Quotes

Some of my favorite quotes. I’d love to hear yours.

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”

– Gustave Flaubert

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“The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

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“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” – Dale Carnegie

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“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” – Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own

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“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

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“If there is no wind, row.” –Latin proverb

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“To focus on why someone is wrong is to miss all the reasons they’re right. The penalty for defensiveness is an inability to learn.” – Stephen Elliot

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“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Johnson

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“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

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“Don’t get it right. Just get it written.” – James Thurber

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“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

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“If you want to write, you can. Fear stops most people from writing, not lack of talent.” – Richard Rhodes

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“Could you describe the ruckus, sir?” – Brian Johnson, The Breakfast Club

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“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

– Mark Twain

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“We write to taste life twice.” – Anais Nin

(Thanks to Kathleen M. Rodgers for reminding me about this one. Love it!)


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8 thoughts on “Quotes

  1. “If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” -Toni Morrison

    “The role of the writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” -Anais Nin

    “Harboring resentment is like eating poison and waiting for the other guy to die.” -??

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