Reeves: I'm not a rock star, I'm just a musician.
Show me a man or a woman alone and I'll show you a saint. Give me two and they'll fall in love. Give me three and they'll invent the charming thing we call 'society'. Give me four and they'll build a pyramid. Give me five and they'll make one an outcast. Give me six and they'll reinvent prejudice. G
At nineteen, it seems to me, one has a right to be arrogant; time has usually not begun its stealthy and rotten subtractions. It takes away your hair and your jump-shot, according to a popular country song, but in truth it takes away a lot more than that.
A product is something made in a factory; a brand is something that is bought by the customer. A product can be copied by a competitor; a brand is unique. A product can be quickly outdated; a successful brand is timeless.
She had never dreamed there could be so much pain in a life when there was nothing physically wrong. She hurt all the time.
There are all sorts of theories and ideas about what constitutes a good opening line. It's tricky thing, and tough to talk about because I don't think conceptually while I work on a first draft -- I just write. To get scientific about it is a little like trying to catch moonbeams in a jar. But there
As always at these times when he felt really in need of God the front of his mind was serene, but the deeper part, where faith did constant battle with doubt, was terrified that there would be no answer.
I started after him...and the clown looked back. I saw Its eyes, and all at once I understood who It was." "Who was it, Don?" Harold Gardner asked softly. "It was Derry," Don Hagarty said. "It was this town.
â€ŽIf you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lotâ€¦reading is the creative center of a writerâ€™s lifeâ€¦you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
Working on a new idea is kind of like getting married. Then a new idea comes along and you think, 'Man, I'd really like to go out with her.' But you can't. At least not until the old idea is finished.
The turtle couldn't help us.
The more fiction you read and write, the more you'll find your paragraphs forming on their own.
Any parting could be forever, and we don't know.
In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness. Stephen
In small towns people scent the wind with noses of uncommon keenness.
I'd like to take a motorcycle trip across Europe, maybe even across China. Of course I'd also like to broker a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but it's important to put ceilings on one's ambitions.
It means that no blue ribbon is forever. Someday - if the world doesn't explode itself in the meantime - someone will run a two-minute mile in the Olympics. It may take a hundred years or a thousand, but it will happen. Because there is no ultimate blue ribbon. There is zero, and there is eternity,
Constant reading will pull you into a place - a mind-set, if you like the phrase - where you can write eagerly and without self-consciousness.
Now panic beats and flutters inside my skull like a flock of starlings locked in an attic.
The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows.
Of course they had more chains on him than Scrooge saw on Marley's ghost, but he could have kicked up dickens if he'd wanted. That's a pun, son.