Tuesday, November 1, 2016

October Words of Wisdom

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it. Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching. --Tennessee Williams

Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory. --Tennessee Williams

We have to distrust each other. It's our only defense against betrayal. --Tennessee Williams

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. --Psalms 37:7

Habit is the bed of creativity, so tuck yourself in. --Stephen King

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. --Stephen King

Ideas are easy. It's the execution of the ideas that really separate the sheep from the goats. --Sue Grafton

As a writer, it's all grist for the mill: your friends, enemies, relatives, strangers, your fears, worries, failures and triumphs. All of it. --Mark Rubinstein.

What doesn't kill us gives us something new to write about. --Julie Wright

The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. --Unknown

Don't be impressed by what you see someone post online; be impressed by what you see them doing behind the scenes. Integrity is revealed by what we choose to do when we think no one else is watching. --Dave Willis

The liberties of the people will never be secure when transactions of their rulers are concealed from them. --Patrick Henry

A man who has faith is somebody who can be saved. --Otto Penzler

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research. --Wilson Mizner

Be like water. Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. --Lao Tzu

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. --W. Somerset Maugham

Never apologize for being too sensitive or emotional. It's a sign that you have a big heart, and that you aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength. --Brigette Nicole

When we realize that sensitivity is a gift and not a liability, that's when we start to get our strength. --Doreen Virtue

Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows. --Native American Proverb

Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset. --Joss Whedon

Do not wait; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. --Napoleon Hill

No comments: