Quotes by Dorothea Brande

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Dorothea Brande (1893-1948) was a well respected writer and editor in New York. She was born in Chicago and attended the University of Chicago, the Lewis Institute in Chicago (later merged with Armour Institute of Technology to become Illinois Institute of Technology), and the University of Michigan. Her book Becoming a Writer, published in 1934, is still in print and offers advice for beginning and sustaining any writing enterprise. She also wrote Wake Up and Live, published in 1936, which sold over two million copies. It was made into a musical by Twentieth Century Fox in 1937.

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A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.
To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.
There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.
The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.
Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.
The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.
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.
Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.

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