The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.

Terry Pratchett

You may be disappointed if you fail. But you are doomed if you don’t try.

Beverly Sills

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.

Mr. Spock

First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit is persistence in practice.

Octavia Butler

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Stephen Hawking

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.

Lao Tzu

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

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.

Charles Bukowski

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.

Ranata Suzuki

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.

Tim Fargo

Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.

Kevin Durant

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.


Beverly Sills


July 20, 2018

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

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Creativity takes courage.

Henri Matisse

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.

Margaret Atwood

An empty stomach, an empty wallet and a broken heart can teach you some of the best lessons in life.

Robin Williams

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.

Janusz Korczak

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 Zaf├│n

Don’t kiss me if you’re afraid of thunder. My life is a storm.

Anita Krizzan

No such thing as spare time.
No such thing as free time.
No such thing as down time.
All you got is life time.

Henry Rollins

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.

T.E. Lawrence

When sleeping women wake, mountains move.

Chinese Proverb

When you read the bible, the devil looks back at you through the pages.

David Wong

The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.

H.P. Lovecraft

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.

Anne Lamont

What we dwell on is what become.

Oprah Winfrey

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.

Terri Guillemets

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.

Paulo Coelho

If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today.

African Proverb

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.

Chinese Proverb

Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.

Nikola Tesla

And sure enough, even waiting will end … if you just wait long enough.

William Faulkner

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.

Chuck Palahniuk

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

William Shakespeare

Follow your inner moonlight. Don’t hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

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.

Frank Herbert

Writing is a socially acceptable from of schizophrenia.

E. L. Doctorow

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

Ray Bradbury

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.

Maya Angelou

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed.

Earnest Hemingway

The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.

Demetri Martin

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

Gertrude Stein

Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.

Mitchell Kapor

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

Carl Sagan

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.

Christian Lous Lange

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