Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November words of wisdom

State of the Union:
Throw me to the wolves, I will return, leading the pack. --President-Elect Donald J. Trump (and damned if that isn't exactly what he did)

When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough. --President-Elect Donald J. Trump (again...)

It's a national embarrassment that an illegal immigrant can walk across the border and receive free health care and one of our veterans that has served our country is put on a waiting list and gets no care. --President-Elect Donald J. Trump

The corrupt establishment knows that we are an existential threat to the criminal enterprise. They know that, if we win, their power is gone and returned to you. --President-Elect Donald J. Trump

No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. --President-Elect Donald J. Trump

Anybody not willing to accept the results of an election is a danger to democracy. --Hillary Clinton

We, the American people, are not each other's enemies. It's the people who are driving the wedge who are the enemies. --Dr. Ben Carson

I never gave them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. --Harry Truman

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. --Marcus Tullius Cicero

3 AM is the hour of writers, painters, poets, musicians, silence seekers, overthinkers, and creative people. We know who you are. We can see your light on. Keep on keeping on. --Unknown

Writing is show business for shy people. That's how I see it. --Lee Child

We write down made-up stories to tell the truths we wish we could say out loud. --Unknown

Being a real writer means being able to do the work on a bad day. --Norman Mailer

As a writer you try to listen to what others aren't saying...and write about the silence. --N.R. Hart

Writing is something you do alone. It's a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it. --John Green

I love my rejection slips. They show me I try. --Sylvia Plath

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. --Ernest Hemingway

Writing first drafts:
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. --Louis L'Amour

All good writing beings with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. --Anne Lamott

I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles. --Shannon Hale

Don't be afraid to write crap because crap makes great fertilizer. --Jessica Brody

Stupidity seemed popular this month. Lots of people acting stupid:
Life is hard. It's even harder if you're stupid. --John Wayne

Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that. --George Carlin

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. --Benjamin Franklin

And everything else:
You don't get to say what happens or does not happen in your life. God does. You have the choice of how you will react when it comes. --Greg Laurie

Sometimes those who don't socialize much aren't actually anti-social. They just have no tolerance for drama, stupidity and fake people.  ---?   (Note: In all honesty, I'm pretty sure I fall into both categories --Melinda)

Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. --Eleanor Brown

Isn't that fantastic? I knew you could do it. --Bob Ross

The world is changed by your example, not your opinion. --Paul Coelho

May your life preach more loudly than your lips. --William Ellery Channing

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. --J.M. Power

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles. --Charles Chaplin

Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it...this will miraculously transform your whole life. --Eckhart Tolle

Three things that cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. --Buddha

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. --C.S. Lewis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. --C.S. Lewis

Do you have the courage? Do you have the courage to bring forth this work? The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes. --Elizabeth Gilbert

Keep looking forward. The past is gone. Let it go. The future is ahead of you, not behind you. --Bette Kelley

Follow your passion. The rest will attend to itself. If I can do it, anyone can do it. It's possible. And it's your turn. So go for it. It's never too late to become what you always wanted to be in the first place. --J. Michael Straczynski

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing. --Will Rogers

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. --Albert Einstein

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. --Albert Camus

Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double-edged sword - it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life's pains. Good thing we aren't penalized for handing in our purpose late. The soul doesn't know a thing about deadlines. --Jeff Brown

One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats. --Iris Murdoch

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