james hilton Quotes

If you forgive people enough, you belong to them, and they to you, whether either person likes it or not - squatter's rights of the heart.
tags: people heart right
— James Hilton
The will of God or the lunacy of man - it seemed to him that you could take your choice, if you wanted a good enough reason for most things. Or, alternatively, the will of man and the lunacy of God.
tags: men choice god
— James Hilton
As most real writers do, he wrote because he had something to say, not because of any specific ambition to be a writer.
tags: ambition real
— James Hilton
If net neutrality goes away, it will fundamentally change everything about the Internet.
tags: internet
— James Hilton
Laziness in doing stupid things can be a great virtue.
tags: virtue
— James Hilton
And I believe that the Binomial Theorem and a Bach Fugue are, in the long run, more important than all the battles of history.
tags: believe battle
— James Hilton
If you forgive people enough you belong to them, and they to you, whether either person likes it or not squatter's rights of the heart.
tags: people heart right
— James Hilton
We believe that to govern perfectly it is necessary to avoid governing too much.
tags: believe
— James Hilton
The first quarter-century of your life was doubtless lived under the cloud of being too young for things, while the last quarter-century would normally be shadowed by the still darker cloud of being too old for them; and between those two clouds, what small and narrow sunlight illumines a human lifetime!
tags: young human
— James Hilton
It's a very remarkable story." "Remarkable's a well-chosen word. It doesn't give you away.
— James Hilton
The exhaustion of the passions is the beginning of wisdom.
tags: wisdom passion
— James Hilton
When it comes to believing things without actual evidence, we all incline to what we find most attractive.
— James Hilton
Have you ever been going somewhere with a crowd and you're certain it's the wrong road and you tell them, but they won't listen, so you just have to plod along in what you know is the wrong direction till somebody more important gets the same idea?
tags: wrong
— James Hilton
When you are getting on in years (but not ill, of course), you get very sleepy at times, and the hours seem to pass like lazy cattle moving across a landscape.
tags: time lazy year
— James Hilton
In a small cathedral town where changes are few, there are always people who remember who used to live in a particular house, what happened to them there and afterwards, and so on.
tags: people live
— James Hilton
There are times in life when the most comfortable thing is to do nothing at all. Things happen to you and you just let them happen.
tags: time
— James Hilton
This storm you talk of . . .t will be such a one, my son, as the world has not seen before. There will be no safety by arms, no help from authority, no answer in science. It will rage till every flower of culture is trampled, and all human things are leveled in a vast chaos.
tags: world culture human help chaos flowers authority son
— James Hilton
You will have Time, that rare and lovely gift that your Western countries have lost the more they have pursued it.
tags: time lost gift
— James Hilton
People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.
tags: time people believe mistakes
— James Hilton
There's only one thing more important... and that is, after you've done what you set out to do, to feel that it's been worth doing.
tags: worth
— James Hilton
If I had a child who wanted to be a teacher, I would bid him Godspeed as if he were going to war. For indeed the war against prejudice, greed, and ignorance is eternal, and those who dedicate themselves to it give their lives no less because they may live to see some fraction of the battle won.
tags: children live greed child prejudice battle war ignorance
— James Hilton
The right mixture of caring and not caring - I suppose that's what love is.
tags: right
— James Hilton
if we have not found the heaven within,we have not found the heaven without
tags: heaven
— James Hilton
Is there not too much tension in the world at present, and might it not be better if more people were slackers?
tags: people present world
— James Hilton
I dislike organized games, swimming pools, fashionable resorts, night clubs, music in restaurants, and political manifestoes; I enjoy driving from coast to coast, good food and drink, a few friends, dogs, the theatre, long walks, music and free conversation.
tags: friends food night music dog political games
— James Hilton
Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and paying the price aren't things to think about any more. All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does.
tags: time value
— James Hilton
james hilton
Birth    : September 9, 1900
Death  : December 20, 1954
Occupation  : Novelist