Dale T Phillips - Writer
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Quotes of Note

 





If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes, but by no means always, find the way to do it. You must perceive the excellence that makes a good story good or the errors that makes a bad story.
For a bad story is only an ineffective story.

John Steinbeck

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Productivity is a lifestyle choice

Sage Cohen

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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

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In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance.

--Goethe

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Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

--Thomas Edison

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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

-- Anon

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Who, then, is unconquerable? He whom the inevitable cannot overcome

-- Epictetus

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Those who live nobly, even if in their daily lives they live obscurely, need not fear that they will have lived in vain.

-- Bertrand Russell

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Only by art can we get outside ourselves; instead of seeing only one world, our own, we see it under multiple forms, and as many as there are original artists, just so many worlds have we at our disposal.

--Marcel Proust

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In every age and nation, civilization is the product, privilege, and responsibility of a minority.

--Will Durant

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The Gates of Pluto must not be unlocked; within are a people of dreams.

"Orpheus"

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Every man takes the limit of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

- Schopenhauer

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Many people dedicate their lives to something few others know or care about.

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The most important discovery of our times is that we can alter our lives by altering our attitude.

---- William James

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What we fear to do most is usually what we most need to do.

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People will read you if your writing takes them out of their everyday life and makes them feel something.-- Tom Bird

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Story is the most powerful teaching tool there is.

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People are crazy for some sort of assurance that the visible world is not the only world, which is an almost intolerable state of mind. --- Robertson Davies

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