James A. Michener Quotes & Sayings

18 most famous James A. Michener quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American novelist who passed away on 16 October, 1997.

James A. Michener Quotes
“Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.”
James A. Michener Quotes
“The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.”
James A. Michener Quotes
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”
James A. Michener Quotes
“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”
James A. Michener Quotes
“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”
James A. Michener Quotes
“For this is the journey that men and women make, to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn't matter much else what they find.”
James A. Michener Quotes
“I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.”
James A. Michener Quotes
“The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination.”
James A. Michener Quotes
“Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression.”
James A. Michener Quotes
“There are no insoluble problems. Only time-consuming ones.”

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