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  • #1
    Stephen King
    “Your hair is winter fire
    January embers
    My heart burns there, too.”
    Stephen King, It

  • #2
    Mae West
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    Mae West

  • #3
    John Steinbeck
    “and in the eyes of the people there is the failure; and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.”
    John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

  • #4
    Clint Eastwood
    “I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.”
    Clint Eastwood

  • #5
    John Steinbeck
    “it was her habit to build up laughter out of inadequate materials.”
    John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

  • #6
    Dorothy Parker
    “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
    Dorothy Parker

  • #7
    John Steinbeck
    “She seemed to know, to accept, to welcome her position, the citadel of the family, the strong place that could not be taken. And since old Tom and the children could not know hurt or fear unless she acknowledged hurt or fear, she had practiced denying them in herself. And since, when a joyful thing happened, they looked to see whether joy was on her, it was her habit to build laughter out of inadequate materials....She seemed to know that if she swayed the family shook, and if she ever deeply wavered or despaired the family would fall.”
    John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

  • #8
    Mae West
    “I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.”
    Mae West

  • #9
    Diana Gabaldon
    “I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower's stem.”
    Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

  • #10
    Frank McCourt
    “He says, you have to study and learn so that you can make up your own mind about history and everything else but you can’t make up an empty mind. Stock your mind, stock your mind. You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
    Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

  • #11
    “You know I love to spend my mornings, like sunlight dancing on your skin”
    Rodney Crowell

  • #12
    Frank McCourt
    “There’s no use saying anything in the schoolyard because there’s always someone with an answer and there’s nothing you can do but punch them in the nose and if you were to punch everyone who has an answer you’d be punching morning noon and night.”
    Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

  • #13
    Frank McCourt
    “When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.
    . . . nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless loquacious alcoholic father; the pious defeated mother moaning by the fire; pompous priests; bullying schoolmasters; the English and the terrible things they did to us for eight hundred long years.”
    Frank McCourt

  • #14
    Frank McCourt
    “People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty; the shiftless loquacious father; the pious defeated mother moaning by the fire; pompous priests; bullying school masters; the English and the terrible things they did to us for eight hundred long years.

    Above all -- we were wet.”
    Frank McCourt

  • #15
    T.S. Eliot
    “I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”
    T.S. Eliot

  • #16
    “Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
    Paul Terry

  • #17
    Stephen King
    “Get busy living or get busy dying.”
    Stephen King, Different Seasons

  • #18
    Stephen King
    “When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.”
    Stephen King, Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay

  • #19
    Stephen King
    “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #20
    Stephen King
    “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
    Stephen King

  • #21
    Stephen King
    “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
    Stephen King, The Gunslinger

  • #22
    Robert Bloch
    “Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
    Robert Bloch

  • #23
    Stephen King
    “Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman's got to hold on to.”
    Stephen King, Dolores Claiborne

  • #24
    Stephen King
    “I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud. ”
    Stephen King

  • #25
    Stephen King
    “There are books full of great writing that don't have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story... don't be like the book-snobs who won't do that. Read sometimes for the words--the language. Don't be like the play-it-safers who won't do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book.”
    Stephen King

  • #26
    Stephen King
    “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #27
    Maya Angelou
    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • #28
    Mark Twain
    “Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
    Mark Twain

  • #29
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

  • #30
    Oscar Wilde
    “You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
    tags: sin



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