Saturday, October 16, 2010

Quotation Saturday


"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it." -William James

"The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions." -Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring." -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Your attitude is the key. Keep up your enthusiasm and optimism through the tough times.
-Kay Yow

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence.
-Henry Chester


"If you are clear about what you want, the world responds with clarity."
-Loretta Staples

"No man can always be right. So the struggle is to do one's best, to keep the brain and conscience clear, never to be swayed by unworthy motives or inconsequential reasons, but to strive to unearth the basic factors involved, then do one's duty."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Know thyself."


It is life itself that must be our practice. It is not enough to hear spiritual truth or even to have our own spiritual insights. Every aspect of what happens to us must become part of a learning experience.
-Diane Mariechild

The more science learns what life is, the more reluctant scientists are to define it.
-Leila M. Coyne


The writer who cares more about words than about story – characters, action, setting, atmosphere – is unlikely to create a vivid and continuous dream; he gets in his own way too much; in his poetic drunkenness, he can't tell the cart – and its cargo – from the horse.
-John Gardner
It's better to write about things you feel than about things you know about.
-L P. Hartley
If you would write emotionally, be first unemotional. If you would move your readers to tears, do not let them see you cry.
-James J. Kilpatrick


June said...

Here's my favorite:
It's better to write about things you feel than about things you know about.
-L P. Hartley

Without emotion in your writing there is no story. :)

joni said...

And better to write about all the truth you know, than all the lies you don't, right? :)