Wise and brilliant quotes by famous American authors.
These quotes are valuable, useful and worth living by.
Read them with attention, think about them, and implement their wisdom in your daily life.
Wise and Intelligent Quotes of American Authors
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
“Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”
“Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex. You thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it and thought of other things if you did.”
“You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.”
“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
“The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.”
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
“Writing is frustration – It’s daily frustration, not to mention humiliation. It’s just like baseball: you fail two-thirds of the time.”
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
“Love is, or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.”
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
“Never allow someone to be your priority, while allowing yourself to be their option.”
More Brilliant American Authors Quotes
“Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute.”
“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.”
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”
“The path of least resistance leads to crooked rivers and crooked men.”
“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
“Trust life, and it will teach you, in joy and sorrow, all you need to know.”
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
“All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.”
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“You have to decide who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you.”
“Never look back – unless you’re planning to go that way.”
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
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