Unite for the public safety, if you would remain an independent nation.
Ordinary men died, men of iron were taken prisoner: I only brought back with me men of bronze.
A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks. Napoleon Bonapart
Give Me a Turkish Army. I will Conquer world.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
In order not to be astonished at obtaining victories, one ought not to think only of defeats.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
The army is the true nobility of our country. Napoleon Bonap
Respect the burden.
I believe the first draft of a book â€” even a long one â€” should take no more than three monthsâ€¦Any longer and â€” for me, at least â€” the story begins to take on an odd foreign feel, like a dispatch from the Romanian Department of Public Affairs, or something broadcast on high-band shortwave d
Talent is never static. It's always growing or dying.
I know I can do it," Todd Downey said, helping himself to another ear of corn from the steaming bowl. "I'm sure that in time her death will be a mystery, even to me.
Who gets to be best-liked in any community? Who is the most trusted? Why, the man who does the dirty job, of course, and does it with a smile. The man who does the job you couldn't bring yourself to do.
Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.
Read a lot, write a lot is the great commandment.
I have two amazing things in my life: I'm pain-free and I'm debt-free.
I win, you win. You win, I win. The gun, I win. The fruit, you win. I win, you win.
It was always a pleasure to write. I can never think of a time when I just hacked something out to fulfil a contract or meet a deadline. I might have hacked things out, but it was always stuff I loved.
There are things of such darkness and horrorâ€”just, I suppose, as there are things of such great beautyâ€”that they will not fit through the puny human doors of perception.
Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
THE THREE is really wonderful. A mix of Michael Crichton and Shirley Jackson, hard to put down and vastly entertaining.
Has it ever occurred to you," he said abruptly, "that parents are nothing but overgrown kids until their children drag them into adulthood? Usually kicking and screaming?" I shook my head. Tell you what I think," he said, "I think that part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids.
It wasn't just love that held people together. There was secrets, and the price you paid to keep them.
Anger is the most useless emotion," Henchick intoned, "destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart.
I don't want to speak too disparagingly of my generation (actually I do, we had a chance to change the world and opted for the Home Shopping Network instead), but there was a view among the student writers I knew at that time that good writing came spontaneously, in an uprush of feeling that had to
City life is no life for a country man; for such a man that life is a kind of damnation in itself.
I had a period where I thought I might not be good enough to publish. Stephen
But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and
When it comes to the past, everyone writes fiction.