Writerly Wisdom

A gathering of encouraging insights and ideas to move and motivate us today:

“Everything begins with belief.”   Norman Cousins

“Seize the day. Put no trust in the morrow.”   Horace

“Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by horse-power of the understanding.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.”   Alexis de Tocqueville

“You will do foolish things,but do them with enthusiasm.”   Colette

“Genius is childhood recaptured.”   Charles Baudelaire

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.”   F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.”   Wolfgang von Goethe

“Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper.”   Sir Francis Bacon

“The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.”   Mark Twain

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”   Aristotle

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”   James Michener

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”   John Steinbeck

“Man must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind him to the fact that each moment of your life is a miracle and a mystery.”   H.G. Wells

“Be joyous, though you’ve considered all the facts.”   Wendell Berry

Be joyous, remember each moment is a miracle and a mystery – and write on!


About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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