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Laura Hillenbrand Quotes and Sayings

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I have vertigo.
Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down.
Things seem to be spinning.
It's like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I think authors can get into trouble viewing the subject matter as their turf.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I had been writing professionally since 1988.
- Laura Hillenbrand

The following Wednesday, I opted to go with Random House.
- Laura Hillenbrand

 

My work was entirely nonfiction.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I am disabled, so I can't travel, and I have not been
to any development meetings,
but Gary and the others affiliated with the film keep
me updated on everything.
- Laura Hillenbrand

People think I must have been turning cartwheels on
the night I sealed the movie deal -
which was only two days after sealing the book deal -
but I was really quite terrified.
- Laura Hillenbrand

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The biggest problem has been exhaustion.
I've spent about 6 of the last 14 years completely bedridden.
- Laura Hillenbrand

But with nonfiction, the task is very straightforward:
Do the research,
tell the story.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I look at the film as an opportunity to see some bountifully
creative minds do something that I could not do -
tell the story with images.
I can't wait to see what they do.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Having a lot of people suddenly depending on me to
get the job done was a marvelous motivator.
The book and movie deals seemed to flip a switch in my head,
and off I went.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Books on horse racing subjects have never done well,
and I am told that publishers had come to think of
them as the literary version of box office poison.
- Laura Hillenbrand

It only worked for a little while; the morning after
I agreed to go with Universal,
an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers,
and the secret was out.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I identified in a very deep way with the individuals
I was writing about because the theme that runs through
this story is of extraordinary hardship and the will to overcome it.
- Laura Hillenbrand

My agent and I put out my proposal one Thursday afternoon in August,
1998.
Publishers started bidding immediately,
and that process progressed for a few days.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I think if I had been writing fiction,
where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's
creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite,
I might have frozen.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I lived for four years in the 1930s with these individuals
and the only time that I wasn't thinking about dealing
with physical suffering is when I was working on this book.
I've never been more alive as when I worked on this book.
- Laura Hillenbrand

For me, being a writer was never a choice.
I was born one.
All through my childhood I wrote short stories and stuffed them in drawers.
I wrote on everything.
I didn't do my homework so I could write.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Honestly, I expected to get a cold reception because of my subject matter.
But when editors took a look at the story I had to tell,
and saw that this was not a parochial story at all,
they really warmed to it.
- Laura Hillenbrand

In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that.
I was intent on getting a Ph.D., becoming a professor,
and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19.
Getting sick derailed that plan completely.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I was starstruck and completely confused;
making a film of this story hadn't even occurred to me,
and I hadn't written a single line of the book yet.
I had no idea how this man knew anything about my book proposal.
- Laura Hillenbrand

And at that point, I think my experience in covering the subject helped me.
I think editors felt comfortable with the idea of me
telling this story because I had demonstrated that
I know this business pretty well.
- Laura Hillenbrand

Since signing with Universal, I have been working closely with Gary Ross,
the director, producer and screenwriter.
We have spent many hours on the phone,
and I've been sending him information and items that
have been useful to the writing process.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I am actually in poor health due to chronic fatigue
and immune dysfunction syndrome,
and my ability to work is greatly diminished right now,
so I have to get better before I can start another big project.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I spoke to my agent and learned that a Hollywood scout
had seen my proposal in one of the publishing houses,
and had faxed it to Hollywood, where it was generating a lot of interest.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I shall state silences more competently than ever a
better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
- Samuel Beckett

Vertigo, it was thought at the time,
could only be caused by a disease of the cerebellum.
He observed this kind of patient for years and saw
absolutely no symptoms of brain disease.
- Robert Barany

Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
- Salman Rushdie

The work I did in Vertigo meant nothing if no one cared about the movie.
Luckily, Vertigo had a revival and people had begun
to recognize there was something special and it gained in reputation.
But it just as well could have ended up rotting in film cans somewhere.
- Kim Novak

I tried so hard with movies like Vertigo and Middle of the Night and others.
I felt those would show me that it's only a matter
of time before I'd find the right one to reach out and touch people.
- Kim Novak

That's a little homage in a way to that and also to
create that sort of creepy atmosphere that Hitchcock did.
Vertigo was one of his great movies that was shot right
here in The City and it's about a woman and the psychological twists and so forth.
- Philip Kaufman

Even such an obvious idea as to observe an animal with
vertigo or to rotate an animal did not occur to him,
in spite of the fact that he conducted numerous vertigo
experiments with human subjects and made frequent use of animal experiments.
- Robert Barany

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

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.

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

If we will be quiet and ready enough,
we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
- Winston Churchill

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran

If you are walking to seek, ye shall find.
- Sommeil Liberosensa

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

As you sow, so shall you reap.
- Galatians 6:7

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth?
Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.
- John 16:24


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