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

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Quote Day!

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. 
{Carol Burnett}
There is so much advice out there that I’d suggest always remembering that your path is your own. There is no one single route to publication. No one else’s journey mimics another, so don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others or worrying that you have to do something someone else’s way. Go your own way. Run all advice through your own internal filter of experience and common sense and come up with a game plan that works for you.
{Lucienne Diver}
Put your preconceptions of what should and shouldn’t go together away–do exactly the opposite of what your old sense would tell you and you will find yourself in a whole new creative landscape.
{Judyth van Amringe}
The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see–every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
{Graham Greene}
Authentic success is discovering and calling forth your gifts and offering them to the world to help heal its ravaged heart. Authentic success is reaching the point where being is as important as doing. It’s the steady pursuit of a dream. It’s realizing that no matter how much time it takes for a dream to come true in the physical world, no day is ever wasted.
{Sarah Ban Breathnach}
The human voice is the organ of the soul.
{Henry Wadsworth Longfellow}
Don’t worry about having enough talent. Hard work trumps talent. Always.
{Rochelle Melander}
I have decided, on reflection, it is best just to remember that sometimes the magic really works.
{Terry Brooks}
Happy Monday and happy writing, Zigzaggers!!!


SA Larsenッ said...

L.D. is awesome! Remembering your own path, while chewing on advice from others, is vital. ;D

Journaling Woman said...

I like Carol's quote. So true. AND I might add, Words spoken can not be taken back.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Love the Longfellow quote!

Tara Tyler said...

we are creative spies =) love it! and you are awarded!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh, Longfellow's quote is pretty deep. The organ of the soul... That's good.
Happy Monday, girl!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

The quote from Terry Brooks really spoke to me this morning. Thanks for sharing. :)

LD Masterson said...

Carol Burnett offered an important truth we need to remember. This includes all forms of online printing as well.

Clarissa Draper said...

Hard work triumphs talent-- I believe that. Awesome.

Libby said...

Firm believer in this one: "Don’t worry about having enough talent. Hard work trumps talent. Always."

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think I'm finally to the point where I really understand the quote from Sarah Ban Breathnach.

Krista McLaughlin said...

I like the quote by Graham. I work at a coffee shop and I see a lot of different kinds of people. Today I saw a woman that was wearing a white cloth as a shirt. It was tied at the neck and at the lower back. No way it was a real shirt. Strange. I've also seen a lady with a large face tattoo. People... they might make interesting book characters. :)

Anna Staniszewski said...

"Hard work trumps talent." Yes, indeed!

Julie Dao said...

"The human voice is the organ of the soul." Short, simple, brilliant!

DL Hammons said...

Lucienne Diver is the agent I pitched to at the DFW Conference! :)

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I agree that hard work trumps talent. I've seen it over and over. Thanks for the great quotes.

Barbara said...

Wow, some great quotes here!
I like the first and second last quotes the best. Thank you for sharing them.

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J.L. Campbell said...

Really like that quote about talent vs hard work.

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, everyone!!! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you liked this week's bunch of quotes! Melander's seemed to be one of the favorites for most of you, so remember that hard work trumps talent, always!!

I hope you're having a fabulous week!