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So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.
Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.
I write very, very slowly, and for me, I have to summon all sorts of resources to make one of these pieces work.
We can reach our potential, but to do so, we must reach within ourselves. We must summon the strength, the will, and the faith to move forward - to be bold - to invest in our future.
Recollection is not something that I can summon up, it simply comes and I am the servant of it.
One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need.
It has taken a great deal of energy, which has not been so difficult to summon as the necessary patience to wait, simply wait much of the time - until my instincts assured me that I had assembled my materials in proper order for a final welding into their natural form.
Open your refrigerator door, and you summon forth more light than the total amount enjoyed by most households in the 18th century. The world at night, for much of history, was a very dark place indeed.
We are tasked to rebuild not just a damaged economy, and a debt-ridden balance sheet, but to do so by drawing forth the best that is in our fellow citizens. If we would summon the best from Americans, we must assume the best about them. If we don't believe in Americans, who will?
No great inner event befalls those who summon it not.
The Supreme Being I would sign up for would not prove his omnipotence by saving one life while ending dozens, or hundreds, or thousands. Nor would he summon an angel to heaven by ending a first grader's life at the hands of a gunman or sadist.
At age 77, I need the help of someone with more energy than I can now summon to finish a book.
I'd love to have another film to go on to. I'm in the mood to work. But I have to be patient, you know, to find that particular kind of project. Occasionally I'll write one myself if I can summon up the energy.
Summon me, then; I will be the posse comitatus; I will take them to jail.
Writing and creating, those things come to me on their own. I feel like... you sort of summon them and it's like allowing the universe to enter your heart in an entirely different way to what it normally does. It's like inviting that energy of the universe to enter into your craft in a way where it has a meaning.
I'm really just using the mirror to summon something I don't even know until I see it.
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