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  • #1
    Clint Eastwood
    “Participating in a gun buyback program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.”
    Clint Eastwood

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #4
    Mark Twain
    “Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”
    Mark Twain

  • #5
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • #6
    H. Jackson Brown Jr.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

  • #7
    Chinua Achebe
    “Mr. Brown had thought of nothing but numbers. He should have known that the kingdom of God did not depend on large crowds. Our Lord Himself stressed the importance of fewness. Narrow is the way and few the number. To fill the Lord's holy temple with an idolatrous crowd clamoring for signs was a folly of everlasting consequence. Our Lord used the whip only once in His life - to drive the crowd away from His church.”
    Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

  • #8
    Mark Twain
    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    Mark Twain

  • #9
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
    W. Somerset Maugham

  • #10
    S.M. Blooding
    “It's okay to write crap. Just don't try publishing it while it's still crap.”
    S.M. Blooding

  • #11
    Howard Nemerov
    “Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.”
    Howard Nemerov

  • #12
    James Herriot
    “If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”
    James Herriot , All Creatures Great and Small

  • #13
    Chinua Achebe
    “Ogbuef Ezedudu,who was the oldest man in the village, was telling two other men when they came to visit him that the punishment for breaking the Peace of Ani had become very mild in their clan.
    "It has not always been so," he said. "My father told me that he had been told that in the past a man who broke the peace was dragged on the ground through the village until he died. but after a while this custom was stopped because it spoiled the peace which it was meant to preserve.”
    Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

  • #14
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #15
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #16
    Maurice Switzer
    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
    Maurice Switzer, Mrs. Goose, Her Book

  • #17
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #18
    Allen Saunders
    “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
    Allen Saunders

  • #19
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #20
    Jane Austen
    “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #21
    Mark Twain
    “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
    Mark Twain

  • #22
    Thomas A. Edison
    “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
    Thomas A. Edison

  • #23
    John Osborne
    “Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs."

    [Time Magazine, October 31, 1977]”
    John Osborne

  • #24
    “We may be done with the past but the past is not done with us.

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    Bergen Evans

  • #25
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”
    Winston Churchill

  • #26
    Douglas Adams
    “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    Douglas Adams

  • #27
    Thomas Fuller
    “Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.”
    Thomas Fuller

  • #28
    “A manually-powered trenching instrument is still a shovel...”
    William Petersen

  • #29
    “ No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood. ”
    Anonymous - Forbes Report

  • #30
    Elle Casey
    “You might think you're a grown man, but I have absolutely no problem getting my spatula out and serving you up a helping of bare butt flap jacks, you hear me?”
    Elle Casey, Shine Not Burn



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