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

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

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

My literary success meant nothing to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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I am the skeptic of skeptics.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

I often reread books I have written.
- Taylor Caldwell


 

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

My childhood was appalling.
- 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 was never afraid of anything in the world except the dentist.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

I am a Westerner of Westerners!
- Taylor Caldwell

I've always enjoyed poor health.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

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

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

I will know him by his eyes.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

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

I converse with my dog through ESP.
- 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

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

I have anonymously helped many thousands.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

My dreams are all follies.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tel Aviv appeals to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

The feeble soul merely whines and complains.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The world is a penal institution.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
- Euripides

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

You know, all my songs are relatives,
brothers, sisters, cousins.
- David Coverdale

It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
- Groucho Marx

God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.
- Ethel Watts Mumford

My sister and I were born in San Francisco.
When our parents died, we came down here to live with relatives.
- Freddy Fender

I have developed a very strong partiality for the dead:
they don't talk back,
they don't sue, and they don't have angry relatives.
- Ron Chernow

Relatives cannot help you in the studios,"
she says.
"You stand or fall by your own efforts.
- Glynis Johns

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to
live all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

I had no blood relatives till I made some.
- Andy Dick

Well, if you don't want your relatives and friends to die,
help me spread the news.
Let people know about immortality device.
That way, your loved ones won't die.
- Alex Chiu

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
- Eustache Deschamps

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder
with smiles on their faces.
They force us to destroy the person we really are:
a subtle kind of murder.
- Jim Morrison

My father was killed by a German mine,
while I lost other relatives in Allied bombing attacks.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

The family ties between hundreds of thousands of German
families and their American relatives led many to think
that America would never join a second war against Germany.
- Julius Streicher

We still lend our old house out to relatives.
They keep a guest book for my fans to sign.
- Loretta Lynn

In time your relatives will come to accept the idea
that a career is as important to you as your family.
Of course, in time the polar ice cap will melt.
- Barbara Dale

Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors,
and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors.
You create yourself out of those values.
- Ralph Ellison


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