Louis L'Amour - Quotes

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No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.

No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.

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.

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.

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.

Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.

Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.

A good beginning makes a good end.

A good beginning makes a good end.

I think of myself... as a troubadour, a village storyteller, the guy in the shadows of the campfire. ---->>>

Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more. ---->>>

To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain. ---->>>

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain. ---->>>

Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. ---->>>

All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I. ---->>>

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning. ---->>>

To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go. ---->>>

No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process. ---->>>

I don't travel and tell stories, because that's not the way these days. But I write my books to be read aloud, and I think of myself in that oral tradition. ---->>>

If you write a book about a bygone period that lies east of the Mississippi River, then it's a historical novel. If it's west of the Mississippi, it's a western, a different category. There's no sense to it. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-22, 1908
Birthplace:
Die: 06-10, 1988
Occupation: Author
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Louis Dearborn L'Amour (; 22 March 1908 – 10 June 1988) was an American novelist and short story writer. His books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work 'frontier stories'); however, he also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum), science fiction (The Haunted Mesa), non-fiction (Frontier), as well as poetry and short-story collections (wikipedia)