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American Novelist Quotes

Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives. If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you. If not, why embarrass him?
Tom Clancy
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Richard Bach
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Richard Bach
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It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
Barbara Kingsolver
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Ralph Marston
You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
Ralph Marston
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There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
Harry Crews
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Harper Lee
I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.
Harper Lee
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In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.
William Bernbach
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John Updike
Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.
John Updike
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Ernest Hemingway
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Ernest Hemingway
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Madeleine L'Engle
Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.
Madeleine L'Engle
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John Updike
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.
John Updike
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Gore Vidal
The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
Gore Vidal
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Mikhail Gorbachev
Our enemy sees us clearly. They will not start a war. They're worried about one thing: If democracy develops here, if we succeed, we will win.
Mikhail Gorbachev
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Ernest Hemingway
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Ernest Hemingway
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Gore Vidal
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
Gore Vidal
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Richard Bach
I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.
Richard Bach
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Jack Kerouac
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
Jack Kerouac
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Saul Bellow
Hapiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.
Saul Bellow
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Chuck Palahniuk
The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly.
Chuck Palahniuk
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Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
Lillian Smith
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Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.
Thomas Wolfe
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Paul Theroux
Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.
Paul Theroux
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Chuck Palahniuk
If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.
Chuck Palahniuk
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Chuck Palahniuk
Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.
Chuck Palahniuk
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Ernest Hemingway
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemingway
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Ernest Hemingway
You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.
Ernest Hemingway
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Ernest Hemingway
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway
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John Updike
A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens.
John Updike
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Ernest Hemingway
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Ernest Hemingway
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Ernest Hemingway
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway
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