Thinking Quotations from Illumine Training

Ten random inspirational quotations about various aspects of thinking are displayed below. Use the search boxes to the right, to search for quotations by category, person, time period and key word. Use these quotes by famous people for daily inspiration.

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Larry Niven

'You learn by writing short stories. Keep writing short stories. The money's in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Writing

Abraham Lincoln

'Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.'

Time period: 18th/19th Century
Categories: Success

Friedrich Durrenmatt

'A writer doesn't solve problems. He allows them to emerge.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Writing

Kaari Ueland

'I can't help but to write, I have a inner need for it. If I'm not in the middle of some literary project I'm utterly lost, unhappy and distressed. As soon as I get started, I calm down.'

Time period: Any period

Sir Francis Bacon

'This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.'

Time period: 16th/17th Century
Categories: Character

Charles Caleb Colton

'Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.'

Time period: 18th/19th Century
Categories: Logic Wisdom Writing


'No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.'

Time period: 500BC - 0
Categories: Learning


'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.'

Time period: 16th/17th Century
Categories: General Creativity

Rachel Bloom

'The number one thing I am earnestly attracted to is intelligence. Writers are thus the pinnacle of intelligence. While actors are great and awesome, writers literally create new worlds from scratch. What is sexier than that? Personally, I don't know why every person out there isn't dating a writer.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Character Writing

Curtis Borchardt

'Make your opponents respect your will to win.'

Time period: 20th/21st century
Categories: Motivation

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