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Carl Clinton Van Doren Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Carl Clinton Van Doren.

Yes, it's hard to write.
But it's harder not to.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

The region west of the Mississippi continued in the
popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports
of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction,
and Cooper's Prairie had few followers.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love
affair which makes a part of the plot,
is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

The two most common charges against the older fiction,
that it pleased wickedly and that it taught nothing,
had broken down before the discovery,
except in illiberal sects, that the novel is fitted
both for honest use and for pleasure.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

 

In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main
tendency for nearly a generation was away from the
conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation,
east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the
year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that
when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage,
and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly
the first great period of American fiction.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Although by 1851 tales of adventure had begun to seem antiquated,
they had rendered a large service to the course of literature:
they had removed the stigma,
for the most part, from the word novel.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling,
much curious learning in the literature of the subject,
and, above all, an imagination which worked with great
power upon the facts of his own experience.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

Familiar life, tending to sordidness,
had been succeeded by remote life, generally idealized;
historical detail had been brought in to teach readers
who were being entertained.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ideas, yes.
Inspiration, yes.
Creativity, yes.
Planning, yes.
Perseverance, yes.
More perseverance, yes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

And yes, I loved.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say "YES" to the opportunities life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Yes, Mother.
I can see you are flawed.
You have not hidden it.
That is your greatest gift to me.
- Alice Walker

My dad taught me true words you have to use in every relationship.
Yes, baby.
- Star Jones

The Linux philosophy is 'Laugh in the face of danger'.
Oops.
Wrong One.
'Do it yourself'.
Yes, that's it.
- Linus Torvalds

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it,
as we are for war.
- John Andrew Holmes

Yes, Socialists should defend their country in great historical crises.
- Karl Liebknecht

Millions have been taken from me.
If you are not on top of it and you make a lot of money,
and you trust business managers, then,
yes, money will be taken from you.
- Stephanie Mills

Yes, if I had it my way I would do all the shots myself -
I used to do that when I was just a cameraman,
an operator - but there's no way; you can't do that anymore.
- Dennis Muren

Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the
first American woman in space.
- Sally Ride

Yes, but Hollywood is the strangest place in that they'll
torpedo their own film to prove an emotional point.
- Richard Linklater

Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions;
it's walled and roofed with them.
Yes, and furnished too.
- Aldous Huxley

Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but
it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning.
You'll still find me in the library looking for luck
at 3 o'clock in the morning.
- Louis Nizer

In a way, yes, because I was starting something fresh,
and it was something totally independent.
- Skitch Henderson

As I've said, I've been advised not to get into the specifics out there.
Is there some truth out there? Yes.
Is there a lot of falsehood out there? Absolutely.
- Jeff Gannon

Happiness has a bad rap.
People say it shouldn't be your goal in life.
Oh, yes it should.
- Richard Dreyfuss

I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce.
- John Milius

Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States.
You know why? You think you can get chicks by being
in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President.
- Ben Affleck

Yes, I do get recognized in public.
It's pretty nice.
- Aisha Tyler

Yes - it's the same in any other work -
the more you massage your thinking the more capable
I believe you are of expanding how you go about things and learning.
- Siobhan Davies

I'm not this dark, twisted person.
Yes, I have my demons and this is my way of exorcising them.
It gets them out - and better out than in.
- Naomi Watts

It's my first record since my son is old enough to
understand and I can't even show it to him.
Yes, it's affected me, probably in the opposite of
how anyone would have thought.
- Paul Westerberg

I have only been funny about seventy four per cent of the time.
Yes I think that is right.
Seventy-four per cent of the time.
- Will Ferrell

When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality.
It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no.
You're going to get it anyway.
- Erma Bombeck

Yes, indeed, in fact I would tell you that we go out
of our way to be true to the original feeling and sort
of sonic and musical pallet that we painted with back then.
- James Young

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes,
work never begun.
- Christina G. Rossetti

But, yes, now I wouldn't do some of those soundtracks the way I did them.
- Maurice Jarre

We will move forward, we will move upward,
and yes, we will move onward.
- Dan Quayle

Yes, there's a luck in most things; and in none more
than being born at the right time.
- Edmund C. Stedman

I guess I was a bad boy...
Yes, yes, I've had lots of women in my life.
- Kirk Douglas

Yes...
well, I used to have a pilot's license.
- Will Wright

People are dying who haven't had that opportunity to say yes to the Lord.
- Michael Scott

Yes, but I think if you look at it with a sort of gay
sensibility and want everything to be positive about gay life,
it could be interpreted as antigay.
- John Schlesinger

Yes, your home is your castle, but it is also your
identity and your possibility to be open to others.
- David Soul

Yes, I did some rewrites of the show as some of the
stuff was not very good and I worked my butt off to
make it something that the audience liked and that I could be proud of.
- Gil Gerard

When people ask, Do you like children? I always say,
I like some children, yes.
Some children I don't like.
- Isaac Mizrahi


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