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Mordecai Richler Quotes and Sayings

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The process hasn't changed, but the writer has developed.
I still get up every morning and go to work.
- Mordecai Richler

I'm criticized by the feminists, by the Jewish establishment,
by Canadian nationalists.
And why not? I've had my pot shots at them.
I'm fair game.
- Mordecai Richler

Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing;
it's about dying,
about the brief flicker of time we have here,
and the frustration that it creates.
- Mordecai Richler

In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a damn.
- Mordecai Richler

 

Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well,
I have impeccable paranoia credentials.
- Mordecai Richler

If you're writing a novel, you're in a room for three or four years.
There's not much coming in from the outside.
- Mordecai Richler

Some of the attitudes of Barney are certainly attitudes I share,
but not all.
- Mordecai Richler

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I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously,
and I enjoy doing it between novels.
It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world.
- Mordecai Richler

Everybody writes a book too many.
- Mordecai Richler

We live in the country, and I have a huge library there.
When we go to London for the winter I never know which books to take.
I never know what I am going to need.
That's the only disadvantage.
- Mordecai Richler

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make,
both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control
the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

The process of scientific discovery is,
in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
- Albert Einstein

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

We are born princes, and the civilizing process makes us frogs.
- Publilius Syrus

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts;
wisdom lies in their simplification.
- Martin Fischer

My hand is the extension of the thinking process -
the creative process.
- Tadao Ando

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

It is art that makes life, makes interest,
makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you
never get the urge to throw a snowball.
- Doug Larson

Learning is the beginning of wealth.
Learning is the beginning of health.
Learning is the beginning of spirituality.
Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
- Jim Rohn

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process,
a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges

I value unity because I believe we learn truth from
each other in this process.
- Rowan Williams

When I have a full schedule like that,
I don't see myself sitting there for a couple of months,
doing the research, going through a painful process,
it's just not my thing anymore.
- Ang Lee

As a part of preparing those lawsuits,
learning about those lawsuits, I learned about the
various nuclear issues in parts of the nuclear production
process I guess you'd say.
- Tom Udall

We have to scrutinize the entire abatement process
to ensure the companies that are under consideration
for an abatement truly need one,
and I don't believe that is being done now.
- Vincent Frank

Mind is the great lever of all things;
human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered.
- Daniel Webster

Social advance depends as much upon the process through
which it is secured as upon the result itself.
- Jane Addams

Advise for anybody - enjoy what you are doing,
enjoy the process of learning and don't be impatient.
- Robin Cousins

Christianity is not a theory or speculation,
but a life; not a philosophy of life,
but a life and a living process.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Few businessmen are capable of being in politics,
they don't understand the democratic process,
they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes.
Democracy isn't a business.
- Malcolm Forbes

I love the stage, I love the process of acting in theatre,
but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills.
- Kabir Bedi

I try not to observe myself in the process of composing
a poem because I don't want to come up with a formula,
which I would then be unscrupulous in using.
- Thom Gunn

Growth is a painful process.
- Wilma Mankiller

I put everything I can into the mulberry of my mind
and hope that it is going to ferment and make a decent wine.
How that process happens, I'm sorry to tell you I can't describe.
- John Hurt

There is no relation to sound for deaf people.
It is a totally different mental process.
- Richard Masur

This art of acting is a process I love very much.
It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and
I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come.
- Greg Akcelrod

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy,
inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.
- Joyce Brothers

It was an interesting process trying to get Bob to
talk about the film because he's such a shy person.
He generally likes to talk when he really knows he has something to say.
- Jay Roach

When you look at a movie, you look at a director's thought process.
- Oliver Stone

No matter where you stand politically -
even if you're unsure of what your political ideology is -
it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.
- Brad Henry

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have
felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
- Anthony Powell

The basic parts, the start-up molecules,
can be supplied in abundance and don't have to be made
by some elaborate process.
That immediately makes things simpler.
- K. Eric Drexler

Each year thousands of embryos, no bigger than the head of a pin,
are created in the process of in vitro fertilization,
with the support of Congress, by the way.
- Lois Capps

Under the process of ongoing globalization,
advantages are, in the main, created for a minority
of countries and development centres as well as powerful transnational companies.
- Tran Duc Luong

I don't want people to sit and process the song.
I want them to just let them bathe over them.
- Mandy Patinkin

The Northern idea of form is more of a process.
The various units of the form overlap.
You can't tell where some things stop and new things start.
This is typical of Sibelius.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

The Court today completes the process of converting
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from a guarantee
that race or sex will not be the basis for often will.
- Antonin Scalia

Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas
and inspirations from the past into the future and
adding their own creativity along the way.
- Joichi Ito

I hardly teach.
It's more like a gathering of minds looking at one
subject and learning from each other.
I enjoy the process.
- Fay Godwin

The world had already changed before September 11.
The world has been going through a process of change
over the last 20 or 30 years.
A civilization ends, another one begins.
- Jose Saramago

The process is intense and the producers,
who are intelligent men, are bringing in new people
for a fresh look at a complicated project that has
been in the making for 10 years.
- Ednita Nazario

Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her.
The tone I tried to convey in the letter is,
look, you are a part of a great American historical process.
- Bruce Babbitt

After Madrid, we intensified our investigative efforts once again,
and we are in the process of bringing about expansions
in security laws and creating an index file system.
- Otto Schily

Bill Gates finds people in Russia to hire them to Microsoft.
That's the Russian interest in this process.
- Anatoly Chubais

The business is built on slowing or even stopping the aging process.
- William Devane

God lets everything happen for a reason.
It's all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.
- Mike Tyson

I write a lot of lyrics and I'm involved in the producing process,
because it's like, if I'm singing it,
I want it to be something that I can relate to.
- Lindsay Lohan

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy,
ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic
process that we as a Country hold so dear.
- Charles Rangel


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