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Shelby Foote Quotes and Sayings

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I never cared what kind of grade I got.
- Shelby Foote

I ran into Ku Klux Klan and the threat of hurricanes,
and those two things made me decide not to build on the Alabama coast,
so we came back to Memphis.
- Shelby Foote

And I really do think that the difficulty of research
makes it more real to you than punching a thing to
find out how many men were killed at this particular action.
- Shelby Foote

I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value,
but to have someone else to point out your mistakes
is a shortcut of the process.
- Shelby Foote

 

I used to write sonnets and various things,
and moved from there into writing prose,
which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry,
including the rhythms of prose.
- Shelby Foote

Longevity conquers scandal every time.
- Shelby Foote

Shiloh is a wonderfully dramatic battle.
The leader of one side is killed, and the other one is going on to glory,
and it was the first great battle.
It lasted two days.
- Shelby Foote

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Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind.
In search of this, from realm to realm we roam.
Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
- Shelby Foote

I don't want anything to do with anything mechanical
between me and the paper,
including a typewriter, and I don't even want a fountain
pen between me and the paper.
- Shelby Foote

And I'm a slow writer: five, six hundred words is a good day.
That's the reason it took me 20 years to write those
million and a half words of the Civil War.
- Shelby Foote

If you want to study writing, read Dickens.
That's how to study writing, or Faulkner,
or D.H.
Lawrence, or John Keats.
They can teach you everything you need to know about writing.
- Shelby Foote

Most of my inspiration, if that's the word,
came from books themselves.
- Shelby Foote

I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of -
I began writing poetry.
And I find that to be quite usual with writers,
their trying their hand at poetry.
- Shelby Foote

I've never shown anybody a draft of anything.
- Shelby Foote

I took five years on the first volume,
five years on the second volume, and ten years on the third volume.
- Shelby Foote

Getting close to books, and spending time by myself,
I was obliged to think about things I would never have
thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister.
- Shelby Foote

But the same thing was true in the army.
You slept in a barracks with all kinds of people of every nationality,
every trade, every character and quality you can imagine,
and that was a good experience.
- Shelby Foote

I'm crazy about Grant: his character,
his nature, his science in fighting and everything else.
But I don't like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything,
always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made,
including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh.
- Shelby Foote

My second book, Follow Me Down had some success,
got good critical notices, went into a second printing and things like that,
but Shiloh was by far the most successful of those first five novels.
- Shelby Foote

I prize the Depression, for instance,
because I learned the value of things in the Depression
that a way people who don't have to worry about such
things never learned to prize it really,
I believe.
- Shelby Foote

I think that everything you do helps you to write if you're a writer.
Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are.
If you don't experience either one of those,
you're being deprived of something.
- Shelby Foote

When you grow up in a totally segregated society,
where everybody around you believes that segregation is proper,
you have a hard time.
You can't believe how much it's a part of your thinking.
- Shelby Foote

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha PHOTO

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

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

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Never be stopped by fear or self-pity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

It is better to learn late than never.
- Publilius Syrus

The years teach much which the days never know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Know that you are never alone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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