J Clifford Hudson quotes

  • Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!

  • I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.

  • I salute you for your courage, and I applaud your perseverance, and I embrace you for your faith in the face of adversarial forces.

  • Adversity introduces a man to himself.

  • What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.

  • The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion... It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.

  • We will be ourselves and free, or die in the attempt. Harriet Tubman was not our great-grandmother for nothing.

  • Writing is hard work, and if anything's true about the process, it's that fact that a good story is hard to find and even trickier to get on paper. What's less romantic than staring alone at a blank screen? And edgy? I've changed the cat little because I didn't know what my characters were going to say next.

  • Every poem breaks a silence that had to be overcome.

  • At one hundred, surely you learn to overcome loss and grief—or do they hound you till the bitter end?

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