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Rex Stout Quotes and Sayings

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I still can't decide which is more fun -
reading or writing.
- Rex Stout

I have never regarded myself as this or that.
I have been too busy being myself to bother about regarding myself.
- Rex Stout

To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy.
- Rex Stout

The minute those two little particles inside a woman's
womb have joined together,
billions of decisions have been made.
A thing like that has to come from entropy.
- Rex Stout

 

I think one or two of the later Holmes stories are among the best.
- Rex Stout

Hemingway never grew out of adolescence.
His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.
- Rex Stout

Everything in a story should be credible.
- Rex Stout

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I have a strong moral sense - by my standards.
- Rex Stout

To say that man is a reasoning animal is a very different
thing than to say that most of man's decisions are
based on his rational process.
That I don't believe at all.
- Rex Stout

The Glass Key is better than anything Hemingway ever wrote.
- Rex Stout

There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look
up and the kind you make up.
- Rex Stout

Every Sherlock Holmes story has at least one marvelous scene.
- Rex Stout

A character who is thought-out is not born,
he or she is contrived.
A born character is round, a thought-out character is flat.
- Rex Stout

As a professional writer of detective stories,
I string along with the ballplayers.
I love a ball game.
- Rex Stout

Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all.
Wonderful.
- Rex Stout

If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come,
the television set and the chess board and the unanswered
mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story.
- Rex Stout

One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone
will abandon the effort to escape a charge of murder.
It is extremely important to suspend disbelief on that.
If you don't, the story is spoiled.
- Rex Stout

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer PHOTO

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

He who controls others may be powerful,
but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
- Lao Tzu

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations.
For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

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

Today Is More Joyful Than Yesterday,
And Tomorrow Will Be More Joyful Still.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

Be still and know who you are.
- Kirtana

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

Look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool
and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

There is nothing more depressing,
than having everything,
and still feeling sad.
- Janet Jackson

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

Release your burdens - your fears, regrets,
guilts, shames, embarrassments, angers.
One by one, pick up each memory or fear that troubles you,
hold it close, and release it to the Universe.
Release each incident from your past that still bothers you.
Release each fear - your fears about your health,
your family, your job, and every other fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Repressed anger still is anger, it just isn't expressed.
If you truly have no anger, you are blessed and joyful.
If you have repressed anger, know that you have anger,
you just haven't expressed that anger.
Go ahead, express your anger briefly,
pound pillows, scream, curse.
Then take a deep breath, and get over it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never say goodbye when you still want to try,
never give up when you still feel you can't take it.
Never say you don't love the person anymore
when you can't let go.
- Anonymous

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
- Anonymous

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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