I love memorable quotes especially about writing. I finally found a place to store them here. If you see one in my blog that you want to find later, look on this page. Enjoy!


Seane Corn asked her mother “…what it is to age gracefully.”  Her mother replied, “Screw gracefully, age wildly! Be honest. Be raw. Tell the truth. Screw often. Trust your body. Let go of secrets. Trust your wisdom.”

Grace is whatever lifts your face out of the mud.  Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert is one of my favorite authors and bloggers. You’ll find more from Elizabeth on her podcast: Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Thomas Mann

As we age, we have an opportunity to exchange the wish to control life for a willingness to engage in living.     Joan Halifax in PrimeTime by Jane Fonda. Jane’s book, PrimeTime is a great read, btw, for those who want to embrace aging with gusto.

Luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it, you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.   Garrison Keillor

Life is not fair, but unending in its ability to change us. Mark Nepo

Zen pretty much comes down to three things – everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention. Jane Hirshfield

That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury 

When people ask me where I get my ideas, I laugh. How strange – we’re so busy looking out, to find ways and means, we forget to look in. Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury 

 You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. Ray Bradbury

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the creative light of altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s persistent and most urgent question is “What are you doing for others?”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

After all, tomorrow is another day.  Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind.

You should be kissed by someone who knows how.  Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind.

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.  Lee Ann Womack

Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. Stephen King

Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure. Stephen King






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