Why do you have to be the same as the others? ...Most of them are stupid.
She loved him because he had brought her back to life. She had been like a caterpillar in a cocoon, and he had drawn her out and shown her that she was a butterfly.
Having faith in God did not mean sitting back and doing nothing. It meant believing you would find success if you did your best honestly and energetically.
The degradation to which you subject others comes back, sooner or later, to haunt you.
Trusting someone was like holding a little water in your cupped hands - it was so easy to spill the water, and you could never get it back.
The most expensive part of building is the mistakes.
you should first follow the plow if you want to dance the harvest jig.
The duck swallows the worm, the fox kills the duck, the men shoot the fox, and the devil hunts the men.
Hard work should be rewarded by good food.
Proportion is the heart of beauty.
She wanted to say 'I love you like a thunderstorm, like a lion, like a helpless rage'.
President Wilson says a leader must treat public opinion the way a sailor deals with the wind, using it to blow the ship in one direction or another, but never trying to go directly against it.
When you've lost everything, you've got nothing to lose.
I use a professional researcher in New York who does all the legwork, all that stuff which would take me days and weeks of calling, waiting for people to call back.
But the lesson of Abraham's story is that God demands the best we have to offer, that which is most precious to us.
Man who betrayed you once would betray you twice.
In my books, women often solve the problem. Even if the woman is not the hero, she's a strong character. She does change the plot. She'll often rescue the male character from some situation.
The thriller is the most popular literary genre of the 20th century.
Nevertheless, the book gave Jack a feeling he had never had before, that the past was like a story, in which one thing led to another, and the world was not a boundless mystery, but a finite thing that could be comprehended.
Knotty theological questions are the least worrying of problems to me. Why? Because they will be resolved in the hereafter, and meanwhile they can be safely shelved.
Hunger is the best seasoning.
To someone standing in the nave, looking down the length of the church toward the east, the round window would seem like a huge sun exploding into innumerable shards of gorgeous color.
The research is the easiest. The outline is the most fun. The first draft is the hardest, because every word of the outline has to be fleshed out. The rewrite is very satisfying.
Why was it, Lloyd wondered, that the people who wanted to destroy everything good about their country were the quickest to wave the national flag?
One of the hardest things for me, now that I'm famous, is finding people who can read my stuff and give me an honest critique.
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