DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS QUOTES

American author

Happy marriage is the greatest wealth a man can possess, and one that a peasant can have as easily as a king.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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In Heaven (if there is one), we are held accountable for every joy we failed to taste.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, interview, goodreads

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Seduction and passion are simply life longing for life.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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To give love to one who needs it is a far greater pleasure than to receive it.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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It is hard to convey the night-waking, body-trembling experience of putting a creation of one's soul out into the world for acceptance and rejection.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, guest post, The Dark Phantom, October 29, 2008

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A woman's passion is nothing less than the sea that tosses a man's ship, and to weather the storm he must use skill and humility to ride her waves, having given up his own course and dragged down his sails, letting the sea take him where it will. For a sailor who knows that there is nothing to fear, this is the greatest adventure of life, as he lashes himself to the mast, knowing that his surrender is his strength and the chance for his redemption.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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The heart is forever unfaithful, and the feelings of love will come and go, but true love is not about what you feel. It is about what you do.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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"Happy marriage" is a contradiction in terms.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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A true lover must know how to receive as well as to give.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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To know a mature woman is to know more than her body. It is to know her dreams and her secrets. It is to know that a dance is a fight, and a fight is a dance, and that passion and compassion beat in the same breast.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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Dreams were not messengers from the spirit world. They were simply the detritus of the brain's random firings during REM sleep.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, Eye of the Whale

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I think it is essential to promote your work, since there are over 100,000 books published each year, and readers can fall in love with books they've never heard about.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, interview, The Writer's Life

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The grateful world is a world of joyful people.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Book of Joy

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Is it the beloved who evokes love, or the lover who has love to give?

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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If we could live for a million years, then maybe it would be worthwhile to create some problems. But our life is short. Now you see, we are guests here on this planet, visitors who have come for a short time, so we need to use our days wisely, to make our world a little better for everyone.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Book of Joy

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Publishing your first fiction is somewhat like sailing during hurricane season.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, interview, The Writer's Life

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To make love to a fantasy was the second betrayal of a libertine.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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Having already worked in publishing for a number of years, I was not naive when I entered the submission fray. I knew I would have only one chance to submit my fiction to my agent, and that she would have only one chance to submit it to publishers. So I held on to it, revising and polishing obsessively over twenty-three drafts before I shared it with my agent.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, guest post, The Dark Phantom, October 29, 2008

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Outer-body-experiences are hard to describe, since all we really know are our five senses. Suffice it to say that there was a tingling sensation and a sense of the laws of gravity loosening their grip on my body, much like being an astronaut floating above the surface of my house.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, guest post, The Dark Phantom, October 29, 2008

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I swallowed hard. Was I ready for the Wager of Love? It was still a gamble and there would be no guarantee of happiness, but I would not remain one of the Cowards of Love scattered around me. I knew that one could not be the Empire's greatest lover without truly knowing how to love. And yet I no longer even aspired to this hollow title. I wanted only what every common husband can achieve--to be the greatest lover of my very own wife.

DOUGLAS CARLTON ABRAMS, The Lost Diary of Don Juan

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