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50 Famous Author Quotes

Famous Author Quotes to Uplift and Inspire

Authors are extremely clever people. Probably the cleverest people on the planet. Did I mention that I’m an author? No? Well anyway. Clever, clever, clever. That’s what authors are. Oh okay, I’m not all that clever. I dropped my iPhone down the toilet this morning and left the house with my top on inside out. But other authors … they say such clever things! I’ve got together 50 of my favourite famous author quotes for you to ponder over and enjoy. Here they all are …

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No. 1 – Margaret Walker

“Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.”

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No. 2 – Zig Ziglar

“The greatest good we can do for others is not just to share our riches with them, but to reveal theirs.”

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No. 3 – WA Ward

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”

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No. 4 – Khalil Gibran

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to.”

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No. 5 – Victoria Holt

“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”

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No. 6 – Victor Hugo

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

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No. 7 – Tony Robbins

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”

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No. 8 – Thomas Carlyle

“The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.”

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No. 9 – Sylvia Plath

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.”

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No. 10 – William Shakespeare

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

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No. 11 – RW Emerson

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

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No. 12 – Robert Schuller

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”

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No. 13 – Robert Collier

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

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No. 14 – Robert Browning

“A minute’s success pays the failure of years.”

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No. 15 – Richard Bach

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

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No. 16 – Peter Drucker

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”

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No. 17 – Pamela Vaull Starr

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

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No. 18 – OW Holmes, Jr.

“The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.”

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No. 19 – Nathaniel Branden

“Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss.”

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No. 20 – Maya Angelou

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

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No. 21 – Mary Radmacher

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.”

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No. 22 – Mark Twain

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer everybody else up.”

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No. 23 – Margaret B. Runbeck

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”

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No. 24 – Zig Ziglar

“If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.”

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No. 25 – Tony Robbins

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

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No. 26 – Marcia Wieder

“Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.”

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No. 27 – Marcel Proust

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

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No. 28 – Louisa May Alcott

“We all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.”

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No. 29 – Lanston Hughes

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

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No. 30 – Joseph Campbell

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”

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No. 31 – JC Hare

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.”

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No. 32 – Isabelle Eberhardt

“The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.”

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No. 33 – Henry Miller

“Everyone has their own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads them.”

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No. 34 – H Longfellow

“Perseverance is a great element of success. Knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”

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No. 35 – George Eliot

“It is never too late to become what you might have been.”

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No. 36 – S. I. Hayakawa

“If we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.”

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No. 37 – Carl Sagan

“Books break the shackles of time – proof that humans can work magic.”

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No. 38 – William Nicholson

“We read to know we are not alone.”

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No. 39 – Rumer Godden

“When you learn to read you will be born again…and you will never be quite so alone again.”

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No. 40 – Vera Nazarian

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”

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No. 41 – Franz Kafka

“Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

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No. 42 – Ernest Hemingway

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

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No. 43 – Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

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No. 44 – DM Dellinger

“You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own…”

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No. 45 – David Viscott

“In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.”

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No. 46 – Baltasar Gracian

“Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.”

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No. 47 – Anne Frank

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”

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No. 48 – Al Bernstein

“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.”

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No. 49 – Albert Camus

“To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.”

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No. 50 – Andre Gide

“It is good to follow one’s own beat, so long as it leads upward.”

 

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Love, Suzy K Quinn xxx

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susannah quinn author writer I’m Suzy K Quinn, and I write bestselling hot romance and romantic comedy. My books let you RELAX and ESCAPE into secret worlds of passion and romance – and have a few LAUGHS along the way. I’ve sold nearly half a million books now. Try your first book free and find out why! xx



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