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Inspirational Stephen King quotes

Stephen King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author. Below is a list of Inspirational Stephen King quotes.

Stephen King writes about horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films.

Stephen King Quotes
Stephen King Quotes

Stephen King Quotes

“We lie best when we lie to ourselves.”
― Stephen King

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
― Stephen King

“The most important things are the hardest to say.”
― Stephen King

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”
― Stephen King

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
― Stephen King

“When all else fails, give up and go to the library.”
― Stephen King

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
― Stephen King

“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.”
― Stephen King

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
― Stephen King

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write. Simple as that.”
― Stephen King

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.”
― Stephen King

“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.”
― Stephen King

“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”
― Stephen King

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
― Stephen King

“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”
Stephen King

“The only mortal sin is giving up.”
― Stephen King

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
― Stephen King

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.”
― Stephen King

“Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.”
― Stephen King

“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.”
― Stephen King

“There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.”
― Stephen King

“Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
― Stephen King

“You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.”
― Stephen King

“Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.”
― Stephen King

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
― Stephen King

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
― Stephen King quotes

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
― Stephen King

“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become.”
― Stephen King

“When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, “Why god? Why me?” and the thundering voice of God answered, There’s just something about you that pisses me off.”
― Stephen King

“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”
― Stephen King

“Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call ‘society’. Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast. Give me six and they’ll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they’ll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.”
― Stephen King

The Interpretation of Dreams Quotes by Sigmund Freud

The Interpretation of Dreams is an 1899 book by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Below is a list of some Inspirational quotes from book The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud.

Sigmund Freud ( 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis. In his book The Interpretation of Dreams Freud introduces his theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation.

The Interpretation of Dreams Quotes by Sigmund Freud
The Interpretation of Dreams Quotes by Sigmund Freud

The Interpretation of Dreams Quotes

“The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“At any rate the interpretation of dreams is the via regia to a knowledge of the unconscious in the psychic life.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Conservatism, however, is too often a welcome excuse for lazy minds, loath to adapt themselves to fast changing conditions.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“I had thought about cocaine in a kind of day-dream.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Dream is the dreamer’s own psychical act.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Our memory has no guarantees at all, and yet we bow more often than is objectively justified to the compulsion to believe what it says.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“And it is only after seeing man as his unconscious, revealed by his dreams, presents him to us that we shall understand him fully.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Places are often treated like persons.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“The sheer size too, the excessive abundance, scale, and exaggeration of dreams could be an infantile characteristic.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“The medical profession is justly conservative.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“But since the downfall of the mythological hypothesis an interpretation of the dream has been wanting.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Human life should not be considered as the proper material for wild experiments.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Moreover, the act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams quotes

“Nothing that is mentally our own can ever be lost.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“The most ardent wish of children is to grow up and get as big a share of everything as the grown-ups; they are hard to satisfy; do not know the meaning of ‘enough.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Dreams are never concerned with trivia.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“By exposing the hidden dream-thoughts, we have confirmed in general that the dream does continue the motivation and interests of waking life, for dream-thoughts are engaged only with what seems to be important and of great interest to us.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“A large number of observers acknowledge that dream life is capable of extraordinary achievements—at any rate, in certain fields.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Dream’s evanescence, the way in which, on awakening, our thoughts thrust it aside as something bizarre, and our reminiscences mutilating or rejecting it—all these and many other problems have for many hundred years demanded answers which up till now could never have been satisfactory.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“The dream has a very striking way of dealing with the category of opposites and contradictions. This is simply disregarded. To the dream ‘No’ does not seem to exist.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“Only a rebuke that ‘has something in it’ will sting, will have the power to stir our feelings, not the other sort, as we know.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams quotes

“What is common in all these dreams is obvious. They completely satisfy wishes excited during the day which remain unrealized. They are simply and undisguisedly realizations of wishes.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“The state of sleep, we found, is not characterized by the disintegration of psychical interconnections, but by the focus on the wish to sleep by the psychical system in control of the day.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

“I was making frequent use of cocaine at that time … I had been the first to recommend the use of cocaine, in 1885, and this recommendation had brought serious reproaches down on me.”
― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

Inspirational Quotes about Emotions

Emotion is a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Below is a list of some Inspirational Quotes about Emotions.

Emotion is often intertwined with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation.

Quotes about Emotions
Quotes about Emotions

Quotes about Emotions

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
― Oscar Wilde

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”
― Sigmund Freud

“The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence.”
― Marianne Moore

“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.”
― Anne Frank

“Love is a decision – not an emotion!”
― Lao Tzu

“When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die.”
Gautama Buddha

“I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn’t capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.”
― Albert Camus

“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”
― James Thurber

“When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not his own master.”
Baruch Spinoza

“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.”
Sigmund Freud

“Feelings do not grow old along with the body. Feelings form part of a world I don’t know, but it’s a world where there’s no time, so space, no frontiers.”
― Paulo Coelho

“The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence.”
― Oscar Wilde

“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”
― Eckhart Tolle

“Love, in short is the most dangerous emotion human can experience”
― V.C. Andrews

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.”
― Nicholas Sparks

“Emotions have more connection with the senses than with the faculty of reason; and, therefore, when principles are entirely lost sight of and emotions prevail, religions degenerate into fanaticism and sectarianism.”
– Swami Vivekananda

“Men outlive their love, but they don’t outlive the consequences of their recklessness.”
― George Eliot

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”
– Alan Watts

“Emotions many times drag us down to the level of animals.”
– Swami Vivekananda

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
― Albert Einstein Quotes about Emotions

“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert

“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.”
― H.P. Lovecraft

“One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man’s suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.”
― Denis Diderot

“This is what Zen means by being detached—not being without emotion or feeling, but being one in whom feeling is not sticky or blocked, and through whom the experiences of the world pass like the reflections of birds flying over water.”
– Alan Watts Quotes about Emotions

“We lived always in the stretch or sag of nerves, either on the crest or in the trough of waves of feeling.”
― T.E. Lawrence

“Women are always true, even in the midst of their greatest falsities, because they are always influenced by some natural feeling.”
― Honoré de Balzac

Inspirational Milan Kundera Quotes

Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is a Czech-born French writer. Below is a list of Inspirational Milan Kundera Quotes.

He went into exile in France in 1975, and became a naturalised French citizen in 1981. He “sees himself as a French writer and insists his work should be studied as French literature and classified as such in book stores”.

Milan Kundera Quotes
Milan Kundera Quotes

Milan Kundera Quotes

“Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful.”
― Milan Kundera

“When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.”
― Milan Kundera

“Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.”
― Milan Kundera

“You can’t measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.”
― Milan Kundera

“In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.”
― Milan Kundera

“Loves are like empires: when the idea they are founded on crumbles, they, too, fade away.”
― Milan Kundera

“There is no perfection only life.”
― Milan Kundera

“Making love with a woman and sleeping with a woman are two separate passions, not merely different but opposite.”
― Milan Kundera

“But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave.”
― Milan Kundera

“A single metaphor can give birth to love.”
― Milan Kundera

“A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person.”
Milan Kundera

“Love does not make itself felt in the desire for copulation (a desire that extends to an infinite number of women) but in the desire for shared sleep (a desire limited to one woman).”
― Milan Kundera

“Love is by definition an unmerited gift; being loved without meriting it is the very proof of real love.”
― Milan Kundera

“The goals we pursue are always veiled.”
― Milan Kundera quotes

“A girl who longs for marriage longs for something she knows nothing about. The boy who hankers after fame has no idea what fame is. The thing that gives our every move its meaning is always totally unknown to us.”
― Milan Kundera

“The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.”
― Milan Kundera

“I want you to be weak. As weak as I am.”
― Milan Kundera

“We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”
― Milan Kundera

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
― Milan Kundera

“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
― Milan Kundera

“If a woman tells me: I love you because you’re intelligent, because you’re decent, because you buy me gifts, because you don’t chase women, because you do the dishes, then I’m disappointed; such love seems a rather self-interested business. How much finer it is to hear: I’m crazy about you even though you’re neither intelligent nor decent, even though you’re a liar, an egotist, a bastard.”
― Milan Kundera

Inspirational John Irving Quotes

John Irving (born John Wallace Blunt, Jr. on March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. Below is a list of some Inspirational John Irving Quotes.

John Irving Quotes
John Irving Quotes

John Irving Quotes

“If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”
― John Irving

“We invent what we love and what we fear.”
― John Irving

“We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.”
― John Irving

“Imagining something is better than remembering something.”
― John Irving

“Never confuse faith, or belief—of any kind—with something even remotely intellectual.”
― John Irving

“Logic is relative.”
― John Irving quotes

“Your memory is a monster; you forget—it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you—and summons them to your recall with will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!”
John Irving

“It´s natural to want someone you love to do what you want, or what you think would be good for them, but you have to let everything happen to them.”
― John Irving

“My life is a reading list.”
― John Irving

“It is your responsibility to find fault with me, it is mine to hear you out. But don’t expect me to change.”
― John Irving

“You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.”
― John Irving

“Life is serious but art is fun!”
― John Irving

“I’m not afraid, but I’m very nervous.”
― John Irving

“They were involved in that awkward procedure of getting to unknow each other.”
― John Irving

“People only ask questions when they’re ready to hear the answers.”
― John Irving quotes

“Half my life is an act of revision.”
― John Irving

“A truly happy woman drives some men and almost every other woman absolutely crazy.”
― John Irving

“It is hard work and great art to make life not so serious.”
― John Irving

“The only way you get Americans to notice anything is to tax them or draft them or kill them.”
― John Irving

“Being afraid you’ll look like a coward is the worst reason for doing anything.”
― John Irving

“What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us wind up in parentheses.”
― John Irving

“You can’t interfere with people you love any more than you’re supposed to interfere with people you don’t even know. And that’s hard, because you often feel like interfering you want to be the one who makes the plans.”
― John Irving

“Keep passing the open windows.”
― John Irving

“In this dirty minded world, you are either someone’s wife or someone’s whore. And if you’re not either people think there is something wrong with you but there is nothing wrong with me.”
― John Irving

“The more clearly one sees this world; the more one is obliged to pretend it does not exist.”
― John Irving

“In increments both measurable and not, our childhood is stolen from us — not always in one momentous event but often in a series of small robberies, which add up to the same loss.”
― John Irving

“Watch out for people who call themselves religious; make sure you know what they mean––make sure they know what they mean!”
― John Irving

“Religious freedom should work two ways: we should be free to practice the religion of our choice, but we must also be free from having someone else’s religion practiced on us.”
― John Irving

“So we dream on. Thus we invent our lives. We give ourselves a sainted mother, we make our father a hero; and someone’s older brother and someone’s older sister – they become our heroes too.”
― John Irving

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