I always take Scotch whiskey

27 May 2015

I always take Scotch whiskey at night as a preventive of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it.

Mark Twain

The greatest way

26 May 2015

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.


The legacy of heroes

25 May 2015

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.

Benjamin Disraeli


24 May 2015

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.

Joyce Carol Oates

Be regular

23 May 2015

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

Gustave Flaubert

Art, as far as it is able

22 May 2015

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild.

Dante Alighieri


The darkest places in hell

21 May 2015

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

Dante Alighieri


In any novel

19 May 2015

Well, you know, in any novel you would hope that the hero has someone to push back against, and villains – I find the most interesting villains those who do the right things for the wrong reasons, or the wrong things for the right reasons. Either one is interesting. I love the gray area between right and wrong.

Dan Brown


Laughter and tears

18 May 2015

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.

Kurt Vonnegut

Both villains and heroes

17 May 2015

Both villains and heroes need to have a steadfast belief in themselves.

Jack Gleeson

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