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Afif Safieh Quotes and Sayings
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The tormenting dilemma of the Middle East is this:
either we have one people too many,
or one state too few.
- Afif Safieh

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,
insists on tormenting generations to come.
- Baron de Montesquieu

I am fully persuaded that thousands of our fellow-men
might profit equally by a similar course to mine;
but,
constitutions not being all alike, a different course
of treatment may be advisable for the removal of so
tormenting an affliction.
- William Banting

Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world,
- though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst,
- the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
- Laurence Sterne

 

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller PHOTO
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

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Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

The author himself is the best judge of his own performance;
none has so deeply meditated on the subject;
none is so sincerely interested in the event.
- Edward Gibbon

The style of an author should be the image of his mind,
but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
- Edward Gibbon

I think people enjoy a series.
When you like a story, many readers want more of the same,
which is dandy, if the author and the characters have more to say.
- Sarah Zettel

Book tours are almost designed to beat out of an author
any affection he has for his book.
- Michael Lewis

If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in
his judgment of his own works,
no less are they in his reader.
- Sarah Fielding

But to me I find Francis Bacon the most likely candidate to be the author.
- Mark Rylance

Choose an author as you choose a friend.
- Arthur Helps

In writing the history of a disease,
every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever,
that has previously occupied the mind of the author,
should lie in abeyance.
- Thomas Sydenham

Why should any man have power over any other man's faith,
seeing Christ Himself is the author of it?
- George Fox

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention
to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read
it in the original author?
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
- Jeanne Moreau

I don't think the author should make the reader do
that much work to remember who somebody is.
- Kevin J. Anderson

When a French book becomes an international hit it
is because of the author and not because of the language.
The same goes for movies.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed;
for we expected to see an author,
and we find a person.
- Blaise Pascal

One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print.
- William Goldman

All the best performers bring to their role something more,
something different than what the author put on paper.
That's what makes theatre live.
That's why it persists.
- Stephen Sondheim

My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.
- Lloyd Alexander

Certainly the most diverse, if minor,
pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
- Arthur Miller

To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it,
and get sensible people to read it, are the three great
difficulties in being an author.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I suppose if I was to have to pick a few,
Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list.
It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author.
- Sarah Zettel

It is a greater joy to see the author's author, than himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember.
- Walter Jon Williams

Anyone who wants simple, pat stories should buy another author's product.
The real universe ain't that way, and neither are my fictive ones.
- David Brin

He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole
contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
- Thomas Paine

Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to
collect money and fame from this state of being.
- A. A. Milne

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature,
but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too
busy listening to other voices to listen as closely
as he should have to the one coming from inside.
- Stephen King

Truth is Mormonism.
God is the author of it.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Hey, over here!
Have your picture taken with a reclusive author!
Today only, we'll throw in a free autograph!
But wait, there's more!
- Thomas Pynchon

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice.
And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune,
will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.
- Jacques-Louis David

An author departs, he does not die.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet,
he never would have written Macbeth.
- Joyce Brothers

No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic
characters as Chekhov has.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous
vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
- Logan P. Smith

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism.
If you steal from two, it's research.
- John Burke

The way a book is read, which is to say,
the qualities a reader brings to a book can have as
much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.
- Norman Cousins

What makes a book great, a so-called classic,
it its quality of always being modern,
of its author, though he be long dead,
continuing to speak to each new generation.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect,
at least if the author is concentrating.
- John M. Ford

The future author is one who discovers that language,
the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language,
will serve him in winning through to his way.
- Thornton Wilder

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with,
insists on boring future generations.
- Charles de Montesquieu

A successful tool is one that was used to do something
undreamt of by its author.
- Stephen C. Johnson

The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake,
has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays
to the genius of its time.
- Joseph Lewis

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

I shall be but a shrimp of an author.
- Thomas Gray

The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe,
present everywhere and visible nowhere.
- Gustave Flaubert

I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books -
from Shakespeare to James Bond -
and I always had the idea that I must give 100%,
no matter who the author was.
- Dick Bruna

There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it;
that by so much the more we are possess'd of it,
by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature.
- Eliza Haywood

Shakespeare is the true multicultural author.
He exists in all languages.
He is put on the stage everywhere.
Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage.
- Harold Bloom

The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and
how he would like it to be done.
- Louis Leakey

I think that every so-called history book and film
biography should be prefaced by the statement that
what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances.
- Barbara Kruger

Making a book is a craft, like making a clock;
it needs more than native wit to be an author.
- Jean de la Bruyere

With the marketing pressures driving the book world today,
it's much easier to get the author of a memoir on a
television show than a serious novelist.
- David Halberstam

I have relaxed into my persona as an author,
although I used to fight that.
- David Guterson

It seems to me that an author who has determined very
new domains in literature is Gertrude Stein.
- Raymond Queneau

Call me the author.
- Joan Didion

Quotations are slippery things, really.
A brief sentence or phrase, often repeated -
always completely out of its original context -
and sometimes not an accurate representation
of the author's original words, let alone his intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning,
not to find yours.
- Salman Rushdie

When the characters are really alive before their author,
the latter does nothing but follow them in their action,
in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
- Luigi Pirandello

It is conceivable that what is unified form to the
author or composer may of necessity be formless to his audience.
- Charles Ives

I would very much like to become a best-selling author.
- Manuel Puig

The things I write are for those who are willing to
accept a new relationship between the reader and the author.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Writing a song is much like being an author.
Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!),
but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
- Ken Hill

The author of the Iliad is either Homer or,
if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.
- Aldous Huxley


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