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

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Quote Day!


Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.
{Stephen King}
Keep your eyes and ears open all the time to find out more about the world and have an inquisitive mind and heart.
{Michael Morpurgo}
The novelist works neither to correct nor to condone, not at all to comfort, but to make what's told alive.
{Eudora Welty}
Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
{Rainer Maria Rilke}
Saw a little girl touch a big bug and shout, ‘I conquered my fear! YES!’ and calmly walk away. I was inspired.
{Nathan Fillion}
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
{Martin Luther King Jr.}
Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.
{Matthew Arnold}
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
{William Butler Yeats}
Happy Monday and happy writing, Zigzaggers!!!

22 comments:

Jennifer Shirk said...

Loved Martin Luther King Jr.'s!!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Loved all of them (as usual) but oh my how Stephen can cut straight to my heart. ;)

Thanks for the Monday morning inspiration! :)

SA Larsenッ said...

Stating your thoughts clearly is so important in writing. Kind of funny we need a quote to remind us of that, but it does help. Thanks for the awesome quotes!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

MLK's quote is so true. We just have to keep moving.

S.P. Bowers said...

Love the comment about the little girl conquering her fears!

Journaling Woman said...

Oh Yeah, love the Martin Luther King quote. I will meditate on that one today.

Teresa

Clarissa Draper said...

Love the Firefly star's quote. He's a book lover, that guy!

Bish Denham said...

I like the MLK and Yeats quotes.

Tara Tyler said...

last one is my fave, thats how i teach math

its like write for dummies! like me!

LD Masterson said...

I liked the Nathan Fillion. It gave me a great mental image.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Great quotes. The Martin Luther King quote is brill though.

Leigh Covington said...

Ha! These are brilliant. I'm digging the one from Stephen King.

Jemi Fraser said...

That Matthew Arnold one is awesome! :)

Southpaw said...

I'm a Nathan Fillion fan and I love that quote.

Andrea Teagan said...

I am a quote fanatic, thank you!! I love all of these. I'm so glad I found your blog :)

Andrea

Karen Strong said...

Ah, great quotes as always. Love the Michael Morpurgo one.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Laura .. I love the Michael Morpurgo mind .. daring to ask questions was something I came to late in life .. now I spend my life constantly learning new things.

Great quotes .. and the Yeats one .. cheers Hilary

Anna Staniszewski said...

So great. I love the Matthew Arnold quote. After all, if people can't understand what you're getting at then what's the point? :-)

Talli Roland said...

King gets it spot on, once again! Great quotes as always. :)

Kristin Rae said...

Keep moving forward! I needed that today... :)

ali cross said...

I love how the Arnold and Yeats quotes kinda go together!

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, everyone!

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting! I really enjoy putting these quote posts together and I'm glad you all like them a lot, too.

I hope you're having an awesome week and getting down lots of dazzling sentences on the page!!

Love,
Laura