Archive for the ‘Quotations’ Category


“I don’t think we should be doing critical thinking. I think if you are conscious, if you’re present with God at all times, then all things will be made clear to you. . . . You won’t have to think it through or think about it, and then whatever you do, it always turn[s] out right. There’s no second thoughts about it at all. And critical thinking sound[s] like people who are not conscious of God, they’re not centered, and so they’re trying to figure out things in their head. . . . [E]very thought you get is a lie. . . . And so if nothing in your mind is the truth, how can you think through things with . . . those thoughts?

“That’s why God said, Bring every thought into captivity. Every thought. Because every thought is a lie. . . . Because every thought is from the Deceiver.”

—Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, sermon, YouTube, May 21, 2017, quoted by John Grant in the upcoming revised and expanded edition of Corrupted Science: Fraud, Ideology, and Politics in Science (scheduled for May 2018)

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Mark Twain

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.”

–Mark Twain, from The Art of Authorship, quoted by Bartleby

 

 


“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”

–Oscar Wilde


“Writers groups can be good and they can be bad. Depends on the people in them, and what they’re in them for.

“On the whole, anything that gets you writing and keeps you writing is a good thing. Anything that stops you writing is a bad thing. If you find your writers group stopping you from writing, then drop it.”

–Neil Gaiman “Advice to Authors” on his web site


“Be honest, have a few drinks, and submit everything.”

–“Charles Bukowski’s Rules for Writing” on the Literary Hub site


“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid or making friends. Writing is magic, as much as the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink.”

–Stephen King, “Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers


“Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.”

–“Elmore Leonard’s Rules for Writers” in The Guardian