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Steven Brust Quotes and Sayings

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Always speak politely to an enraged Dragon.
- Steven Brust

The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable;
foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to
withdraw from the contest.
- Steven Brust

A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.
- Steven Brust

Every once in while, a person will do something obvious
and direct that is no more than it appears to be.
I think they do it to throw you off.
- Steven Brust

 

I'd rather be running the game than playing it.
- Steven Brust

There are millions of ways for people to die,
if you number each vital organ, each ways it can fail,
all the poisons from the earth and the sea which can cause these failures.
- Steven Brust

Minneapolis has two seasons: Road Removal and Snow Repair.
- Steven Brust

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All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool.
The reader will like the book to the degree that he
agrees with the writer about what's cool.
- Steven Brust

Just because they really are out to get you doesn't
mean you aren't paranoid.
- Steven Brust

No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the
shoulder blades will cramp his style.
- Steven Brust

Do you think it's possible to discuss politics without preaching?
- Steven Brust

But once you allow yourself to recognize necessity,
you find two things: One you find your options so restricted
that the only course of action is obvious,
and, two, that a great sense of freedom comes with the decision.
- Steven Brust

To seek understanding before taking action,
yet to trust my instincts when action is called for.
Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake.
Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity,
never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.
- Steven Brust

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys) PHOTO

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter PHOTO

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

What we speak becomes the house we live in.
- Hafiz

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 the province of knowledge to speak,
and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak,
not the right to spend.
- Byron White

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
- Julia Morgan

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

My buildings will be my legacy...
they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
- Julia Morgan

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

Architecture should speak of its time and place,
but yearn for timelessness.
- Frank Gehry

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
- Daniel Barenboim

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

Oh, if only God would give me some sign.
If He would just speak to me once. Anything.
One sentence. Two words. If He would just cough.
- the movie Love and Death

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Do not speak to me of rules.
This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
- from the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief ...
and unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

When deeds speak, words are nothing.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Keep silence for the most part,
and speak only when you must,
and then briefly.
- Epictetus

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
- Thom Mayne

It takes two to speak the truth:
one to speak, and another to hear.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is simple nonsense to speak of the fixed tempo of
any particular vocal phrase.
Each voice has its peculiarities.
- Anton Seidl

Liar is a strong word, but we are all liars.
Not in the sense of intentionally speaking untruths,
but in the sense of carrying so much historical
and emotional baggage that none of us is believable.
To lie means to speak an untruth,
and virtually everything that comes out of our mouth
is an untruth - an opinion, an assumption,
a point-of-view based on our past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I certainly can't speak for all cultures or all societies,
but it's clear that in America, poetry serves a very marginal purpose.
It's not part of the cultural mainstream.
- Mark Strand

In many ways when Jerry Ford pardoned Nixon,
in a certain way, he did speak for the country.
- Morley Safer

The fact, if they are there, speak for themselves.
- David Seabury

Management must speak with one voice.
When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral
opponent to the team's mission.
- Pat Riley

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility,
knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence,
how to live by dying.
- Johannes Tauler

If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly,
there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence.
- Samuel Butler

When you know something in your heart,
you better not be quiet about it.
You better speak out about it.
- Zach Wamp


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