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Leon Uris Quotes and Sayings

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Often we have no time for our friends but all the time
in the world for our enemies.
- Leon Uris

Research to me is as important or more important than the writing.
It is the foundation upon which the book is built.
- Leon Uris

I was a terrible English student.
- Leon Uris

I was too heavy to be a jockey and too honest to be a producer,
so I became a writer.
- Leon Uris

 

I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers
will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing,
but writing is what I was meant to do.
- Leon Uris

My first book was rejected nine times.
It turned out to be a best seller, Battle Cry? in 1953.
- Leon Uris

Usually a good part of the people trying it end up not making it.
- Leon Uris

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I essentially write for myself.
- Leon Uris

I have been writing for 50 years and readers still
read my first book from when I was in the Marine Corps.
- Leon Uris

You can try to reach an audience, but you just write
what comes out of you and you just hope that it is accepted.
You do not write specifically to a generation.
- Leon Uris

It is extremely important to know what you don't want to find.
- Leon Uris

Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between
people and that is what you write about.
- Leon Uris

I do not write for an audience.
- Leon Uris

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps,
the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel,
and the Irish.
- Leon Uris

So writing is a very, very difficult position to obtain...
and retain.
- Leon Uris

I am very proud of this work because it is more about
the meaning of the Easter Rising and its relationship
to what this whole century has been about,
people liberating themselves, freeing themselves.
- Leon Uris

English of course is your major tool,
but it is not nearly so important as other aspects
of writing for example you have to have some natural
ability you can't buy it no one puts it there you're born with it.
- Leon Uris

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Laugh Loud - Laugh Often
Laugh At What's Funny - Laugh At What's Sad
Laugh At Me - Laugh At You - Laugh At Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb PHOTO

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
- English Proverb

Play as often as you can.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
he fearful are caught as often as the bold.
- Helen Keller

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Often it does not matter so much what we choose,
but that we do choose.
- Alan Cohen

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
- Mark Twain

They must often change,
who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
- Confucius

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
- Harry S. Truman

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to laugh at life.
Laugh loud - laugh often.
Laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad.
Laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship often leads to love,
but lust seldom leads to friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

Our connection with Spirit is unbreakable, but often imperceptible.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Today is my day to laugh loud - laugh often
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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