Over the years, I’ve been collecting quotes that inspire me when I’m low, or need a reminder that it’s not supposed to be easy, or when I’m rooted in fear. I’m sharing some of them with you in hopes that one of them will inspire or help you when you need it.
You can fix a bad page. You can’t fix a blank one.
– Nora Roberts
It’s never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise.
– Nancy Thayer
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
– E.E. Cummings
Not all those who wander are lost.
– J.R.R. Tolkien (Gandalf’s poem in LOTR)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain
Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyhow.
– Earl Nightingale
– Gwen Hernandez (Don’t wait blog post 5/15/12) [Yes, I’m shameless. :-)]
I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.
– Ray Bradbury
I dwell in possibility.
– Emily Dickenson
When asked, “How do you write?” I invariably answer, “one word at a time.”
– Stephen King
Never let fear decide your fate.
– AWOLNation, lyrics from “Kill Your Heroes”
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