Quotes

Here are some of my favorite quotes:

“Sometimes a dream almost whispers… it never shouts. Very hard to hear. So you have to, every day of your lives, be ready to hear what whispers in your ear. ”

– Steven Spielberg

“Not all those who wander are lost.”J.R.R. Tolkien

“Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.”-Margaret Chittenden

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

A word is not the same with one writer as with another.  One tears it from his guts.  The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.”  ~Charles Peguy

I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.”  ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”  ~William Wordsworth

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

Writing is my time machine, takes me to the precise time and place I belong.”  ~Jeb Dickerson

If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.” -Lord Byron

Dreams never truly die; they just change their appearances.” -a contemplative writer

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. 
It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, 
to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The real story is not the plot, but how the characters unfold by it.”
~ Vanna Bonta


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