Balzac Emboldens

The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole…” Honore de Balzac

Born today, May 20, back in 1799, Honore de Balzac is still read and relished for his keen character studies and observations on the human condition. May his words of wisdom light our way today:

“All happiness depends on courage and work. I have had many periods of wretchedness, but with energy and above all with illusions, I pulled through them all.”

“God is the poet; men are but the actors. The great dramas of earth were written in heaven.”

“There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.”

“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.”

“There are two histories: the official history, lying, and then secret history, where you find the real causes of events.”

“All human power is a compound of time and patience.”

“Life is simply what our feelings do to us.”

“Forgetting is the secret of strong and creative lives.”

“An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s existence.”

“One hour of love has a whole life in it.”

“Talent is a flame, but genius is a fire.”

“Love is the poetry of the senses.”

And now, inspired and emboldened, let’s all write on!

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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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