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Single Sentences Sayings By Ellen Klages: My process is messy and non-linear, full of false starts, fidgets, and errands that I My process is messy and non-linear, full of false starts, fidgets, and errands that I suddenly need to run now; it is a battle to get something - anything - down on paper. I doodle in sketchbooks: bits of ideas, fragments of sentences, character names, single lines of dialogue with no context. — Ellen Klages
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Single Sentences Sayings By Eric Schlosser: Marijuana gives rise to insanity not in its users but in the policies directed against Marijuana gives rise to insanity
not in its users but in the policies directed against it. A nation that sentences the possessor of a single joint to life imprisonment without parole but sets a murderer free after perhaps six years is in the grips of a deep psychosis. — Eric Schlosser
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Single Sentences Sayings By Richard Green Moulton: Between the Biblical writers and our own times have intervened ages in which all interest Between the Biblical writers and our own times have intervened ages in which all interest in literary beauty was lost, and philosophic activity took the form of protracted discussions of brief sayings or 'texts.' Accordingly this solidified matter of Hebrew literature has been divided up into single sentences or 'verses,' numbered mechanically one, two, three, etc., and thus the original literary form has still further been obscured. It is not surprising that to most readers the Bible has become, not a literature, but simply a storehouse of pious 'texts. — Richard Green Moulton
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Single Sentences Sayings By Keith Gessen: I think Yelena Akhtiorskaya is a genius. What she manages to do, linguistically and emotionally, I think Yelena Akhtiorskaya is a genius. What she manages to do, linguistically and emotionally, in the span of a single sentence, is astonishing. — Keith Gessen
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Single Sentences Sayings By Tasha Alexander: In France, we leave a single space before and after most punctuation marks. In England, In France, we leave a single space before and after most punctuation marks. In England, there are generally no spaces before punctuation, and one inserts a double space between sentences. — Tasha Alexander
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Single Sentences Sayings By Amy Krouse Rosenthal: To get a true sense of the book, I have to spend a few moments To get a true sense of the book, I have to spend a few moments inside. I'll glance at the first couple pages, then flip around to somewhere in the middle, see if the language matches me somehow. It's like dating, only with sentences ... It could be something as simple yet weirdly potent as a single word (tangerine). We're meant to be, that sentence and me. And when it happens, you just know. — Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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Single Sentences Sayings By Isaac Bashevis Singer: Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing. — Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Single Sentences Sayings By Brian Kiley: I love being married. I was single for a long time, and I just got I love being married. I was single for a long time, and I just got so sick of finishing my own sentences. — Brian Kiley
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Single Sentences Sayings By Brent Schlender: Despite his evasiveness and his determination to hew to a single message, Jobs was a Despite his evasiveness and his determination to hew to a single message, Jobs was a vivid presence. The intensity of his self-confidence made me hang on his every word. He spoke in carefully constructed sentences, even when trying to answer an unexpected question. — Brent Schlender
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Single Sentences Sayings By Brian Fallon: I could care less about ever having a No. 1 single. I would just like I could care less about ever having a No. 1 single. I would just like to be able to play and have people who grow old with you, and you stay with them through their life. We've got a few sentences, maybe, to say what life's about. Hopefully, we'll get a chapter later. — Brian Fallon
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Single Sentences Sayings By Joseph Joubert: There are single thoughts that contain the essence of a whole volume, single sentences that There are single thoughts that contain the essence of a whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of a large work. — Joseph Joubert
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Single Sentences Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut: Sentences spoken by writers, unless they have been written out first, rarely say what writers Sentences spoken by writers, unless they have been written out first, rarely say what writers wish to say. Writers are unlucky speakers, by and large, which accounts for their being in a profession which encourages them to stay at their desk for years, if necessary, pondering what to say next and how best to say it. Interviewers propose to speed up this process
by trepanning writers, so to speak, and fishing around in their brains for unused ideas which otherwise might never get out of there. Not a single idea has ever been discovered by means of this brutal method
and still the trepanning of authors goes on every day.
I now refuse all those who wish to take the top off my skull yet again. The only way to get anything out of a writer's brains is to leave him or her alone until he or she is damn well ready to write it down. — Kurt Vonnegut
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Single Sentences Sayings By Tahereh Mafi: I'm checking my pockets for spare words and sentences but I'm finding none, not an I'm checking my pockets for spare words and sentences but I'm finding none, not an adverb, not a preposition or even a dangling participle because there doesn't exist a single response to such an outlandish request. — Tahereh Mafi
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Single Sentences Sayings By Salman Rushdie: When a book leaves its author's desk it changes. Even before anyone has read it, When a book leaves its author's desk it changes. Even before anyone has read it, before eyes other than its creator's have looked upon a single phrase, it is irretrievably altered. It has become a book that can be read, that no longer belongs to its maker. It has acquired, in a sense, free will. It will make its journey through the world and there is no longer anything the author can do about it. Even he, as he looks at its sentences, reads them differently now that they can be read by others. They look like different sentences. The book has gone out into the world and the world has remade it. — Salman Rushdie
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Single Sentences Sayings By Trinity Jones: As I build sentences, I roll them sometimes on my mouth to taste them as As I build sentences, I roll them sometimes on my mouth to taste them as I write them. I have this emptying of the mind and the focusing on that single thing, that infinitesimal moment and there is perfection, you know, as if I exist fully in that nanosecond of emotion. — Trinity Jones
Single Sentences Sayings By Anne Tyler: Not until she'd left the room did Kate realize that Bunny hadn't ended a single Not until she'd left the room did Kate realize that Bunny hadn't ended a single one of her sentences with a question mark. — Anne Tyler
Single Sentences Sayings By Barbara Hall: You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act. — Barbara Hall
Single Sentences Sayings By Francesca Martinez: And suddenly, lying in bed, I became aware of every inch of my body and And suddenly, lying in bed, I became aware of every inch of my body and I apologised to it, quietly. I apologised for bring so ungrateful for so long. Then I thanked my arms, hands and fingers for always trying so hard. I thanked my legs and feet for holding me up all the time. I thanked my brain for working so amazingly well and conjuring up thoughts and dreams and sentences and images and crazy poems. And I thanked all my organs for working together and giving me life. It had taken four and a half billion years for me to be here. Right now. In this universe. And in that moment, I felt totally overwhelmed at being alive. There could be nothing but there was everything. I didn't want to waste a single second more worrying about trivialities. Worrying that I'd never match up to an ideal that didn't even exist. Nobody is normal. We are all different. I had to make sure that every moment I had left on this planet counted. — Francesca Martinez
Single Sentences Sayings By Richard K. Morgan: It was the single forgiving phrase in the syntax of weaponry I had strapped about It was the single forgiving phrase in the syntax of weaponry I had strapped about me. The rest were unequivocal sentences of death. — Richard K. Morgan
Single Sentences Sayings By Jim Butcher: If the beginning of wisdom is in realizing that one knows nothing, then the beginning If the beginning of wisdom is in realizing that one knows nothing, then the beginning of understanding is in realizing that all things exist in accord with a single truth: Large things are made of smaller things.
Drops of ink are shaped into letters, letters form words, words form sentences, and sentences combine to express thought. So it is with the growth of plants that spring from seeds, as well as with walls built from many stones. So it is with mankind, as the customs and traditions of our progenitors blend together to form the foundation for our own cities, history, and way of life.
Be they dead stone, living flesh, or rolling sea; be they idle times or events of world-shattering proportion, market days or desperate battles, to this law, all things hold: Large things are made from small things. Significance is cumulative
but not always obvious.
Gaius Secondus — Jim Butcher
Single Sentences Sayings By Joseph Harold Bunting: I think you can read a dozen different books and not learn a single thing I think you can read a dozen different books and not learn a single thing about writing. Good writers don't read, they study books. They pick the plots apart and the sentences apart. And part of studying is copying. Reading is great and every writer should read, but reading alone isn't enough to learn what you need to learn... — Joseph Harold Bunting
Single Sentences Sayings By Catherine Reef: Pride and Prejudice opens with one of the most famous sentences ever written: "It is Pride and Prejudice opens with one of the most famous sentences ever written: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." With these words, Jane Austen announced to her readers that they were about to meet such a man and the people eager to marry him off. What was more, they were going to have fun. The dark cynicism of Sense and Sensibility was largely gone, blown away by a clean, fresh wind. — Catherine Reef
Single Sentences Sayings By Polly Toynbee: But the single overwhelming reason why jails are bursting is longer sentences given for more But the single overwhelming reason why jails are bursting is longer sentences given for more crimes. — Polly Toynbee
Single Sentences Sayings By Joseph Joubert: A few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great A few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of a great mind. There are single thoughts that contain the essence of a whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of a large work, a simplicity so finished and so perfect that it equals in merit and in excellence a large and glorious composition. — Joseph Joubert
Single Sentences Sayings By Marcel Benabou: At the rate these illuminations appear, it will no doubt take me a long time At the rate these illuminations appear, it will no doubt take me a long time to gather the material for even one single book. For my inspired double
this phantom builder of sentences who maliciously impedes my work to dictate his clever discoveries
always comes at those (infrequent) hours of his choosing, drafts (at best) three little pages, then goes away. — Marcel Benabou
Single Sentences Sayings By Zadie Smith: Some writers are the kind of solo violinists who need complete silence to tune their Some writers are the kind of solo violinists who need complete silence to tune their instruments. Others want to hear every member of the orchestra - they'll take a cue from a clarinet, from an oboe, even. I am one of those. My writing desk is covered in open novels. I read lines to swim in a certain sensibility, to strike a particular note, to encourage rigour when I'm too sentimental, to bring verbal ease when I'm syntactically uptight. I think of reading like a balanced diet; if your sentences are baggy, too baroque, cut back on fatty Foster Wallace, say, and pick up Kafka, as roughage. If your aesthetic has become so refined it is stopping you from placing a single black mark on white paper, stop worrying so much about what Nabokov would say; pick up Dostoyevsky, patron saint of substance over style. — Zadie Smith
Single Sentences Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: Sentences aren't. They go on and on, all full of syntax and qualifying clauses and Sentences aren't. They go on and on, all full of syntax and qualifying clauses and confusing references and getting old. And that brings up the real proof of what a mess I have made of being a man: I am not even young. Just about the time they finally started inventing women, I started getting old. And I went right on doing it. Shamelessly. I have allowed myself to get old and haven't done one single thing about it, with a gun or anything. What — Ursula K. Le Guin
Single Sentences Sayings By Laura Z. Hobson: He who could write so easily, who could spend a thousand words down along his He who could write so easily, who could spend a thousand words down along his plunging fingers on the green-rubber keyboard of his machine, had stumbled like a first-grader over this single paragraph. A dozen times he had begun it and written into it a naked desperation; a dozen times he had begun it and written into it the frosted mathematics of logic. Finally he'd written out quickly the sentences that kept cropping up in all the versions. Those must be, to whatever censor there was in him, the most acceptable ones. He sealed it without rereading it and went out to mail it. An hour later he despised himself for having sent it. — Laura Z. Hobson
Single Sentences Sayings By William H Gass: I'd like to look below my eyes and see not language staring back at me, I'd like to look below my eyes and see not language staring back at me, not sentences or single words or awkward pen lines, but a surface clear and burnished as glass. — William H Gass
Single Sentences Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: This is what is behind the special relationship between tale and travel, and, perhaps, the This is what is behind the special relationship between tale and travel, and, perhaps, the reason why narrative writing is so closely bound up with walking. To write is to carve a new path through the terrain of the imagination, or to point out new features on a familiar route. To read is to travel through that terrain that the author as guide - a guide one may not always agree with our trust, but who can at least be counted upon to take one somewhere. I have have often wished that my sentences could be written out as a single line running into distances so that it would be clear that a sentence is likewise a road and reading is traveling. — Rebecca Solnit
Single Sentences Sayings By Cecelia Ahern: Tabitha nods all throughout my sentences when I'm speaking to her, says "Right" after practically Tabitha nods all throughout my sentences when I'm speaking to her, says "Right" after practically every single word, and even more annoyingly tries to finish my sentences for me, or join in with my last few words. The really annoying thing is that she always gets it wrong. She never fully catches the gist of what I'm saying, so I have to keep repeating the sentence while she keeps trying to guess what my last words will be. One of these days I'll just say "I'm a tramp" as my last words and she'll have to say that.
Ahern, Cecelia (2005-02-01). Love, Rosie (pp. 200-201). Hachette Books. Kindle Edition. — Cecelia Ahern
Single Sentences Sayings By Alexander Smith: It is not of so much consequence what you say, as how you say it. It is not of so much consequence what you say, as how you say it. Memorable sentences are memorable on account of some single irradiating word. — Alexander Smith
Single Sentences Sayings By Jesse Andrews: I'm not really putting this very well. My point is this: This book contains precisely I'm not really putting this very well. My point is this: This book contains precisely zero Important Life Lessons, or Little-Known Facts About Love, or sappy tear-jerking Moments When We Knew We Had Left Our Childhood Behind for Good, or whatever. And, unlike most books in which a girl gets cancer, there are definitely no sugary paradoxical single-sentence-paragraphs that you're supposed to think are deep because they're in italics. Do you know what I'm talking about? I'm talking about sentences like this:
The cancer had taken her eyeballs, yet she saw the world with more clarity than ever before.
Barf. Forget it. For me personally, things are in no way more meaningful because I got to know Rachel before she died. If anything, things are less meaningful. All right? — Jesse Andrews
Single Sentences Sayings By Evelyn Waugh: I knew what she meant, and in that moment felt as though I had shaken I knew what she meant, and in that moment felt as though I had shaken off some of the dust and grit of ten dry years; then and always, however she spoke to me, in half sentences, single words, stock phrases of contemporary jargon, in scarcely perceptible movements of eyes or lips or hands, however inexpressible her thought, however quick and far it had glanced from the matter in hand, however deep it had plunged, as it often did, straight from the surface to the depths, I knew; even that day when I still stood on the extreme verge of love, I knew what she meant. — Evelyn Waugh
Single Sentences Sayings By David Gerrold: The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on precisions. Don't worry about constructing beautiful sentences. Beauty comes from meaning, not language. Accuracy is the most effective style of all. — David Gerrold
Single Sentences Sayings By Erik Larson: She had a brief affair with a novelist, W. L. River, whose Death of a She had a brief affair with a novelist, W. L. River, whose Death of a Young Man had been published several years earlier. He called her Motsie and pledged himself to her in letters composed of stupendously long run-on sentences, in one case seventy-four lines of single-spaced typewriting. At the time this passed for experimental prose.
"I want nothing from life except you," he wrote. "I want to be with you forever, to work and write for you, to live wherever you want to live, to love nothing, nobody but you, to love you with the passion of earth but also with the above earthly elements of more eternal, spiritual love. ... "
He did not, however, get his wish. — Erik Larson
Single Sentences Sayings By Brandon M. Herbert: Isn't it funny how the moments that define our lives the most are almost always Isn't it funny how the moments that define our lives the most are almost always the smallest? A scattering of almost inconsequential seconds that steer our course; the proverbial butterfly wings which produce the hurricane of our lives. Single sentences, concepts, and choices-especially choices-which make or break who you are, and who you will become. — Brandon M. Herbert
Single Sentences Sayings By Jim Butcher: All things exist in accord with a single truth: Large things are made of smaller All things exist in accord with a single truth: Large things are made of smaller things. Drops of ink are shaped into letters, letters form words, words form sentences, and sentences combine to express thought. So it is with the growth of plants that spring from seeds, as well as with walls built of many stones. So it is with mankind, as the customs and traditions of our progenitors blend together to form the foundation for our own cities, history, and way of life. — Jim Butcher
Single Sentences Sayings By Scott Turow: If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for fiction. — Scott Turow
Single Sentences Sayings By Brenda Hillman: The techniques of contemporary poetry are probably the techniques of your daily life. I don't The techniques of contemporary poetry are probably the techniques of your daily life. I don't know a single person who goes into the grocery store and thinks in complete sentences. We often think in fragments, we think in little lists, we think in non-sequiturs, we think in feelings that may not match up with each other. — Brenda Hillman
Single Sentences Sayings By Robert Breault: An aphorism is a single sentence that totally exhausts its subject. An aphorism is a single sentence that totally exhausts its subject. — Robert Breault
Single Sentences Sayings By Milan Kundera: During the last ten years of his life my father gradually lost the power of During the last ten years of his life my father gradually lost the power of speech. At first he simply had trouble calling up certain words or would say similar words instead and then immediately laugh at himself. In the end he had only a handful of words left, and all his attempts at saying anything more substantial resulted in one of the last sentences he could articulate: 'That's strange.'
Whenever he said 'That's strange,' his eyes would express an infinite astonishment at knowing everything and being able to say nothing. Things lost their names and merged into a single, undifferentiated reality. I was the only one who by talking to him could temporarily transform that nameless infinity into the world of clearly named entities. — Milan Kundera
Single Sentences Sayings By Pamela Morris: Every great novel begins with a single word. One word, followed by another and another Every great novel begins with a single word. One word, followed by another and another and another. Sentences forming paths to that dream. — Pamela Morris