Laura Miller quotes

  • Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Book #Buying #Portal

  • A faint smell of lilac filled the air. There was always lilac in this part of town. Where there were grandmothers, there was always lilac.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Grandmother #Air #Smell

  • The first book we fall in love with shapes us every bit as much as the first person we fall in love with...
    -- Laura Miller

    #Falling In Love #Book #Shapes

  • Writers would be warm, loyal, and otherwise terrific people-if only they'd stop writing.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Writing #People #Would Be

  • Maybe everything really does just have an expiration date--one that you can't see until she tells you she's leaving, and then she's gone.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Leaving #Doe #Gone

  • In many ways, our campaign this year will be the same as last time: We're still going to focus on fixing up basics and cleaning up ethics at City Hall.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Years #Cities #Focus

  • Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods... and real ethics reform at City Hall.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Real #Cities #People

  • In the year since we brought things into the open with a clean breath of fresh air at City Hall, we have learned about corrupt spending practices and unethical conflicts of interest that waste your money... and keep Dallas from being the great city of our dreams.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Dream #Air #Years

  • The city has to do what any citizen or family does, when you have a dream. You tighten your belt. You sacrifice some luxuries. Above all, you don't waste a dime.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Dream #Sacrifice #Cities

  • But there is so much more to do for the city we love... a Dallas with roads as strong as our businesses, parks as beautiful as our children, a downtown as tall as our imagination.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Beautiful #Strong #Children

  • There is so much chaos and dysfunction going on with the federal government that Dallas can't wait any longer for federal help.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Government #Dysfunction #Waiting

  • The conditions conducive to deep thought have become increasingly rare in our highly mediated lives... Now we live in an attention economy, where the most in-demand commodity is 'eyeballs.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Deep Thought #Attention #Demand

  • Tracking the shiny is so much easier than digging for gold!
    -- Laura Miller

    #Gold #Digging #Easier

  • Dallas is a great city, and it's worth fighting for.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Fighting #Cities #Dallas

  • Dallas is a positive, get-it done city.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Cities #Dallas #Done

  • Adventure ... is what might otherwise be called hardship if it were attempted in a different spirit.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Adventure #Different #Hardship

  • Make no mistake, the organizations website counsels. You will be writing a lot of crap. And thats a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. I am not the first person to point out that writing a lot of crap doesnt sound like a particularly fruitful way to spend an entire month, even if it is November.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Mistake #Writing #Editing

  • Every small town that I had ever been to had had a caboose.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Towns #Small Town

  • Do the children who prefer books set in the real, ordinary, workaday world ever read as obsessively as those who would much rather be transported into other worlds entirely?
    -- Laura Miller

    #Children #Real #Book

  • Adventure,' then, is what might otherwise be called hardship if it were attempted in a different spirit. Turning a difficult task or a perilous journey into an adventure is largely a matter of telling yourself the right story about it, which is one thing that Lewis's child characters have learned from reading, 'the right books.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Children #Book #Reading

  • Dreams would always end with you, and then mornings would steal you away with a cruelty that haunted my days.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Dream #Morning #Stealing

  • Of all the butterflies that chose to stay, I’m in love with the one that got away.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Butterfly

  • If we weigh the significance of a book by the effect it has on its readers, then the great children's books suddenly turn up very high on the list.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Children #Book #Lists

  • There is a perfect someone, even if the road to that someone isn’t all that perfect.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Perfect

  • The closer and more completely you can come to explaining what a work of art means, the less like art it seems.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Art #Mean #Explaining

  • Fire will burn any human body it touches, and starvation will waste it, but stories are not so predictable in their effects.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Fire #Stories #Body

  • It was a completely new feeling for me–like someone had just released a million, tiny butterflies loose in my stomach, and they were feverishly flying up into my head and making me lose my mind.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Butterfly #Flying #Feelings

  • The past will find a way to squeeze into the present–if you let it.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Past #Way

  • Life didn’t go how I had planned, but I couldn’t have planned a better life. Somewhere in between the beginning and eternity, I fought the war that we all must fight–the journey that in taking, forces us to come face to face with our own realities.
    -- Laura Miller

    #War #Fighting #Journey

  • The past is a very determined ghost, haunting every chance it gets.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Past #Haunting #Determined

  • Perfect love was that kind of love that made no sense but made everything else make sense somehow. It was raw and unscripted, turbulent and slightly unpredictable.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Perfect #Kind #Made

  • For while agents and editors often misunderstand their market and sometimes reject good or even great works, they do prevent a vast quantity of truly execrable writing from being published.
    -- Laura Miller

    #Writing #Editors #Agents

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