Thursday, May 4, 2017

Inspirational Quotes (Laura)

Sometimes a good inspirational quote can help remind you to keep your chin up during a difficult time. These may include:

     When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since.
     -Shirley Temple

     If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours forever. If it
     doesn't, it was never yours. -unknown

     I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. -Charlotte Bronte

     All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune. -Henry David Thoreau

     In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer. -Albert Camus

     Insist on yourself; never imitate. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

What are your favorite inspirational quotes?




  1. I love quotes. In fact, I keep a document filled with my favorite quotes- writing related, Christian, song lyrics, beautiful passages from my favorite authors, or just general inspirational quotes- and I'm constantly adding to it as I find more. Here are a few of my favorites from that collection:

    "When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars." ~Fiona Childs

    "It's not who you are underneath- it's what you do that defines you." ~Rachel Dawes (Batman Begins)

    "There are certain problems, some of them very important, that can be solved in an armchair by a man who knows how to think about them in the light of common human experience." ~Mortimer J. Adler

    (That one is good for when I get discouraged and feel like writing isn't important and I should do something "real" instead.)

    "We are truly unstable, but You make us strong. We grow lukewarm, but You inflame us." ~Thomas a Kempis

    As you can see, there's quite a mix of topics and sources. :) I like the quotes you shared, as well, especially the one from Charlotte Bronte.


    1. I also love quotes! And I do something similar; on Goodreads, there's a "quotes" section, and you can read tons of quotes, then add the ones you like to your "my quotes" page. It's lovely. :)

  2. Thanks for this inspiration, Laura! One of my favorite writing-related quotes is from Shannon Hale: "I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build sand castles."

  3. Brenna, those are some great quotes. And, Laurie, I love that one from Shannon Hale. I've never heard any of these--thanks for sharing!

  4. "Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon, we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy." -Dumbledore

    "It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live." -Dumbledore

    "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." -Albert Einstein

    "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter." -Dr. Seuss (Some confusion about who wrote this one.)

    I could go on. And on. And on.

    This is such a great idea for a post. :)

  5. Sorry for talking so much, but I just started looking through my quotes again, and I keep thinking: "Oh, I should've mentioned that one. . . and that one. . . and that one. . ." Then, I realized I currently have 92 quotes on my "my quotes" page. :)

  6. Thanks for these, Spruce! I love them! I especially love the Albert Einstein and Dr. Seuss quotes!


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