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Friday, April 19, 2013

Q is for Quotes

I thought I’d share a few favorites with you. This is probably too many, and it’s an edited list.

You’ve only got three choices in life: Give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got

Dreams have no Boundaries... Unknown

Expecting too much too soon is always going to disappoint. Celebrate your daily progress towards the goal, not just the goal. .... Unknown

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 do it today. Explore. Dream. Discover. Just do it....H Jackson Brown Jr.

There is no failure, only feedback. I encourage myself with that knowledge.....Unknown

Painful and unfair things happen to everyone. Losers brood on it. Winners use it to learn and grow. ....Unknown

Starting is the hard bit, after that everything is easy. ...Unknown

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Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. Harry F. Banks

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears. ...Gillian Anderson

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.... Dale Carnegie

Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.... Henry van Dyke

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point.... Harold B Melchart

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.... Marilyn Monroe

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.... John Lennon

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.... Mark Twain

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world... Albert Einstein

It is never too late to be what you might have been.... George Eliot

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library... Jorge Luis Borges

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you... Maya Angelou

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.... Abraham Lincoln

Reality continues to ruin my life.... Bill Watterson

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure... Oprah Winfrey

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one.

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write....
Saul Bellow

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.... Isaac Asimov

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass....
Anton Chekhov

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.... Sylvia Plath

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.... Ray Bradbury

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.... E. L. Doctorow

A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.... Eugene Ionesco

All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.... George Orwell

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot...reading is the creative center of a writer’s life...you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.... Sir Stanley Unwin

A writer is working when he's staring out of the window.... Burton Rascoe

A writer lives, at best, in a state of astonishment.... William Sansom

The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.... Samuel Johnson

Happy Writing all!


  1. I especially resonate with the one about living life so you don't regret the things you didn't do.

  2. Jagoda,

    Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.


  3. There are never too many awesome quotes. That's a great list!

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    1. Kristen,

      Thanks for commenting. This is quite a long list, but there are a lot of awesone quotes that speak to me.



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