The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.
You may be disappointed if you fail. But you are doomed if you don’t try.
When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.
Alexander Den Heijer
You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit is persistence in practice.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Common sense is not so common.
Find what you love and let it kill you.
I think perhaps I will always hold a candle for you – even until it burns my hand.
And when the light has long since gone … I will be there in the darkness holding what remains, quite simply because I cannot let go.
If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul; you haven’t experienced poetry.
Edgar Allan Poe
Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.
Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
Creativity takes courage.
The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.
Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
God is in the details, they say. So is the devil.
An empty stomach, an empty wallet and a broken heart can teach you some of the best lessons in life.
I exist not to be loved and admired, but to love and act. It is not the duty of those around me to love me. Rather, it is my duty to be concerned about the world, about man.
Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it life.
Robin S. Sharma
Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and live and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.
Carlos Ruis Zafón
Don’t kiss me if you’re afraid of thunder. My life is a storm.
No such thing as spare time.
No such thing as free time.
No such thing as down time.
All you got is life time.
Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible.
When sleeping women wake, mountains move.
When you read the bible, the devil looks back at you through the pages.
The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.
You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.
What we dwell on is what become.
If you get tired,
learn to rest,
not to quit.
Where there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it – I might be writing in my dreams.
When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.
Thich Naht Hanh
When you say “yes” to others, make sure you are not saying “no” to yourself.
If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today.
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
And sure enough, even waiting will end … if you just wait long enough.
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
H. Jackson Brown
Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
Follow your inner moonlight. Don’t hide the madness.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Charles R. Swindoll
There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.
Writing is a socially acceptable from of schizophrenia.
E. L. Doctorow
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed.
The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.