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Leon Edel Quotes and Sayings

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The biographer who writes the life of his subject's
self-concept passes through a fade into the inner house of life.
- Leon Edel

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and
to go on with one's life as if it were interminable.
I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when
he was dying of tuberculosis.
- Leon Edel

Any biographer must of necessity become a pilgrim a peripatetic,
obsessed literary pilgrim, a traveler with four eyes.
- Leon Edel

To the biographer all lives bar none are dramatic constructions.
- Katharine Anthony

 

My biographer said that my parties reminded them of a vicarage tea party,
with sex thrown in.
- Cynthia Payne

I'm a biographer; I can live with a little hyperbole.
- Ron Chernow

Linda Tripp has shown that a true friend is an archivist,
a biographer.
- Mary Schmich

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Reviewers are usually people who would have been,
poets, historians, biographer, if they could.
They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed;
therefore they turn critic.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Almost any biographer, if he respects facts,
can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection.
He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact;
the fact that suggests and engenders.
- Virginia Woolf

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama PHOTO

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Whether we allow external events to
shape our lives at a core level
is very much within our own control.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

Anyone is free who lives as he wishes to live.
- Epictetus

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Tony Robbins

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
- Flora Whittemore

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

How we spend our days is of course
how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

It is not what we get.
But who we become, what we contribute...
that gives meaning to our lives.
- Tony Robbins

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth
who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
- Ernest Holmes

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

You can create miracles in your own life,
and in the lives of those around you -
because you are a miracle,
and you are connected to the source of all miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The power of the Wizard lives within me.
I call upon its magic at will - transforming Fear into Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is necessary to help others,
not only in our prayers,
but in our daily lives.
If we find we cannot help others,
the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

He who lives in harmony with himself
lives in harmony with the universe.
- Marcus Aurelius

A life rooted deeply lives and grows in memory.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

On life's journey, faith is nourishment,
virtuous deeds are a shelter,
wisdom is the light by day
and right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
- The Buddha

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

A life, deeply rooted, lives and grows in memory.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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