Quotations From TAYLOR CALDWELL


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  • “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
  • “I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.”
  • “You can be happy with money and you can be wretched with it. It depends on what kind of person you are. -- A Prologue to Love”
  • “Its a funny thing about love: you dont need to have it returned to love somebody. Lovings enough. -- A Prologue to Love”
  • “What manner of men had lived in those days...who had so eagerly surrendered their sovereignty for a lie and a delusion? Why had they been so anxious to believe that the government could solve problems for them which had been pridefully solved, many times over, by their fathers? Had their characters become so weak and debased, so craven and emasculated, that offers of government dole had become more important than their liberty and their humanity? Had they not know that power delegated to the government becomes the club of tyrants? They must have known. They had their own history to remember, and the history of five thousand years. Yet, they had willingly and knowingly, with all this knowledge, declared themselves unfit to manage their own affairs and had placed their lives, which belonged to God only, in the hands of sinister men who had long plotted to enslave them, by wars, by "directives," by "emergencies." In the name of the American people, the American people had been made captive.”
    Taylor Caldwell, The Devils Advocate
  • “Reading, not just an escape, but an exercise in living...”
  • “Corrupt citizens breed corrupt rulers, and it is the mob who finally decides when virtue shall die.”
    Taylor Caldwell, Dear and Glorious Physician
  • “The world is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”
    Taylor Caldwell, Captains and the Kings
  • “If people are lucky enough to have family they should cultivate it. --A Prologue to Love”
    Taylor Caldwell, A Prologue to Love
  • “. . . a statement that is repugnant to ones beliefs can be as true as one that is pleasurable.”
    Taylor Caldwell, Dear and Glorious Physician
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