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John Shirley Quotes and Sayings

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I'm cursed with empathy.
I'm also by nature way too opinionated.
- John Shirley

I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the
unthinkable by using pop culture images.
- John Shirley

I'm incapable of writing without social commentary.
I like to think that it's integrated and not really heavy handedly didactic.
- John Shirley

I get drunk writing words.
I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away
with writing that I get inebriated from it.
- John Shirley

 

I think paranoia can be instructive in the right doses.
Paranoia is a skill.
- John Shirley

Innocence could be considered a discrete state of mind.
- John Shirley

Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from
a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.
- John Shirley

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Labels only confuse people.
The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories.
But I always try to entertain.
It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain.
If that means working ostensibly within a genre,
fine.
- John Shirley

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
- Abu Bakr

It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed
in any subject as I am in mine.
- Charles Darwin

Cursed be he above all others Who's enslaved by love of money.
Money takes the place of brothers, Money takes the place of parents,
Money brings us war and slaughter.
- Anacreon

I hate the cursed Oriole fundamentals...
I've been doing them since 1964.
I do them in my sleep.
I hate spring training.
- Jim Palmer

You love what you do, you are cursed with it,
and then you get known for being cursed with it.
- Armand Assante

I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice.
I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas.
It confuses people.
- Dirk Benedict

Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers,
are the bond that keeps most families alive.
- Stella Benson

Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain.
- Edmund Waller

Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.
- Candice Bergen

To me death is not a fearful thing.
It's living that's cursed.
- Jim Jones

Honestly, I've been very blessed.
Yes, I am cursed with this gift.
- Wilmer Valderrama

I am one of those people who are blessed,
or cursed, with a nature which has to interfere.
If I see a thing that needs doing I do it.
- Margery Allingham

Our relationship was cursed by the fact that we agreed on everything.
- Elia Kazan

Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought
forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled.
He only cursed it when it was barren.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind.
The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed
with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable
passions of the masculine soul.
- Ambrose Bierce

All morning they watched for the plane which they thought
would be looking for them.
They cursed war in general and PTs in particular.
At about ten o'clock the hulk heaved a moist sigh and turned turtle.
- John Hersey

That said, the question remains: how to strike the
balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world,
both blessed and cursed with instant communication?
We should not fight fire with fire,
threats with threats.
- Timothy Garton Ash

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory,
is cursed with lousy recall.
Written goals provide clarity.
By documenting your dreams, you must think about the
process of achieving them.
- Gary Ryan Blair

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Brief is life but love is long.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, where we are wrong,
make us willing to change;
where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.
- Psalm 18:2

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead.
Worry gets you no place.
- Roy Acuff

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
- Saint Augustine

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
- Oliver North

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative
of the dignity of my high vocation,
and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way
to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
- Mother Teresa

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of
Judaism and Christianity,
empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question.
- Michael Novak

Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience,
for to wait is often harder than to work.
- Peter Marshall

Lord of myself, accountable to none,
but to my conscience,
and my God alone.
- John Oldham

We really feel happier when things look bleak.
Hope is endurance.
Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord.
- Michael Novak

Material possessions, winning scores,
and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord,
because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
- John Wooden

Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth,
O Lord.
The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling,
the movements of his heart.
- Saint Augustine

All the reasons which require the subjection of a believer
to the brethren of a particular church,
require his subjection to all his brethren in the Lord.
- Charles Hodge

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

I would like to have the original ending to my Lord
of the Rings instead of the one they released.
In my original cut I had the victory at Helm's Deep as the final sequence.
- Ralph Bakshi

I don't think Hollywood per se is supposed to be taken seriously,
otherwise, dear Lord, that would be frightening.
- Brittany Murphy


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