"A monument's dimensions should be determined
by the importance to civilization of the events
commemorated. Let us place there, carved high, as
close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their
faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were.
Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until
the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away."
~ Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore
"The most truly generous persons are those who
give silently without hope of praise or reward."
~ Carol Ryrie Brink, novelist
"No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment.
If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature,
or its kind. If it forms the habit of reading in people
who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature."
~ Edgar Rice Burroughs, novelist
"The truth doesn't need to be
known, or believed, to be true."
~ Chris Crutcher, novelist
"There is nothing to writing. All you do
is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
~ Ernest Hemingway, novelist
"It does not require many
words to speak the truth."
~ Chief Joseph, Native American leader
"Life is precious and time is a key element.
Let's make every moment count and help those
who have a greater need than our own."
~ Harmon Killebrew, baseball player
"If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions,
either his opinions are no good, or he's no good."
~ Ezra Pound, poet
"There's uncertainty in our lives. At night, you just
have to go to sleep and have faith in the fairly large
certainty that you'll wake up in the morning.
Fear only has as much power as we give it space."
~ Josh Ritter, writer
"Which side of the blade is sharper?
The lie or the truth? It all seems irrelevant
when your jugular is sliced open and you're
lying in a pool of blood for the whole world to see."
~ Nikki Sixx, musician
"The thing about happiness is that it doesn't
help you to grow; only unhappiness does that.
So I'm grateful that my bed of roses was
made up equally of blossoms and thorns."
~ Lana Turner, actress
"Flying is hours and hours of boredom
sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror."
~ Pappy Boyington, fighter ace