Saturday, August 21, 2010

Quotation Saturday

"We grow through tribulations. We learn through growth. 
Growth and pain go hand in hand." ~Joni
 
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales

"A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl."
Stephan Hoeller

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
Thich Nhat Hanh

"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
Greenville Kleisser

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”
 Margaret Atwood

“The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.”
 Mary Heaton Vorse

“The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.”
 William Goldman

“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining-researching-talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.”
 E. L. Doctorow

4 comments:

Becky said...

Oh my. These are powerful quotes. Thank you!

joni said...

Thanks Becky!

It's nice to see you here. :)

Enjoy your stay!

June said...

My favorite:
“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.”
Margaret Atwood


I love her novel BLIND ASSISSAN (SP?)

I have to read it again!

joni said...

"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
Greenville Kleisser

My favorite. :)
Without humor my life would most definitely be even more dramatic than all these people think!