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Lee Child Quotes and Sayings

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She's a reflection of my fascination with the diversity
of America she's totally normal in New York,
but a freak in Texas.
There are dozens of such clashes in America.
- Lee Child

I'm opposed to censorship of any kind,
especially by government.
But it's plain common sense that producers should target
their product with some kind of sensitivity.
- Lee Child

I was fired from my television job, simple as that.
Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation.
- Lee Child

I think my books come out very visual,
which is an obvious consequence.
- Lee Child

 

It's a tough case and the first time Reacher needs
to recruit somebody to help him out.
He uses a woman he knew in the army she's a fascinating character.
- Lee Child

I felt alienated by the experience and decided to stay
away from corporate employment.
- Lee Child

What do I miss about the UK? Sadly, almost nothing.
Maybe the midnight sun, in June in the north.
That's all.
- Lee Child

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I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact.
Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out.
- Lee Child

I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether
she's telling the truth or lying.
It meant making her partly sympathetic,
and partly unsympathetic, which wasn't easy.
- Lee Child

So, how to stay inside the world of entertainment without
actually getting another job? I felt the only logical
answer was to become a novelist.
So I wrote the first book - driven by some very real
feelings of desperation -
and it worked.
- Lee Child

I had a brief theater background and loved the backstage
world there's more backstage work in television,
so I saw a job advertised and applied,
and got it.
That was back in 1977, when getting jobs was easy.
- Lee Child

I write in the afternoon, from about 12 until 6 or 7.
I use an upstairs room as my office.
Once I get going I keep at it, and it usually takes
about six months from the first blank screen until 'The End.'
- Lee Child

I had been coming to America very frequently for many,
many years, so I had plenty of exposure -
and maybe the best kind of exposure,
because I think first impressions are very important.
Maybe I notice stuff that is just subliminal to people
who live here all the time.
- Lee Child

I do a little fact checking now and then.
Other than that its impact is simply that email has
revolutionized communication for me,
and my website has built up a community of readers,
which is a lot of fun.
- Lee Child

The British regulatory system was revised,
so that bigger profits were encouraged,
which removed the option of big spending on programming.
Quality just fell off a cliff, and all the old hands
either left or were fired for being too expensive.
- Lee Child

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a reflection of intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

A reflection of life is not life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything you say and do,
is a reflection of the inner you.
- Anonymous

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First,
by reflection, which is noblest; Second,
by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience,
which is the bitterest.
- Confucius

I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes
the objects of his creation
and is but a reflection of human frailty.
- Albert Einstein

I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself.
- Francois Truffaut

Follow effective action with quiet reflection.
From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
- Peter Drucker

When the shot is afterwards subjected to white light,
colour appears because of selective reflection.
- Gabriel Lippmann

What is thematically posited is only what is given,
by pure reflection, with all its immanent essential
moments absolutely as it is given to pure reflection.
- Edmund Husserl

The reflection of the world is blues,
that's where that part of the music is at.
Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.
- Jimi Hendrix

In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly
pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
- Jacques Ellul

A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant,
to ruin runs.
- Edward Young

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that
great things are achieved,
but by reflection, force of character,
and judgment.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Remembrance and reflection how allied.
What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
- Alexander Pope

A little reflection will show us that every belief,
even the simplest and most fundamental,
goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions.
- William Kingdon Clifford

One of the best things about paintings is their silence -
which prompts reflection and random reverie.
- Mark Stevens

And time for reflection with colleagues is for me a lifesaver;
it is not just a nice thing to do if you have the time.
It is the only way you can survive.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation
of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied
the needs of the naive consciousness.
- Wilhelm Wundt

On the robot kit, I can choose very boring parts or
I can choose exciting and interesting parts.
That is a reflection of my personality and the kinds
of things I am interested in.
- Bill Budge

To doubt everything, or, to believe everything,
are two equally convenient solutions;
both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
- Henri Poincare

A battle lost or won is easily described,
understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of
a great nation requires reflection,
as well as observation, to appreciate it.
- Frederick Douglass

I'm getting a lot of roles as women who are very powerful.
I think that's a reflection of me as a person.
- Melinda Clarke

My father is the jailhouse.
My father is your system...
I am only what you made me.
I am only a reflection of you.
- Charles Manson

Common sense is judgment without reflection,
shared by an entire class, an entire nation,
or the entire human race.
- Giambattista Vico

As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection,
and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles.
If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
- Ernest Renan

Our language is the reflection of ourselves.
A language is an exact reflection of the character
and growth of its speakers.
- Cesar Chavez

Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is
a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.
- Alan Cohen

I'm a reflection of the community.
- Tupac Shakur

Boring people are a reflection of boring people.
- Douglas Horton

There are three methods to gaining wisdom.
The first is reflection, which is the highest.
The second is limitation, which is the easiest.
The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
- Confucius

Whatever my recorded output is, it's a reflection of a general love of music.
- Pat Metheny

I do like things that are not necessarily a reflection
of what is considered the right thing by this culture.
Somehow, promoting that status quo I find uninteresting.
- Crispin Glover

As social beings we live with our eyes upon our reflection,
but have no assurance of the tranquillity of the waters in which we see it.
- Charles Horton Cooley

The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that
of all the opportunities to show differences in character,
surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
- Anne Tyler

I'm absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith,
but I'm a massive pop fan.
I love pop culture, It's a total reflection of the zeitgeist.
- Siobhan Fahey

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection
to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
- Barbara de Angelis

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role,
is to try and express what we all feel.
Not to tell people how to feel.
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
but as a reflection of us all.
- John Lennon

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance;
but revelry is the same flower,
when rank and running to seed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

This was possible only by dint of extended periods
of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion.
- Brian Ferneyhough

A healthy social life is found only,
when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection,
and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.
- Rudolf Steiner

Men should pledge themselves to nothing;
for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.
- Sophocles

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress,
and grows brave by reflection.
- Thomas Paine

A moment's reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative.
It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.
- Shawn Ashmore

No art is less spontaneous than mine.
What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
- Edgar Degas

Reflection makes men cowards.
- William Hazlitt

Through F1, I bought my own boat.
I learned to fly my own plane and helicopter.
And my job with my company is a reflection of everything motor racing taught me.
- Nelson Piquet

It is not so much the example of others we imitate
as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the
echo of ourselves in their words.
- Eric Hoffer

We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection,
mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon
for the phenomenon itself.
- Leon Jouhaux

I have never known a really chic woman whose appearance was not,
in large part, an outward reflection of her inner self.
- Mainbocher

I believe Aids is the most important issue we face,
because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.
- Alicia Keys


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