By Anne Frank
We write our names in the sand: and then the waves roll in and wash them away.
To a poet every curve of her was a well place word.
What good are wings without the courage to fly?
Poetry is composing, you are writing words to move the world like music.
One day I’ll paint the perfect sunset – if I can only find the words.
No one writes anything worth writing, unless he writes entirely for the sake of his subject.
A man who has not enough originality to think out a new title for his book will be much less capable of giving it new content.
He who writes carelessly confesses thereby at the very outset that he does not attach much importance to his own thoughts.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness.
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
One man with courage makes a majority.
I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.
A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.
For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent.
The savants will write excellent volumes. There will be laureates. But wars will continue just the same until the forces of the circumstances render them impossible.
What is courage? Courage is the willingness to risk failure…There is only one danger I find in life, and that, indeed, is a real one. You may take too many precautions.
There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow.
Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself.
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.