Wise words

To sum up my life during indie publishing:

plan punched in the face


On writing and listening to your inner yes:

“Recognize that whether you are worthy or not is all a made-up ‘story’…Nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it…There’s no one who comes around and stamps you ‘worthy’ or ‘unworthy’. You do that. You make it up. You decide it…If you say you’re worthy, you are. If you say you’re not worthy, you’re not. Either way you will live into your story.” ~T. Harv Eker

“Writers have to simultaneously believe the following two things: 1. the story I am now working on is the greatest work of genius ever written in English and 2. the story I am now working on is worthless drivel.” ~Orson Scott Card

“Books don’t have covers, they have doors.”~Jonathan Rand

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”~Dr. Seuss

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”~Albert Einstein

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”~C.S. Lewis

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”~Marianne Williamson

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”~Maya Angelou

“It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.”~Shirley MacLaine

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“In your eyes I see a doorway of a thousand churches.”~Peter Gabriel

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”~Apple, Inc.

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”~Saul Bellow

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”~Eleanor Roosevelt

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”~Stephen Chbosky

“Walk with those seeking truth… RUN FROM THOSE WHO THINK THEY’VE FOUND IT.”~Deepak Chopra

“We are not victims of the world we see, we are victims of the way we see the world.”~Shirley MacLaine

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”~Maya Angelou

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”~Ernest Hemingway

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”~Toni Morrison

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”~Lloyd Alexander

If you have a favorite quote, feel free to leave it in the comments…


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