Words to inspire you to greater heights?
Sentiments that make you smile and think?
Philosophical thoughts to mold into poetry?
A good quote can frame your thoughts perfectly and resonate with readers. Or, they can be used as creative writing prompts to develop more in-depth ideas and projects.
I like to think of them like the "required black dress" of writing.
In fact, I recommend that every writer invest in a small book of quotes, (along with the standard writing books and dictionaries).
You'll find an array of categories--from serious to silly, to all-purpose. My home collection includes funny quotes on love and marriage, quotes by category and key words, and even biblical quotes.
Use them for inspiration and motivation.
Here are a few today to get you started:
"Your approval is one of the reasons I get out of bed in the morning!"
"The only thing that comes to us without effort is old age."
"Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atomic bombs."
"Poor companions are like the buttons on an elevator; they will either take you up or down."
"When things go wrong, don't go wrong with them."
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."--Eleanor Roosevelt
" Be still and know that I am God."--Psalms
"There are years that ask questions and years that answer." --Zora Neale Hurston
" The eyes of my eyes are opened."--E.E. Cummings
"Order is the shape upon which beauty depends." --Pearl Buck
" Sometimes God will shake you up to move you forward."--Jennifer Brown Banks
Have a great week ahead!
Thoughts? Any of these resonate with you?
...Or please feel free to share your personal favorite.