Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Words of Wisdom

Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance. --Laurie Halse Anderson

Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner. --Lao Tzu

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. --Albert Einstein

I just imagined a much kinder world and decided to live there. --Stephen L. Lizotte

The desire for gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it. --Erma Bombeck

Walking alone can be very hard. But if you let it, it's the walk that can make you the strongest version of you. --Zeenat Merchant Syal

The first step to change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. --Nathaniel Branden

Sensitive people should be treasured. They love deeply and think deeply about life. They are loyal, honest and true. The simple things sometimes mean the most to them. They don't need to change or harden. Their purity makes them who they are. --Kristen Butler

You will begin to realize that you are not the same person you used to be. The things you used to tolerate have become intolerable. Where you once remained quiet, you are now speaking your truth. Where you once battled and argued, you are now choosing to remain silent. You are beginning to understand the value of your voice, and there are some situation that no longer deserve your time, energy and focus. --David J. Conway

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is there. --Johann Friedrich von Schiller

You just have to trust your own madness. --Clive Barker

First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice. --Octavia E. Butler

In my opinion, one of the biggest secrets of suspense is setting  up questions that the readers MUST have answered. --James Patterson

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