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Tony Hillerman Quotes and Sayings

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I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people,
but not for me.
I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly
Navajos sitting on a bench.
I felt right at home.
- Tony Hillerman

Women are extremely important shapers of my own life.
- Tony Hillerman

I always try to make the setting fit the story I have in mind.
- Tony Hillerman

How can you stop writing?
- Tony Hillerman

 

Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture.
- Tony Hillerman

An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around,
smell the wind, get a feel for his place.
- Tony Hillerman

The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project
to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit
being a newspaper editor and went back to college.
- Tony Hillerman

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I try to make my books reflect humanity as I see it.
- Tony Hillerman

You write for two people, yourself and your audience,
who are usually better educated and at least as smart.
- Tony Hillerman

I am 82 years old.
I imagine that I will keep on writing as long as anyone wants to keep reading.
- Tony Hillerman

Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the
last states which prohibited liquor,
I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew
who the bootleggers were.
- Tony Hillerman

Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam,
I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get
a feel for the time and place,
and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines
to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like.
- Tony Hillerman

I always have one or two, sometimes more,
Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot.
In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of
Navajo attitude toward the dead,
respect for burial sites.
- Tony Hillerman

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 PHOTO

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

All Knowledge is Divided into Three Domains:
"What We Know",
"What We Know That We Don't Know", and
"What We Don't Know That We Don't Know."
- Werner Erhard

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

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

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

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

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Know that unconditional forgiveness
holds immense power to relieve your suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Know that a flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to know how to accept rejection, and reject acceptance.
- Ray Bradbury

Know that life is a journey. Enjoy the journey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

Know that the act of smiling makes both you and others happier.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

If you know what to do to reach your goal,
it's not a big enough goal.
- Bob Proctor

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

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are a gift to the world.
Your life is important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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