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Augusten Burroughs Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Augusten Burroughs.

I love to both give and receive very old books.
- Augusten Burroughs

And I tend to listen to NPR when I'm not writing.
- Augusten Burroughs

But my favorite band is Curbside Life,
out of Chicago.
- Augusten Burroughs

Once I decided to write, to be published,
I knew it would happen.
- Augusten Burroughs

 

There's never a false note in a Berg novel.
- Augusten Burroughs

I never listen to music when I write.
- Augusten Burroughs

My only ritual is to just sit down and write,
write every day.
- Augusten Burroughs

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Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

I think writers tend to be experience junkies,
and I think they also tend to want to be on the outside looking in.
- Augusten Burroughs

I've just finished my next collection,
Possible Side Effects, and I'm now working on a collection
of holiday stories as well as a memoir about my relationship with my father.
- Augusten Burroughs

With my own memoirs, they are truthful,
and I write everything fully expecting to some day
end up televised on Court TV,
and I'm fully prepared to be challenged legally on it.
- Augusten Burroughs

I'm like the guy who prepares your taxes or a dentist.
I'm very conservative and boring in a lot of ways.
- Augusten Burroughs

I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year,
if I continued to read great books, eventually I would
write something worthy of publication.
I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties,
but I felt confident that it would happen.
- Augusten Burroughs

Marriage is overdone.
As long as there are people, people are going to find it interesting.
- Augusten Burroughs

Because I've lived in one room my entire life,
working at the same table that you use to pay bills at and eat at.
It's going to be nice to have actual space.
- Augusten Burroughs

My parents had this relationship that was really terrifying.
I mean, the level of hatred that they had,
and the level of physical abuse - my mother would beat up my father,
basically - and I think I was drawn to images on television
that were bright and reflective.
- Augusten Burroughs

When people meet me, many times they're very surprised
because they expect someone who is kind of wacky with
seven piercings and very hip and cool and New York City,
and I'm not.
- Augusten Burroughs

I think people tend to see the bigger point,
which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you
didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have,
or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and
alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams.
- Augusten Burroughs

The secret to being a writer is that you have to write.
It's not enough to think about writing or to study
literature or plan a future life as an author.
You really have to lock yourself away,
alone, and get to work.
- Augusten Burroughs

I'm always prepared for the worst.
I was prepared to have the book come out,
sell seven copies, and have to keep working in advertising,
so it was just great that it was received so well and by such a huge audience.
- Augusten Burroughs

I was in advertising for years.
That was cushy, you know? It's pretty cushy in a lot of ways,
but I hated it.
- Augusten Burroughs

I can't tell you how much I love Target and Costco,
that kind of culture, because it's something I never felt a part of.
I've always felt like a tourist because I have never fit in anywhere.
- Augusten Burroughs

As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations;
I really wanted a normal little childhood.
Unfortunately, that's just not what happened.
- Augusten Burroughs

Before I'm a writer, I'm definitely a reader and when I read memoir,
I really want it to be true.
- Augusten Burroughs

I like, though, that people have a hunger to connect with other people.
They're desperate to know that you're not lying to them or misleading them.
- Augusten Burroughs

I was on the cover of a lot of newspapers.
I was on the cover of USA Today for every single day for a month.
I was on the masthead, so I tend to get recognized a lot,
and in weird places.
It's always flattering, and it's always odd.
It's always at the worst possible time.
- Augusten Burroughs

I really look at my childhood as being one giant rusty
tuna can that I continue to recycle in many different shapes.
- Augusten Burroughs

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of
being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected,
either by agents or publishers.
You absolutely must plow forward.
- Augusten Burroughs

But I can also write in crappy motel rooms,
while standing in line, or sitting in the dentist's chair.
- Augusten Burroughs

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

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Today... Give thanks for the miracles -
Give thanks for the love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino


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