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Bill Bryson Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bill Bryson.

I come from Des Moines.
Somebody had to.
- Bill Bryson

There are only three things that can kill a farmer:
lightning,
rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
- Bill Bryson

When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of
race going on between his brain and his expression.
- Bill Bryson

I have long known that it is part of God's plan for
me to spend a little time with each of the most stupid people on earth.
- Bill Bryson

 

There are things you just can't do in life.
You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a
waiter see you until he's ready to see you,
and you can't go home again.
- Bill Bryson

The remarkable position in which we find ourselves
is that we don't actually know what we actually know.
- Bill Bryson

Boston's freeway system is insane.
It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his
childhood crashing toy trains.
- Bill Bryson

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I don't plan to write another science book,
but I don't plan not to.
I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that
are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.
- Bill Bryson

My first rule of consumerism is never to buy anything
you can't make your children carry.
- Bill Bryson

The whole of the global economy is based on supplying
the cravings of two per cent of the world's population.
- Bill Bryson

I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted -
stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.
- Bill Bryson

More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest,
it sometimes seems, try to.
- Bill Bryson

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Come to the edge
We can't. We're afraid
We can't. We will fall. Come to the edge
And they came. And he pushed them
And they flew
- Guillaume Apollinaire

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If I keep a green bough in my heart the singing bird will come.
- Chinese proverb

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

My greatest Power and my greatest Inner Peace come
when I Intend my future, and when I avoid Expecting it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The WAY is Not The Way for You,
Unless You Come With an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

When I Come To The Edge of the Familiar,
I Spread My Wings and Fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose your life's mate carefully.
From this one decision will come
90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart,
cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle.
It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Death is not extinguishing the light;
it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I come to life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

I come with an Open Mind, Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

Take the initiative - don't wait for life to come to you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

The sun WILL come up tomorrow.
- Anonymous

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort.
Full effort is full victory.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you build it, he will come.
- the movie Field of Dreams

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
- Yogi Berra

Thoughts come clearly while one walks.
- Thomas Mann

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Things may come to those who wait,
but only the things left by those who hustle.
- Abraham Lincoln

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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