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Norman Spinrad Quotes and Sayings

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If it's not American, the French won't go see it.
- Norman Spinrad

Is anything accidental?
- Norman Spinrad

You can really do more than you think you can do.
- Norman Spinrad

I must admit to being greatly influenced by Joseph
Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces.
- Norman Spinrad

 

I believe that interest in heroes is universal and eternal.
- Norman Spinrad

The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns
of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary
mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel.
- Norman Spinrad

Mexico was conquered more by manipulation of myth and archetype.
- Norman Spinrad

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I write in American slang.
- Norman Spinrad

In America, if you don't do a 100 million dollars,
you've done nothing.
- Norman Spinrad

As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very
beginnings of my reading for pleasure,
I read a lot of non-fictional history,
particularly historical biography.
- Norman Spinrad

I've always been interested in the relationship between total external surround,
culture, the political matrix, technology,
etc., and the internal human consciousness.
- Norman Spinrad

When you're in the States and you're a writer and you've
got money and you walk into a bank,
you're a bum with money.
- Norman Spinrad

English is taking over the world.
I just wrote a piece about it.
And it's not by design.
The United States dominates because it's the biggest market.
- Norman Spinrad

I get work because I'm primarily a novelist but I've become script doctor.
I can work back and forth between French and English.
- Norman Spinrad

There are certain things that ordinary people have
that celebrities don't have.
- Norman Spinrad

I never learned to read music.
- Norman Spinrad

I was a precocious reader.
- Norman Spinrad

I'm not gifted, but I'm not hopeless.
- Norman Spinrad

The world has become more complex as technology and
easy travel mixes cultures without homogenizing them.
- Norman Spinrad

If I had parallel lives to pursue, I would also want one as a painter.
- Norman Spinrad

It's trite to say that the world has gotten smaller
in the age of globalization,
but my travels have told me that it's wrong to think
this means there is some kind of uniform world culture.
- Norman Spinrad

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

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

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

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson


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