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Richard Price Quotes and Sayings

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If I can tell you the story from beginning to end in five minutes,
I'm ready to start writing.
Then it's a constant spreading out of that five minutes.
- Richard Price

Writers spend three years rearranging 26 letters of the alphabet.
It's enough to make you lose your mind day by day.
- Richard Price

I started thinking about my relationship with my students;
I'm this guy who comes in from book -
and movie -
land and descends on angel wings into their classroom.
- Richard Price

I write because I can't imagine not writing.
- Richard Price

 

I don't need all that much - I just need to know who
my characters are and what kind of jam they're going to get into,
and I'll write myself out of their jam.
- Richard Price

I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily
tied into excellence or talent;
an artist is somebody who,
if you took away their freedom to make art,
would lose their mind.
- Richard Price

I have offices all over the place and I avoid work everywhere.
I don't like to write - I like to be finished.
- Richard Price

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I do small cameos here and there but nothing that requires
more than a paragraph of talking,
because I'm just an amateur.
The movie is a whole different reality.
- Richard Price

I write because I write - as anyone in the arts does.
You're a painter because you feel you have no choice but to paint.
You're a writer because this is what you do.
- Richard Price

You can't take a character anywhere they don't expect the character to go.
But within those confines is where creativity lies.
- Richard Price

The kind of event on a conveyor belt that causes a
fire occurs in a variety of industrial environments,
not uniquely in coal environments.
- Richard Price

I'd love to be a saxophonist.
I don't know why, but I pretend I'm the saxophonist when I listen to music.
I have about as much chance playing the sax as I do learning how to fly.
- Richard Price

I can never read this book, just like I can never see
a movie that I wrote a screenplay for.
I can read it and see it physically,
but I can't accurately judge it.
I'm too close to it.
If I read it ten times I'll have ten different reactions.
- Richard Price

If you're writing a book that takes place in New York in the moment,
you can't not write about 9-11; you can't not integrate it.
My main character's view is the Statue of Liberty and the Trade Center.
It doesn't have to take over, but it has to be acknowledged.
- Richard Price

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho PHOTO

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

What is a friend? I will tell you ...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
- Frank Crane

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

You never can tell with bees.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

We take refuge in pride,
because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
- Stephanie Klein

Tell me about a person's family, friends, and community,
and I'll tell you what his opinions are.
- Mark Twain
(paraphrase)

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

The best comfort I could offer
was to just let her tell her story.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun.
When that happens I tell myself just to go out and
play as I did when I was a kid.
- Thomas J. Watson

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.
My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
- Louis Pasteur

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

If you ask me what I came into this life to do,
I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
- Emile Zola

Being powerful is like being a lady.
If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck


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