TOBSHA LEARNER QUOTES

author & playwright

So many of man's actions appear to have no immediate consequence but, concealed, do their work until finally all catches up and forms a complex web of cause and effect.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Danger is an aphrodisiac.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Information is the mortar that both builds and destroys empires.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Everything flows from God, but we are limited by imposing our human perceptions upon him. Man designs God according to his own image and the image man has of himself is flawed.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Humiliation scars deeper than the lash.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Intelligence is power; it is the flame behind the spark of intrigue. Find out all the facts and stamp out the fire. Demystify.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Trust is won not given.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Death strips all men of dignity.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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The worst enemy is one whose doctrines are founded in hate and are thus beyond debate.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Memory is a great deceiver: it embroiders until naught is left but the glory and the pleasure.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Living is a hazardous profession.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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A man who denies his past is a man who truly denies himself a future, for he refuses to know himself.

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Be bad, and if you can't be bad be worse.

TOBSHA LEARNER, Quiver: A Book of Erotic Tales

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The novelist is more a marathon runner than long-distance runner and the kind of courage it takes working in such isolation cannot be underestimated. I really respect my fellow writers on this front.

TOBSHA LEARNER, interview, Australian Women's Weekly, May 11, 2009

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Indeed, you become what you eat. In which case I am an onion. Layered, slightly sour and guaranteed to bring tears to the eyes.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Starting a new novel is a little like starting a new relationship -- you have to be prepared to commit for at least three years and put up with the domestic tedium as well as the emotional highs!

TOBSHA LEARNER, interview, Australian Women's Weekly, May 11, 2009

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You must appreciate that love is the last reason for which a man marries.

TOBSHA LEARNER, Soul

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Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, don't be precious about your first draft, it's an architectural blueprint to a whole building, be your own worst critic, confront your weakness and remember it's a craft.

TOBSHA LEARNER, interview, Booktopia, February 22, 2011

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Love wasn't a piece of music you could play over and over again with different interpretations. It actually needed to be improvised as you went along.

TOBSHA LEARNER, Quiver: A Book of Erotic Tales

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It seems to me that women are freed from their responsibilities only when they are merry widows or eccentric old spinsters.

TOBSHA LEARNER, Soul

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