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#1. It is extremely important to know what you don't want to find. - Author: Leon Uris
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#2. They lingered over cups of ersatz coffee. - Author: Leon Uris
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#3. I was too heavy to be a jockey and too honest to be a producer, so I became a writer. - Author: Leon Uris
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#4. France was the first country in Europe to grant Jews the full rights of citizenship without qualification. - Author: Leon Uris
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#5. Truth is what people want to believe and nothing more. - Author: Leon Uris
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#6. Life hinges on many factors we cannot control. Two of the most important factors, we can control. We can manage our relationships-and what is life but a series of relationships?-and we can correct our mistakes, here on earth within our life span. - Author: Leon Uris
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#7. English of course is your major tool, but it is not nearly so important as other aspects of writing for example you have to have some natural ability you can't buy it no one puts it there you're born with it. - Author: Leon Uris
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#8. I was a terrible English student. - Author: Leon Uris
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#9. To be homeward bound, no matter what tragic memories you have harbored, is unlike any voyage a man can ever make. - Author: Leon Uris
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#10. I essentially write for myself. - Author: Leon Uris
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#11. Why must we fight for the right to live, over and over, each time the sun rises? - Author: Leon Uris
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#12. I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing, but writing is what I was meant to do. - Author: Leon Uris
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#13. To me, a writer is one of the most important soldiers in the fight for survival of the human race. He must stay at his post in the thick of fire to serve the cause of mankind. - Author: Leon Uris
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#14. So writing is a very, very difficult position to obtain ... and retain. - Author: Leon Uris
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#15. I do not write for an audience. - Author: Leon Uris
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#16. I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Author: Leon Uris
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#17. It all begins and ends in the same place, doesn't it? Conor and me in Ballyutogue. We all come home eventually. - Author: Leon Uris
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#18. After all, the only thing that is going to save mankind is if enough people live their lives for something or someone other than themselves. - Author: Leon Uris
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#19. There's a curse on me as there's a curse on the Larkin name. The curse comes back, again and again, to taunt me! Ronan! Kilty! Tomas! And now me! What are the Irish among men? Are we lepers? Are we a blight? Will there ever be an end to our tears? - Author: Leon Uris
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#20. Who here wants to be a writer?' I asked. Everyone in the room raised his hand. 'Why the hell aren't you home writing?' I said, and left the stage. - Author: Leon Uris
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#21. Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies. - Author: Leon Uris
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#22. Too many writers start with a good idea and carry it through the first chapters, then fall apart because they had no idea where the top of the mountain was in the first place. - Author: Leon Uris
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#23. The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features. - Author: Leon Uris
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#24. All men have a measure of cowardice in them. I learned that love of one's mates can overcome your fears. I learned that every survivor of this horror must try to live a good life because he lives for many men. - Author: Leon Uris
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#25. You usually dont know what you are going to write about so you go to the places and talk to the people who were identified with the events. - Author: Leon Uris
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#26. A soldier has one item that cannot be neglected. His feet. They are his wheels, his mechanised warfare. - Author: Leon Uris
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#27. I am very proud of this work because it is more about the meaning of the Easter Rising and its relationship to what this whole century has been about, people liberating themselves, freeing themselves. - Author: Leon Uris
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#28. We once again man the barricades
alone. Berated by our smug, so-called allies, of the Western Democracies. Islam is going to turn this world inside out before this century is out and you'd better have enough guts to deal with it. - Author: Leon Uris
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#30. Our land has grown a magnificent liberty tree and its fruit is the richest ideal of the human soul. But, we cannot go on forever merely eating the fruit of the liberty tree or it will die. We must begin to plant some seeds. - Author: Leon Uris
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#31. Subjugate the Arab world. Dr. Weizmann and the Zionists felt - Author: Leon Uris
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#32. Usually a good part of the people trying it end up not making it. - Author: Leon Uris
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#33. Anyone who goes into writing has to find out somewhere along the line, he's either naive or insane. - Author: Leon Uris
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#34. All you have the right to ask of life is to choose a battle in this war, make the best you can, and leave the field with honor. - Author: Leon Uris
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#35. My greatest accomplishment is Exodus. It changed a lot of peoples lives, it changed the conception of the Jewish people in the international scene. - Author: Leon Uris
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#36. You can try to reach an audience, but you just write what comes out of you and you just hope that it is accepted. You do not write specifically to a generation. - Author: Leon Uris
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#37. I know writers have to be crazy. But more than that that, they have to get made and stay mad. If things don't make a writer mad, he'll end up writing Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottantail. - Author: Leon Uris
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#38. On one occasion I went to Afghanistan to look at the borders and learn something about the situation there to see if my book was there?and it wasnt. - Author: Leon Uris
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#39. and the righteous cowed and the evil grew bold. - Author: Leon Uris
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#40. Research to me is as important or more important than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built. - Author: Leon Uris
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#41. I've not been right for any man or myself since I met you. - Author: Leon Uris
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#42. You can lie to your wife or your boss, but you cannot lie to your typewriter. Sooner or later you must reveal your true self in your pages. - Author: Leon Uris
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#43. In the end, what would Michele's life be? A - Author: Leon Uris
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#44. Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between people and that is what you write about. - Author: Leon Uris
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#45. Value time!!! It's only when we lack time for ourselves that we start valuing it. - Author: Leon Uris
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#46. THE MOMENT OF DECISION is the loneliest in human life. It must be come upon in stillness and darkness and brooding thoughts and doubts torn out from the deep reaches of the soul. - Author: Leon Uris
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#47. I have been writing for 50 years and readers still read my first book from when I was in the Marine Corps. - Author: Leon Uris
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#48. Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel. - Author: Leon Uris
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#50. The first thing you have to do is get immersed in the project, organizing yourself, knowing what you are going after and not going after. - Author: Leon Uris
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#51. Like so many creative men of his school he was hounded by an incessant restlessness. - Author: Leon Uris
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#52. My first book was rejected nine times. It turned out to be a best seller, Battle Cry? in 1953. - Author: Leon Uris
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#53. Nordstrom." "Would you care for some tea or a brandy?" "No ... Nicole, I know - Author: Leon Uris
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#54. I was tough. I used everything to my advantage. I could be very ruthless. - Author: Leon Uris
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#55. Until a man is struck in his own face he does not want to believe the attack on his brother concerns him. - Author: Leon Uris
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#56. In order to be a good writer, you've got to be a bad boss. Self-discipline and stamina are the two major arms in a writer's arsenal. - Author: Leon Uris
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#57. If you're lucky enough to fall in love, that's one thing. Otherwise all that was ever truly beautiful to me was boyhood. It's the meal we sup on for the rest of our lives. Love puts the icing on life. But if you don't find it ... you must call on your childhood memories over and over till you do. - Author: Leon Uris
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#58. Love can't mature in one room. It has to come out of the full sharing of everything: joys, aspirations, downfalls, all of it. That's the only real path to love. - Author: Leon Uris
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#59. What could be more fortunate for the German propaganda machine than to be able to pump the theme that the Jews of Palestine were stealing the Arab lands just as they had tried to steal Germany. Jew hating and British imperialism - what music to the Mufti's ears! The - Author: Leon Uris
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#60. Look at me, man, look at me and tell me I don't know what I'm about. I'm Conor Larkin. I'm an Irishman and I've had enough. - Author: Leon Uris
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#61. The only time we can attract a crowd is for some pilgrimage up some god-damned holy mountain to chase the snakes and banshees out of the country. - Author: Leon Uris
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#62. A novelist must know what his last chapter is going to say and one way or another work toward that last chapter ... To me it is utterly basic, yet it seems like it's a great secret. - Author: Leon Uris
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#63. You aren't a true husband/man until you've done the work of a wife/women - Author: Leon Uris
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#64. Pride is a fool's fortress - Author: Leon Uris
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