James Lee Burke Quotes.

1. "God bless the Reference Librarians"
- Quote by James Lee Burke

2. "A lie is an act of theft. It steals peoples faith and makes them resent themselves"
- Quote by James Lee Burke

3. "I looked at Lucas with the pang that a parent feels when he knows his child will be hurt and that it's no one's fault and that to try to preempt the rites of passage is an act of contempt for the child's courage."
- Quote by James Lee Burke

4. "And every good artist knows that the gift comes from somewhere else, and it's there for a reason, and that's to make the world a better place."
- Quote by James Lee Burke

5. "Money can't buy happiness but it'll sure keep a mess of grief off your front porch."
- Quote by James Lee Burke

6. "writing is like being in love. You never get better at it or learn more about it. The day you think you do is the day you lose it. Robert Frost called his work a lover's quarrel with the world. It's ongoing. It has neither a beginning nor an end. You don't have to worry about learning things. The fire of one's art burns all the impurities from the vessel that contains it."
- Quote by James Lee Burke

7. "Humility is not a virtue in a writer, it is an absolute necessity."
- Quote by James Lee Burke

8. "And like most middle-aged people who hear the clock ticking in their lives, I had come to resent a waste or theft of my time that was greater than any theft of my goods or money."
- Quote by James Lee Burke

9. "I sometimes subscribe to the belief that all historical events occur simultaneously, like a dream in the mind of God. Perhaps it is only man who views time sequentially and tries to impose a solar calendar upon it. What if other people, both dead and unborn, are living out their lives in the same space we occupy, without our knowledge or consent?" The Glass Rainbow, p. 138"
- Quote by James Lee Burke

10. "We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history. We were born in a violent revolution, and we've been in wars ever since. We're not a pacific people."
- Quote by James Lee Burke

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