Friday, January 29, 2010

James Michener Quotes

"I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter."-James Michener

"I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions."-James Michener

"The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality."-James Michener

"America is a nation with many flaws, but hopes so vast that only the cowardly would refuse to acknowledge them."-James Michener

"I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains."-James Michener

"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."-James Michener

"The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you."-James Michener

"If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life."-James Michener

"I think the crucial thing in the writing career is to find what you want to do and how you fit in. What somebody else does is of no concern whatever except as an interesting variation."-James Michener

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