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Eric Brown Quotes and Sayings

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I think it's a short story writer's duty,
as well as writing well about emotions and characters,
to write story.
- Eric Brown

You don't have to fight for your life anymore.
You're starting a new one.
- Eric Brown

The professionals are going to be joined by the average Joe.
Everybody's a publisher.
- Eric Brown

To me, it's all about opening all the doors and getting
people to be not only prolific,
but creative and having control of their music.
- Eric Brown

 

I think my fascination is less with genre figures than with writers in general.
- Eric Brown

Well, to be honest I think I'm a better short story writer than a novelist.
Novels I find very hard, hours and hours,
weeks and weeks, of conscious thought -
whereas short stories slip out painlessly in a few days.
- Eric Brown

'Made it as a writer'? I'm still wondering if I've made it as a writer.
I've made it as a published writer of the type of SF
that I want to write and read,
but I'm still waiting for that big breakthrough.
- Eric Brown

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I write about five thousand words a day,
when working on a book, about three thousand a day
if I'm writing a short story.
I take long periods off between projects,
when I read a lot, garden, and think about the next book or stories.
- Eric Brown

Which, of course, isn't the point of writing -
but it would be nice if,
along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print,
I could do more than merely scrape a living.
Okay, moaning over.
- Eric Brown

The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration,
as a NEED to write.
I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while.
Ideas come to me and need to be written down.
- Eric Brown

Why my interest in writers? Well, I'm one,
and many of my friends are writers.
I know what it's like to write.
I'm interested in the creative process.
I'm fascinated by the disparity between who we are on the outside,
and what we have bubbling away inside us.
- Eric Brown

The market for short stories is hard to break into,
but a magazine editor isn't always looking for big
names with which to sell his magazine -
they're more willing to try stories by newcomers,
if those tales are good.
- Eric Brown

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. PHOTO

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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