Fun Quotes

Quotes, quotes, quotes – in no particular order.  Some have to do with writing, some have to do with living, some are from writers, some are from fictional characters but I believe they are all relevant for this journey.

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“In the context of novel writing,…you should lower the bar from ‘best-seller’ to ‘would not make someone vomit.'” (Baty 2004:33)

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“A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.” (Bruce Lee)

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” (George Eliot)

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“They gave tongue to interesting thoughts of my own soul, which had frequently flashed through my mind, and died away for want of utterance.” (Frederick Douglass)

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“The future is what you make it, so make it a good one.” (“Dr. Emmett Brown,” Back to the Future, Part III)

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“You have to choose it, you see…if you don’t want magic, you’ll never see it again.  You’ll live in a rational world in which everything can be explained.  But if you choose it — well, it’s like stepping off the sidewalk into the street.  The world still looks the same, on the surface, but you can be hit by a truck at any second.  That’s magic.” (“John Constantine,” Books of Magic)

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“If you allow yourself to feel the way you really feel, maybe you won’t be afraid of that feeling anymore.” (“Death,” The High Cost of Living)

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“There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.” (Michel de Montaigne)

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“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re un-cool.” (“Lester,” Almost Famous)

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“Tomorrow’s not promised and yesterday you can’t have back.” (Anson Rhodes)

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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” (Henry David Thoreau, Walden)

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“All the bullshit of life aside, if you’re not living happily ever after, there’s something wrong.” (Danny Fields)

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“When I made one simple realization – that I could control the way I wrote, that I was in charge of the muse and not the other way around – everything in my life changed. I moved the “Writing” box to a different part of my brain, and then I began shuffling around all the boxes…So what happened when I moved the “Writing” box inside my brain? I realized that I was in control. I decide when I am going to write, and I make myself write, even if I don’t want to. There is nothing magical about writing. It is wonderful, wonderful, difficult, mind-numbing work…But no matter what, it’s always work, it’s always a choice, and nobody ever sprinkles fairy dust on my laptop.” (Amanda Hocking, “My Lack of Pixie Dust,” April 12, 2012, amandahocking.blogspot.com)

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“The desire to write grows with writing.” (Desiderius Erasmus)

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“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” (Audrey Hepburn <– one of my favorite actresses of all time)

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“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

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“Write it.  Shoot it.  Publish it.  Crochet it, sauté it, whatever.  MAKE.”  (Joss Whedon, on being creative)

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“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” (Stephen King)

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