King's Favorite Quotations


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Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
    Honore de Balzac, novelist (1799-1850 )

Only the madman is absolutely sure.
    Robert Anton Wilson, novelist (1932-2007 )

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
    Robert Frost, poet (1874-1963 )

Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pat?.
    Margaret Atwood, novelist and poet (b. 1939 )

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
    Martin Luther King, Jr., statesman, Nobel laureate (1929-1968 )

In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.
    Kathleen Norris, novelist and columnist (1880-1966)

A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.
    Joseph Addison, essayist and poet (1672-1719 )

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
    Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (1828-1910)

It is a cruel just to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself up by his own bootstraps.
    Martin Luther King, Jr., statesman, Nobel laureate (1929-1968 )

I have lost all sense of home, having moved about so much. It means to me now--only that place where the books are kept.
    John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968 )

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