Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February Words of Wisdom

It's hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it's damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person. --Bill Murray

I've always hated being gossiped about. When I heard that people were talking about me, I consoled myself with what my mother Ruthie used to say: "Birds peck at the best fruit."
--Bette Davis

I'm totally in control of this tiny, tiny world right here at the typewriter. --Joan Didion

Half of life is lost in charming others. The other half is lost in going through the anxieties caused by others. Leave this play, you have played enough. --Rumi

The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out. --Charles Jones

My motto is, "If we can think it, then we can write it." We can always improve upon it later.
--Patrick Ryan

I think writers should write exactly what they want to write, and nothing more, nothing less.
--Roxanne Gay

Do not just slay your demons, dissect them and find what they've been feeding on.
--Unknown

The more you care about what people think, the more they own you. --Marie Forleo

It is splendid to be a great writer, to put men into the frying pan of your imagination and make them pop like chestnuts. --Gustave Flaubert

Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly. --Van Morrison

I was always a storyteller. I just didn't know it. I never shared the stories I made up inside my head when I was growing up. I never wrote them down either. But I can't remember a time when they weren't there. --Judy Blume

Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop. --Rumi

Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people. --Karen Salmansohn

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