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Wally Lamb Quotes and Sayings

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The roundness of life's design may be a sign that there
is a presence beyond ourselves.
- Wally Lamb

I like to be surprised.
The best writing is when it defies me,
when it starts going a different way than I had planned.
- Wally Lamb

Accept what people offer.
Drink their milkshakes.
Take their love.
- Wally Lamb

As my early drawings warned me, where humans go,
lions and tidal waves follow.
- Wally Lamb

 

Love stories are probably all I've ever been able to write or want to write.
- Wally Lamb

Love comes in far more shapes and sizes than what the
family-values crowd condones,
of course.
- Wally Lamb

Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on,
and my first stories were all pictures,
no words.
- Wally Lamb

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I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get
beyond the limits of my own life.
- Wally Lamb

I like to write first-person because I like to become
the character I'm writing.
- Wally Lamb

I love the most the students with troubled lives.
- Wally Lamb

When I was a kid...
I needed to belong.
- Wally Lamb

I wanted to connect a modern story with a myth that I had read.
- Wally Lamb

However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences -
and I stray pretty far from mine -
I think,
ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way,
albeit unconsciously.
- Wally Lamb

When I was a kid, I was surrounded by girls:
older sisters,
older girl cousins just down the street...
except for an older boy named Vito who threw rocks.
Each year I would wish for a baby brother.
It never happened.
- Wally Lamb

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene PHOTO

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

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

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

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

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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