Inspirational quotes about writing as a career, love, trust, and other ideas from popular American novelist Nicholas Sparks, in his books, speeches and interviews are discussed in this article.
Love is the emotion that drives all the goodness in the worldNicholas Sparks in an Interview with Amazon Books
In an interview with Amazon Books, Nicholas Sparks lays out his belief in the positive value of love. He believes that love is the force behind every goodness in the world. He has been able to demonstrate this in many of his novels.
Love is fragile and we’re not always its best caretakers. We just muddle through and do the best we can. And hope this fragile thing survives against all odds.The Last Song
Nicholas Sparks talks about the perfection of love and how humans, with their flaws and imperfections are often incapable of nurturing the perfection of love. He then makes the profound point that although love is fragile, humans can only hope that love can survive despite the faults in humanity.
Love and tragedy are linked. You can’t have one without the other. The greater the love, the greater the tragedyNicholas Sparks in an interview with Amazon Books
Here, Sparks inextricably joins love with tragedy because of the great vacuum that people feel when they lose love. The people who love each other deeply are separated by death or by a broken relationship; the tragic sense of loss is deeper in proportion to the intensity of the love.
For it is one thing to declare one’s love for someone and quite another to accept that loving that person requires sacrificing one’s dreamsThe Longest Ride
This was said by Nicholas Sparks’ fictional character Ira Levinson in ‘The Longest Ride’. Ira was married to Ruth who wanted to have children and a large family. But Ira suffered an injury in the war, which rendered him incapable of getting a woman pregnant. At first, Ruth had claimed her love for Ira was enough to make her forfeit her dreams of having children with her husband. But with time, she realized that loving someone and giving up one’s dreams for someone were two different things.
Humanity and Goodness
I believe in human decency and assume others are just like me. I believe that most people, when given the choice, would do what is right, even when it is hard. And I believe that good almost always triumphs over evil.The Last Song
In the novel ‘The Last Song,’ Nicholas Sparks expresses his faith in the goodness of the human race. In this quote, he fails to acknowledge the primal instincts in humans that make them inclined to evil things like greed, vengeance, and anger.
It is strange, I think, the way our lives turn out. Moments of circumstance, when later combined with conscious decisions and actions, and a boatload of hope can eventually forge a future that seems predestined… Yet experience has taught me fate is sometimes cruel and that even a boatload of hope is sometimes not enough.The Longest Ride
Here, Sparks ponders on the mysterious combination of fate and human conscious actions that make up our individual circumstances in life.
I know I am not going to be able to change the world, but I think it is important to try to make a differenceThe Longest Ride
This quote encourages individuals to do good even if they may not be able to do it on a grand scale because even the good things done in little ways can make a difference that matters.
People want pretty much the same things: they want to be happy. Most young people seem to think those things lie somewhere in the future, while most older people believe they lay in the past.Nights in Rodanthe
This quote talks about the futility of not trying to be happy in the present. The young think they will find happiness in the future, while the old think they have lost happiness in the past, but none realize they can decide to be happy in the present moment.
You can’t be a writer if you don’t write. It’s just that simple.Nicholas Sparks
This is Nicholas Sparks’ advice to intending writers on his official website. He was addressing the problem of intending writers who believe they possess the talent and skill to become great writers but still do not put in the effort of actually writing a book to completion.
Becoming successful in anything requires perseverance. If you can’t persevere on the first step, how will you react to the harder steps when they come.Nicholas Sparks
Sparks emphasizes the importance of perseverance and resilience in becoming a successful writer. He states that many factors in the literary world of writing may threaten or discourage aspiring writers but that a key element in making it as a writer is perseverance.
What is a recurring feature in Nicholas Sparks’ works?
Nicholas Sparks’ books and speeches always touch on the theme of love. He is popular for his love stories which are sometimes tragic and sometimes happy. Sparks says love is the most important emotion to him, and many of his known quotes center on love.
What is Nicholas Sparks’ most famous quote?
One of the most famous quotes by Nicholas Sparks is ”the greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it is over”. This quote is found in the novel ‘Nights in Rodanthe‘ by Nicholas Sparks and has also been repeated by Sparks in interviews.
How many have Nicholas Sparks books been turned into movies?
Eleven of Nicholas Sparks’ twenty-three books have been adapted into movies. The movies are: ‘Message in a Bottle’ (1999), ‘A Walk to Remember’ (2002), ‘The Notebook‘ (2004), ‘Nights in Rodanthe‘ (2008), ‘Dear John‘ (2010), ‘The Last Song‘ (2010), ‘The Lucky One‘ (2012), ‘Safe Haven‘ (2013), ‘The Best of Me’ (2014), ‘The Longest Ride’ (2015), and ‘The Choice‘ (2016).