There's no end
to the things you might know, depending how far beyond Zebra you go! {Dr. Seuss}

Saturday, April 21, 2012

S is for Snafu… and Success!

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
{Woody Allen}
Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.
{Ray Bradbury}
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
{Confucius}
Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
{Dottie Walters}
Success comes to a writer, as a rule, so gradually that it is always something of a shock to him to look back and realize the heights to which he has climbed.
{P. G. Wodehouse}
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
{Maya Angelou}
Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right.
{Marian Wright Edelman}
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
{Henry David Thoreau}
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
{Maya Angelou}
What is your favorite quote about writing success and overcoming writing snafus (screw-ups)?
Hope you’re having a happy weekend, Zigzaggers!

23 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

I like Ray's quote. For me, it's how it's defined and what you learn from the mistakes.

Journaling Woman said...

I like this one "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated." and saying the word snafu.

T

DL Hammons said...

Why is it that I always feel compelled to say "Bless You" whenever I see that word? :)

Bish Denham said...

Oh, I like the ones by Maya Angelou and Bradbury.

Jemi Fraser said...

Maya Angelou is always brilliant. Always. :)

Isabella Amaris said...

Nice quotes!:) Have to say I like Wodehouse's... maybe because I'm not certain whether there's a bit of sarcasm mixed in there:) Will be back to explore your earlier alphabets:)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The Walters quote is so true. If we keep trying, then we never meet with failure.

Jennifer Lane said...

Loved the Wodehouse quote in particular. Here's my favorite:

“Success is moving from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill

MOV said...

great post!

my favorite quote is, "Write what you know." That essentially keeps me away from the snafus. That and the wine.

best,
MOV

Medeia Sharif said...

Great quotes. I like the one by Wodehouse. I feel like I've climbed great heights.

Shelley Sly said...

The Maya Angelou and Woody Allen ones were my favorite. :)

Joyce Lansky said...

Great quotes. Best, hmmm, that's a tough one. I like Allen's and Angelou's.


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Rebecca Camarena said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Dogs Rule Cats Drool during the A to Z Challenge.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I like the quotes. My favourite is, "Failure is another way to learn to do something right."

Jessica L. Foster said...

Great quotes. I also like "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." I believe Henry Ford said that one. Thanks for posting.

Anita Joy said...

Anyone who quotes Dr Seuss has got me *grin* (following now).

I have "Never give up! Never Surrender !" from the movie Galaxy Quest pinned above my computer.

Susanne Drazic said...

All great quotes.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I love a good quote. Anything to help keep me motivated and on track. :) Thanks for these!

(I'm doing a whole month of quotes for the Challenge over at my blog.)

Monti said...

What wonderful quotes and on a day I really needed to hear them.

Thank you, Laura!

Monti
Mary Montague Sikes

Donna McDine said...

Terrific and inspiring quotes. Thanks.


Visiting through the A to Z Challenge. Lovely blog!

Best regards,
Donna
Award-winning Children’s Author
Write What Inspires You Blog
The Golden Pathway story book Blog

Emily L. Moir said...

Great quotes!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I love Marian Wright Edelman's quote. And it's so true, especially in writing. Thanks for sharing your the wonderful quotes you find. :)

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, everyone!!! Thank you so much for all of your comments! Hello to the new Zigzaggers!!

Wishing all of you heaps of success in writing and in your life this year!!

Love,
Laura