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Gay Talese Quotes and Sayings

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Thirteen years I took on this last book.
- Gay Talese

For example, many colleges in their writing programs teach some of my work.
- Gay Talese

The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers
after the problems are solved.
- Gay Talese

I could come up with 50 stories that I am thinking about.
- Gay Talese

 

Restaurants are a wonderful escape for me.
And are for a lot of people.
- Gay Talese

The reporter wrote with the hope that he would get a by-line in the Times,
a testimony to his being alive on that day and all
the tomorrows of microfilm.
- Gay Talese

News, if unreported, has no impact.
It might as well have not happened at all.
- Gay Talese

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Yes there is a little group of soccer aficionados,
but I am not one of them.
- Gay Talese

I write and rewrite and rewrite and write and like
to turn in what I think is finished work.
- Gay Talese

Even after they had stopped modeling for Playboy and
had settled down with other men to raise families of their own,
Hugh Hefner still considered them his women,
and in the bound volumes of his magazine he would always possess them.
- Gay Talese

People go to restaurants for so many different reasons.
To court a girl, to make some deal.
Maybe to talk to some lawyer about how to get an alimony
settlement better than they got last week.
- Gay Talese

I am writing about people who are alive in the city
of New York during mid-20th-century America.
And these people are like a character in a play or
they are figures in a short story or a novel.
- Gay Talese

With all of the qualities of the scene-setting,
the dialogue, the place and time and the time and place
in which your characters move.
And I want to move with the characters,
move with them and describe the world in which they are living.
- Gay Talese

Better that you should take the chance of trying something
that is close to your heart,
you think is what you want to write,
and if they do not publish it,
put it in your drawer.
But maybe another day will come and you will find a place to put that.
- Gay Talese

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

What I try to do for my readers is to pass on some
of the things that I found out about being thirteen
after doing it for forty years.
- Diane Duane

I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and
gave it up in my fifty sixth year;
it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis.
- George Montgomery

But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood.
- Ruben Blades

I started writing when I was about thirteen.
- Al Purdy

Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees
no end to the dark tunnel.
The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years.
- Graham Greene

I was a thirteen-year-old boy for thirty years.
- Mickey Rooney

Whereupon, at the tender age of thirteen,
I set upon the path of playing nothing but hookers.
- Ida Lupino

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation.
If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour,
she can hurt you.
- Erma Bombeck

I am, I think the only surviving member of the original Battle Creek church.
The church was disbanded, with the exception of thirteen members,
in 1870.
- John Harvey Kellogg

I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old.
- Leonard Nimoy

At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television
commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut.
- Donna Rice

For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body,
let alone the mind or both in combination,
when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?
- Virginia Woolf

We chose thirteen because that is the age that Elvis left to go to Memphis.
- Henry Dodge

I like to make all kinds of movies.
I'd do 'Ocean's Thirteen' with the right script.
- Steven Soderbergh

Our political machine, composed of thirteen independent sovereignties,
have been perpetually operating against each other
and against the federal head ever since the peace.
- Henry Knox

I've now been in this country for thirteen years,
since I was seventeen.
So this is my second home.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

At thirteen, when I arrived in Hong Kong after leaving China,
I made a living by working in a restaurant.
- Martin Yan

In this year 1634, I purchased the moiety of thirteen
houses in the Strand for five hundred and thirty pounds.
- William Lilly

I came face to face with death at thirteen years old.
- Ryan White

I got into the studio when I was thirteen.
At the age of twelve I was doing public performances.
- Chingy

I didn't have any real art training,
but when I was about twelve nad thirteen,
another boy and I went to a sign painter's house every
Friday night and took lessons.
- Rube Goldberg

Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family.
That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future.
That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
- Thomas Carper

Elvis lived here until thirteen and nobody can really take that from us!
- Henry Dodge

I was born in Massachusetts and lived there until I was thirteen years old.
- Robert Goulet

Falling little wind, it was five before I could form my line,
or distinguish any of the enemy's motions;
and could not judge at all of their force,
more than by numbers, which were seventeen,
and thirteen appeared large.
- John Byng

The biggest influence? I've had several at different times -
but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan,
who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or
thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs.
- Jackson Browne

I came in on the decline.
Phil Elliot was in first, he got his book out,
he sold thirteen thousand, I think he got two issues
out before I got mine in,
this was March '87.
He was out in December '86.
- Eddie Campbell

My daughter, when she was a week old,
was diagnosed with congenital heart disease.
For the past thirteen years, she's had four major heart surgeries.
She's a candidate for - and must have -
heart replacement surgery in order to have a long life.
- Nick Cassavetes

It was like an older but better version of Young Talent
Time because we had more time to spend on it.
There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen
episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada.
- Dannii Minogue

The big mistake that men make is that when they turn
thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty,
they believe that they like women.
Actually, you're just horny.
It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten.
- George William Curtis

If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought
during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today,
I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies,
now fifty strong states, have taken since then.
- John Linder

When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it.
It was just a great time for the world,
in terms of looking back in history and seeing how
we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble.
- Kevin Costner

There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy.
You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying
to find your independance because,
deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.
- Ben Affleck

Remember, this was a world that was still ethnically separated.
I was thirteen and ignorant of the social situation in America,
but I felt these records were better than what my own culture was turning out.
- Roy Harper

I count myself well educated, for the admirable woman
at the head of the school which I attended from the
age of four and a half till I was thirteen and a half,
was a born teacher in advance of her own times.
- Catherine Helen Spence

In fact when Sweet Honey was ten years old it was too big for me to run,
and I knew it, but I ran it for another thirteen years
because I couldn't convince other people to really do it.
And this year, I'm not running it.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Between 1939 and 1945 you produced weapons and war
equipment valued at thirteen billion dollars,
70 per cent of which you shipped to your allies.
The same process is going on today in Canada's much
larger and growing industry.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union,
the American press establishment seemed eager to turn
Ukraine's protested presidential election on November
21 into a new cold war with Russia.
- Stephen Cohen

Well, it so happens that I have had a spinal curvature
since I was about thirteen and every once in a while
that has given me some trouble,
and at that time it began to kick up again.
and occasionally I have to get into bed and nurse a severe backache.
- Ethel Rosenberg

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children
of the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napoleon Hill

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

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

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead


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