Quotes : T-Z


Truman Capote
Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town.


Vaclav Havel, President of Czechoslovakia, 1990
Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness a more humane society will not emerge.


Vaclav Havel
Hope is an orientation of spirit, an orientation of the heart. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.


W H Auden
We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.


Walter Pater
Not the fruit of experience but experience itself, is the end.

Wernher von Braun
There is perfect order in the universe. Mankind and mankind alone can understand that order. It is good for mankind to understand that order.

William Blake
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.


William Butler Yeats
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.


William Ellery Channing, author of Spiritual Freedom
The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts.


William Faulkner
The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is worth any number of old ladies.


William Feather
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

Yiddish Proverb
God gave burdens, also shoulders.

Zinsser, author of On Writing Well
Hard writing makes easy reading. Easy writing makes hard reading.


Zinsser, author of On Writing Well
Writing is a craft not an art.


Zinsser, author of On Writing Well
Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.


Zukav
Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based on our perceptions. What we perceive depends on what we look for. What we look for depends on what we think. What we think depends on what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality.


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