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I think it’s time that we have a women’s show about the West. The concentration has been on the men and the Indians.
I start with a character and a situation, but I don’t know what’s going to happen until I write it. Sometimes things happen that surprise…
He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go.
To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
I don’t travel and tell stories, because that’s not the way these days. But I write my books to be read aloud, and I think…
If you write a book about a bygone period that lies east of the Mississippi River, then it’s a historical novel. If it’s west of…
No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.
For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible…
I’m actually writing history. It isn’t what you’d call big history. I don’t write about presidents and generals… I write about the man who was…
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.
I think of myself… as a troubadour, a village storyteller, the guy in the shadows of the campfire.
All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.
To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.
Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.
A good beginning makes a good end.
No memory is ever alone; it’s at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.
To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
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