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My literary success meant nothing to me. ...
by Taylor Caldwell

My literary success meant nothing to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
- Taylor Caldwell

Tel Aviv appeals to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
- Taylor Caldwell

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I've always enjoyed poor health.
- Taylor Caldwell

My dreams are all follies.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have had four happy days in my life,
and three of them turned out to be illusions.
- Taylor Caldwell


 

I have always had a horror and detestation of poverty.
- Taylor Caldwell

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.
- Taylor Caldwell

Women's Lib? I couldn't stand it.
- Taylor Caldwell

I was never afraid of anything in the world except the dentist.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have been the victim of heartless malice.
- Taylor Caldwell

It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.
- Taylor Caldwell

Money? I lost all taste for it.
- Taylor Caldwell

Learning should be a joy and full of excitement.
It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated
excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.
- Taylor Caldwell

I will know him by his eyes.
- Taylor Caldwell

I am a Westerner of Westerners!
- Taylor Caldwell

Even the most malignant gods would not continue to
inflict life upon humanity,
time without end.
- Taylor Caldwell

If genetic memory or racial memory persists,
is it possible that individual memory also exists from previous lives?
- Taylor Caldwell

If they can't do it in California, it can't be done anywhere.
- Taylor Caldwell

If there is a God, then he was particularly harsh to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

I like animals because they are not consciously cruel
and don't betray each other.
- Taylor Caldwell

I am not convinced that there is such a thing as a soul.
- Taylor Caldwell

My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.
- Taylor Caldwell

My childhood was appalling.
- Taylor Caldwell

The world is a penal institution.
- Taylor Caldwell

My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer.
- Taylor Caldwell

The stalwart soul has the will to live and is eager for the race.
- Taylor Caldwell

I wanted to acquire an education, work extremely hard
and never deviate from my goal,
to make it.
- Taylor Caldwell

I am the skeptic of skeptics.
- Taylor Caldwell

The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled,
and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed,
lest Rome fall.
- Taylor Caldwell

In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics
of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.
- Taylor Caldwell

I'm not that interested in people.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have written two medical novels.
I have never studied medicine, never seen an operation.
- Taylor Caldwell

I converse with my dog through ESP.
- Taylor Caldwell

Character, I am sure, lies in the genes.
- Taylor Caldwell

I never deviated from my grim determination to someday
have all the money I needed and wanted.
- Taylor Caldwell

Though I am a Catholic, a professing one,
I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death.
- Taylor Caldwell

I will ge glad to have done with this life forever.
- Taylor Caldwell

The feeble soul merely whines and complains.
- Taylor Caldwell

Are we not all desperate one way or another?
- Taylor Caldwell

I have been constantly betrayed and deceived all my life.
- Taylor Caldwell

The very idea of carrying my memory into eternity devastated me,
and I took refuge in atheism.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have thought that I have seen ghosts on many occasions.
- Taylor Caldwell

People are scared to death of dying.
I am the opposite.
- Taylor Caldwell

I often reread books I have written.
- Taylor Caldwell

I gratefully look forward to oblivion,
but I must be sure of it.
- Taylor Caldwell

Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it.
- Taylor Caldwell

At 8, I made a pact with God.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have anonymously helped many thousands.
- Taylor Caldwell

No woman has ever been an authentic genius of the stature of men,
but that does not enrage me.
- Taylor Caldwell

I am deeply convinced that happiness does not exist in this world.
- Taylor Caldwell

One of my grandsons used to insist, when he was only 3 or 4,
that he had been born and had lived in India.
- Taylor Caldwell

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

Let your literary compositions be kept from the public
eye for nine years at least.
- Horace

Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement,
a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history.
- Howard Mumford Jones

You have to remember that in addition to running a literary agency,
I am also an ebook publisher.
- Richard Curtis

Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.
- Paul Ricoeur

I did not win and in fact I was called into the principal's
office for a consultation with my parents.
But that was the beginning of my literary career.
- William Joyce

But it's not just a game of finding literary references.
- Dan Simmons

There might be a different model for a literary community that's quicker,
more real-time, and involves more spontaneity.
- George Saunders

At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James,
the famous King James version; and this is the great
literary monument of the English language.
- Lafcadio Hearn

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature,
that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
- Thomas Carlyle

Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
- Charles Baudelaire

Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert,
something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore.
- Stendhal

I don't want to promote my own image either.
I don't like going on television or mixing in literary circles.
- Antonio Tabucchi

When authors who write literary fiction begin to write screenplays,
everybody assumes that's the end.
Here's another who's never going to write well again.
- Richard Russo

No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction.
So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement,
because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.
- Amy Tan

I would say that there is no future for literary studies
as such in the United States.
- Harold Bloom

Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually
to be a part of it is enormously flattering.
- Colin Firth

Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility
for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders,
that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
- W. H. Auden


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