All Quotes and Proverbs

"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors."

Edward Dahlberg
Edward Dahlberg "Alms for Oblivion"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Writing is nothing more than a guided dream."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Writing is the enemy of forgetfulness, of thoughtlessness. For the writer there is no oblivion. Only endless memory."

Anita Brookner
Anita Brookner "Look at Me"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Writing is turning one's worst moments into money."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Year, n. A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Yes, pride is a perpetual nagging temptation. Keep on knocking it on the head but don't be too worried about it. As long as one knows one is proud, one is safe from the worst form of pride."

Clive Staples Lewis letter to Mrs. Sonia Graham
Clive Staples Lewis letter to Mrs. Sonia Graham

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Yesterday is a cancelled cheque; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have - so spend it wisely."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You are never fully dressed until you wear a smile."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You are never strong enough that you don't need help."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."


Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You are the product of your own brainstorm."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"You are too young to be old."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You better live every day like your last because one day you're going to be right."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"You can always have me in your company if you’re fully prepared to be true to yourself to grow as a Human. Yeah, that’s me. Yours Truly, Your Conscience."


Rating: 7.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your enemies."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can either have an hour of hope or an hour of despair."


Rating: 7.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"You can live in your dreams, but only if you are worthy of them."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You can make a throne of bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can only be young once but you can be immature forever."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can take a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can't escape destiny if it has beautiful eyes."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can't prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but can prevent them from building their nest on it."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)