There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.

— Dorothea Brande

The most successful Dorothea Brande quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.

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Act as if it were impossible to fail.

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By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.

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Dorothea Brande quote Act as if it were impossible to fail.

Act as if it were impossible to fail.

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A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.

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The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.

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Act boldly and unforeseen forces will come to your aid.

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Hitch your unconscious mind to your writing arm.

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Most writers flourish greatly on a simple, healthy routine with occasional time off for gaiety.

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To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.

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Criticism and rejection are not personal insults, but your artistic component will not know that. It will quiver and wince and run to cover, and you will have trouble in luring it out again to observe and weave tales and find words for all the thousand shades of feeling that go to make up a story.

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So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.

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it is the sum of small things successfully done that lifts a life out of bondage to the humdrum.

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About Dorothea Brande

Quotes 31 sayings
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

Old habits are strong and jealous.

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Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.

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In matching your wits against yourself you take on the shrewdest and wiliest antagonist you can have, and consequently a victorious outcome in this duel of wits brings a great feeling of triumph.

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The worst effect of party is its tendency to generate narrow, false, and illiberal prejudices, by teaching the adherents of one party to regard those that belong to an opposing party as unworthy of confidence.

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Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.

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The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.

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Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.

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Fiction supplies the only philosophy that may readers know;

it establishes their ethical, social, and material standards; it confirms them in their prejudices or opens their minds to a wider world.

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The genius keeps all his days the vividness and intensity of interest that a sensitive child feels in his expanding world.

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Act as though it is impossible to fail.

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In the long run it makes little difference how cleverly others are deceived;

if we are not doing what we are best equipped to do, or doing well what we have undertaken as our personal contribution to the world's work, at least by way of an earnestly followed avocation, there will be a core of unhappiness in our lives which will be more and more difficult to ignore as the years pass.

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If you can discover what you like, if you can discover what you truly believe about most of the major matters of life, you will be able to write a story which is honest and original and unique.

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Most of the methods of training the conscious side of the writer-the craftsman and the critic in him- are actually hostile to the good of the artist's side; and the converse of this proposition is likewise true. But it is possible to train both sides of the character to work in harmony, and the first step in that education is to consider that you must teach yourself not as though you were one person, but two.

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The games of the ancient Greeks were, in their original institutions, religious solemnities.

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Writing calls on unused muscles and involves solitude and immobility.

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A problem is often half-solved when it is clearly stated.

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Proverbs are for the most part rules of moral, or, still more properly, of prudential conduct.

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The most enviable writers are those who, quite often unanalytically and unconsciously, have realized that there are different facets to their nature and are able to live and work with now one, now the other.

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