3 Quotes – Ruth Glick

Ruth Glick, American novelist (romance, mystery, suspense, young adult, children), cookbook writer
(born:  Ruth Day Burtnick)
Pen names*:
Ruth Glick, Rebecca York, Amanda Lee, Samantha Chase, Alexis Hill (Jordan)

born:
April 27, 1942 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA

known for (among others):
Dollhouse Books, Charisma Inc. Series, Cookbooks, The Peregrine Connection Series

Website:  http://rebeccayork.com/

 

After my husband spell-checks one of my manuscripts, my editor says, ‘It’s been Normanized.’
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I have the power to write these books where I invent characters that I really like, and it gets to come out the way they want it to come out, and I get to make it happen.
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Of course, to publish something, you have to write it, polish it, then hire out the line editing, copy editing and cover design. After which, you pick your way through the minefield of conforming to the differing requirements of Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords, or hire someone to do it for you.

 

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* I cannot guarantee completeness

 

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3 Quotes – Henry James

Henry James, American writer

born:
April 15, 1843 in 2 Washington Place, New York City, United States

died:
February 28, 1916 in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, England

known for (among others):
The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, What Maisie Knew, Daisy Miller, Washington Square

 

The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.
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Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
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The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.

 

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3 Quotes – Adela Florence Nicolson

Adela Florence Nicolson, English poet
Pseudonym:  Laurence Hope

born:
April 9, 1865 in Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire, England

died:
October 4, 1904 in Madras (today: Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India

known for:
Garden of Karma (1901; in 1902 published in America as India’s Love Lyrics)

 

Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.
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I shall go the way of the open sea, to the lands I knew before you came, and the cool ocean breezes shall blow from me the memory of your name.
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Men should be judged not by their tint of skin, the gods they serve, the vintage they drink, nor by the way they fight, or love, or sin, but by the quality of the thought they think.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Adela Florence Nicolson?  🙂


3 Quotes – Khaled Hosseini

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Khaled Hosseini, American novelist, physician

born:
March 4, 1965 in Kabul Afghanistan

known for:
The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, And The Mountains Echoed

web site:  http://www.khaledhosseini.com/

 

Whatever the readers feel when they’re reading my books, I feel it tenfold when I’m writing it.
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All stories I write are compulsive. Anything I’ve ever written was because I don’t have a choice. I write stories because I can’t wait to tell it, I can’t wait to see how it ends.
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For me as a writer, the story has always taken precedence over everything else. I have never sat down to write with broad, sweeping ideas in mind, and certainly never with a specific agenda.

 

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3 Quotes – Nick McDonell

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Nick McDonell, American author, journalist, screenwriter, producer, novelist, researcher
(born: Robert Nicholas McDonell)

born:
February 18, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA

known for (among others):
Twelve, The Third Brother, An Expensive Education

 

I know that I work hard for the things that I do, and I really go to the places that I report on.
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The more I have written, the less it has been about exploring myself, and the more it has been about exploring the world around me.
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I’m interested in illuminating the enormous disparity between vast poverty and the tiny upper class… This vast inequity is unfair by definition, and I am interested in illuminating that and, where possible, changing that.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Nick McDonell?  🙂