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The creative adult is the child who has survived. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

A goal without a plan is just a wish. ~ Larry Elder

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman 

Thinking is heavily endorsed. ~ Inspirational Quotes, by Mal Pancoast
Telling someone the truth is a loving act.  ~ Mal Pancoast

The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places. ~Raymond Carver

Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.  ~Dr. Seuss

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’ ~Audrey Hepburn

Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. ~ Edmund Burke

No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything.  ~Unknown Author

We meet no ordinary people in our lives. ~ C.S. Lewis 

Sometimes we meet our destiny on the very roads we take to avoid it. ~ Jean de La Fontaine


It's Not The Fear Of Writing That Blocks People, It's Fear Of Not Writing Well; Something Quite Different. ~Scott Berkun

You can't undo the past... but you can certainly not repeat it. ~Bruce Willis

It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. ~ L.R. Knost

Keep  away from  people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great. When you seeking to being big plans to fruition, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly be that kind of a friend for your friends. ~ Mark Twain

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.  ~Thomas Jefferson 

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?  ~George Eliot

It's Never too Late  to Be What you might have been. ~George Eliot


Your thorns are the best part of you.  ~Marianne Moore

I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen. ~A.A. Milne

Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.  ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child. ~ Anonymous 

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. (1873)  ~ Louisa May Alcott ~

When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began. ~ Rita Mae Brown 

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. (1952) ~ Mary Ellen Chase ~ 

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~ Chinese proverb 

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. ~Sigmund Freud 

We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.  ~Martin Luther King Jr.


I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.  ~Martin Luther King Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/martinluth115056.html#VUqz3dQhkXSF8KpJ.99

"Instead of telling us what her characters are, and what they feel, she presents the people, and they reveal themselves.  In this, she has perhaps never been surpassed, not even by Shakespeare himself." ~ G.H. Lewes about Jane Austen, 1859

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.  ~William Faulkner



"Just remember, writers are the only adults who get to spend all day in their pajamas playing with imaginary friends." -- Paul Bishop

"The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can't."

— Mark Twain



"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." 

— Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

No man is so poor as to have nothing worth giving. Give what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare to think. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 



A library is a hospital for the mind.~ Anonymous ~ 



It was clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down. (1963)  ~ Agatha Christie 

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. ~Author Unknown

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. ~Mark Twain, attributed

Let books be your dining table, And you shall be full of delights Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights. ~Author Unknown


TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book. ~Author Unknown

A house without books is like a room without windows. ~Heinrich Mann

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. ~Chinese Saying

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. --Sir Richard Steele, Tatler, (1709-1711), no. 147


"I cannot live without books." --Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)



The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul--BOOKS. --Emily Dickinson



The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



A WORD is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

--Emily Dickinson (1830-1836) Complete Poems, 1924, Part One: Life LXXXIX 



Come, and take choice of all my library, And so beguile thy sorrow... --William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Titus Andronicus, Act 4, Scene 1

Once you learn to read you will be forever free. --Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

Nothing is pleasanter than exploring a library. --Walter Savage Landor, 1775-1864

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading! --Rainer Maria Rilke (German poet)

Read in order to live. --Gustave Flaubert, Les Oeuvres, 1857


You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?" ~George Bernard Shaw

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul. And sings the tune Without the words, and never stops at all. ~Emily Dickinson - More quotations on: [Hope] 

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.  ~Emily Dickinson

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.  ~Emily Dickinson 

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.  ~Emily Dickinson

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.  ~Emily Dickinson 

They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse. 
~Emily Dickinson 

Nothing happens unless first we dream. ~Carl Sandburg

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Author Unknown

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~Helen Keller

There are no hopeless situations, only people who are hopeless about them. ~Dinah Shore

All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

Beware of the man of one book. ~ Thomas Aquinas ~

Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child. ~ Anonymous 

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. ~ Isaac Asimov 

Books, books, books had found the secret of a garret-room
piled high with cases in my father's name;
Piled high, packed large, --where, creeping in and out
among the giant fossils of my past, like some small nimble mouse
between the ribs of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there
at this or that box, pulling through the gap, in heats
of terror, haste, victorious joy, the first book first.
And how I felt it beat under my pillow, in the morning's dark.
An hour before the sun would let me read!
My books! 
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man:
nothing else that he builds ever lasts monuments fall; nations perish;
civilization grow old and die out; new races build others.
But in the world of books are volumes that have seen
this happen again and again and yet live on.
Still young, still as fresh as the day they were written,
still telling men's hearts, of the hearts of men centuries dead. ~ Clarence Day 

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away,
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry.
~ Emily Dickinson 

There is more treasure in books than 
in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. 

~ Walt Disney  

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.  ~ Isaac Disraeli 

MY BOOK!
I did it!
I did it! 
Come and look
At what I’ve done!
I read a book! 
When someone wrote it
Long ago
For me to read,
How did he know
That this was the book
I’d take from the shelf
And lie on the floor
And read by myself?
I really read it!
Just like that!
Word by word, 
From first to last!
I’m sleeping with
This book in bed,
This first FIRST book
I’ve ever read!
~ David L. Harrison ~
(from Somebody Catch My Homework)

"Hopes are planted in friendship's garden where dreams blossom into priceless treasures. " 
— Unattributed 

A writer is dear and necessary for us only in the measure of which he reveals to us the inner workings of his very soul. "  — Leo Tolstoy 

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. —Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.  ~Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time. ~Abraham Lincoln

One faces the future with one's past. ~Pearl S. Buck

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  ~Confucius

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. 
~Confucius

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.  ~Jane Austen

I must have my share in the conversation…from Pride and Prejudice - by Jane Austen

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?
From Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. ~ from Emma (1815)  by Jane Austen

...it is very well worthwhile to be tormented for two or three years of one's life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it.   ~ Jane Austen

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.  ~Mark Twain

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. ~Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~Mark Twain

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."  — Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!" 

I have a spelling checker 
It came with my PC 
It plainly marks for my revue 
Mistakes I cannot sea 
I've run this poem threw it 
I'm sure your please to no, 
It's letter perfect in it's weigh 
My checker tolled me sew  -- anonymous 

 I can't explain the complete satisfaction I get when I finish a painting only to say it is as
close to when someone who loves me says, "I understand."~ JD Holiday

If I was born once again, I would like to be a woman- -always! ~ Dame Agatha Christie


I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark.  ~Mary Stewart

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending ~ Anonymous‎ (Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending. ~Chico Xavier)

THERE are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality;  and then there are those who turn one into the other. ~ D. H. Everett


Just remember, writers are the only adults who get to spend all day in their pajamas playing with imaginary friends. ~ Paul Bishop


One hundred years from now, It will not matter what kind of car I drove,What kind of house I lived in, Or how much money I had in the bank, But the world may be a better place because I made a difference in a child's life.~ Anonymous


A lot of people in this world hear voices in their minds. Some are called crazy, and they lock themselves away in little rooms where they bang their heads against the wall all day. The othersare called writers and they pretty much do the same thing.  ~Marion Steiger