"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Motivation Monday* Quotes to Live, Learn & Write by


Happy Monday, Readers! I hope you're off to a wonderful week, and making progress in your NANOWRIMO goals. To provide some inspiration and motivation to carry you through the days ahead, and to get those creative juices flowing, I offer some of my favorite quotes on writing, life, and the writing life.

Do enjoy!  
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
---Benjamin Franklin                                       
"The greatest revenge is to accomplish what others say you cannot do."
"Don't regret what might have been. Accept what is and rejoice in what is yet to be."
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
---Eleanor Roosevelt
"It is in the company of a good friend that the heart finds a home."
"The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary."
---J.K. Rowling
"Don't just "write for yourself." That type of self-indulgence should be reserved for your personal journal. Great, effective writing takes the readers' needs into account. Always."
--- Jennifer Brown Banks
"When choosing between two evils, I always like to take the one I've never tried before."
---Mae West

"When your mind is full of indecision, try thinking with your heart."

"To whom much is given, much is required."
---The Bible

"If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches."
---Carolyn Kenmore

"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."
---Napoleon Hill

Wishing you a positive, productive week!

Any of these quotes resonate with you? What's your favorite personal quote?
Do you incorporate quotes in your writing?


  1. All of these quotes are great! Gives me tones of inspiration!

    1. Hi there, Melanie,

      This is great to hear! Thanks so much for the feedback. :-)

  2. Thanks, sometimes I need a boost. This was fantastic. write on!

  3. Thank you for the inspiration! Appreciate you sharing these insightful quotes, especially the one by that writer J.B. Banks. :)

  4. Lin,

    Sometimes we all need a "boost." :-) May you continue to be "uplifted."
    I really appreciate your time and comment today.

  5. I love these! Not a NANO nut, but cheer for those who are. Love your quote!