Gail Godwin Quotes & Wallpapers

Gail Godwin
Total Quotes: 34

How easy it was to make people happy, when you didn't want or need anything from them. Gail Godwin

What did a few ripples in the flesh matter when, all too soon, now or later, that flesh would be making its return journey to dust? Gail Godwin

The act of longing for something will always be more intense than the requiting of it. Gail Godwin

The best antidote I have found is to yearn for something. As long as you yearn, you can't congeal: There is a forward motion to yearning. Gail Godwin

Who wanted to creep along in comfort when there was one chance in a thousand of flying? Gail Godwin

I'm always aware that I risk being taken for a neurasthenic prima donna when I explain to someone who wants 'just a little' of my time that five minutes of the wrong kind of distraction can ruin a working day. Gail Godwin

I believe that with enough practice and good faith, you can learn to recognize when the work is achieved. Gail Godwin

I read constantly. If I don't have a good book, I'm beside myself. Gail Godwin

The characters that I create are parts of myself and I send them on little missions to find out what I do' know yet. Gail Godwin

None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for lifetime. Gail Godwin

Actors between plays are like ghosts looking for bodies to inhabit. Gail Godwin

Learning when 'enough is enough' is the discipline of a lifetime. Gail Godwin

Hope does not necessarily have to take an object ... Gail Godwin

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language. Gail Godwin

The race of children possesses magically sagacious powers. Gail Godwin

Some things arrive in their own mysterious hour, on their own terms and not yours, to be seized or relinquished forever. Gail Godwin

The characters that I create are parts of myself and I send them on little missions to find out what I don't know yet. Gail Godwin

If there is such a thing as sin in this world, I think it must be shutting oneself up against hope. Gail Godwin

life is a disease ... Gail Godwin

During the act of writing I have told myself something that I didn't know I knew. Gail Godwin

Something's your vocation if it keeps making more of you. Gail Godwin

You're supposed to get tired planting bulbs. But it's an agreeable tiredness. Gail Godwin

At times ... one is downright thankful for the self-absorption of other people. Gail Godwin

I work continuously within the shadow of failure. For every novel that makes it to my publisher's desk, there are at least five or six that died on the way. And even with the ones I do finish, I think of all the ways they might have been better. Gail Godwin

I confess, right at the start, to the doubts - and sometimes outright dreads - that go with me as I climb the stairs to my study in the morning, coffee mug in hand: I have to admit to the habitual apprehension mixed with a sort of reverence, as I light the incense . . . and wonder: what is going to happen today? Will anything happen? Will the angel come today? Gail Godwin

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. Gail Godwin

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. Gail Godwin

One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are. Gail Godwin

I believe that dreams transport us through the underside of our days, and that if we wish to become acquainted with the dark side of what we are, the signposts are there, waiting for us to translate them. Gail Godwin

Much of the activity we think of as writing is, actually, getting ready to write. Gail Godwin

Negative people present us with an accelereted personal growth opportunity. Gail Godwin

The more you respect and focus on the singular and the strange, the more you become aware of the universal and infinite. Gail Godwin

There are two kinds of people. One kind, you can just tell by looking at them at what point they congealed into their final selves. It might be a very nice self, but you know you can expect no more surprises from it. Whereas, the other kind keep moving, changing... They are fluid. They keep moving forward and making new trysts with life, and the motion of it keeps them young. In my opinion, they are the only people who are still alive. You must be constantly on your guard against congealing. Gail Godwin

Heroics are not easily had for the young in our times. Perhaps that is why they go to such extremes to create their own dangers. Gail Godwin

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