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A book is a part of life, a manifestation of life, just as much as a tree or a horse or a star. It obeys its own rhythms, its own laws, whether it be a novel, a play, or a diary. The deep, hidden rhythm of life is always there, that of the pulse, the heart beat.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Books
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A book is like a man -- clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
~ John Steinbeck | (American writer. ) | 1902-1968 | Books
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A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
~ James Baldwin | ( African-American writer. ) | 1924-1987 | Education
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A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
~ Susan Sontag | ( American author. ) | 1933-2004 | Family
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A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
~ Susan Sontag | ( American author. ) | 1933-2004 | Death
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A goal is a dream with a deadline.
~ Napoleon Hill | ( American speaker and motivational writer. ) | 1883-1970 | Goals
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A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
~ John Steinbeck | (American writer. ) | 1902-1968 | Traveling
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A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of ''spirit'' over matter.
~ Susan Sontag | ( American author. ) | 1933-2004 | Psychology
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A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
~ John Updike | ( American writer. ) | 1932 - | Leadership
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A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
~ Ernest Hemingway | ( American Writer. ) | 1898-1961 | Defeat
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A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
~ Gabriel GarcA­a MA!rquez | (Colombian writer. ) | 1928-? | Fathers
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A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
~ Ernest Hemingway | ( American Writer. ) | 1898-1961 | Comedy
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A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
~ Thomas Jefferson | ( Third president of the United States. ) | 1743-1826 | Happiness
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A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
~ Norman Mailer | ( American writer. ) | 1923-? | Democracy
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A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
~ Gabriel GarcA­a MA!rquez | (Colombian writer. ) | 1928-? | Death
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A platitude is simply a truth repeated till people get tired of hearing it.
~ James Baldwin | ( African-American writer. ) | 1924-1987 | Truth
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Action is the real measure of intelligence.
~ Napoleon Hill | ( American speaker and motivational writer. ) | 1883-1970 | Action
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Actors die so loud.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | Acting
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Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature's inexorable imperative.
~ H. G. Wells | (British-born american Author. ) | 1866-1946 | Change
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Advertising is legalized lying.
~ H. G. Wells | (British-born american Author. ) | 1866-1946 | Advertising
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All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.
~ Ernest Hemingway | ( American Writer. ) | 1898-1961 | Books
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