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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Anon

'The fly cannot be driven away by getting angry at it.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Wisdom

Robert Traver

'A writer judging his own work is like deceived husband - he is frequently the last person to appreciate the true state of affairs.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Character Writing

Arlene Goldbard

'Our lives with all their miracles and wonders are merely a discontinous string of incidents - until we create the narrative that gives them meaning.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: General

Louis L'Armour

'If you're going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Character Writing

Isaac Asimov

'If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I'd type a little faster.'

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

Les Brown

'Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.'

Time period: Any period

David J. Schwartz

'To fight fear, act. To increase fear, wait, put off, postpone.'

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

Thomas Merton

'If you yourself are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world.'

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

Somerset Maugham

'It is a funny thing about life: If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.'

Time period: 18th/19th Century

Thomas Jefferson

'Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.'

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

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