Some Of My Favorite Quotes



Research tells us that fourteen out of ten individuals like chocolate. 

(Sandra Boynton)




Writing & Writers

But art is so much more real than life. Some art is much more real than some life, I mean. 

(Rebecca West)

Art is the only thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting. 

(Elizabeth Bowen)

Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience. 

(Rebecca West)

No artist is ahead of his time. He IS his time, it is just others are behind the times.

(Martha Graham)

I can still call forth a piece of soul and set it down in color!

(Keri Hulmi)


I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a pictures. by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed. 

(Betty Hiullesum)

Creative comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. 

(Rita Mae Brown)

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. 

(Anna Freud)


Leaving behind books is even more beautiful--there are far too many children. 

(Marguerite Yourcenar)


Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all corners. 

(Virginia Woolfe


The word is half his who speaks it and half his who hears it.



If you were a member of Jesse James' gang and people asked you what you were, you wouldn't say, "Well, I'm a desperado." You'd say something like, 'I work in banks' or I've done some railroad work'. It took me a long time just to say, "I'm a writer." It's really embarrassing.

(Roy Blount)


He was a bit like a corkscrew: twisted, cold and sharp.      

 (Kate Cruise O'Brien)






Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did. 

(Lillian Hellman)

But the beginning of things--a world especially-- is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing. 

(Kate Chopin)

Life comes in clusters, clusters of solitude, then a cluster when there is hardly time to breathe. 

(May Sarton)

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix. 

(Christina Baldwin)


Things do not change, we change.

(Henry David Thoreau)

I am luminous with age.

(Meridel Le Subur)

In a dream, you are never eighty. 

(Anne Sexton)

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple. 

(Jenny Joseph)


When I dream, I am always ageless. 

(Elizabeth Coats worth)


I have faced Death, 

I have become caught in the wild weed tangles of Her hair, seen the gleam of her jade eyes. I will go when it is time—no choice!—but now I want life.    

 (Keri Hulme, The Bone People)



Fantasy & Reality

Life & Death


I believe our dreams transport us through the underside of our days, and if we wish to become acquainted with the dark side of what we are, the signpost are there, waiting for us to translate them. 

(Gail Godwin)

You know that there's a whole underground system that you all "dreams" having nothing better to call them , and that this system in not like roads or tunnels, but more like a live body network, all coiling and stretching, unpredictable but finally familiar—where you are now, where you've always been. 

(Alice Munro)

In forming a bridge between body and mind, dreams may be used as a springboard from which man can leap to new realms of experience lying outside his normal state of consciousness and enlarge his vision not only of himself but also pf the universe in which he lives. Ann Faraday

I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams. 

(Susan Smith)


If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. 

(Maya Angelou)

If you have enough fantasies, you're ready, in the event something happens. 

(Sheila Ballantyne)


There is only one heroism and that is to see the world as it is and love it.



Fortunately there is more to life, than death. There is, for one thing, fiction. 

(Fay Weldon)


It was as if I had worked for years on the wrong side of the tapestry, learning accurately all its lines and figures, yet always missing the color and sheen. 

(Anna Louie Strong)


We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not figures on a dial.

(James Phillips Bailey)


You've got to keep fighting, you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive.

(Eliza Kazan)


Man ought to have something he prefers to life, otherwise life itself will seem to him tiresome and void.



We were afraid of the dead because we never could tell when they might show up again.  

(Jamacia Kincaid)


I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. 

I am the warrant and the sanction. 

(Ann Rand)

Wood may remain twenty years in the water, but it is still not a fish. 

(Jane Yolen)

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience— unless they are still up. 

( Ellen Goodman)

The figure rose in two branched flames like the golden antlers of some enchanted stag. 

(Katherine Mansfield)

You know, some people fall right through the holes in their lives. It's invisible, but they come to it after time, never knowing where.

 (Lousie Erdrich)

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