I took up a sort of a hobby of just hanging around the local library.
I'd pick out an author and I would read all their books.
- Tom T. Hall

I have been told by hospital authorities that more
copies of my works are left behind by departing patients
than those of any other author.
- Robert Benchley

I think people enjoy a series.
When you like a story, many readers want more of the same,
which is dandy, if the author and the characters have more to say.
- Sarah Zettel

Call me the author.
- Joan Didion

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction
in that pain or distress,
or pleasure, is based on the author's own.
But in my case that is as far as it goes.
- William Trevor

Why should any man have power over any other man's faith,
seeing Christ Himself is the author of it?
- George Fox

There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it;
that by so much the more we are possess'd of it,
by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature.
- Eliza Haywood

Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the
variations in style and genre,
as long as they get that sense of story,
of character, of empathetic involvement.
- Dean Koontz

Readers always seem to think that the author has some
control over the design of their books.
- Donald Norman

The only living works are those which have drained
much of the author's own life into them.
- Samuel Butler

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too
busy listening to other voices to listen as closely
as he should have to the one coming from inside.
- Stephen King

Hey, over here!
Have your picture taken with a reclusive author!
Today only, we'll throw in a free autograph!
But wait, there's more!
- Thomas Pynchon

I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author
spectacles can see them as they are.
- Harriet Martineau

I don't think the author should make the reader do
that much work to remember who somebody is.
- Kevin J. Anderson

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

When the characters are really alive before their author,
the latter does nothing but follow them in their action,
in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
- Luigi Pirandello

Shakespeare is the true multicultural author.
He exists in all languages.
He is put on the stage everywhere.
Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage.
- Harold Bloom

What makes a book great, a so-called classic,
it its quality of always being modern,
of its author, though he be long dead,
continuing to speak to each new generation.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction
of addressing the Republican National Convention.
This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men.
- Emanuel Celler

Now I'm not an author, I'm a writer,
that's all I am.
- Mickey Spillane

I shall be but a shrimp of an author.
- Thomas Gray

The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.
- Andre Maurois

The prime goal of an author is the same as a musician,
which is to emotionally connect with the reader in some way or another.
- Ken Hill

A successful tool is one that was used to do something
undreamt of by its author.
- Stephen C. Johnson

I wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember.
- Walter Jon Williams

The way a book is read, which is to say,
the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as
much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
- Norman Cousins

The things I write are for those who are willing to
accept a new relationship between the reader and the author.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Writing a song is much like being an author.
Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!),
but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
- Ken Hill

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice.
And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune,
will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.
- Jacques-Louis David

Your source material is the people you know,
not those you don't know, but every character is an
extension of the author's own personality.
- Edward Albee

The future author is one who discovers that language,
the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language,
will serve him in winning through to his way.
- Thornton Wilder

Anyone who wants simple, pat stories should buy another author's product.
The real universe ain't that way, and neither are my fictive ones.
- David Brin

I think of myself as a very lazy author.
- Neil Gaiman

The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax,
and as such every individual of the social order should
be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself.
- Carter G. Woodson

With a film, I do my best to understand the author's
intentions and try to bring the characters to life.
- Bruce Beresford

An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation,
the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

When a French book becomes an international hit it
is because of the author and not because of the language.
The same goes for movies.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

The author of the Iliad is either Homer or,
if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.
- Aldous Huxley

But to me I find Francis Bacon the most likely candidate to be the author.
- Mark Rylance

The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect,
at least if the author is concentrating.
- John M. Ford

A creation of importance can only be produced when
its author isolates himself,
it is a child of solitude.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All the best performers bring to their role something more,
something different than what the author put on paper.
That's what makes theatre live.
That's why it persists.
- Stephen Sondheim

The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake,
has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays
to the genius of its time.
- Joseph Lewis

The difference between an author and a horse is that
the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.
- Max Frisch

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention
to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read
it in the original author?
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton

I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction.
So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really.
- Paul Kane

The author himself is the best judge of his own performance;
none has so deeply meditated on the subject;
none is so sincerely interested in the event.
- Edward Gibbon

I have relaxed into my persona as an author,
although I used to fight that.
- David Guterson

Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to
collect money and fame from this state of being.
- A. A. Milne

What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.
- Logan P. Smith


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