29 Total Quotes

Zane Grey Quotes

People live for the dream in their hearts. And I have yet to know anyone who has not some secret dream, some hope, however dim, some storied wall to look at in the dusk, some painted window leading to the soul.
Zane Grey
#Hope

Every once in a while I feel the tremendous force of the novel. But it does not stay with me.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I am full of fire and passion. I am not ready yet for great concentration and passion.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I am tired. My arm aches. My head boils. My feet are cold. But I am not aware of any weakness.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night, when everyone has retired.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure. It stimulates and inspires me.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I did not have one bad spell during writing - an unprecedented record.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I hate birthdays.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I love my work but do not know how I write it.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I must go deeper and even stronger into my treasure mine and stint nothing of time, toil, or torture.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I need this wild life, this freedom.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I see so much more than I used to see. The effect has been to depress and sadden and hurt me terribly.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I will see this game of life out to its bitter end.
Zane Grey
#American Author

I wrote for nearly six hours. When I stopped, the dark mood, as if by magic, had folded its cloak and gone away.
Zane Grey
#American Author

It was a decent New Year's, but it took a million officers to make it so.
Zane Grey
#American Author

Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.
Zane Grey
#American Author

Love of man for woman - love of woman for man. That's the nature, the meaning, the best of life itself.
Zane Grey
#American Author

No one connected intimately with a writer has any appreciation of his temperament, except to think him overdoing everything.
Zane Grey
#American Author

The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start.
Zane Grey
#American Author

The Indian story has never been written. Maybe I am the man to do it.
Zane Grey
#American Author

There are hours when I must force the novel out of my mind and be interested in the children.
Zane Grey
#American Author

These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity. They must be burned in a blaze. I cannot learn from them.
Zane Grey
#American Author

This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing.
Zane Grey
#American Author

Today I began the novel that I determined to be great.
Zane Grey
#American Author

What is writing but an expression of my own life?
Zane Grey
#American Author

What makes life worth living? Better surely, to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
Zane Grey
#American Author

Work is my salvation. It changes my moods.
Zane Grey
#American Author

Writing was like digging coal. I sweat blood. The spell is on me.
Zane Grey
#American Author