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Top 100 Quotes About Notebooks

#1. When you write non-fiction, you sit down at your desk with a pile of notebooks, newspaper clippings, and books and you research and put a book together the way you would a jigsaw puzzle. - Author: Janine Di Giovanni
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#2. I was filling entire school notebooks with stories by Grade 3. Of course, they were double-spaced, and the handwriting was huge. - Author: Linwood Barclay
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#3. They would sneak peeks at me from behind their notebooks or when they thought I wasn't looking. They would take the longest way around me to avoid bumping into me in any way, like I had some germ they could catch, like my face was contagious. - Author: R.J. Palacio
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#4. I always have Moleskine notebooks on my desk. I am a big journaler. Every day I write down where I went, who I spoke to and what it was all about. Richard Branson told me to do that. - Author: Alexa Von Tobel
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#5. I have made up thousands of stories; I have filled innumerable notebooks with phrases to be used when I have found the true story, the one story to which all these phrases refer. But I have never yet found the story. And I begin to ask, Are there stories? - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#6. You're not gonna start writing 'Hardy loves Miracle' all over your notebooks, are you? Sing her a song and post it on YouTube? - Author: M. Leighton
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#7. One of my favorite stores in the Old Town is Buchbinderei. It's this tiny stationery shop where the owner, Doris Feldman, makes these beautiful hand-bound notebooks I always buy for gifts. - Author: Daniel Humm
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#8. I've been slightly obsessed with paper and notebooks. Among my most precious possessions is a small light-blue, breviary-sized volume - four-and-a-half inches wide, seven inches tall - made by a company called Denbigh. - Author: Michael Dirda
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#9. These were innocent people, so innocent that they thought poverty a crime that wealth would allow them to forget.
from the notebooks of Celal Salik - Author: Orhan Pamuk
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#10. As the new work fills my notebooks, I've come to realize that the characters in my stories were so real because I really did want to get close to people, I really did want to know them. It was just easier to do it on paper, one step removed. - Author: Charles De Lint
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#11. When I'm in the field, when I'm working, I keep very careful notes. I wear big shirts with big breast pockets, and I carry in them two little spiral notebooks. - Author: Peter Matthiessen
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#12. When you're born in this world you're given a ticket to the Freak Show. And when you're born in America, you're given a front row seat. And some of us get to sit there with notebooks. - Author: George Carlin
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#13. I write all over the house. Because I write in longhand, I can go anywhere I want ... I have some notebooks here and there, and then I type it in and pull it out, and I do the revisions all over the place. - Author: Sue Miller
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#14. I go through all of my old notebooks, and I put an X on every page when everything has been entered into the computer, and sometimes that takes 15 years. But eventually the notebooks are full of X's, and they're no good to me anymore. - Author: William T. Vollmann
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#15. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
- Author: Jack Kerouac
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#16. I have kept journals at different times in my life. And a lot of my early notebooks became places where I would just think on the page, trying to parse what I was feeling, to find out what I was thinking. - Author: Tracy K. Smith
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#17. My parents were born in 1912; they graduated from college into the Depression. They kept notebooks of every nickel they spent, and these habits of frugality from having grown up so poor never left them. - Author: Roz Chast
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#18. If I don't write down a thought - or an image or a line of poetry - the instant it comes to mind, it vanishes, which explains why I have pens and notebooks in my pants and coat pockets, the car, the bicycle basket, on one or two desks in every room including bathrooms and the kitchen. - Author: Floyd Skloot
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#19. I've been poked fun of throughout my career by fellow actors for my notes that I take. I have spiral notebooks that I carry with me on every project I do, and I take notes just so that if I have to relive a scene, if I have to go back, I know what I did. - Author: Anna Chlumsky
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#20. For most of my adult life, I have been an emotional hit-and- run driver
that is, a reporter. I made people like me, trust me, open their hearts and their minds to me, and cry and bleed on to the pages of my neat little notebooks, and then I went back to a safe place and made a story out of it. - Author: Anna Quindlen
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#21. Paul Brunton's Notebooks are a veritable treasure-trove of philosophic-spiritual wisdom. - Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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#22. I don't carry notebooks and I don't consciously store ideas. I try not to think that I am a writer and I am pretty good at doing that. I don't like writers, but then I don't like insurance salesmen either. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#23. The thing is not to write what no one else has written but to write what only you could have written.'
I found this fragment in my old notebooks. The person who wrote that couldn't have known what would happen: how a voice hollows how words you once loved can wither on a page. - Author: Nam Le
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#24. Food is just something you grow and recipes are just words written in notebooks. They are nothing until the right person comes along. And that's when the real magic happens. - Author: Sarah Addison Allen
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#25. Actually, my first literary heroes were the Romantic poets, so I began to get serious by writing poems. I have notebooks full of them that I cherish but am afraid to look at. - Author: John Dufresne
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#26. When Bugs Bunny walks into rehab, people are going to turn and look. People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and notebooks and asking for autographs. I couldn't concentrate on my problem. - Author: Eminem
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#27. The music starts as being way separate from the lyrics, and I write - I have notebooks that I fill with drawings and just words, and stuff that I've written. - Author: Zachary Cole Smith
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#28. She drinks pints of coffee and writes little observations and ideas for stories with her best fountain pen on the linen-white pages of expensive notebooks. Sometimes, when it's going badly, she wonders if what she believes to be a love of the written word is really just a fetish for stationery. - Author: David Nicholls
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#29. I work fitfully, in hope rather than in expectation, invent methods which last a week, and fill notebooks with tiny, illegible writing which often defies my own attempts to decipher it. - Author: Anthony Minghella
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#30. I write with a Uni-Ball Onyx Micropoint on nine-by-seven bound notebooks made by a Canadian company called Blueline. After I do a few drafts, I type up the poem on a Macintosh G3 and then send it out the door. - Author: Billy Collins
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#31. The notebooks of Paul Brunton represent the acme of wisdom on the nature of human spirituality. Every serious student of this subject will profit enormously by becoming acquainted with Brunton's seminal work. - Author: Kenneth Ring
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#32. I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place. - Author: Sophia Bush
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#33. Within those confining walls, teachers - a bunch of men all armed with the same information - gave the same lectures every year from the same notebooks and every year at the same point in the textbooks made the same jokes. - Author: Yukio Mishima
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#34. What comics sacrifice and what lives they live - I know that most of their lives, their adult lives, they're sitting around or walking around with notebooks, writing things down. Usually they're fairly sensitive. Usually they're very bright. And that makes them poets. - Author: Marc Maron
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#35. When I was still in prep school - 14, 15 - I started keeping notebooks, journals. I started writing, almost like landscape drawing or life drawing. I never kept a diary, I never wrote about my day and what happened to me, but I described things. - Author: John Irving
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#36. When I was kid, they always used to tell me to keep notebooks. I look at my shelves now and it's just nothing but notebooks. And if I haven't gotten an idea but I have time to work, I'll pull one out and I bet there will be five or six sentences that will kick me off. - Author: John Darnielle
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#37. I can't predict how reading habits will change. But I will say that the greatest loss is the paper archive - no more a great stack of manuscripts, letters, and notebooks from a writer's life, but only a tiny pile of disks, little plastic cookies where once were calligraphic marvels. - Author: Paul Theroux
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#38. Negatives are the notebooks, the jottings, the false starts, the whims, the poor drafts, and the good draft but never the completed version of the work The print and a proper one is the only completed photograph, whether it is specifically shaded for reproduction, or for a museum wall. - Author: W. Eugene Smith
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#39. Most kids bent their heads onto their notebooks and tried to sleep. One boy gauged the quality of his day by sleeping on graph paper, then drawing a circle around the drool spot he'd made and comparing it for size and integrity to his drool spot from the day before. For - Author: Mary Karr
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#40. I spend a lot of time preparing. I think a lot about what I want to do. I have prep books, little notebooks in which I write everything down before a sitting. Otherwise I would forget my ideas. - Author: Helmut Newton
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#41. 'Prison Notebooks' gives me a basic understanding of how power can influence people through cultural products and intellectual groups, so they will voluntarily support the hegemony. - Author: Okky Madasari
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#42. Because: if our secrets define us, as opposed to the face we show the world: then the painting was the secret that raised me above the surface of life and enabled me to know who I am. And it's there: in my notebooks, every page, even though it's not. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#43. Tonight I write this journal entry on my laptop. Other nights I have handwritten entries in notebooks. Sometimes I jot down notes as I ride home in the cab or wait for an appointment. I want all of this
everything and everyone
to stay with me. - Author: Paula Huntley
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#44. I've been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so. - Author: Frank McCourt
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#45. Top 10 Leather Journals is a perfect place to find information about quality leather journals, their various designs and where to buy them. Compare quality, features, designs, and value of various journal notebooks and find your ideal deal. - Author: Rebecca Watson
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#46. There are many different kinds of PCs. You have fixed, virtual, tablets, notebooks, ultrabooks, desktops, workstations. What you find in commercial PCs, business PCs, is that there's a really long tail of usage on client devices. - Author: Michael Dell
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#47. I've already got notebooks full of ideas for new music, so I'm gonna kind of nurture that just like I do all of my ideas and perfect it until it's ready and then I'll just let it go. - Author: Fergie
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#48. Poe's drunkenness was a mnemonic device, a deliberate method of work, drastic and fatal, no doubt, but suited to his passionate nature. Poe taught himself to drink, just as a careful man of letters makes a deliberate practice of filling his notebooks with notes. - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#49. Where past generations had film cameras, scrapbooks, notebooks, and that part of the brain which stores memories, we now have a smartphone app for every conceivable recording need. - Author: Graydon Carter
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#50. At one time I used to keep notebooks with outlines for stories. But I found doing this somehow deadened the idea in my imagination. If the notion is good enough, if it truly belongs to you, then you can't forget it-it will haunt you till it's written. - Author: Truman Capote
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#51. You probably even dream about me." His gaze lowered to my mouth. I felt my lips part. "I bet you even write my name in your notebooks, over and over again, with a little heart drawn around it. - Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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#52. I started writing an album on flights to Africa and Brazil, but it was crazy because I left the notebook on the plane. It had seven or eight songs in it. After that, I'm not writing any more songs on notebooks - and I keep my Blackberry close! - Author: Estelle
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#53. How unbearable, for women, is the tenderness which a man can give them without love. For men, how bittersweet this is. - Author: Albert Camus
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#54. I work by hand, with a fountain pen, in bound notebooks I buy in India. - Author: Damon Galgut
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#55. If I spend a year and a half writing a script, the first year will be outlining in notebooks. It's just the way I work, definitely not necessarily the best way. - Author: Rian Johnson
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#56. Ever since I was a girl, I have written about one to five pages every day - on napkins, on scrap paper, in notebooks and tablets, on the walls in my room as a teenager, and in orange paint on the cheap white plastic blinds in my room. - Author: Roseanne Barr
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#57. Sunday is a likely day to write a poem. Because poetry is a piece of language flying around: you'll find notebooks, something on your phone. It's about finding them and getting them off that crumpled piece of paper and onto my computer. - Author: Eileen Myles
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#58. Fall always did that to her. It made her restless, like she was late getting back to school; like she should be registering for classes, and buying pencils and notebooks and folders that matched. - Author: Jennifer Close
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#59. Like so many aspiring writers who still have boxes of things they've written in their parents' houses, I filled notebooks with half-finished poems and stories and first paragraphs of novels that never got written. - Author: Ally Carter
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#60. Usually, I have a lot of acquaintance with the story before I start writing it. When I didn't have regular time to give to writing, stories would just be working in my head for so long that when I started to write I was deep into them. Now, I do that work by filling notebooks. - Author: Alice Munro
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#61. In the world there is, parallel to the force of death and constraint, an enormous force of persuasion that is called culture. - Author: Albert Camus
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#62. In my household, a Trapper-Keeper was too expensive - we had plain old three-ring notebooks - and I always wanted a Trapper-Keeper. - Author: Maggie Carey
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#63. I started drawing when I was about 2, mostly pictures of my mother and my sister. When I got into school, instead of taking the notes that I should have been taking, I was drawing in all of my notebooks. It was an artwork thing for me at first. - Author: Megan Fox
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#64. To some extent the history of plagiarism is a history of notebooks. - Author: Thomas Mallon
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#65. My little notebooks were beginnings - they were the ground into which I dropped the seed ... I would work in this way when I was out in the crowds, then put the stuff together at home. - Author: Walt Whitman
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#66. It is my first morning of high school. I have seven new notebooks, a skirt I hate, and a stomachache. - Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
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#67. I don't take notes. I don't have any notebooks. I keep on trying to do that because it seems like a very writerly thing to do, but my mind doesn't work that way. I tend to get the idea for a novel in a big splash. - Author: Zadie Smith
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#68. It never failed - I'd buy a new journal, write like a madwoman for ten pages, then lose total interest in the process. Three months later, I'd start the whole process all over again. I think I just liked buying new notebooks. - Author: MaryJanice Davidson
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#69. 've had notebooks, but they are nondescript. All I care about is that they fit in my hand. I scribble down ideas. The problem is my best ideas come while I'm driving or showering. - Author: Sefi Atta
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#70. For years and years I carried these notebooks around with me - I had hundreds of pages of notes, these fragments that consisted of biographical anecdotes, diary passages, critical rants, agitations, scenes of my marriage. - Author: Kate Zambreno
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#71. I go through about half a dozen spiral notebooks a year. They are my friends, just like the to-do lists. They keep me organized. - Author: David R. Wommack
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#72. As a kid I read Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and a few others. As an adult have admired Leonardo da Vinci's drawings and notebooks. - Author: Viggo Mortensen
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#73. I have a penchant for fresh notebooks and mechanical pencils. It seems every time I go to the store, I buy a new notebook. I have dozens of them just sitting around. - Author: Richard Paul Evans
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#74. One of the notebooks was for musings and pep talks. ... The other notebooks were for writing out the novel the way authors had done for centuries. - Author: Gail Godwin
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#75. Notebooks allow for all kinds of record-keeping, and I kept one myself as a kid. I was attracted to mixing up words and pictures freely, since that's how I think. - Author: Marissa Moss
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#76. I have filled 3 Mead notebooks trying to figure out whether it was Them or Just Me. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#77. I have lots of notebooks around, because one great advantage of writing by hand-in addition to how much it slows you down-is that it makes me write at the speed that I feel I should be composing, rather than faster than I can think, which is what happens to me on any keyboard. - Author: John Irving
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#78. Good Health At the busstop a swarm of youngsters crowded on board. Loaded down with books and notebooks and other stuff, they filled the bus with nonstop chatter and laughter. Talking all at once, shouting, pushing, showing off, they laughed at anything and everything. - Author: Eduardo Galeano
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#79. I carry a small spiral notebook with me at all times and have been doing this for many years. There's a shoe box in my closet filled with these notebooks, each riddled with notes and impressions, ideas, schemes, and soup recipes. - Author: Patrick DeWitt
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#80. Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else. - Author: Daniel Handler
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#81. Today is just the beginning of Kepler. Because of its super energy-efficient architecture, we will extend GPUs into datacenters, to super thin notebooks, to superphones. - Author: Jen-Hsun Huang
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#82. My comedy notebooks are filled with random journal entries. It's all the same. I can look back on old joke notebooks, and know exactly what was going on in my life. - Author: Sarah Silverman
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#83. I have notebooks and sketchbooks for ideas. I also have drawers full of envelopes covered in quick outlines, scenes or scraps of dialogue that I don't want to forget. I tend to grab whatever's to hand and just get the thing down before it's lost. It's not what you would call a streamlined system. - Author: Steven Hall
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#84. I have always kept notebooks and I go back to them over and over. They are my compost pile of ideas. - Author: Louise Erdrich
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#85. I wanted to be Emma Goldman. I wanted to digest Doris Lessing's Golden Notebooks like biscuits. I felt like Harriet the Spy, looking for a dumbwaiter to hide in, scribbling down all I witnessed. - Author: Susie Bright
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#86. They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined. - Author: Alice Hoffman
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#87. You get attached to the way you write, and I'm attached to notebooks. That's where I really write the plays. Just two or three pages at a time, then I transfer to the typewriter and rewrite while I type. - Author: Neil Simon
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#88. Leonardo da Vinci wrote in his Notebooks: It should not be hard for you to stop sometimes and look into the stains of walls, or ashes of a fire, or clouds, or mud or like places in which ... you may find really marvelous ideas. - Author: C. G. Jung
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#89. It's amazing - and poignant - to think that Leonardo (da Vinci)did consider himself as something of a failure. He didn't believe that he had achieved everything he might have done. His notebooks have a repeated refrain: 'Tell me if I ever did a thing. - Author: Ross King
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#90. They scribbled observations in notebooks. - Author: Reid Hoffman
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#91. Insights don't usually arrive at my desk, but go into notebooks when I'm on the move. Or half-asleep. - Author: Hilary Mantel
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#92. I should never be able to fulfill what is,I understand, the first duty of a lecturer-to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece forever. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#93. I was the kind of kid who couldn't really stop making up stories during class. I didn't do very well academically because I was always drawing these little doodles in the margins of my notebooks and I wasn't bringing home the best grades. - Author: Meg Cabot
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#94. It is often we come the closest to the essence of an artist ... in his or her pocket notebooks and travel sketchbooks ... where written comments and personal notes provide an intimate insight into the magical mind of a working artist. - Author: Eugene Delacroix
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#95. I always write my first draft in longhand, in lined notebooks. I move around the house, sitting where I like, and watch the words spool out in front of me, actually taking a lot of pleasure in the way they look in my strange handwriting on the page. - Author: Sue Miller
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#96. Scrolls, notebooks, tablet computers, daggers, and a large bowl filled with jelly beans, - Author: Rick Riordan
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#97. When I started working in fashion, I didn't have money to buy photographs, so I'd Xerox pictures from magazines and put them in notebooks. When I'd start a collection, I'd sit with my old notebooks and look through them for inspiration. - Author: John Varvatos
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#98. I suddenly missed the curious shelving patterns of my room, those old planks from the barn groaning under the weight of the notebooks. Shelving is an intimate thing, like the fingerprint of a room. - Author: Reif Larsen
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#99. Near my desk, I keep a large plastic carton filled with fresh notebooks and stationery of various kinds, sizes, and qualities. - Author: Michael Dirda
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#100. I had already done a lot of research for Rough Riders, keeping notebooks and old photographs. Some of the books were antiques for that time period, with the covers falling off. - Author: Tom Berenger
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