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Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Don’t give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don’t listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.”

Don’t give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don’t listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.

— Sidney Sheldon



Sidney Sheldon Quote: “The only one who can make you give up is yourself.”

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Nothing lasts forever.”

Nothing lasts forever.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.”

A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Being poor is only romantic in books.”

Being poor is only romantic in books.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Life is like a novel. It’s filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.”

Life is like a novel. It’s filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.”

Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “To find riches is a beggar’s dream, but to find love is the dream of kings.”

To find riches is a beggar’s dream, but to find love is the dream of kings.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “To be successfull you need friends and to be very successfull you need enemies.”

To be successfull you need friends and to be very successfull you need enemies.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.”

Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.

— Sidney Sheldon



Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Death is the number two fear that people have and public speaking is the first!”

Death is the number two fear that people have and public speaking is the first!

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I’m a woman. I have a right to change my mind.”

I’m a woman. I have a right to change my mind.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page.”

Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you’re in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.”

Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you’re in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “There is magic, but you have to be the magician. You have to make the magic happen.”

There is magic, but you have to be the magician. You have to make the magic happen.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “If. A two-letter word for futility.”

If. A two-letter word for futility.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I like to write about women who are talented and capable, but most important, retain their femininity. Women have tremendous power – their femininity, because men can’t do without it.”

I like to write about women who are talented and capable, but most important, retain their femininity. Women have tremendous power – their femininity, because men can’t do without it.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “The foolish think the Eagle weak, and easy to bring to heel. The Eagle’s wings are silken, but its claws are made of steel.”

The foolish think the Eagle weak, and easy to bring to heel. The Eagle’s wings are silken, but its claws are made of steel.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Writing novels is the most exciting.”

Writing novels is the most exciting.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “When people tell me I’ve kept them up all night, I feel like I’ve succeeded.”

When people tell me I’ve kept them up all night, I feel like I’ve succeeded.

— Sidney Sheldon



Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I’m tired of the lies and the cheating, and the broken promises that were never meant to be kept.”

I’m tired of the lies and the cheating, and the broken promises that were never meant to be kept.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “We’re flimflam artists. But remember, sonny, you can’t con people unless they’re greedy to begin with. W. C. Fields had it right. You can’t cheat an honest man.”

We’re flimflam artists. But remember, sonny, you can’t con people unless they’re greedy to begin with. W. C. Fields had it right. You can’t cheat an honest man.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I’m sure that whatever changed is only temporary. It will change again.”

I’m sure that whatever changed is only temporary. It will change again.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others.”

I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Because there was a hunger in me to see everything and do everything. I wanted to be everyone I saw. I wasn’t enough for me. Can you understand that?”

Because there was a hunger in me to see everything and do everything. I wanted to be everyone I saw. I wasn’t enough for me. Can you understand that?

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.”

My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I will survive, Tracy thought. I face mine enemies naked, and my courage is my shield.”

I will survive, Tracy thought. I face mine enemies naked, and my courage is my shield.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “You have two choices. you can keep running and hiding and blaming the world for your problems, or you can stand up for yourself and decide to be somebody important.”

You have two choices. you can keep running and hiding and blaming the world for your problems, or you can stand up for yourself and decide to be somebody important.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Life is a very thin thread and it only takes a second to snap it.”

Life is a very thin thread and it only takes a second to snap it.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Every man is a prisoner, and the greatest irony of all is to be the prisoner of another man.”

Every man is a prisoner, and the greatest irony of all is to be the prisoner of another man.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I’ve known in my life.”

The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I’ve known in my life.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.”

The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Surely you’ve been sent from the heavens to teach us mortals what beauty is.”

Surely you’ve been sent from the heavens to teach us mortals what beauty is.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out.”

What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “God cannot take sides; for He is in all of us. We are all a part of Him, and when we try to destroy Him, we destroy ourselves.”

God cannot take sides; for He is in all of us. We are all a part of Him, and when we try to destroy Him, we destroy ourselves.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor – which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history.”

I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor – which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Jamie enjoyed solitude, but loneliness was a constant ache.”

Jamie enjoyed solitude, but loneliness was a constant ache.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Abraham Lincoln because he was a man filled with great compassion who believed that all men are created free and equal, and was not afraid to stand on that platform. The way Lincoln lived his life has served me well in mine.”

Abraham Lincoln because he was a man filled with great compassion who believed that all men are created free and equal, and was not afraid to stand on that platform. The way Lincoln lived his life has served me well in mine.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I love the freedom that the narrative form provides.”

I love the freedom that the narrative form provides.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “If there is any secret to my success, I think it’s that my characters are very real to me. I feel everything they feel, and therefore I think my readers care about them.”

If there is any secret to my success, I think it’s that my characters are very real to me. I feel everything they feel, and therefore I think my readers care about them.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “She undressed slowly, dreamily, and when she was naked, she selected a bright red negligee to wear so that the blood would not show.”

She undressed slowly, dreamily, and when she was naked, she selected a bright red negligee to wear so that the blood would not show.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I think people throughout the world identify with my characters.”

I think people throughout the world identify with my characters.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is when people write to me or speak to me in public to tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books.”

The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is when people write to me or speak to me in public to tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I was scared. Do you know what it’s like to hold someone else’s life in your hands? It’s like playing God. Can you think of anything scarier than that?”

I was scared. Do you know what it’s like to hold someone else’s life in your hands? It’s like playing God. Can you think of anything scarier than that?

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Stories had always been told about male genies coming out of bottles, but they were usually fat, old men. Never had the genie been a gorgeous woman, so that idea really appealed to me, and I created the series based on that premise.”

Stories had always been told about male genies coming out of bottles, but they were usually fat, old men. Never had the genie been a gorgeous woman, so that idea really appealed to me, and I created the series based on that premise.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators. But when you write a novel, it’s yours.”

When you write a movie, you have a hundred collaborators. But when you write a novel, it’s yours.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away. We have to appreciate that.”

Talent is a gift that can be given, and it can be taken away. We have to appreciate that.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes of the countries I’m using for locations, and interviewing the people who live there. I’ve visited over 90 countries thus far.”

I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes of the countries I’m using for locations, and interviewing the people who live there. I’ve visited over 90 countries thus far.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.”

I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.

— Sidney Sheldon


Sidney Sheldon Quote: “There’s this sense of excitement because you invent and control the characters. You decide whether they live or die. I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating.”

There’s this sense of excitement because you invent and control the characters. You decide whether they live or die. I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating.

— Sidney Sheldon

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