Zitat des Tages von Louis L'Amour:
Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
A good beginning makes a good end.
He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go.
I start with a character and a situation, but I don't know what's going to happen until I write it. Sometimes things happen that surprise me.
Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.
For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
I'm actually writing history. It isn't what you'd call big history. I don't write about presidents and generals... I write about the man who was ranching, the man who was mining, the man who was opening up the country.
To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him.
Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
I think it's time that we have a women's show about the West. The concentration has been on the men and the Indians.
To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.
No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.
I think of myself... as a troubadour, a village storyteller, the guy in the shadows of the campfire.
No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.
Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.
I had begun reading earlier than most because my sister Emmy Lou, no doubt to keep me from bothering her, decided it was easier to teach me to read stories to myself rather than to read them to me, as she had been doing.