As many of you know—especially if you read my book Fearless Writing for Women: Extreme Encouragement and Writing Inspiration (published Dec/2013)—I love to collect quotes, and that book is absolutely full of my favorites. Since then, I’ve started a new list of my favorite quotes and keep adding to the list.
These favorite quotes are about creativity, books, writing and some are simply quotes about life, and are as varied as my interests. I’m convinced that a timely, well-written quote can propel us out of the doldrums and into a more hopeful and positive direction. Yes, they may even encourage and inspire. With that in mind, here’s my latest offering to you:
You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. –A.A. Milne
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall. –Roald Dahl
We bring ourselves with all our aspirations and wounds, affinities and aversion, insights and confusions to the books we read, and our experience shapes our responses. –Wendy W. Fairey
“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ―C. JoyBell C. (Thanks to my friend, Becky, for sending me this one.)
Books are the carriers of civilization…They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print. –Barbara W. Tuchman
People do not change, they are merely revealed. –Anne Enright
Do you have a favorite?
If you have any quotes you’d like to add to this post, please do so in the comments section, or email them to me personally and I’ll add them. In the meantime, may the winds carry you. xo
P.S. In case you haven’t heard, my latest novel, Temple Secrets, is now available.