18 quotes found by James A. Michener

James A. Michener
Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.
Great  Engineers  dream  # 275394
James A. Michener
The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
life  dreams  reality  # 275395
James A. Michener
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
home  religion  fear  # 275396
James A. Michener
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
character  Third  Consists  # 275397
James A. Michener
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
love  words  emotions  # 275398
James A. Michener
For this is the journey that men and women make, to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn't matter much else what they find.
men  women  Matter  # 275399
James A. Michener
I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.
good  writer  Excellent  # 275400
James A. Michener
The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination.
Great  experience  Room  # 275401
James A. Michener
Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression.
america  Almost  Creative  # 275402
James A. Michener
There are no insoluble problems. Only time-consuming ones.
problems  # 275403
James A. Michener
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
age  light  dark  # 275404
James A. Michener
If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
life  Days  Himself  # 275405
James A. Michener
It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid.
courage  Takes  afraid  # 275406
James A. Michener
They were a group of two dozen nurses completely surrounded by 100,000 unattached American men.
men  Group  Nurses  # 275407
James A. Michener
The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing, and it fortifies you.
Artist  arrogance  profound  # 275408
James A. Michener
I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself.
Her  problems  Simply  # 275409