As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
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Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.
Because sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them.
If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.
Next time you hit a speed bump otherwise known as the age-old question “Why are you still single?” l
Life And Living
Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today. I want to be a part of it. New York... New York..." New
Karla M. Nashar
Conviction is having the mindset to never doubt your self-understanding
The power of death signifies that this real world can only have a neutral image of life, that life's
In the case of Albertine, I felt that I should never discover anything, that, out of that tangled ma
The potency of prayer hath subdued the strength of fire it hath bridled the rage of lions hushed a
Saint John Chrysostom
If I shot an arrow and thought about an ass, would it surprise you that I hit Erik?' Stark asked me
Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of
It is better to be a pragmatist than a lunatic.
Whatever your situation, may you find hope.
I get unhappy doing things that I'm not passionate about. Because I feel like I'm squandering this i
I know you feel that everything's been taken away from you. But you'll get things back. It just won'
...often, stepping outside your comfort zone is not careless irresponsibility, but a necessary act o
This morning I awoke drowning in sadness. Sleepily, I probed my heart looking for a cause.Then, risi
Kate Mullane Robertson
If Planned Parenthood wants to be involved in providing counseling services and HIV testing, they ou
There are too many windbags in this world. Speak only when you are competent in a subject - It produ
Men touch their horses to calm them,” she said distantly. “They caress their falcons to remind them
It is the courage, the insistence, the ruthless force of youth.
Whether at work, at home or in public, we have been trained to believe that who we are at the core o
Be thankful that God's answers are wiser than your answers.
There is a fragrance in the air, a certain passage of a song, an old photograph falling out from the
You start out wanting to change the world through language, and end up thinking it's enough to tell
You need a companion for your thought process, than a physical relationship.
Conscience is not white, black or brown. Conscience is human. It is beyond race – it is beyond relig
When the white man came we had the land and they had the bibles. Now they have the land and we have
Chief Dan George
I had a dream about you. You were wearing Sylvester Stallone's sneer as pants, but his lips were sag
Dora J. Arod
Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some messa
The future was getting here faster than I'd expected.
My experiences have taught me that things rarely improve with a simple change of scenery.
Is there anything sweeter than the touch of another as she pulls a dead bug from your fur?
Cats are there to be indulged. That's their function: to receive the love we never fully gave our pa
If you say that your national law allows you to do something, it is fine as long as you do this insi
History a distillation of rumor
He would find his Susie,inside his young son. Give that love to the living.
One of the few advantages of reaching my age is that I've seen it all. Learned not to judge anyone u
And that's how we measure out our real respect for people—by the degree of feeling they can register
Intelligence is a way of thinking, not a choice of words.
I knew that just because people on the outside were free and clean, it didn’t mean they were the goo
Nova Ren Suma
Today I will do one small task that will contribute toward the achievement of a life goal.
She tried to shriek for help, to cry out against the blinding agony, but her mouth wouldn’t open. Th
All the movies used to be 'colossal'. Now they're all 'frank'. I think I liked 'colossal' better.
Children touch all of our lives. We all have the opportunity to sow seeds into the next generation,
I didn't know how to let you go.
The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important.
I have long been one of those tedious people who rails against the coronation of 'student-athletes.'
Sweetheart, no one needs coffee, I just like the taste. Almost as much as I like the way you taste.
There is no blueprint to leadership, quite the conundrum in a business world where standardization i
There is a kind of flame in Crete - let us call it "soul" - something more powerful than either life
You know we are living in dangerous time when the act of kindness is revered as an act of heroism.
Micheline Jean Loui
His guilt swelled up, churning like a paddle wheel in his stomach. He wanted desperately to flee. Ho
You are a gift to the entire planet earth
Even the most sadistic and destructive man is human, as human as the saint.
Within months after reading the novel 'The Hunger Games,' I went from telling my mom that I could se
Its funny to see how creativity is used to satiate a misplaced libido. How it shifts from an extensi
Since i will not send this, i also feel it is my duty to inform you that almost six months on I thin
Trust is not an obsession, darling, it's an extension of love. When we truly love someone, we give t
Saying "yes" to yourself means acknowledging what you have that's good and working on the things tha
Who hasn't wanted to die at one time or another?
I try to be as positive as I can because I truly believe I am my feelings, and if I'm sad, if I have
Now why do I feel like Little Red Riding Hood?" Daisy asked.Trav flashed a toothy smile and lunged f
Sometimes, you've got to forget life's lessons, trust your heart and give'mistake' a second chance.
It was amusing to me to see how the detective's overbearing manner had changed suddenly to that of a
Arthur Conan Doyle
Women And Men
I figured a woman can't be understood the way a man can. Women have purposes men can't even imagine.
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
Honore de Balzac
I would definitely say I'm a feminist. To me, it just means being attentive and mindful. It's about
It was like I'd climbed Everest, had the summit in my sight, the flag in my hand, all ready to pierc
When I was growing up, I had lots of smart classmates that were girls, but none of us were really pu
If you want to find a way, you have to go
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You
Mark Victor Hansen
The discoveries of my life that were of greatest significance (1) When I discovered love, (2) When I
Tonny K. Brown
Humility moves more mountains than arrogance.
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or
As his body became more and more defenseless, so his means of offense became steadily more frightful
Arthur C. Clarke
Being needed is a great thing. Maybe the great thing.
Seals do not sit about and tell, the way people do, and their lives are not eventful in the way peop
There's one thing you don't put in a trap, if you're smart, if you value your continued existance, i
Russell T. Davies
. . . the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks the valleys also
Flythe kitesof your soul,letyour spiritsoar.
Believe you can and you will be halfway there.
The knowledge of the soul is knowledge of the universe
The very nastiest and coarsest, I can't tell you. It is not grief, not dullness, but much worse. It
For a moment you forget how much the loss hurts. Then you remember and it buries you.
Find your "self-culture" is hero's work. I liken it to the journey of a warrior who is preparing for
What is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?
Sometimes things happen in our lives that wake us up to the truth, about how short life is. It’s the
I have a motto: Work to become, not to acquire.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Dreams aren't of the mind,but of the heart.
The truth echoed in her head. On the same day she met him, he had tried to kill her. Her mate.
Queenie Hennessy - "I am here to die."Sister Mary Inconnue - "Pardon me but you are here to live unt
Indeed, organizing atheists has been compared to herding cats, because they tend to think independen
Don't destroy Half-Blood while we're gone," was Chiron's parting instruction. Argus pointed two fing
Look into my eyes andYou'll see my mind.A tranquil city,That rebuilt itself and left the past behind
He had no idea of my misery. It would have surprised him to think that I was a human creature with a
Joyce Carol Oates
Horses and jockeys mature earlier than people - which is why horses are admitted to race tracks at t
Consulting offered me an opportunity to see a lot of different businesses in different regions of th
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