David Hewson quotes

  • In their vanity men focus on what they wish to hear and miss the hidden meaning, the lurking threat.
    -- David Hewson

    #Men #Vanity #Focus

  • It's a long ride home with nothing but me for company. I bore myself sometimes. Not often. Just now and again.
    -- David Hewson

    #Home #Long #Sometimes

  • There is an argument for believing that the entire process of writing a piece of fiction is simply a thinly-controlled and highly-internalised nervous breakdown designed, with a bit of luck, to produce something worthwhile at the end.
    -- David Hewson

    #Believe #Writing #Luck

  • The only sheets I'll ever long for are my own.
    -- David Hewson

    #Long #Sheets

  • What must be done must be done, whatever the price, the cost, the pain. One day we all must walk through fire.
    -- David Hewson

    #Pain #Fire #One Day

  • A nation's not a child, for God's sake. ... It's like a wild horse you tame by breaking it. Or a fiery woman you slap till she sees sense and warms your bed.
    -- David Hewson

    #Horse #Children #Bed

  • Talking to Lee Child and discovering, from his chapter in The Chopin Manuscript, that he's even more of an audio geek than I am (as his chapter in Chopin proves).
    -- David Hewson

    #Children #Talking #Audio

  • Is it a particularly British trait to so utterly adore truly appalling men, from Tony Hancock through to Steptoe and Alf Garnett, Captain Mainwaring, Rigsby, Del Boy, Victor Meldrew and on to David Brent from The Office. The most deeply adored characters are all simply vile.

  • He (Jeremy Clarkson) is the last man standing on the beach commanding the glaciers' melt waters to go back

  • God never can use any man very much till he has grace enough to forget himself entirely while doing God's work; for He will not give His glory to another nor share with the most valued instrument the praise that belongs to Jesus Christ alone.

  • The soul of the slave, the soul of the "little man," is as dear to me as the soul of the great.

  • The vanity of human life is like a river, constantly passing away, and yet constantly coming on.

  • I know that history is simultaneously a bloody mess and a collection of feats so inspiring and amazing they make you proud to share the same DNA structure with the rest of humanity. I know you'd better focus on the good stuff or you're screwed.

  • No matter what happens, you can get through this day. Inhale. Focus on the word, 'relax. Exhale. Say, 'I can do this!' And then do it.

  • I was about one drink away from my limit, In came a black dress with a black body in it, She looked so timid, it took me a minute To get her in focus

  • I wanted the focus to be on my ability as a singer and as an entertainer - not on my private life.

  • A laser is a weak source of energy. A laser takes [only] a few watts of energy and focuses them in a coherent stream of light. But with a laser, you can drill a hole in a diamond or wipe out cancer.