Quotation Explorer - 'Would-Be'

What’s the mission at hand? To save the Church? To save the pope? Uncover a menacing secret society within the Church? Eliminate the would-be assassins? Or could it be something else, something even more portentous and earth-shattering? - Peter J Tanous
I am always chilled and astonished by the would-be writers who ask me for advice and admit, quite blithely, that they "don't have time to read." This is like a guy starting up Mount Everest saying that he didn't have time to buy any rope or pitons. - Stephen King
Unexpected and pleasant surprises occur every day...random kindnesses from a stranger; would-be tragic accidents narrowly avoided; sicknesses healed.... We will notice if we look. We will see good sprinkled liberally over every day if we are open. - Steve Goodier
Terrorism works better as a tactic for dictatorships, or for would-be dictators, than for revolutionaries. - Christopher Hitchens
My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: when you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip. - Elmore Leonard
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