Austin Quotes

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Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go.
Henry Austin Dobson
We are not all born at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later... Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
Mary Hunter Austin
My good opinion once lost is lost forever.
Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
If you ever find that you're the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Have a little compassion on my nerves. You tear them to pieces.
Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Austin Phelps
Peter to Austin: "Hard-ons don't make you think less. They make you think stupid. Which makes me think you must have one 24/7.
Dani Alexander (Shattered Glass (Shattered Glass, #1))
It's hard to let go anything we love. We live in a world which teaches us to clutch. But when we clutch we're left with a fistful of ashes.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
Men were put into the world to teach women the law of compromise.
Jane Austen
recant, v. I want to take back at least half of the “I love you”s, because I didn’t mean them as much as the other ones. I want to take back the book of artsy photos I gave you, because you didn’t get it and said it was hipster trash. I want to take back what I said about you being an emotional zombie. I want to take back the time I called you “honey” in front of your sister and you looked like I had just shown her pictures of us having sex. I want to take back the wineglass I broke when I was mad, because it was a nice wineglass and the argument would have ended anyway. I want to take back the time we had sex in a rent-a-car, not because I feel bad about the people who got in the car after us, but because it was massively uncomfortable. I want to take back the trust I had while you were away in Austin. I want to take back the time I said you were a genius, because I was being sarcastic and I should have just said you’d hurt my feelings. I want to take back the secrets I told you so I can decide now whether to tell them to you again. I want to take back the piece of me that lies in you, to see if I truly miss it. I want to take back at least half the “I love you”s, because it feels safer that way.
David Levithan (The Lover's Dictionary)
You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
To me [Edgar Allan Poe's] prose is unreadable—like Jane Austin's [sic]. No there is a difference. I could read his prose on salary, but not Jane's. Jane is entirely impossible. It seems a great pity that they allowed her to die a natural death.
Mark Twain
Be curious about the world in which you live. Look things up. Chase down every reference. Go deeper than anybody else--that's how you'll get ahead.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Creative people need time to just sit around and do nothing.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
The artist is a collector. Not a hoarder, mind you, there's a difference: Hoarders collect indiscriminately, artists collect selectively. They only collect things that they really love.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
That's absurd," I said with a little laugh. "Nobody can read too much. That's like saying someone breathes too much.
Lynn Austin (Wonderland Creek)
You don’t want to look like your heroes, you want to see like your heroes.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you will find your self.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Maybe that's the best part of going away for a vacation-coming home again.
Madeleine L'Engle (Meet the Austins (Austin Family Chronicles, #1))
Faith don't come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He's so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.
Lynn Austin (Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire, #1))
Not everybody will get it. People will misinterpret you and what you do. They might even call you names. So get comfortable with being misunderstood, disparaged, or ignored -- the trick is to be too busy doing your work to care.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
It is possible to suffer and despair an entire lifetime and still not give up the art of laughter.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
Read deeply. Stay open. Continue to wonder.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Whenever someone does something nice for me, I feel intensely aware of how strange and sad it is to know someone.
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
Together we are better
John Paul Warren
You don’t get to pick your family, but you can pick your teachers and you can pick your friends and you can pick the music you listen to and you can pick the books you read and you can pick the movies you see. You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life. You are the sum of your influences. The German writer Goethe said, "We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Your job is to collect good ideas. The more good ideas you collect, the more you can choose from to be influenced by.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Thats the trick of growing up. Nothing stays the same." Hook sounded oddly sympathetic. "You see the faults in everything. Including yourself.
Austin Chant (Peter Darling)
The best advice is not to write what you know, it’s to write what you like. Write the kind of story you like best—write the story you want to read. The same principle applies to your life and your career:
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
I feel simultaneously intensely insignificant and hyperaware of how important everyone is.
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
Google everything. I mean everything. Google your dreams, Google your problems. Don’t ask a question before you Google it. You’ll either find the answer or you’ll come up with a better question.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
I find it so bizarre that I occupy space, and that I am seen by other people.
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Austin... and you. I'll be there soon.
Sarah Dessen (This Lullaby)
What if I just want to die?" "Then I will be sad and disappointed that you cheated yourself out of your chance at existence. Not all of us have that opportunity, you know, to choose life.
Megan Bostic (Never Eighteen)
when people give you advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Don't wait until you know who you are to get started.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Keep all your passions in your life.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Your brain gets too comfortable in your everyday surroundings. You need to make it uncomfortable. You need to spend some time in another land, among people that do things differently than you. Travel makes the world look new, and when the world looks new, our brains work harder.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Pretend to be making something until you actually make something.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
About an attractive woman at the bar, my character, Austin Carr, says, "She might be too drunk. I mean, even stockbrokers have some pride.
Jack Getze (Big Money)
Everything matters so much and so little; it is disgusting.
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
I saw Eternity the other night, Like a great ring of pure and endless light, All calm, as it was bright, And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years, Driven by the spheres, Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world And all her train were hurled.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
School is one thing. Education is another. The two don’t always overlap. Whether you’re in school or not, it’s always your job to get yourself an education.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
In the end, creativity isn’t just the things we choose to put in, it’s the things we choose to leave out.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
The more Chaotic I am, the more complete I am.
Austin Osman Spare
So go on, get angry. But keep your mouth shut and go do your work.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Happiness is something that comes from our own hearts, not from other people.
Lynn Austin (While We're Far Apart: (A World War I Homefront Novel Set in New York))
For I am I: ergo, the truth of myself; my own sphinx, conflict, chaos, vortex—asymmetric to all rhythms, oblique to all paths. I am the prism between black and white: mine own unison in duality.
Austin Osman Spare
There's a fine line between a superpower and a chronic medical condition.
Austin Grossman (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
It’s hard to go. It’s scary and lonely…and half the time you’ll be wondering why the hell you’re in Cincinnati or Austin or North Dakota or Mongolia or wherever your melodious little finger-plucking heinie takes you. There will be boondoggles and discombobulated days, freaked-out nights and metaphorical flat tires. But it will be soul-smashingly beautiful… It will open up your life.
Cheryl Strayed (Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar)
Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
What was the point of being himself if he had to be alone?
Austin Chant (Peter Darling)
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Jane Austen
Of course I’m a fraud. The fact that I’m able to carry myself through life without being crushed beneath the psychological weight of being alive proves that I’m a con artist. Aren’t we all con artists?
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
And remember, you shall suffer all things and again suffer: until you have sufficient sufferance to accept all things.
Austin Osman Spare
There is in God, some say, a deep but dazzling darkness.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
Always be reading. Go to the library. There’s magic in being surrounded by books. Get lost in the stacks. Read bibliographies. It’s not the book you start with, it’s the book that book leads you to. Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Filmmaker John Waters has said, “Nothing is more important than an unread library.” Don’t worry about doing research. Just search.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Find the most talented person in the room, and if it’s not you, go stand next to him.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple.
Austin Kleon (Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered (Austin Kleon))
The thing is: It takes a lot of energy to be creative. You don’t have that energy if you waste it on other stuff.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
And there's no getting around the fact that all life lives at the expense of another life.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
If you’re worried about giving your secrets away, you can share your dots without connecting them.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Telling yourself you have all the time in the world, all the money in the world, all the colors in the palette, anything you want—that just kills creativity.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
Emory Austin
I feel so profoundly inside of myself, I can't stand it.
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
Poets are born knowing the language of angels.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
Pretend to be something you’re not until you are—fake it until you’re successful, until everybody sees you the way you want them.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
The earth will never be the same again Rock, water, tree, iron, share this greif As distant stars participate in the pain. A candle snuffed, a falling star or leaf, A dolphin death, O this particular loss A Heaven-mourned; for if no angel cried If this small one was tossed away as dross, The very galaxies would have lied. How shall we sing our love's song now In this strange land where all are born to die? Each tree and leaf and star show how The universe is part of this one cry, Every life is noted and is cherished, and nothing loved is ever lost or perished.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
When you can't bear something but it goes on anyway, the person who survives isn't you anymore; you've changed and become someone else, a new person, the one who did bear it after all.
Austin Grossman
But now I realize that the only way to find your voice is to use it. It’s hardwired, built into you. Talk about the things you love. Your voice will follow.
Austin Kleon (Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered (Austin Kleon))
It’s strange people don’t like how their bodies look. It’s strange we waste any of our time concerning ourselves with how our skin drapes over our bones or how fat cultivates.
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
When its dark enough you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
Enjoy your obscurity while it lasts.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
What a good artist understands is that nothing comes from nowhere. All creative work builds on what came before. Nothing is completely original.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
No one so dislikes being punished unjustly as the person who might have been punished justly on scores of previous occasions, if he had only been found out.
P.G. Wodehouse (Tales of St. Austin's (School Stories, #3))
I can't muster the energy required to be a positive part of anyone's life. I can't even muster the energy to apologize for that.
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
My mother had a baby, and her mother had a baby, and her mother had a baby. Every woman in my family before me lived to have a baby—just so that baby could grow up to have another baby. If I don’t have a baby, then all of those women reproduced just so that I could exist. I am the final product. I am the final baby.
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
Wherever there's laughter, there is heaven.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
When your laboratory explodes, lacing your body with a supercharged elixir, what do you do? You don't just lie there. You crawl out of the rubble, hideously scarred, and swear vengeance on the world. You keep going. You keep trying to take over the world.
Austin Grossman (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
Step 1: Wonder at something. Step 2: Invite others to wonder with you. You should wonder at the things nobody else is wondering about.
Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative)
This is the shadow of hope. Knowing that we may never see the realization of our dreams, and yet still showing up.
Austin Channing Brown (I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness)
I need a love that is troubled by injustice. A love that is provoked to anger when Black folks, including our children, lie dead in the streets. A love that can no longer be concerned with tone because it is concerned with life. A love that has no tolerance for hate, no excuses for racist decisions, no contentment in the status quo. I need a love that is fierce in its resilience and sacrifice. I need a love that chooses justice.
Austin Channing Brown (I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness)
I wonder if anyone really identifies as the adult they’ve morphed into. I remember being sixteen and feeling eleven. I remember thinking, how could I be a teenager? I remember finishing high school and thinking, am I grown now? Is this what it feels like? I feel the same as I did before.
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
Anger is not inherently destructive. My anger can be a force for good. My anger can be creative and imaginative, seeing a better world that doesn’t yet exist. It can fuel a righteous movement toward justice and freedom.
Austin Channing Brown (I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness)
One day you wake up and realize the world can be conquered... I'm going to put a mask on and scrawl my name across the face of the world, build cities of gold, come back and stomp this place flat, until even the bricks are just dust. So you can just shut up. All of you. I'm going to move the world.
Austin Grossman (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
When you believe niceness disproves the presence of racism, it’s easy to start believing bigotry is rare, and that the label racist should be applied only to mean-spirited, intentional acts of discrimination. The problem with this framework—besides being a gross misunderstanding of how racism operates in systems and structures enabled by nice people—is that it obligates me to be nice in return, rather than truthful. I am expected to come closer to the racists. Be nicer to them. Coddle them.
Austin Channing Brown (I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness)
A great ring of pure & endless light Dazzles the darkness in my heart And breaks apart the dusky clouds of night. The end of all is hinted in the start. When we are born we bear the seeds of blight; Around us life & death are torn apart, Yet a great ring of pure and endless light Dazzles the darkness in my heart. It lights the world to my delight. Infinity is present in each part. A loving smile contains all art. The motes of starlight spark & dart. A grain of sand holds power & might. Infinity is present in each part, And a great ring of pure and endless light Dazzles the darkness in my heart.
Madeleine L'Engle (A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family Chronicles, #4))
White people desperately want to believe that only the lonely, isolated “whites only” club members are racist. This is why the word racist offends “nice white people” so deeply. It challenges their self-identification as good people. Sadly, most white people are more worried about being called racist than about whether or not their actions are in fact racist or harmful.
Austin Channing Brown (I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness)
I looked at our hands, caked and coated in red, but entwined. The pristine moment when they were clasped like that earlier in the day seemed weeks ago. "Clean." Peter said. "Can I get a water bottle or something to clean his hands?" I scanned the crowd. He drew my attention back to him with a pull of my hand. "No," Peter said. "I'm...clean." I had missed who Peter was until that very moment. I had called him names and treated him callously. I had read every micro expression in a vacuum of how it related to Austin Glass. And in return Peter had cared for my wounds, treated me tenderly and assured me that he was HIV negative while bleeding out in a hallway of strangers. I broke. It wasn't a visible fracture. I didn't sob or explode into anguish. I didn't give in to my vomitus urge that came from the burst of self-loathing. But I shattered nonetheless.
Dani Alexander (Shattered Glass (Shattered Glass, #1))
I came to the realization that every moment exists in perpetuity regardless of whether it’s remembered. What has happened has happened; it occupies that moment in time forever. I was an eleven-year-old girl lying in the grass one summer. I knew in that moment that was true and recognized that I would blaze through moments for the rest of my life, forgetting things, and becoming ages older, until I forgot everything—so I consoled myself by committing to remember that one moment.
Emily R. Austin (Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead)
I haven’t been a good guest in Hugo’s life. I access his memories and discover that he and Austin first became boyfriends at this very celebration, a year ago this weekend. They’d been friends for a little while, but they’d never talked about how they felt. They were each afraid of ruining the friendship, and instead of making it better, their caution made everything awkward. So finally, as a pair of twentysomething men passed by holding hands, Austin said, “Hey, that could be us in ten years.” And Hugo said, “Or ten months.” And Austin said, “Or ten days.” And Hugo said, “Or ten minutes.” And Austin said, “Or ten seconds.” Then they each counted to ten, and held hands for the rest of the day. The start of it. Hugo would have remembered this. But I didn’t.
David Levithan (Every Day (Every Day, #1))
Our only chance at dismantling racial injustice is being more curious about its origins than we are worried about our comfort. It's not a comfortable conversation for any of us. It is risky and messy. It is haunting work to recall the sins of our past. But is this not the work we have been called to anyway? Is this not the work of the Holy Spirit to illuminate truth and inspire transformation? It's haunting. But it's also holy.
Austin Channing Brown (I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness)
But I am not impressed with America’s progress. I am not impressed that slavery was abolished or that Jim Crow ended. I feel no need to pat America on its back for these “achievements.” This is how it always should have been. Many call it progress, but I do not consider it praiseworthy that only within the last generation did America reach the baseline for human decency. As comedian Chris Rock says, I suppose these things were progress for white people, but damn. I hope there is progress I can sincerely applaud on the horizon. Because the extrajudicial killing of Black people is still too familiar. Because the racist rhetoric that Black people are lazier, more criminal, more undeserving than white people is still too familiar. Because the locking up of a disproportionate number of Black bodies is still too familiar. Because the beating of Black people in the streets is still too familiar. History is collapsing on itself once again.
Austin Channing Brown (I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness)
In such cases as this, it is, I believe, the established mode to express a sense of obligation for the sentiments avowed, however unequally they may be returned. It is natural that obligation should be felt, and if I could feel gratitude, I would now thank you. But I cannot–I have never desired your good opinion, and you have certainly bestowed it most unwillingly. I am sorry to have occasioned pain to anyone. It has been most unconsciously done, however, and I hope will be of short duration. The feelings which, you tell me, have long prevented the acknowledgment of your regard, can have little difficulty in overcoming it after this explanation.” Mr. Darcy, who was leaning against the mantelpiece with his eyes fixed on her face, seemed to catch her words with no less resentment than surprise. His complexion became pale with anger, and the disturbance of his mind was visible in every feature. He was struggling for the appearance of composure, and would not open his lips till he believed himself to have attained it. The pause was to Elizabeth’s feelings dreadful. At length, with a voice of forced calmness, he said: And this is all the reply which I am to have the honour of expecting! I might, perhaps, wish to be informed why, with so little endeavour at civility, I am thus rejected. But it is of small importance.” I might as well inquire,” replied she, “why with so evident a desire of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character? Was not this some excuse for incivility, if I was uncivil?
Jane Austen
Love is the spice of life!" Aunt Lydia picked up her glass and took a long drink before setting it down again. "Did it end in heartache, dear?" "Well, yes...but it was the good kind of heart ache, Aunt Lydia. The kind where you'll always think fondly of each other, even though you know your love could never be." My aunt squealed with delight. "Ooh, I just love stories that end that way! Those happy, sappy endings in romance novels aren't realistic at all. But if you can gaze up at the stars at night and think fondly of your lost love, then it's worth falling in love and losing him." "You're absolutely right.
Lynn Austin (Wonderland Creek)
Even if I turned myself in, it wouldn't change anything. It wouldn't make me one of them. I knew that when I got my powers, but really I knew it before then. I learned it as a child on my first day of school, on the warm rainy streets of Bangkok, and in college. If you're different you always know it, and you can't fix it even if you want to. What do you do when you find out your heart is the wrong kind? You take what you're given, and be the hero you can be. Hero to your own cold, inverted heart.
Austin Grossman (Soon I Will Be Invincible)