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George Murray Quotes and Sayings

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I don't think there's anything wrong with someone having to read a poem twice.
Or even a book.
- George Murray

In fact, in some ways, I actually feel much more confident
about the quality of Carousel than I do about The Cottage Builder's Letter:
probably because of its cohesive nature.
- George Murray

Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
- George Murray

I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved.
Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view,
radically different from the last.
- George Murray

 

I do try to let what is obviously unintended yet naturally good stay in.
- George Murray

A sequence works in a way a collection never can.
- George Murray

I suppress the vast majority of what I write.
- George Murray

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Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry,
as in fiction.
I just think it's harder to write.
It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
- George Murray

Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars,
but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets.
- George Murray

I feel as though I've fooled the world into thinking
I'm an adult and now they're letting me procreate.
- George Murray

I'm not interested in being easy anymore.
Readable, yes.
Easy, no.
- George Murray

I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures,
yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.
- George Murray

The whole competition thing disturbs me.
Not that I wasn't a part of it when I first started.
- George Murray

It's a bit of a crapshoot out there with young writers right now anyway.
- George Murray

I was writing notes, but not composing poems.
The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.
- George Murray

The poetry community here has been extraordinarily welcoming.
- George Murray

I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice -
sparingly.
- George Murray

New York was breaking my concentration and disintegrating my thoughts.
- George Murray

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.
- George Murray

My self-editing process is intense.
- George Murray

I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety.
- George Murray

I am still interested in the long or serial poem,
but have written a few smaller things.
I may start sending to journals again in a year or so...
that's about it.
- George Murray

I think the main influence has been living in New York City.
Aside from all the crap around 9/11,
I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution.
- George Murray

I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction.
- George Murray

I still write the occasional short story,
and poked at a novel once, but it's just not what I want to do.
- George Murray

With 'Carousel' I had an idea and it all came out quickly.
- George Murray

Even the people who have had success and made money
writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need
to pretend it's no big deal,
or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction,
but often it's really just about the money,
the perceived prestige.
- George Murray

I've often entertained paranoid suspicions about my
fridge and what it's been doing to my poetry when I'm not looking,
but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me.
- George Murray

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- 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

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

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

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)

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

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


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