On Writing:

I have spent a good many years since—too many, I think—being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that's all. ~Stephen KingSource: SFNovelist.com

 On Achievement:

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the educated who stopped learning find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.~Eric Hoffer, American Social WriterSource: SFNovelist.com

 On Family:

When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That's if you want to teach them to think.~Bertrand RussellSource: SFNovelist.com

 On Relationships:

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’~F. Scott FitzgeraldSource: SFNovelist.com

 On Freedom:

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.~Pearl S. BuckSource: SFNovelist.com