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A good beginning makes a good end.
No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.
I start with a character and a situation, but I don't know what's going to happen until I write it. Sometimes things happen that surprise me.
To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him.
For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.
Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
I think of myself... as a troubadour, a village storyteller, the guy in the shadows of the campfire.
Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.
To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.
Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.
To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go.
No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.
I'm actually writing history. It isn't what you'd call big history. I don't write about presidents and generals... I write about the man who was ranching, the man who was mining, the man who was opening up the country.
I don't travel and tell stories, because that's not the way these days. But I write my books to be read aloud, and I think of myself in that oral tradition.
If you write a book about a bygone period that lies east of the Mississippi River, then it's a historical novel. If it's west of the Mississippi, it's a western, a different category. There's no sense to it.
I think it's time that we have a women's show about the West. The concentration has been on the men and the Indians.
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