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I am a Westerner of Westerners! ...
by Taylor Caldwell

I am a Westerner of Westerners!
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.
- 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 have always had a horror and detestation of poverty.
- Taylor Caldwell

The world is a penal institution.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

My dreams are all follies.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

I'm not that interested in people.
- 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've always enjoyed poor health.
- Taylor Caldwell

My childhood was appalling.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The feeble soul merely whines and complains.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

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

My literary success meant nothing to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

Tel Aviv appeals to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

I converse with my dog through ESP.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

I often reread books I have written.
- 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

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

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

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

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

I am the skeptic of skeptics.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

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

I will know him by his eyes.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

Being married to a daughter of India is a natural complement
of my being in this country for 30 years.
My roots are very much in this country,
even though I remain a Westerner.
- Francois Gautier

I am a Westerner.
We're not going to change the West by going East.
The East has a lot to teach us, but essentially it's like a mirror,
saying, hey, can't you see what's here in your own religion,
what are you, stupid?
- Matthew Fox

Liberty is not the unique right of Americans or even Westerners,
but is mankind's right.
- Virginia Foxx

Ultimately, there is no compromise.
Westerners will either retain their civilization,
including the right to insult and blaspheme,
or not.
- Daniel Pipes

And I managed to arrange to get some research support
and to stay in Hong Kong for another year and a half,
interviewing people coming out of China,
both Westerners and Chinese.
And that was my first real research study on thought
reform or so-called brainwashing.
- Robert Jay Lifton

At this camp I had the unique experience of showing
all these seasoned Westerners that it was possible
to make a fire by the friction of two sticks.
This has long been a specialty of mine;
I use a thong and a bow as the simplest way.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
- Barry Goldwater

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Equality is the soul of liberty; there is,
in fact, no liberty without it.
- Frances Wright


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