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Words from the Wise

As writers, we're always looking for inspiration not only for our stories but also for the will and courage to continue to believe in our visions and in our talent. These are only a few of the many quotes that inspire me as I transition to a full-time fiction-writing career.

"We need some clouds in our life to have a beautiful sunset." – Anonymous

"Minds are like parachutes – they function only when open." – Anonymous

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." – Bacon

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary." – Sir Cecil Beaton

"Life energy flows when we create, or when we help another person’s creativity flower by encouraging them in some way. Think of the sense of joy and satisfaction that one can derive from the simple act of planting flowers, cooking a meal, writing a poem, solving a problem, painting a picture, dressing with flair, or doing your job to the best of your abilities. Creativity brings us life, and by using our creativity we help bring the world into being." – Joan Borysenko

"If you create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing." - Marc Chagall

"Enthusiasm finds the opportunities, and energy makes the most of them." – Henry Haskins

"Thoughts are the most powerful things. Buildings, cities, nations follow the thoughts of men. Men think and out of the unknown come things. Every reformation is only a change of thinking." – The Vagabond

Lynette James McGlamery