Author Quotes

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Kurt Vonnegut
“I felt after I finished Slaughterhouse-Five that I didn’t have to write at all anymore if I didn’t want to. It was the end of some sort of career. I don’t know why, exactly. I suppose that flowers, when they’re through blooming, have some sort of awareness of some purpose having been served. Flowers didn’t ask to be flowers and I didn’t ask to be me. At the end of Slaughterhouse-Five…I had a shutting-off feeling…that I had done what I was supposed to do and everything was OK .”
Kurt Vonnegut, Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut

Mikhail Bulgakov
“Cowardice is the most terrible of vices.”
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

Criss Jami
“The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“When male authors write love stories, the heroine tends to end up dead.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Ain't She Sweet

Penelope Douglas
“Experience is the best teacher.”
Penelope Douglas, Bully

Holly Black
“What an author doesn't know could fill a book.”
Holly Black, Lucinda's Secret

John Green
“Maybe 'Okay' will be our 'always'...”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Kate Forsyth
“May my heart be kind, my mind fierce, and my spirit brave.”
Kate Forsyth, The Witches of Eileanan

Vladimir Nabokov
“The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Jess C. Scott
“The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.”
Jess C. Scott, The Darker Side of Life

Oswald Chambers
“The author who benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been dumbly struggling in you for utterance.”
Oswald Chambers

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.”
Jay Danzie

Shannon Hale
“Being a writer is a good, good thing.”
Shannon Hale

Richard P. Denney
“A book series is never truly over. The story lives on, even when the final page has been turned.”
Richard P. Denney

John Green
“Nerd life is just so much better than regular life.”
John Green

Angela Y. Davis
“Pregressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensity social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation”
Angela Y. Davis

Alex de Campi
“There's nothing on Earth like really nailing the last line of a big book. You have 200 pages to tickle their fancy, and seven words to break their heart.”
Alex de Campi

James Morcan
“The purpose of having the orphans study all these diverse fields was not for them to just become geniuses, but to become polymaths – meaning they would be geniuses in a wide variety of fields.”
James Morcan, The Ninth Orphan

Charles Dickens
“It is no worse, because I write of it. It would be no better, if I stopped my most unwilling hand. Nothing can undo it; nothing can make it otherwise than as it was. ”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Crystal Marcos
“You should listen to even the smallest voice, someday it could be the one that makes a difference.”
Crystal Marcos

Aaron Lauritsen
“There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.”
Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

Virginia Woolf
“The real novelist, the perfectly simple human being, could go on, indefinitely imaging. ”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Aaron Lauritsen
“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”
Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

Kamand Kojouri
“Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don't undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew.”
Kamand Kojouri

Melodie Ramone
“I'm pretty much looking for beauty all the time. It just seems like some days the light is better to see it.”
Melodie Ramone

Robert G. Ingersoll
“If the people of Europe had known as much of astronomy and geology when the bible was introduced among them, as they do now, there never could have been one believer in the doctrine of inspiration. If the writers of the various parts of the bible had known as much about the sciences as is now known by every intelligent man, the book never could have been written. It was produced by ignorance, and has been believed and defended by its author. It has lost power in the proportion that man has gained knowledge. A few years ago, this book was appealed to in the settlement of all scientific questions; but now, even the clergy confess that in such matters, it has ceased to speak with the voice of authority. For the establishment of facts, the word of man is now considered far better than the word of God. In the world of science, Jehovah was superseded by Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. All that God told Moses, admitting the entire account to be true, is dust and ashes compared to the discoveries of Descartes, Laplace, and Humboldt. In matters of fact, the bible has ceased to be regarded as a standard. Science has succeeded in breaking the chains of theology. A few years ago, Science endeavored to show that it was not inconsistent with the bible. The tables have been turned, and now, Religion is endeavoring to prove that the bible is not inconsistent with Science. The standard has been changed.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Aaron Lauritsen
“Life's trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.”
~ Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive”
Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

Tara Bray Smith
“I used to always read with a pen in my hand, as if the author and I were in a conversation. ”
Tara Bray Smith

Pamela Ribon
“There is something fascinatingly awkward about an author photo. I'm drawn to those glossy shots in the back of books, mostly because the subjects never look happy to be there.”
Pamela Ribon

Haruki Murakami
“If I choose to write about sheep, it's just because I happened to write about sheep. There is no deep significance.”
Haruki Murakami

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