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Eudora Welty Quotes

I hope you find these Eudora Welty Quotes inspiring and motivational.

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
- Eudora Welty

Beware of a man with manners.
- Eudora Welty

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience,
of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.
- Eudora Welty

All serious daring starts from within.
- Eudora Welty


 

Through travel I first became aware of the outside world;
it was through travel that I found my own introspective
way into becoming a part of it.
- Eudora Welty

Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations.
- Eudora Welty

Never think you've seen the last of anything.
- Eudora Welty


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The excursion is the same when you go looking for your
sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.
- Eudora Welty

A sheltered life can be a daring life as well.
For all serious daring starts from within.
- Eudora Welty

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time,
but in their significance to ourselves they find their
own order the continuous thread of revelation.
- Eudora Welty

I am a writer who came of a sheltered life.
A sheltered life can be a daring life as well.
For all serious daring starts from within.
- Eudora Welty

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find
out that story books had been written by people,
that books were not natural wonders,
coming of themselves like grass.
- Eudora Welty

Greater than scene is situation.
Greater than situation is implication.
Greater than all of these is a single,
entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.
- Eudora Welty

To imagine yourself inside another person...
is what a storywriter does in every piece of work;
it is his first step,
and his last too, I suppose.
- Eudora Welty

Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect
for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of
where to look for the threads,
how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of
the tangle what clear line persists.
- Eudora Welty

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

One good Husband is worth two good Wives;
for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued.
- Benjamin Franklin

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Good for who? Good for what?
There is no absolute "good."
"Good" is simply one person's preference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous


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