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Everyone who tried your lemon tart loved it, Henry. It was the perfect excuse for you to talk to the people you work with, and if you’d give them a chance, they’ll love you too.”

I stared at her. “Is that another compliment? Because we’ve just been through that.”

She walked to her desk. “You mispronounced thank you.


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When I'm writing from a character's viewpoint, in essence I become that character; I share t...
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
The original 'Hobbit' was never intended to have a sequel - Bilbo 'remained very happy t...
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
I like grey characters; fantasy for too long has been focused on very stereotypical heroes and villa...
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
Many children make up, or begin to make up, imaginary languages. I have been at it since I could wri...
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
It's really irritating when you open a book, and 10 pages into it you know that the hero you met...
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
'I wish life was not so short,' he thought. 'Languages take such a time, and so do all the things on...
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally sma...
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
Still round the corner there may wait,
A new road or a secret gate.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
I dislike Allegory - the conscious and intentional allegory - yet any attempt to explain the purport...
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does no...
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
I don't like allegories.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wis...
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
Not all who wander are lost.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
One of the big breakthroughs, I think for me, was reading Robert A. Heinlein's four rules of wri...
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or conte...
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
I try to make the readers feel they've lived the events of the book. Just as you grieve if a fri...
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
It may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend's folly.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
In my 10 years that I spent out in TV and film, I had my shares of frustrations and annoyances and d...
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relatives of ours: far nearer to ...
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
In October 1920 I went to Leeds as Reader in English Language, with a free commission to develop the...
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
If I was a soldier going to war, I'd be pretty scared the night before a battle. It's a scar...
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
A friend of mine tells that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
J. R. R. TOLKIEN
Many writers will get a contract by selling chapters and outlines or something like that. I wrote th...
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
It's like these ideas, these characters, kind of bubble up inside me, and one day they're no...
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
He is out of my mind but forever in my heart.
N ROME
If I ever get a female dog, I'm gonna name it Karma, cause boy, she's a bitch.
C N
The man who writes has an oppressive and unhappy fate. This is because the nature of his work oblige...
N. KAZANTZAKIS
Chameleon Is The Animal Which Change According To Surrounding, Feature Similar To Human
AX-N
Though I did not have the statistics, just observing the number of women on the streets during peak ...
N. MALATHY
The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previou...
ALICE WALKER
Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conceptio...
ALICE WALKER
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names.
ALICE WALKER
The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. ...
WALKER PERCY
The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the colle...
MARGARET WALKER
As an elder of the Americas and of the rest of the planet, it is my responsibility to care for and p...
ALICE WALKER
I live by 'Go big or go home.' That's with everything. It's like either commit and g...
PAUL WALKER
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
MARGARET WALKER
I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.
PAUL WALKER
I'm not afraid of anything. That's just the way I am.
PAUL WALKER
I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never...
ALICE WALKER
I consider the fact that thousands of children die each day from starvation and a lack of medicine a...
ALICE WALKER
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
ALICE WALKER
You don't always have to be doing something. You can just be, and that's plenty.
ALICE WALKER
I have a lot of stories to tell because I've been down a lot of roads people haven't been.
JIMMY WALKER
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways,...
ALICE WALKER
With portable cameras and affordable data and non-linear digital editing, I think this is a golden a...
LUCY WALKER
I've got this thing for spicy stuff. Now, if you give me hot chocolate with chili pepper, a book...
SHILOH WALKER
Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.
ALICE WALKER
There is a lot of stuff now that is in bad taste, and I don't see the necessity for it all. We d...
CLINT WALKER
The people who were against the Vietnam War thought I was attacking the Army. The guys in the Army t...
MORT WALKER
The promise of any artwork is that it can hold us - viewer and maker - in a conflicted or contestabl...
KARA WALKER
I want to enjoy not getting recognised while it lasts. But the mask is a symbol of unity. Anyone can...
ALAN WALKER
We owe our public servants, from school teachers to state employees, a sustainable and well-funded r...
WALKER STAPLETON
When I was in the private sector, I found it immensely useful to go out and talk to customers and co...
WALKER STAPLETON
If you just give somebody a blank check without any deliverables associated with that, you're no...
WALKER STAPLETON
Legislators should demand that we not go through the entire pension reform debate just to apply a ba...
WALKER STAPLETON
I grew up partially around Stone Mountain, Georgia, and in that part of the country, there was alway...
KARA WALKER
My work is really abject and self-effacing sometimes. I mean, it's big and overwrought, but it&#...
KARA WALKER
I don't know how much I believe in redemptive stories, even though people want them and strive f...
KARA WALKER
I guess there was a little bit of a slight rebellion, maybe a little bit of a renegade desire that m...
KARA WALKER
Challenging and highlighting abusive power dynamics in our culture is my goal; replicating them is n...
KARA WALKER
I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this tim...
ALICE WALKER
We knew, win or lose, that we would play another game.
AMANDA WALKER
If you need a prescription drug, you may be able to find it at your local pharmacy, or a less expens...
AMANDA WALKER
Certainly that's something we've talked about. Some see it an exciting idea. There are others who vi...
ANDREW WALKER
I don't know! I guess we'll find out when we get there.
ANDREW WALKER