2011 Quotes

December 28, 2011

Every step of the journey is the journey.

                                                                                                     Zen Saying

December 14, 2011

For each of us, there is a desert to travel.  A star to discover.  And a being within ourselves to bring to life.

                                                                                                    Author Unknown

December 1, 2011

When you’ve done all you can, do just a little bit more.  Any extra effort you make will draw immense leverage from all the ordinary efforts which have preceded it.

                                                                                                        Ralph Marston

November 14, 2011

Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.

                                                                                                        Doris Mortman

October 31, 2011

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

                                                                                                           Ralph Waldo Emerson

October 14, 2011

Only let a man say that he will do something and the whole mechanism goes to work to stop him

                                                                                                           John Steinbeck

October 2, 2011

…while it is impossible to make a competent writer out of a bad writer, and while it is equally impossible to make a great writer out of a good one, it is possible, with lots of hard work, dedication, and timely help to make a good writer out of a merely competent one.

                                                                                                              Stephen King

September 21, 2011

Planning to write is not writing.  Outlining…researching…talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing.  Writing is writing.

                                                                                                                E. L. Doctorow

September 11, 2011

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people.  It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft.

                                                                                                                Anne Lamott

September 2, 2011 

Only in books has mankind known perfect truth, love and beauty.

                                                                                                                George Bernard Shaw

August 28, 2011

“If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it, blame yourself, admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.”

                                                                                                                    Rainer Maria Rilke

August 17, 2011   

“You cannot use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.”

                                                                                                                    Maya Angelou

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