If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.
Submitted by LibrarianCarina 11 months ago
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Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist the parachute.
Submitted by Cygnus almost 7 years ago
The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one… If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies.
Submitted by robotnic almost 7 years ago
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Submitted by michaelmcgee almost 7 years ago
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. . . This makes it hard to plan the day.
Submitted by Marci almost 7 years ago
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
Submitted by nameless almost 7 years ago
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.
Submitted by ZacharyTE about 6 years ago
Whoever is careless with truth in small matters can not be trusted in important affairs
Submitted by Anujsomany over 3 years ago
I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.
Submitted by billfrist almost 7 years ago
Doubt that the stars are fire.
Doubt that the sun doth move.
Doubt truth to be a liar.
But doubt not that I love.
Submitted by vitrius about 7 years ago
Good libraries are as essential to an education and informed people as the school system itself. The library is not only the custodian of our cultural heritage but the key to progress and the advancement of knowledge. With increasing leisure its resources can enrich the quality of American life.
Submitted by millerlibrarian over 5 years ago
Good, fast, cheap: pick any two.
• You can have good and fast, but it won’t be cheap.
• You can have good and cheap, but it won’t be fast.
• You can have fast and cheap, but it won’t be good.
Submitted by LibrarianCarina almost 5 years ago
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that do not work.
Submitted by ashaj about 7 years ago
The creative adult is the child who survived after the world tried killing them, making them “grown up”. The creative adult is the child who survived the blandness of schooling, the unhelpful words of bad teachers, and the nay-saying ways of the world.
Submitted by Rogier over 6 years ago
Fantasy is true, of course. It isn't factual, but it is true.
Submitted by KarenElissa over 6 years ago
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
Submitted by LibrarianCarina over 6 years ago