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James A. Michener

Datum narození: 3. únor 1907
Datum úmrtí: 16. říjen 1997

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„Jestliže v cizině odmítáte místní stravu, neberete na vědomí zvyky, bojíte se náboženství a vyhýbáte se lidem, měli byste raději zůstat doma.“

„I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.“

„If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.“

„Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.“

„An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.“

„The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.“

„We are never prepared for what we expect.“ Caravans

„I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.“

„If your book doesn't keep you up nights when you are writing it, it won't keep anyone up nights reading it.“

„Writers turn dreams into print.“ Writer's Handbook: Explorations in Writing and Publishing

„The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.“ The Drifters

„A nation becomes what its young people read in their youth. Its ideals are fashioned then, its goals strongly determined.“

„Public libraries have been a mainstay of my life. They represent an individual's right to acquire knowledge; they are the sinews that bind civilized societies the world over. Without libraries, I would be a pauper, intellectually and spiritually.“

„For this is the journey that men make, to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn't matter much what else they find.“

„Being goal-oriented instead of self-oriented is crucial. I know so many people who want to be writers. But let me tell you, they really don't want to be writers. They want to have been writers. They wish they had a book in print. They don't want to go through the work of getting the damn book out. There is a huge difference.“

„When this is over, I'm not going to be the same guy. I'm going to live as if I were a great man.“

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