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As a precocious teen I dreamed of being Graham Greene. Well, as it turned out, I never wrote a great novel, sadly, and I never converted to Catholicism, happily, but I did do one thing he did. That is, in middle age I moved to a seaside town and got into a right barney with the local powers-that-be.

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Boredom is that agitated space between relaxation and action; dialed down,

Boredom is that agitated space between relaxation and action; dialed down, it can become a pleasant kind of inertia or a meditative stillness, where it feels good to sit quietly with your own thoughts; cranked up a notch, it can produce creative release.
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It is through hearing stories about wicked stepmothers, lost children, good

It is through hearing stories about wicked stepmothers, lost children, good but misguided kings, wolves that suckle twin boys, youngest sons who receive no inheritance but must make their own way in the world, and eldest sons who waste their inheritance o
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A partial truth is the most common path to an entire lie.

A partial truth is the most common path to an entire lie.
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I cannot tell you how important fresh, crisp writing is for an aspiring wri

I cannot tell you how important fresh, crisp writing is for an aspiring writer. Plot is great. The overall concept is super important. But the writing is what sells your work. It all boils down to the words you choose and the order in which you arrange th
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Meet me there, where the sea meets the sky...

Meet me there, where the sea meets the sky...
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Some people say, ‘Do not judge the book by its cover!’ Well, I say not to j

Some people say, ‘Do not judge the book by its cover!’ Well, I say not to judge at all. People can say anything they want to say, but for me, cover does matter.
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You gotta have a body.

You gotta have a body.
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It is with enterprises as with striking fire we do not meet with success e

It is with enterprises as with striking fire we do not meet with success except with reiterated efforts and often at the instant when we despaired of success.
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Put character and mental toughness before execution and you will get consis

Put character and mental toughness before execution and you will get consistent execution.
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It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving t

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
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Sometimes, sleepers turn up as common people who do everyday things, and cr

Sometimes, sleepers turn up as common people who do everyday things, and create a new destiny for themselves when nobody’s watching.
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History teachers help children climb mountains.

History teachers help children climb mountains.
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