Louis L'Amour

Louis L'Amour

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; however, he also wrote historical fiction, science fiction, non-fiction, as well as poetry and short-story collections. 

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Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

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

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

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

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.

To disbelieve is easy, to scoff is simple, to have faith is harder.

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

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.

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

To make democracy work we must be a notion 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.

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

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.

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

A good beginning makes a good end.