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Quickly Quotable #60 – J. K. Rowling

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” “Never be ashamed! There’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothering with.” “Hearing voices no one else can hear isn’t a good sign, even … Continue reading

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Quickly Quoteable #57 – Jane Yolen

“Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” “And for adults, the world of fantasy books returns to us the great words of power which, in order to be tamed, we have excised from our adult vocabularies. These … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #55 – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” “Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.” “My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #54 – Beverly Cleary

“I don’t necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that’s most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.” “One rainy Sunday when I was in the … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #53 – Arthur Conan Doyle

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #52 – H. G. Wells

“Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.” “Heresies are experiments in man’s unsatisfied search for truth.” “No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #51 – Jules Verne

“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” “Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real” “Whatever one man … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #50 – Dr. Seuss

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #48 John Steinbeck

“The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.” “The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #47 – Ansel Adams

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” “Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been … Continue reading

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