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Arthur Golden Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur Golden.

Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away.
- Arthur Golden

Passion can quickly slip to jealousy,
or even hatred.
- Arthur Golden

I don't like things held up before me that I cannot have.
- Arthur Golden

We can never flee the misery that is within us.
- Arthur Golden

 

This character's entirely invented, and the woman that
I interviewed wouldn't recognize herself,
or really anything about herself, in this book,
which she hasn't read, because she doesn't read English.
- Arthur Golden

What I really wanted to know, though,
was what it was like to be a geisha? Where do you sleep?
What do you eat? How do you have your hair done?
- Arthur Golden

It is confusing, because in this culture we really
don't have anything that corresponds to geisha.
- Arthur Golden

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I don't think any of us can speak frankly about pain
until we are no longer enduring it.
- Arthur Golden

I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school,
and afterward went to work in Tokyo,
where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman
and whose mother was a geisha.
- Arthur Golden

You know, the men go to tea houses with the expectation
that they will have a nice quiet evening and not read
about it the next morning in the newspaper.
- Arthur Golden

What I had to do was keep the story within certain limits of what was,
of course, plausible.
- Arthur Golden

Geisha because when I was living in Japan,
I met a fellow whose mother was a geisha,
and I thought that was kind of fascinating and ended
up reading about the subject just about the same time
I was getting interested in writing fiction.
- Arthur Golden

I worried she might spend an afternoon chatting with
me about the sights and then wish me best of luck.
- Arthur Golden

Hopes are like hair ornaments.
Girls want to wear too many of them.
When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.
- Arthur Golden

Adversity is like a strong wind.
It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we see ourselves as we really are.
- Arthur Golden

This time all the historical details and things were right.
But I'd written it again in third person,
and people found it dry.
I decided to throw that one away.
- Arthur Golden

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Know that you are never alone.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

I am a Mirror for Love and Light,
but never for Anger or Fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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