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Go to this page and refresh until you get a total of five quotations that are meaningful to you, or mean something about you, or you agree with them, or whatever criteria you choose, I guess. Then post those five.
Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.
Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 1989)

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot (1834 - 1926), The Happy Life, 1896

Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation.
James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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dragon3
Aug. 14th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
I have to wonder at the engine or the size of the library, as I encountered two out of five of yours before finding five others I liked myself.
shryve
Aug. 14th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
Hey! Only five!! That is not fair

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

--- Marcus Aelius Aurelius (121-180 AD), Roman emperor, philosopher


There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves
and it becomes either good or sour inside.

---Pearl Bailey (1918-90), American singer, actress


It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man
that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

--- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-87), American clergyman


They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

--- Carl W. Buechner


Sorrow comes to all...Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better and yet you are sure to be happy again.

---Abraham Lincoln


William

wild_irises
Aug. 15th, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)
When I first saw this meme, I wondered if the site was your quotefile. Really.
firecat
Aug. 15th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC)
[grin]
starcat_jewel
Aug. 16th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
I can't agree with your first quote at all. I know too many writers who are absolutely delightful to sit around and chat with!
firecat
Aug. 16th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
I don't agree with it either, but I certainly felt that way when I was in the midst of wrangling with the book I just finished.
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