Saturday, May 14, 2011

Quotation Saturday

"What a writer brings to any story is an attitude…"
-John Gregory Dunne

"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go."
-E.L. Doctorow

"The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly…Once you've got some words looking back at you, you can take two or three - throw them away and look for others."
-Bernard Malamud

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
-Samuel Butler
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
-Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog
The great and glorious masterpiece of
man is to know how to live to purpose.
-Michel de Montaigne

Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope and fear;
But grateful take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
-John G. Whittier
The rose is fairest when 't is budding new,
and hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
-Walter Scott

Whatever is expressed, is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words.
- Brian Tracy
If your sunshine wants far outstrip your cold morning desire, have a talk with yourself. Then have a lot more talks with yourself. Convince number one that you can succeed--and you will succeed. If you don't believe in you, why should anyone else?
- Tom Hopkins
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, ‘I love you!’ Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform. 
- Mark Victor Hansen


liveyourwritingdream said...

Great quotes, Joni! Love the ones on writing.


joni said...

Thanks June!
Hey, it's June! Where have you been hiding! :)