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Afif Safieh Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Afif Safieh Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

The tormenting dilemma of the Middle East is this:
either we have one people too many,
or one state too few.
- Afif Safieh

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him,
insists on tormenting generations to come.
- Baron de Montesquieu

I am fully persuaded that thousands of our fellow-men
might profit equally by a similar course to mine;
but,
constitutions not being all alike, a different course
of treatment may be advisable for the removal of so
tormenting an affliction.
- William Banting

Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world,
- though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst,
- the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
- Laurence Sterne

 

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha


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Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected?
I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us.
It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot,
we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
As a nation of freemen, we must live
through all time, or die by suicide.
- Abraham Lincoln

If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in
his judgment of his own works,
no less are they in his reader.
- Sarah Fielding

There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it;
that by so much the more we are possess'd of it,
by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature.
- Eliza Haywood

When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed;
for we expected to see an author,
and we find a person.
- Blaise Pascal

A successful tool is one that was used to do something
undreamt of by its author.
- Stephen C. Johnson

All the best performers bring to their role something more,
something different than what the author put on paper.
That's what makes theatre live.
That's why it persists.
- Stephen Sondheim

The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author's life.
- Andre Maurois

Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the
variations in style and genre,
as long as they get that sense of story,
of character, of empathetic involvement.
- Dean Koontz

It seems to me that an author who has determined very
new domains in literature is Gertrude Stein.
- Raymond Queneau

I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author
spectacles can see them as they are.
- Harriet Martineau

I have been told by hospital authorities that more
copies of my works are left behind by departing patients
than those of any other author.
- Robert Benchley

An SF author who reads only SF will have little new to contribute,
but someone with a broader experience will bring more to the table.
- Walter Jon Williams

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too
busy listening to other voices to listen as closely
as he should have to the one coming from inside.
- Stephen King

One of the great currents in the contemporary experience
of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author.
- Anish Kapoor

When the characters are really alive before their author,
the latter does nothing but follow them in their action,
in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
- Luigi Pirandello

The difference is slight, to the influence of an author,
whether he is read by 500 readers, or by five hundred thousand;
if he can select the 500,
he reaches the five hundred thousand.
- Brooks Adams

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with,
insists on boring future generations.
- Charles de Montesquieu

The prime goal of an author is the same as a musician,
which is to emotionally connect with the reader in some way or another.
- Ken Hill

Asking the author of historical novels to teach you
about history is like expecting the composer of a melody
to provide answers about radio transmission.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as
a book once it is written.
She is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up.
- Rumer Godden

I hate the actor and audience business.
An author should be in among the crowd,
kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning,
not to find yours.
- Salman Rushdie

Hey, over here!
Have your picture taken with a reclusive author!
Today only, we'll throw in a free autograph!
But wait, there's more!
- Thomas Pynchon

The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof,
really is an author.
- Scott Turow

Who learns most from a good book is the author.
- Jose Bergamin

Life is the most versatile thing under the sun;
and in the pursuit of life and character the author
who works in a groove works in blinkers.
- Laurence Housman

To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it,
and get sensible people to read it, are the three great
difficulties in being an author.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The author of the Iliad is either Homer or,
if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.
- Aldous Huxley

When a Benefit is wrongly conferred,
the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.
- Plato

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying
rightly a thought one finds in a book,
than in being the first author of that thought.
- Pierre Bayle

With a film, I do my best to understand the author's
intentions and try to bring the characters to life.
- Bruce Beresford

I wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember.
- Walter Jon Williams

Truth is Mormonism.
God is the author of it.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

I believe that, like most writers, my personality comes through in the fiction.
So in that respect my writing can't be like any other author's really.
- Paul Kane

I don't think the author should make the reader do
that much work to remember who somebody is.
- Kevin J. Anderson

No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic
characters as Chekhov has.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Certainly the most diverse, if minor,
pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
- Arthur Miller

I would very much like to become a best-selling author.
- Manuel Puig

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers.
Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the
ladder and writes novels.
- P. G. Wodehouse

It appears a bold thing to say so when one sees how
much many a modern author who knows how to make a skilful
use of the Book of Chronicles has to tell about the tabernacle.
- Julius Wellhausen

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar,
familiar things new.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Shakespeare is the true multicultural author.
He exists in all languages.
He is put on the stage everywhere.
Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage.
- Harold Bloom

The style of an author should be the image of his mind,
but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise.
- Edward Gibbon

If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet,
he never would have written Macbeth.
- Joyce Brothers

The more gifted and talkative one's characters are,
the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind.
- Vladimir Nabokov

The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction
of addressing the Republican National Convention.
This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men.
- Emanuel Celler

I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books -
from Shakespeare to James Bond -
and I always had the idea that I must give 100%,
no matter who the author was.
- Dick Bruna

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero;
but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Making a book is a craft, like making a clock;
it needs more than native wit to be an author.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe,
present everywhere and visible nowhere.
- Gustave Flaubert

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice.
And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune,
will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.
- Jacques-Louis David

The author himself is the best judge of his own performance;
none has so deeply meditated on the subject;
none is so sincerely interested in the event.
- Edward Gibbon

All fiction becomes autobiographical when the author has true talent.
- Jeanne Moreau

One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print.
- William Goldman

An author must be nothing if he do not love truth;
a barrister must be nothing if he do.
- Anthony Trollope

Writing a song is much like being an author.
Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!),
but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
- Ken Hill

I have no intention of becoming a shorthand author.
- Isaac Pitman

The future author is one who discovers that language,
the exploration and manipulation of the resources of language,
will serve him in winning through to his way.
- Thornton Wilder

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one,
it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
- Aldous Huxley

You know what the critics are.
If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical
and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
- W. Somerset Maugham

When an author is too meticulous about his style,
you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

An author departs, he does not die.
- Dinah Maria Mulock


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