Thinking Quotations from Illumine Training

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George Bernard Shaw

'If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.'

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

Lin Yutang

'Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.'

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

A Course in Miracles

'Do you prefer that you be right, or that you be happy?'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Character

Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book.'

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

Robert Frost

'A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.'

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

Benjamin Franklin

'Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Motivation

Alexander Graham Bell

'The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.'

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

James T. Farrell

'Neither man nor God is going to tell me what to write.'

Time period: Any period

Martin Luther King, Jr.

'I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.'

Time period: 20th/21st century
Categories: General Belief

Kurt Vonnegut

'Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.'

Time period: Any period
Categories: Writing

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