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James M. Cain Quotes and Sayings

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I write of the wish that comes true -
for some reason,
a terrifying concept.
- James M. Cain

I make no conscious effort to be tough,
or hard-boiled, or grim, or any of the things I am usually called.
- James M. Cain

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes;
to collect the data in it all my life.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I still write the same way and have the same perspective.
- Kenneth Edmonds

You write a hit the same way you write a flop.
- Alan Jay Lerner

My kids are more precious to me than anything.
I'm with them all day, and I write all night.
- Danielle Steel

Rule one: Write about settings you're familiar with.
- Jeffery Deaver

It really wasn't until I was in college when I began to write more and more,
and I realized I was scheduling my entire life around my writing.
- Rita Dove

I hear entire symphonies, oratorios,
in my head,
but I can't write a note.
- Alan Dean Foster

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

Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
- John Steinbeck

I start with the joke line and write backward.
- Nipsey Russell

I won't write my autobiography because I never had
an affair with Frank Sinatra,
and if I had had, I wouldn't tell anyone.
- Celia Johnson

The only reason I would write a sequel is if I were
struck by an idea that I felt to be equal to the original.
Too many sequels diminish the original.
- Dean Koontz

The ultimate test of a finished account executive is
his ability to write a sound marketing plan.
- Morris Hite

I write, but I also act.
- Eric Bogosian

The hardest thing was learning to write.
I was 13, and the only writing I had done was for Social Studies.
It consisted of copying passages right out of the encyclopedia.
- Tracy Kidder

If I'm not at my study by 10:00, 10:30,
forget it, I can't write a word.
- Peter O'Toole

I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers:
short and memorable,
something you can recite.
- Carol Ann Duffy

I don't see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony.
- Danny Elfman

I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.
- Bryan Adams

There's a story everywhere.
Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition.
What you have to watch out for is you don't write a
boring story about a boring place.
- Tim Cahill

Then I thought I was going to be a photographer.
I tried a hand at darkroom technician.
I played in a band.
It took me quite some time to discover that I wanted to write.
- Guy Johnson

I write to escape; to escape poverty.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer,
"one word at a time."
- Stephen King

I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns.
I talk that way, so I write that way.
- Allan Sloan

I don't write for publishers, certainly not for critics,
and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many
people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them.
- Jean M. Auel

If one could be friendly with women,
what a pleasure -
the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men.
Why not write about it truthfully?
- Virginia Woolf

I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life.
It's not very funny, but it's sincere.
My commitment is to sincerity.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life,
because it's so bloody difficult to write.
- Michael Caine

Whatever you do, make sure you want to write more than you want to be a writer.
Make sure you want to act more than you want to be an actor.
That is what will sustain you.
- Bradley Whitford

I store away my experiences and don't feel really happy
until I've found a way to write about them.
- Len Deighton

I guess I'm not that aware of such a big fan base.
I have a few core people who write me no matter what I'm doing,
but I hardly have sacks of mail being dropped on my door!
- Julie Bowen

I had to actually purchase a book to learn the API and write the client.
It was pretty frustrating trying to learn the API and
develop a product quickly.
- Shawn Fanning

I have a lot of boyfriends, I want you to write that.
Every country I visit, I have a different boyfriend.
And I kiss them all.
- Anna Kournikova

The need to write comes from the need to make sense
of one's life and discover one's usefulness.
- John Cheever

I like to be alone so I can write.
But focus can hurt you.
I don't want to be some stress casualty in early middle age.
- James Ellroy

Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
- J. G. Ballard

I can't write if someone else is in the house,
not even the cleaning woman.
- Patricia Highsmith

As long as I'm around the cats in the hip hop scene,
they'll throw me a track and I'll write a rap over it.
- Ice T

All my books were easy to write - doesn't it show?
- Daniel Pinkwater

When I write a song, it's all about the riff -
the riff first,
then the words come later.
- Evan Dando

Subject matter that is not bound to reality offers
more opportunity to write a unique story and cinematically
present it in very unique ways.
- Richard King

I tell writers to keep reading, reading,
reading.
Read widely and deeply.
And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters.
And only write what you love.
- Anita Diament

People write negatives things, cause they feel that's what sells.
Good news to them, doesn't sell.
- Michael Jackson

I knew what book we had to write, it was clear in my head;
it was journals and poetry.
So I passed on their offer.
I told my agent this is our vision, and no one's done it this way.
- Kenny Loggins


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