Quotes

These are some of my favorite quotes ... and the list keeps growing.  I hope they inspire you to write in the face of rejection, when the words don't flow and when you simply need inspiration to keep going. God bless all your writing endeavors.

Discipline is freedom. Garth Fagan

Work is love made visible. Khalil Gibran

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Chance favors the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur

Write for pleasure and publish for money. Pushkin

You develop a style from writing a lot. Kurt Vonnegut

Easy reading is damn hard writing. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Writing is always a voyage of discovery. Nadine Gordimer

If I kneel before God, I can stand before any man. Anonymous

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. Richard Bach

God never uses anyone greatly until he tests them deeply. AW Tozer

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg

If you are skating on thin ice, you might as well dance. Jesse Winchester

A writer's heart must beat. A reader's heart must hear it. Patti Lee Gauch

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. G.K. Chesterton

Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars. Les Brown

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa

The first chapter sells the book. The last chapter sells the next book. Mickey Spillane

Only those that risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot

The Church is not a museum for saints, but a hospital for sinners. Abigail Van Buren

Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you. Joshua 3:5

Sure, it's simple, writing for kids . . . . Just as simple as bringing them up. Ursula K. LeGuin

The role of the writer is not to say what all can say but what we are unable to say. Anais Nin

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:13

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. St. Francis of Assisi

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Alva Edison

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. Ray Bradbury

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. G. K. Chesterton

As I look back on what I have written, I can see that the very persons who have taken away my time are those who have given me something to say. Katherine Paterson

To begin is easy; to persevere is sanctity. Let your perseverance not be a blind consequence of the first impulse, the work of inertia: let it be a reflective perseverance. St. Josemaria Escriva: The Way

Put your heart aside. Duty comes first. But, when fulfilling your duty, put your heart into it: be gentle. St. Josemaria Escriva: The Way

The heroic minute. It is the time fixed for getting up. Without hesitation: a supernatural reflection and... up! The heroic minute: here you have a mortification that strengthens your will and does no harm to your body. St. Josemaria Escriva: The Way