James A. Michener Quotes

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The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality. -James A. Michener
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If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. -James A. Michener
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Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them. -James A. Michener
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The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination. -James A. Michener
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If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. -James A. Michener
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I do believe that everyone growing up faces differential opportunities. With me, it was books and travel and some good teachers. -James A. Michener
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Only the rocks live forever, Gray Wolf said. -James A. Michener
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It may seem contradictory, but in the languid tropics one spends more time contemplating those great good things of sound and sight and smell. -James A. Michener
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Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. -James A. Michener
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If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home. -James A. Michener
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With my pen I have engraved warrants of citizenship in the most remote corners, for truly the world has been my home. -James A. Michener
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No man leaves where he is and seeks a distant place unless he is in some respect a failure. -James A. Michener
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I wondered how a man ever got an English girl into bed. What did they do with her hockey stick? -James A. Michener
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Writers turn dreams into print. -James A. Michener
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We seek God so earnestly, Eliav reflected, not to find Him but to discover ourselves. -James A. Michener
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a soldier lives always for the next battle, because he knows that before it arrives impossible changes can occur in his favor. -James A. Michener
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Rampaging horsemen can conquer; only the city can civilize. -James A. Michener
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I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains. -James A. Michener
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On 24 October 1944 Planet Earth was following its orbit about the sun as it has obediently done for nearly five billion years. -James A. Michener
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