This page will contain things I find amusing or inspirational – there must be a sense of feel good to every website and page right? There’s an awful lot of wise people out there who bring inspiration and just general wisdom with them if you’re willing to look. Most of these quotes / images will be picked up along the way from internet based sources, but there are plenty of books available if you prefer hard copy. I by no means hold any rights to any of these quotes, they are all obtained from the internet.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time, or the tools to write” – Stephen King, On Writing.
“When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” Friedrich Nietzsche
A word is dead
When it is said,
I say it just begins
to live that day.
– Emily Dickinson
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein
Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say “infinitely” when you mean “very;” otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. ~ C.S. Lewis
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action. ~ William Shakespeare
“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.” Winston Churchill
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose…not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.
~Anne Sullivan Macy
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~ Anton Chekhov
“Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves?”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.”
– Dolly Parton
“When asked, ‘How do you write?’
I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’”
– Stephen King