Talk:Taylor Caldwell

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Indented bullets have gone wrong at the end of this article - can anyone help please?! Thanx! Jaycey 30 June 2005 22:44 (UTC)


Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable, precise and verifiable source for any quote on this list please move it to Taylor Caldwell. --Antiquary 18:18, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

  • "I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses."
  • "Despair is sometimes the great energizer of the mind, though sometimes its flowering may be sterile."
  • "Men who retain irony are not to be trusted. They can't always resist an impulse to tickle themselves."
  • "He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls."
  • "One, if one is sensible, blames government, not the servers of government, not those entangled in their governments."
  • "Honest men live on charity in their age; the almshouses are full of men who never stole a copper penny. Honest men are the fools and the saints."
  • "It is not always wise to appear singular."
  • "We don't strain at a gnat and swallow a camel, nor swim in an ocean and drown in a puddle."
  • "It is inevitable, that eventually the people will demand absolute security from the state... And absolute security is absolute slavery."
  • "A writer has got to be a cynic. You’ve got to look at life clearly. No rose-colored glasses. The human race is not very admirable. It was a big mistake of God’s...I think I appeal to readers because there’s nothing false or hypocritical in what I write. And they recognize themselves, they recognize their fears. And they know what bastards they are."
  • "A man who feels, views life as a tragedy. A man who thinks, views life as a comedy."
  • "Surely there is enough space in all the world for all."