Friday, July 18, 2014
Word to the Wise! Motivational Quotes to Inspire, Enlighten, & Empower
I love quotes. For me they're thought provoking, wise and reflective, and pack a powerful punch succinctly. Wouldn't you agree?
Like seasonings that enhance food, quotes can be used to make for a more pleasurable experience for those who "consume" our work. Use them to tie in the message of a story, emphasize a point, or as an introductory line for an article or interview. They're very multi-functional that way. :-)
In fact, without truly recognizing it, many of us have quotes that we live by...almost like a life's motto or philosophy.
So today my goal is to share a few to motivate your creativity, mellow your mood, or make you smile.
"You don't write because you want to say something. You write because you have something to say."
---F. Scott Fitzgerald
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you."
"I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent, he would be wise to develop a thick hide."
"Words are of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."
"What a wonderful life I've had. I only wish I'd realized it sooner!"
"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I am with you kid. Let's go."
"My mother is a travel agent for guilt trips."
"Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener."
"And this too shall pass."
"A day without sunshine...is like night."
"Sometimes God will shake you up to move you forward."
---Jennifer Brown Banks
"Old age comes at a bad time."
"The greatest wealth is health."
---Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results."
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
"Enjoy yourself; it's later than you think."
Any of these resonate with you? What's your favorite quote?