Louis L'Amour

Louis L'Amour

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Author Profession: US Author
Born: March 22, 1908
Died: June 10, 1988
Birth Sign: Aries

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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 me.

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.

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.

To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.

No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.

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 number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.

I think of myself... as a troubadour, a village storyteller, the guy in the shadows of the campfire.

A good beginning makes a good end.

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.

All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.

Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him.

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 the Mississippi, it's a western, a different category. There's no sense to it.

He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go.

To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.

Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.

Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.

No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.

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 am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. Alexander the Great quotes

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is 'Help', the Beatles movie. It's so funny and irreverent and great. Emma Stone

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