Quotes April 06, 2021

Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Mark Twain
Let the past be content with itself, for man needs forgetfulness as well as memory.
James Stephens
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
P. J. O’Rourke
The best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it’s to post the wrong answer.
Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer who developed the first wiki
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake
Arrogant people are non-learners. They invest their energies in maintaining a cozy feeling of complacency, and complacency is the biggest single enemy to the process of continuously learning from experience. Arrogant people are exactly the sort of people who are destined to have one year’s experience 20 times rather than 20 years’ worth of experience.
Peter Honey
Only the mediocre are always at their best.
Jean Giraudoux
Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, ‘What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.’ Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope.
Vincent van Gogh
You hear about how many fourth-quarter comebacks that a guy has, and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.
Peyton Manning
I am a believer in regular work, and never wait for an inspiration. Temperamentally, I am not only careless and irregular, but melancholy; still I have fought both down. The discipline I had as a sailor had a full effect on me. Perhaps my old sea days are also responsible for the regularity and limitations of my life. Five and a half hours [of sleep] is the precise average I allow myself, and no circumstance has yet arisen in my life that can keep me awake when the time comes to ‘turn in.’
Jack London
Publishing is a business. Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars.
Nicholas Sparks