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“You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.”
— Isadora Duncan
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
— Steve Jobs
“Talking endlessly about something instead of doing it depletes you of the drive to get it done.”
— Milli Thornton, Write Your Screenplay in 29 Days
“By consciously rising to meet challenges, we transform them into opportunities.”
— Sharon Jeffers in Cards of Destiny
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
— Richard Bach
“We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.”
— Harrison Ford
“When your heart speaks, take good notes.”
— Judith Campbell
“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?”
— From the movie What a Girl Wants
“Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.”
— Dag Hammarskjold
Don't explain why it works; explain how you use it.
If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs
People on the outside think there's something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn't like that.
Thank your readers and the critics who praise you, and then ignore them. Write for the most intelligent, wittiest, wisest audience in the universe: Write to please yourself.
- Harlan Ellison
Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell you -- as if you haven't been told a million times already -- that writing is harder. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching.
- Harlan Ellison
And lastly from the master:
At one time I thought the most important thing was talent.
I think now that the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, training himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try until it comes right.
He must train himself in ruthless intolerance--
that is to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph.
The most important thing is insight, that is to be--
to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does,
and if you have that, then I don't think the talent makes much difference, whether you've got it or not.
Style is less the man than the way a man takes himself.
- Robert Frost
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner
"The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable;
foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest."
- Samuel McCord