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An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life.
Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I'm borrowing energy from the ideas themselves.
I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it.
How strangely do we diminish a thing as soon as we try to express it in words.
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.
As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
There's one more terrifying fact about old people: I'm going to be one soon.
P. J. O'Rourke
Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.
Harry S. Truman
Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
W. Somerset Maugham
Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.
Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures.
Ellen G. White
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.
Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.
William Butler Yeats
As soon as I started writing, other writers stopped wanting me acting in their shows - maybe they thought I was going to rewrite them.
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