Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.
Reading might be your first drug.
Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
We see in order to move; we move in order to see.
If I had followed my better judgment always, my life would have been a very dull one.
It is a characteristic of the weak and criminal to attribute to others the misfortunes that are the result of their own wickedness.
Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Son of Tarzan
You are here for but an instant, and you mustn’t take yourself too seriously.
Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot
The first recorded reference to Shakespeare, written by theatre critic Robert Greene in 1592, was as an “upstart crow, beautified with our feathers
If you like fantasy and you want to be the next Tolkien, don’t read big Tolkienesque fantasies— Tolkien didn’t read big Tolkienesque fantasies, he read books on Finnish philology. Go and read outside of your comfort zone, go and learn stuff.
Stop shallow water from running, it will rage; tread on a worm and it will turn.
A mind content both crown and kingdom is.
Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content.