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Inconsistency Quotes

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Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves
is the greatest weakness of human nature.
- Joseph Addison

Children are unpredictable.
You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.
- Henry Ward Beecher

More than this, even in those white men who professed
religion we found much inconsistency of conduct.
They spoke much of spiritual things,
while seeking only the material.
- Charles Eastman

There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.
- Jonathan Swift

 

Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.
- Horace Smith

A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement
in the midst of a nervous breakdown,
displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency
into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders.
- Michael Medved

In writing a series of stories about the same characters,
plan the whole series in advance in some detail,
to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
- L. Sprague de Camp

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Like the British Constitution, she owes her success
in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
- Thomas Hardy

Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from changes of circumstances,
are often justifiable.
- Daniel Webster

Unfortunately, the American justice system is just
riddled with lies and inconsistencies.
- Tommy Chong

No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature,
but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water.
There are too many inconsistencies.
- Margaret Atwood

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

I am never going to have anything more to do
with politics or politicians.
When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely
to writing and painting.
- Winston Churchill

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion,
but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me
it's the home of the extraordinary,
the only home.
- Philip Levine

When you're writing, it's as if you're within a kind of closed world.
- Michael Ondaatje

My writing has to support more than my research habit,
but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history.
- Lynn Abbey

It certainly made a film writing career for me.
- Buck Henry

Somebody's always getting me to come lecture to their writing class,
and I don't talk about writing at all,
I talk about the business of making a living at this racket.
- Jerry Pournelle

I've heard rumors that the Petersons are writing a book.
It will be very interesting to see what they have to say,
but I don't know anything about the Rochas.
- Catherine Crier

I am writing something which I find satisfying and
which I am prepared to put my name to as a composer.
- Gavin Bryars

Writing is hard work, but a lot of fun,
too.
It allows me to live out some of my fantasies.
- Christopher Darden

People say you can't teach writing, but I think that's nonsense.
- Tracy Kidder

Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing,
was like being cornered and forced to have a long,
drawn out mental enema.
- Mary Garden

You know what you are best at, and writing is just not my thing,
but I like it.
- Sara Gilbert

My history is really playing live - not writing or recording.
- Tom Jenkinson

I've always wanted to do a Crichton book.
I really love his writing.
- Richard Donner

I never think about the actual process of writing.
I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely.
- Anne Tyler

I'm terrible at story and structure,
but I'm not so bad at writing dialogue.
- Steve Buscemi

I worked probably 25 years by myself,
just writing and working, not trying to publish much,
not giving readings.
- Mary Oliver

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal
down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
- Don Marquis

And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking
trouble and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them.
- F. L. Lucas

Artists don't talk about art.
Artists talk about work.
If I have anything to say to young writers,
it's stop thinking of writing as art.
Think of it as work.
- Paddy Chayefsky

This motion-picture muddle had distracted me from my writing.
- Zane Grey

There was a lot of great writing couples,
but I try to do it all myself.
And it was practically impossible, but I still managed to be ahead of my time.
- Jackie DeShannon

I started writing when I was about 20,
21 maybe.
- Neil Gaiman

I always thought writing was the foundation and the
basis for journalism in the same way being able to
draw is the foundation for art.
- Bob Schieffer

I'm writing a new book right now that is like an erotica manifesto.
- Susie Bright

Writing music is just something that I was born to do.
- Joan Armatrading

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion,
some place, in the air.
All I must do is find it, and copy it.
- Jules Renard

On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have
always been supposed to do,
was to rely on their own devices and to -
I mean,
writing is a lonely business.
- Donna Tartt

Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to
do is follow the rules you've set.
But if you're writing about science,
you have to first learn what you're writing about.
- Octavia Butler

The desire to write grows with writing.
- Desiderius Erasmus

It's one of the strangest attributes of this profession
that when we writers get exhausted writing one thing,
we relax by writing another.
- Dan Simmons

I don't care who you are.
When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay,
in your head, you're also writing your Oscar acceptance speech.
- Nora Ephron

Because, if one is writing novels today,
concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up
there with concentrating on your semi-colons,
for wasted effort.
- Neil Gaiman

I felt that I had to write.
Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing,
enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

It's just a matter of writing the kind of book I enjoy reading.
Something better be happening at the beginning,
and then on every page after, or I get irritated.
- Jonathan Franzen

Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated.
- Alison Bechdel

Writing a novel without being asked seems a bit like
having a baby when you have nowhere to live.
- Lucy Ellman

For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
- Andy Summers

If I'm grumpy I sure do enjoy writing The Walking Dead.
- Robert Kirkman

I think that as I continue to write,
my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative.
- Christopher Darden

The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested
by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

No critic writing about a film could say more than the film itself,
although they do their best to make us think the oppposite.
- Federico Fellini

Translation makes me look at how a poem is put together in a different way,
without the personal investment of the poem I'm writing myself,
but equally closely technically.
- Marilyn Hacker

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about,
he may omit things that he knows.
The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only
one ninth of it being above water.
- Ernest Hemingway

I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well,
but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain
of getting started each day.
Let's face it, writing is hell.
- William Styron

It's not the case of turning in a bunch of songs and
recording the next month.
I think you're looking for songs all year long and
you're writing all year long.
- Keith Urban


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