Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Quotes That Keep Me Going

Never tell me the odds! — Han Solo

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him — Psalm 37:7

It’s all about the climb — Miley Cyrus

Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Claus. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams.
If you don't, who will?
- Jon Bon Jovi

I go to seek a great perhaps—François Rabelais

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

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.—Sylvia Plath

Don’t stop believing—Journey

If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me. - William Shakespeare

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. - Vince Lombardi

Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head. - From the movie Finding Forrester

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. - Henry David Thoreau

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky

If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney

Keep away from people who try to belittle your dreams. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great. - Mark Twain

Whether you think you can, or think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

Never, never, never, never give up. - Winston Churchill

So? Do YOU have any quotes that "keep you going?"


  1. Don't get it right, just get it written. -James Thurber

    Don’t be a writer. Be writing. -William Faulkner.

    Never give up. Never surrender. -Galaxy Quest.
    - Sophia.

  2. This is a great set of quotes. I'm not a big quote person, though I should start paying more attention!

  3. I have a ton of quotes. I collect them.

  4. Such a great grouping of quotes. I'm especially taken by this one:

    Keep away from people who try to belittle your dreams. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great. - Mark Twain

    So important to remember.

  5. The best quotes I've seen so far today. They're all about perserverance.

  6. Great writing and inspirational quotes! Thanks!

  7. Hi Alison,

    Thanks so much for the comment on my blog last week! Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you! Congrats on still going with the challenge! I had to drop out; too much going on this year. But I'm impressed by those still plugging away at it!

    I loved this post. As a quote collector, I've read many of them before, but it's always good to have a reminder that "if we can dream it, we can do it!"

    Have an awesome day and thanks for the encouragement!


  8. Han Solo! Love it :) I've had that Journey song in my head all morning today...

  9. I absolutely LOVE all of these! Thanks so much for sharing them. My two favorite are Ray Bradbury and the one from Finding Forrester. So awesome. And for the record I was totally listening to Don't Stop Believing when I read that quote.

  10. That's a great collection of quotes. I love the Ray Bradbury quote. It's fantastic.

    I've always liked this quote from Philip Sidney:

    "Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart and write."

  11. Super quotes! I especially love Ray Bradbury:

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

  12. The Force be with you.

    Here's lookin' at you, kid.

    There's no place like home.

  13. Oooooh, I love the Ray Bradbury one as well.

    My two favorite quotes aren't so much inspirational as they are little reminders.

    The first comes from Stephen King: "You must not come lightly to the blank page."

    I don't think it means you're not supposed to have any fun writing; it's more that you should take yourself seriously and give yourself some respect as a writer, published or not. This is what you want to do. Who you want to be. That's a big deal :)

    The second is from Anton Chekhov: "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

    Sure, it's the old "show, don't tell" rule, but it's written beautifully and it helps to jump start my writing when I get stuck feeling dull and boring.

    Great post!

  14. Great choice for Q, and I love your eclectic mix of quotes! I'm also much taken with J. Lyn's comment about taking ourselves seriously as writers, even if we're unpublished. A wonderful reminder, indeed...:)

  15. Great list of quotes, I love the stay drunk on writing one.

  16. What a great post of quotes. I think I'll bookmark so the next time I need a little pick me up I know just where to go.

  17. Nice pick-me-ups!

    Love the Henry Ford quote...and the great perhaps.

  18. "The worst stuff you write is always better than the best stuff you don't." -- Anonymous

  19. Great quotes. Sometimes I look up writing quotes to lift me up.

  20. "Good things fall apart so that better things can fall together." That's one line I like to keep reminding myself.

    Great list of quotes, by the way!


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