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Danielle Steel Quotes

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Danielle Steel quotes: writer and romance author, Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel’s sentences on success.

“Never settle for less than your dreams; somewhere, sometime, someday, somehow, you’ll find them.”

“There was nothing you couldn’t do if you wanted it bad enough, and were willing to work hard enough to get it.”

“If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.”

“Don’t worry about it.  The right thing will come at the right time.”

“Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.”

“Don’t make decisions out of fear.  They never get you anywhere you want to go.”

“Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic.”

“Some things in life are worth waiting for.”

“You can’t move ahead until you bury the past.”

“Nothing is irreversible except dying.”

“Who doesn’t need hope in their lives?  Hope that something can change, that someone cares, that not only bad things happen unexpectedly, but good things can happen to us too.”

“It’s hard to make changes.  Things get so comfortable and you don’t want to move.  Maybe it would do you good to be a little uncomfortable for a while, and do something different.”

“Things work out the way they’re meant to.”

“If you let life pass you by now, it won’t ever come back.  You don’t get another chance.”

“You can have anything you want, if you go out and get it.  If you claim it as your own.  You have a right to it.”

“Life, a good life, a great life, is about, ‘Why not?’  May we never forget it.”

“That is what touches me most.  When somebody says: ‘You really made a difference.'”

“To be able to touch lives, and touch a life that you don’t even know, is an extraordinary thing.”

“Lust is temporary, romance can be nice, but love is the most important thing of all.  Because without love, lust and romance will always be short-lived.”

“Love is messy.  If you really love someone, you can’t avoid the pain.  People die, people leave, things change, but sometimes it all works.”

“And if they really f*ck it up and do make a horrible mistake, which can happen to anyone, from any culture, you still have to sit back and watch from the sidelines.  It’s their life.  What you need is a life of your own.  You can’t hang on to them forever and live theirs or stop them from making mistakes.  That’s the deal.  Once they grow up, they belong to themselves, not to us.”

“Nothing is forever, but there’s a continuing stream of people who go through our lives and continue with us.  Nothing just stops and stays.  But it flows on… like a river.”

“Maybe some people just aren’t meant to be in our lives forever.  Maybe some people are just passing through.  It’s like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn.  And that’s why they’re here.  You’ll have that gift forever.”

“I believe in love at first sight for houses – but not for people.”

“It’s been very hard, after being mostly a mom, to develop an adult life of my own.  And not being married anymore, I have to come up with challenges.”

“Writing is a solitary endeavor, but not a lonely one.  When you write, your world is populated by the characters you invent, and you feel those people filling your life.”

“I write about the things that happen to us all.  The things that are tough, the things that matter, from a loved one fighting an illness, to losing a job, being betrayed by somebody you trust, all parts of the human condition.  No one is exempt from those things.”

“… the usual way – through a long series of rejections, revising my manuscripts, and kept trying again and again.  Finally, I was fortunate enough to find a good agent.”

“In my late teenage years, I developed a real passion for it, and wrote a lot of poetry.”

“I completed my first novel when I was 19 years old.”

“I did it at night because I loved it.  I never did it to make money, as a job.  I just did it because I had to.”

“A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.”

“Either the world likes them or it doesn’t, and fortunately enough people seem to.”

“I just write all the time!  I’m always working.  I usually work on several books at once.”

“I’ve developed the ability of juggling through five projects at a time.  While carrying out research for one book, I’m writing the outline for another.  And at same time, I continue writing the one in hand as I edit two others already written.”

“I like sort of fun novels.  But I never read anything when I’m working.  Which is almost all the time.  In the summer I take a break.  But if, I’m afraid if I read something, I could steal something.  I’m very careful.”

“I think I’m very real as a person, and that comes across in my work.”

“I always try to write about believable people.”

“I wrote because I needed to and wanted to.  It never occurred to me that I’d become famous.”

“I try to give people hope.  Even though life is bleak, there’s hope out there.”

“I never wanted to settle for ‘good enough.’  I wanted ‘great’ or nothing.”

“It’s hard being visible, so I’ve made myself invisible.”

“I work too hard and don’t play enough.”

“I love what I do.  I’m so lucky.”

“I’m astonished by my success.”

“I’m probably the most uptight, conservative person you’ll meet.  I’m very religious.”

“I move between San Francisco and Paris… I have a wonderful beach house in California.”

“I like summer.  I like warmer weather and long days.  I’m one of those silly people who still enjoy lying in the sun – my children are horrified!”

“I’m surprisingly practical in much of my life, but not when it comes to my shoes.”

“I’m not an aging gracefully type.  But I do believe in aging with grace.”

“Life is an open game; anything can happen.  Never be too sure of yourself or anyone.  Understand and believe what’s dear to your heart, and strive to protect it.  Look, happiness is not perpetual.  There’ll be rough times, but never let yourself get swept away.”

“Sing me no songs, tell me no tales, cry me no tears, but remember me kindly.”

Awesome stuff, huh?  For more million dollar author insight, see John Grisham’s quotes.

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