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42 Motivational James Frey Quotes (INSPIRING)

10 of the Most Inspiring James Frey Quotes (BEST)

“Pain is the feeling. Suffering is the effect the pain inflicts. If one can endure pain, one can live without suffering. If one can withstand pain, one can withstand anything. If one can learn to control pain, one can learn to control oneself.”

James Frey
If you care about what others think of you, then you will always be their slave.
If you care about what others think of you, then you will always be their slave.
And as ridiculous as it may sound, sometimes all any of us needs in life is for someone to hold our hand and walk next to us.
And as ridiculous as it may sound, sometimes all any of us needs in life is for someone to hold our hand and walk next to us.

“Not everyone who works hard makes their dream come true. You need luck and hard work and being in the right place at the right time but I still very much believe it’s possible.”

James Frey
Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don't think you can, hold on.
Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.
Let things be, let yourself be, let everything be and accept it as it is. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Let things be, let yourself be, let everything be and accept it as it is. Nothing more. Nothing less.

“There is no such things as God’s word on earth. Or if there is it is not to be found in books. Then where is it to be found? In love. In the laughter of children. In a gift given. In a life saved. In the quiet of morning. In the dead of night. In the sound of the ocean, or the sound of a car. It can be found in anything, anywhere. It is the fabric of our lives, our feelings, the people we live with, things we know to be real.”

James Frey
Live and let live, do not judge, take life as it comes and deal with it, everything will be okay.
Live and let live, do not judge, take life as it comes and deal with it, everything will be okay.
Even a second of freedom is worth more than a lifetime of bondage.
Even a second of freedom is worth more than a lifetime of bondage.
Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don't work.
Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don’t work.

5 Deep James Frey Quotes About Life

“About life: It is not complicated unless I make it so. It is not difficult unless I allow it to be. A second is no more than a second, a minute no more than a minute, a day no more than a day. They pass. All things and all time will pass. Don’t force or fear, don’t control or lose control. Don’t fight and don’t stop fighting. Embrace and endure. If you embrace, you will endure.”

James Frey
I am essentially optimistic. Being alive is incredible. Life is extraordinary and beautiful. It can be hard and sad and terrifying, but it's all we've got.
I am essentially optimistic. Being alive is incredible. Life is extraordinary and beautiful. It can be hard and sad and terrifying, but it’s all we’ve got.
Sometimes I really want to believe in God. I really admire, in a lot of ways, people who have faith. I think it must be a beautiful thing to believe.
Sometimes I really want to believe in God. I really admire, in a lot of ways, people who have faith. I think it must be a beautiful thing to believe.
Be content with what you have and take joy in the way things are. When you realize you have all you need, the World belongs to you.
Be content with what you have and take joy in the way things are. When you realize you have all you need, the World belongs to you.
What's crazy is living your life according to some book written by someone who couldn't imagine what your life would be like.
What’s crazy is living your life according to some book written by someone who couldn’t imagine what your life would be like.

3 Inspirational James Frey Quotes on Love

“When I see you, the World stops. It stops and all that exists for me is you and my eyes staring at you. There’s nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterday, no tomorrow. The World just stops, and it is a beautiful place, and there is only you.”

James Frey
The wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.
The wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.
Part of me still loves. More of me doesn't.
Part of me still loves. More of me doesn’t.

8 James Frey Quotes on Writing

“Some people think memoirs should be held to a perfect journalistic standard. Some people don’t. Obviously I don’t. My goal was never to create or to write a perfect journalistic standard of my life. It was always to be as literature.”

James Frey
The greatest rules of dramatic writing are conflict, conflict, conflict.
The greatest rules of dramatic writing are conflict, conflict, conflict.

“I have a great amount of confidence and faith in my abilities to write. There are other areas of my life where I’m not as confident, and have not as much faith, but when it comes down to writing and working, I don’t worry about it. I trust myself to get it right.”

James Frey
The point of what I do is that it doesn't really matter what a book or a story is as long it moves you, informs you, challenges you, entertains you, or changes you.
The point of what I do is that it doesn’t really matter what a book or a story is as long it moves you, informs you, challenges you, entertains you, or changes you.

“I’m a writer. I never expected to be recognized on the street. I never expected to get that kind of coverage, good or bad. I never expected to sell as many books as I have.”

James Frey
I've never had any interest at all in being a journalist or writing some sort of historically accurate autobiography.
I’ve never had any interest at all in being a journalist or writing some sort of historically accurate autobiography.
I'm just going to write my books and do my work and release it. Let the world decide what it is, and if it's any good or not.
I’m just going to write my books and do my work and release it. Let the world decide what it is, and if it’s any good or not.
When I was a screenwriter, I was doing it for mercenary reasons.
When I was a screenwriter, I was doing it for mercenary reasons.

4 James Frey Quotes on Fear

“Whatever hardships there have been in my life I still live in a very privileged position. Fear is not knowing where your next meal is coming from. Fear is seeing a child get hurt. Fear is watching someone you love waste away. Fear is knowing you are going to die yourself. But there’s no fear in what I do. I write books.”

James Frey
There is no fear. Absolutely no fear. When one lives without fear, one cannot be broken. When one lives with fear one is broken before one begins to live.
There is no fear. Absolutely no fear. When one lives without fear, one cannot be broken. When one lives with fear one is broken before one begins to live.
Fear, he said, ran all of our lives. Fear, he said, after religion, was the most destructive force in the world.
Fear, he said, ran all of our lives. Fear, he said, after religion, was the most destructive force in the world.
And loss of control is always the source of fear. It is also, however, always the source of change.
And loss of control is always the source of fear. It is also, however, always the source of change.

2 James Frey Quotes on Art

“There are no categories in contemporary art. There are no rules. Artists are given the freedom to make and create whatever they please and call it whatever they please. I identify with that system, or lack of system, much more than I do the landscape of contemporary publishing.”

James Frey

“When I go to an art gallery and stand in front of a painting, I don’t want someone telling me what I should be seeing or thinking; I want to feel whatever I feel, see whatever I see, and figure out what I figure out.”

James Frey

10 James Frey Quotes to Ponder

“I close my eyes and I take a deep breath and I think about my life and how I ended up this way. I think about the ruin, devastation and wreckage I have caused to myself and to others. I think about self-hatred and self-loathing. I think about how and why and what happened and the thoughts come easily, but the answers don’t.”

James Frey
I always wanted to be the outlaw. And that's to a certain extent how I've lived.
I always wanted to be the outlaw. And that’s to a certain extent how I’ve lived.

“When something is staring you in the face in your life and you see it with your own two eyes and feel it within your heart only a fool doesn’t believe it to be true.”

James Frey
I can run fast when I want to run fast, and I've always been good at destroying things.
I can run fast when I want to run fast, and I’ve always been good at destroying things.

“The afternoon and the early evening slide by in a lidded daze where the ability to think in any identifiable way disappears and where every moment seems to be an eternity.”

James Frey

“She is sitting on frozen ground wrapped in a blanket, her pale skin shining. She smiles and she stands and without words, she steps forward, opens the blanket, envelops me within it and within her and within myself. She kisses my cheek, the one not torn, she wraps me and she holds me. Her arms are thin but strong. She whispers in my ear, “I’m glad you’re here.”

James Frey
I am aware that the battle I am fighting is a petty one, but I am also aware that in order to win that which is great, you must first win that which is small.
I am aware that the battle I am fighting is a petty one, but I am also aware that in order to win that which is great, you must first win that which is small.

“We got this gift of life and we got it one time and we gonna get hurt in it and be hurt going through it and the only thing that’ll make that hurt better or hurt less is love.”

James Frey
I'm married, I have a couple kids, I've traveled a lot, I've done book tours a lot, I'm happy to stay home and take my kids to school and come to the office.
I’m married, I have a couple kids, I’ve traveled a lot, I’ve done book tours a lot, I’m happy to stay home and take my kids to school and come to the office.

“When I go to an art gallery and stand in front of a painting, I don’t want someone telling me what I should be seeing or thinking; I want to feel whatever I feel, see whatever I see, and figure out what I figure out.”

James Frey

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