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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)

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Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings,
so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
- Socrates

My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

All human discoveries seem to be made only for the
purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high,
and contained in the sacred writings.
- William Herschel

 

My father could have been deported because on his immigration
application he said that he was a printer,
obviously because he didn't want them to be checking his writings.
- Joe Eszterhas

You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings.
However, to this I will say such is life,
for life is full of contradictions.
- Bryant H. McGill

Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away.
- William Butler Yeats

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If we took Chaucer's writings at face value,
we'd have to conclude he was a complete drip.
- John Hutton

I think that I've tried many times to get Cuba in my writings,
especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I cite in my book countless examples of the foundational
documents of the colonial period in America and the writings of the leaders,
that this was intended to be a Christian nation.
- Pat Robertson

Read the sacred writings of all the peoples on Earth.
Through all of them runs, like a red thread,
the hidden Science of attaining and maintaining wakefulness.
- Gustave Meyrink

It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian
elements have found in my writings something to hang
their peculiar beatnik theories on.
- Jack Kerouac

If you study the writings of the mystics,
you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes,
as in Zen, particularly.
- Alan Watts

A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them.
The writings of the day show the quality of the people
as no historical reconstruction can.
- Edith Hamilton

It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings
have lately turned into a fad,
and are read by people who have neither the ability
nor the desire to absorb literature.
- Herman Hesse

I was now ordered to have my writings copied,
and put into the printer's hand.
- Joanna Southcott

Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and
poet of the English language,
lived in a time that was politically very conservative
and it's reflected in his writings.
- Alex Cox

A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its
writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Men wholly bent on wordly treasures were the dupes of their own passions,
rather than deceived by the writings or pretenses of
those who claimed to be Alchemists.
- Ethan A. Hitchcock

Writings scatter to the winds blank checks in an insane charge.
And were they not such flying leaves,
there would be no purloined letters.
- Jacques Lacan

The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world,
not interest in the writings of philosophers.
- Bryan Magee

The apostolic writings are of three kinds:
historical,
didactic, and prophetic.
- Philip Schaff

Is there something to be said for the writings of the
Marquis? Is there something to be said for pornography?
And is there something to be said against both? I hope
our film is balanced and rich enough to encourage debate and discussion.
- Philip Kaufman

For if the mystery concealed of old is made manifest
to the Apostles through the prophetic writings,
and if the prophets, being wise men,
understood what proceeded from their own mouths,
then the prophets knew what was made manifest to the Apostles.
- Origen

Do not suppose, dearest Sir, that I am so short-sighted
as to destroy my life by English preaching,
or any other preaching.
St.
Paul did much good by his preaching,
but how much more by his writings.
- Henry Martyn

The assertion of failure coming from such persons does
not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical
success of those objects the advocacy of which forms
the chief feature of his political writings.
- Millicent Fawcett

When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie,
magical.
He would always give you something from a movie,
and you'd go, what did you just play...
immediately inspirational writings, amazing.
That's what we're going to miss.
- Robin Gibb

I got to read some writings by serial killers,
and they got inside my head.
They were quite disturbing.
I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way
of manipulating people to do things.
- Ralph Fiennes

Throughout this evolution from left to right,
Beard always detested war.
Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military
side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces.
- Samuel E. Morison

To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an
illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great
citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much
to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought
is indeed a most signal honour.
- John G. D. Clark

There is a set of religious, or rather moral,
writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness,
and vice to misery in this world.
A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine,
and to which we have but one objection,
namely, that it is not true.
- Francois Fenelon

And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our
founding fathers and their writings,
the things that made this country great,
you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative.
They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative.
- Sharron Angle

It is insight into human nature that is the key to
the communicator's skill.
For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings,
the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it.
He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen.
- William Bernbach

Introspection and preserved writings give us far more
insight into the ways of past humans than we have into
the ways of past dinosaurs.
For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually
arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest
patterns of human history.
- Jared Diamond

A quiet impression could be a personal instruction from the Lord.
It is personal and private.
It comes from the Lord.
Why is it important to keep sacred writings private?
Because then He will give us more.
- Richard G. Scott

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

We've got a bunch of new writers now who tell me they
grew up watching The Simpsons.
It's bizarre, and they're writing some very funny stuff.
- Matt Groening

Writing is manual labor of the mind:
a job,
like laying pipe.
- John Gregory Dunne

I'd much rather do an obviously commercial writing
project than get a day job.
- Poppy Z. Brite

No one likes to work for free.
To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing.
It's hard work writing and recording music,
and it's morally wrong to steal it.
- Gary Wright

Writing is like a contact sport, like football.
You can get hurt, but you enjoy it.
- Irwin Shaw

I went through a big Alice Cooper phase,
which was probably a major influence on my writing style later,
especially after Plastic Surgery Disasters.
- Jello Biafra

Even this vein of writing is so foreign to me that I am amazed.
- David O. Selznick

You would go mad if you began to speculate about the
impact your novel might have while you were still writing it.
- Jonathan Coe

No, originally I thought that writing articles would
keep me from having to see a psychiatrist,
but I became even more depressed as a result.
- Theo Van Gogh

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
- E. B. White

As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery,
fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural,
there would no longer be the means for writing one note.
- Georges Bizet

It helps to be able to be alone.
'Cuz writing is done alone, unless you collaborate,
but I don't do that.
Ask my ex-wife.
- Dirk Benedict

We are both drawn to surreal situations so the writing was a joy.
- Dylan Moran

I would, however, start writing fiction about 10 years before I actually did,
because it's such great fun to do, many times more
creative than nonfiction.
- Judith Krantz

Writing is mentally stimulating; it's like a puzzle
that makes you think all the time.
- Stephanie Zimbalist

Of course the playing is important but writing and
the establishing of what you are going for is prime too.
- Andy Summers

I think the writing of literature should give pleasure.
What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics.
It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing.
- Stephen Greenblatt

I really enjoy writing novels.
It's like the ocean.
You can just build a boat and take off.
- Denis Johnson

It really wasn't until I was in college when I began to write more and more,
and I realized I was scheduling my entire life around my writing.
- Rita Dove

I started acting when I was in high school,
started writing when I got to New York in 1975.
- Eric Bogosian

I've tried writing.
Two days later I'd go visit it and say,
Jesus Christ, who wrote this crap?
- Dennis Farina

I don't think the creative writing industry has helped American poetry.
- Robert Morgan

Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours,
depending on how it's going.
- Orson Scott Card

You know what you are best at, and writing is just not my thing,
but I like it.
- Sara Gilbert


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