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Ivy Lee Quotes and Sayings

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Write down the most important things you have to do tomorrow.
- Ivy Lee

Don't worry if you don't complete everything on the schedule.
At least you will have completed the most important
projects before getting to the less important ones.
- Ivy Lee

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

 

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

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One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.
- Larry Wall

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

When I write software, I know that it will fail,
either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

The man who has done his level best...
is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

If something pops in my mind and it's easy,
I write it.
- Wanda Jackson

I may attempt a novel.
I think that no matter what you write,
it requires being honest with oneself,
and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life.
- Iris Chang

I write emotional music.
- Les Baxter

I wanted to write stories for myself.
At first it was purely an aesthetic thing about craft.
I just wanted to become good at the art of something.
And writing was very private.
- Amy Tan

I write about real people in disguise.
If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre.
- Jackie Collins

Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end,
in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and
write my classical music,
which has always been my passion.
- Malcolm Arnold

I find that most people know what a story is until
they sit down to write one.
- Flannery O'Connor

I can't tell you any more than any other writer can tell you why they write,
and I don't know what my influences are.
- Jean M. Auel

In Stratford you either turn into an alcoholic or you better write.
- Christopher Plummer

I got so I simply gagged everytime I sat before my desk to write an ad.
- Hart Crane

I must write it all out, at any cost.
Writing is thinking.
It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I do not keep a diary.
Never have.
To write a diary every day is like returning to one's own vomit.
- J. Enoch Powell

If you want a transcript of tonight's program,
get a pen and write down everything I said.
- Kevin Nealon

I'm a layperson.
I barely got out of high school.
I have no business telling people what to do or my big philosophy on life.
I'm certainly not going to write any sort of memoir.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

To write is to write is to write is to write is to
write is to write is to write is to write.
- Gertrude Stein

I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the
flesh and sinew of images.
- Ingmar Bergman

When something irritates me, I don't go home and write;
I just don't do that.
- Kerry King

I write it to get it out of me.
I don't write it to remember it.
- Kathy Acker

I'm perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it's all women.
I always think it's kind of odd, but then,
more women than men, I think, read and write poetry.
- Diane Wakoski

I realize that I had always in my heart of hearts planned
to write a biography of Marie Antoinette.
- Antonia Fraser

I get the music, I get the beats.
And I go to the studios and write the lyrics.
- Obie Trice

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities,
but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant
and totally unexpected thoughts.
- Paul Valery

I used to write bits and pieces of comedy material
for various comics that were at the Windmill...
as well as my film job, I was under contract,
I was allowed to do that and everything.
- Val Guest

In real life, people are constantly saying one thing and doing another,
but if you write your characters that way,
the story becomes too hard to follow.
- Jessica Cutler

When you write it doesn't occur to you that somebody
could think different from what you do.
- Howard Nemerov

Well, I've been a big fan of comic books since I was a little kid.
In fact, I used to write and draw my own comic books
when I was on the old Lost in Space series.
- Bill Mumy

If you enjoy math and you write novels,
it's very rare that you'll get a chance to put your math into a novel.
I leapt at the chance.
- Mark Haddon

If I write that it was a cold day, you can be sure
I know it was a cold day because Pepys told us.
- Antonia Fraser

I won't say ours was a tough school,
but we had our own coroner.
We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up.
- Lenny Bruce

I did not write it.
God wrote it.
I merely did his dictation.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I went to college, but I learned to write by reading -
and writing.
- Daniel Pinkwater

Customary though it may be to write about that institutionalized
pastime as though it existed apart from the general environment,
my story does not lend itself to such treatment.
- Curt Flood

My mother carried on and supported us;
her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
- Philip Levine

Everything that I write will be signed with my name.
- Elinor Glyn

Let authors write for glory and reward.
The truth is well paid when she is sung and heard.
- James J. Corbett

I'll make music, whether or not anyone is listening,
for the rest of my life.
It's a natural form of expression for me,
the same way I draw and write and sing.
- Brandon Boyd

An awful lot of thriller writers write women rather badly.
So just doing it OK gets a lot of credit.
- Ken Follett

It's not how big your pencil is; it's how you write your name.
- Dave Mustaine

I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting
as were thousands of other people,
and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write,
but it's not.
- Kenneth Koch

While I write this letter, I have a pistol in one hand
and a sword in the other.
- Boyle Roche

Sometime I write a song off a central idea,
instead of emotion.
- Ken Hill

Focus in on the genre you want to write,
and read books in that genre.
A LOT of books by a variety of authors.
And read with questions in your mind.
- Nicholas Sparks

There is no doubt that it is more difficult to read
and more difficult to write but I still manage.
- Colleen McCullough

I was never able to write seriously about heroes because
I was very aware that I was not one and that in my
background there was not this heroic thing.
- Robert Sheckley


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