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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

20 Quotes of Inspiration

Several of my friends are struggling with self-doubt and depression. This is something we all deal with occasionally and need inspiration. Writers need inspiration and encouragement to keep us writing. We ALL need inspiration to keep on trying. Below are 20 quotes of inspiration, friendship and encouragement.

1. "Trust your hopes not your fear."-Marion Harper Jr.
2. "Try. If you don't come to bat, you can't get a hit"- Robert Ulrich
3. "Nothing important was ever achieved without somebody taking a chance."- Author Unknown
4. "Failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts"- George F. Tilton
5. "We all have more powers and abilities than we think we have. Use them, for the good"- From "Better Living"
6. "The will to keep trying is often the difference between success ad failure"-Davie Sarnoff
7. "Rejection is not Fatal"- Author Unknown
8. "A writer needs the industry of an ant, the creativity of a kitten and the hide of an armadillo."- Author Unknown
9. "Life is a poem keep it in the present tense."-Sherrel Wigal
10. "Women with clean houses do not have finished books."-Joy Held
11. "Perseverance succeeds long after talent recedes." -Author Unknown
12. "No Writer's Block!!" -Author Unknown
13. "If you can dream it, you can achieve it." Author Unknown
14. "Dreams become reality when intentions become action." -Author Unknown
15. "It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous."-Robert Benchley
16. "Writing can teach us the dignity of speaking the truth."-Natalie Goldberg
17. "The most improbable tales can be made believable, if your reader through his sense, feels certain that he stands at the middle of events." -Robert Benchley
18. "All writing comes by the grace of God."-Ralph Waldo Emerson
19. " Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."- Gene Fowler
20. "The six golden rules of writing: Read, Read, Read, and write, write, write, write."-Ernest Gaines

What quotes inspire you? I'd like to hear them.


Anonymous said...

LOVE these quotes!

Murees Dupè said...

All these quotes are inspirational and they are exactly what I needed to read in my current mood. Thank you for this.

Tonja Drecker said...

I think I'll print this list out and hang it next to my computer.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

sometimes all it takes is to read a list like this and realize that self-doubt and fear of failure is a human condition to be overcome. Great list!

Kittie Howard said...

Great quotes! Thanks for compiling this inspirational list!

Jessica Ferguson said...

Love these and especially #8. :)

Botanist said...

This is timely. At my son's Grade 5 graduation this week they each stood up and read an inspirational quote.

A couple more to add:

"If you don't make mistakes, you're not trying hard enough."

"You will miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

Nicole said...

Love these - #4 is one of my all-time favorites!

Sylvia Ney said...

Thank you all for commenting.

Jess - I love #8 as well.

Botanist - I really like both of those quotes!

anthony stemke said...

These are indeed good inspirational quotes, to be read and re-read.
Thanks and best regards.