Quote of the Day – April 2017

Welcome to my 25th post on Never Idly Dreaming! In February and March I did two themed collections of quotes, but for April I decided to present a bundle without any particular connections. Let me know which you like best in the comments!


2nd        “Only the mediocre are always at their best.” – Jean Giraudoux

3rd        “After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.” – Cato the Elder

4th        “Wit is educated insolence.” – Aristotle


6th        “Music is love in search of a word.” – Sidney Lanier

7th        “There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money, either.” – Robert Graves

8th        “Tell the truth and run” – Yugoslavian proverb

9th        “The novelist, afraid his ideas may be foolish, slyly puts them in the mouth of some other fool and reserves the right to disavow them.” – Diane Johnson

10th      “Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens

11th      “If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.” – Abraham Lincoln


13th        “Good company in a journey makes the way to seem the shorter.” – Izaak Walton

14th       “When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.” – Ernest Hemingway

15th        “Every novel should have a beginning, a muddle, and an end.” – Peter De Vries


17th      “We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

18th        “But all the magic I have known, I’ve had to make myself” – Shel Silverstein


20th      “It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.” – James Thurber

21st      “With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you’ve fallen into good hands – someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence.” – Saul Bellow

22nd      “There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.” – Cicero


24th      “The greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention to one another’s existence.”  – Sue Atchley Ebaugh

25th      “To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.” – Confucius

26th      “A society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy” – John Sawhill


28th      “I can write better than anybody who can writer faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.” – A. J. Liebling

29th      “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” – Emily Post


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