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“The quickest way to run out of time is to think you have enough of it,”
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“When you choose to look down on something, you render yourself incapable of understanding it.”
Stewart Stafford
“Try to ensure that your acts of kindness don't become open doors of exploitation to others.”
Stewart Stafford
“Time spent reading a book, even a bad one, is never wasted.”
Stewart Stafford
“Halloween is a celebration of the inversion of reality and a necessary Gothic hat-tip to the darker aspects of life, death and ourselves.”
Stewart Stafford
“If an artist can occupy the void of artistry while simultaneously parodying its iconography, they can have their metaphorical cake and cannibalise its crumbs too.”
Stewart Stafford
“Writing is the spectrum through which the chaos of life can be seen, studied and understood.”
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“You need to make a decision - are you are an imitator or an innovator?”
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“Fantasy is a reaction to the constraints of reality.”
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“Rebellion is the first step on the path to originality.”
Stewart Stafford
“Across a golden Autumn tapestry appear the spirits of our ancient selves demanding recognition and reward for one haunted night. Sated, they retreat from winter’s onslaught and retire to subconscious hibernation for another twelvemonth.”
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“Life is an endless trial and death its certain verdict, but there are many recesses to enjoy before then.”
Stewart Stafford
“The only way to ensure democracy functions correctly is to question its governance constantly. Fail to do so and you may awake to find yourself living in a police state.”
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“If your written words become literal nails to crucify you with, then you have done your job well. You provoked a reaction, whether it is positive or negative is irrelevant. Writing that evokes no reaction is a body without a soul.”
Stewart Stafford
“Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities, arrogance is when you think you are better than others and act accordingly. You could say that arrogance is false confidence and that the person displaying it is overcompensating for their inner inadequacies.”
Stewart Stafford
“The stresses and strains of life mould us into our mature selves. The key to life is to accept the wisdom of our later years while maintaining our youthful enthusiasm and curiosity for the world.”
Stewart Stafford
“Beware the self-righteous man, for he will destroy the world many times over before he sees his folly.”
Stewart Stafford, The Vorbing
“Why did Irish people vote to introduce gay marriage? Because we know what discrimination feels like and if we can take the boot of oppression off someone else's throat, we'll do it every time.”
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“People that are scared of the dark have great imaginations and are my kind of people. Those who see nothing in the darkness are boring.”
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“An assumption of flawlessness is the swiftest shortcut to disaster there is.”
Stewart Stafford
“The brain is like a muscle; books are the diet and writing is the workout.”
Stewart Stafford
“Writing is a series of verbal suggestions designed to provoke a psychological reaction and an aesthetic experience.”
Stewart Stafford
“If I decide to get a tattoo, it'll be a map of where I live on my chest in case I ever get amnesia.”
Stewart Stafford
“Human knowledge is but a ripple on the water's surface. To go deeper, we must accept the fact that we don't know everything”
Stewart Stafford
“If you turn a blind eye to the world now, history will turn a blind eye to you later. Ignoring an issue makes you a tacit supporter of it.”
Stewart Stafford
“For even in the pit of darkness, the beacon of humanity can always shine through.”
Stewart Stafford, The Vorbing
“Imagination is one of the strongest tools we've got. Keep yours sharp by using it often.”
Stewart Stafford
“Great acting is as much about the choices a performer makes as it is about their ability.”
Stewart Stafford
“When I first started following writers on social media, I imagined a deluge of profound quotes, writing tips and insights into the plight of wordsmiths. There was some of that. Mostly though, my timeline was taken up with their obsession with coffee: 'I want coffee/I'm having coffee/I've had coffee.' Then came photos of their favourite coffee mug/pot/shop/barista. So, if you've enjoyed a recently-published book, give credit to writers: the vampiric aficionados of the coffee cherry.”
Stewart Stafford
“Writers strive to create definitive statements but forget that their work is often viewed through the cracked spectacles of perception. Others can take what is written, twist it to their own agenda and present it back to the author as fact, contrary to the original intention.”
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