Inspirational Daniel Keyes Quotes

Daniel Keyes (August 9, 1927 – June 15, 2014) was an American writer. Below is a list of Inspirational Daniel Keyes Quotes.

Daniel Keyes Quotes
Daniel Keyes Quotes

Daniel Keyes Quotes

“I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Now I understand that one of the important reasons for going to college and getting an education is to learn that the things you’ve believed in all your life aren’t true, and that nothing is what it appears to be.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.”
― Daniel Keyes

“A child may not know how to feed itself, or what to eat, yet it knows hunger.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Intelligence is one of the greatest human gifts. But all too often a search for knowledge drives out the search for love. This is something else I’ve discovered for myself very recently.”
― Daniel Keyes

“So this is how a person can come to despise himself-knowing he’s doing the wrong thing and not being able to stop.”
― Daniel Keyes

“No one really starts anything new, Mrs. Nemur. Everyone builds on other men’s failures. There is nothing really original in science. What each man contributes to the sum of knowledge is what counts.”
― Daniel Keyes quotes

“Only a short time ago, I learned that people laughed at me. Now I can see that unknowingly I joined them in laughing at myself. That hurts the most.”
― Daniel Keyes

“There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Just leave me alone. I’m not myself. I’m falling apart, and I don’t want you here.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Its easy to make frends if you let pepul laff at you.”
― Daniel Keyes

“I’m like a man who’s been half-asleep all his life, trying to find out what he was like before he woke up.”
― Daniel Keyes

“I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.”
― Daniel Keyes

“There are a lot of people who will give money or materials, but very few who will give time and affection.”
― Daniel Keyes

“I’m not close to him.” He looked at me defiantly. “But he’s put his whole life into this. He’s no Freud or Jung or Pavlov or Watson, but he’s doing something important and I respect his dedication – maybe even more because he’s just an ordinary man trying to do a great man’s work, while the great men are all busy making bombs.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Don’t feel sorry for me. I’m glad I had a second chance in life like you said to be smart because I learned a lot of things that I never knew were in this world, and I’m grateful I saw it even for a little bit.”
― Daniel Keyes

“I can’t afford to spend my time with anyone – there’s only enough left for myself.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Intelligence and education that hasn’t been tempered by human affection isn’t worth a damn.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Because I want to see. I’ve got to know what’s going to happen while I’m still enough in control to be able to do something about it.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Even in the world of make-believe there have to be rules. The parts have to be consistent and belong together.”
Daniel Keyes

“Why am I always looking at life through a window?”
― Daniel Keyes

“That’s the thing about human life–there is no control group, no way to ever know how any of us would have turned out if any variables had been changed.”
― Daniel Keyes

“How strange it is that people of honest feelings and sensibilty, who would not take advantage of a man born without arms or legs or eyes—how such people think nothing of abusing a man with low intelligence.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Even in the world of make-believe there have to be rules. The parts have to be consistent and belong together. This kind of picture is a lie. Things are forced to fit because the writer or the director or somebody wanted something in that didn’t belong. And it doesn’t feel right.”
― Daniel Keyes

“The path I choose through the maze makes me what I am. I am not only a thing, but also a way of being–one of many ways–and knowing the paths I have followed and the ones left to take will help me understand what I am becoming.”
― Daniel Keyes

“Strange about learning; the farther I go the more I see that I never knew even existed. A short while ago I foolishly thought I could learn everything – all the knowledge in the world. Now I hope only to be able to know of its existence, and to understand one grain of it. Is there time?”
― Daniel Keyes

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  1. “I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.” – good words!

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  2. He was my creative fiction instructor in college. A smart guy, and I learned a lot about writing.

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