Quotes

Here, in no particular order, is my collection of quotes.

“Adapt and overcome.”

“Close the world. txEn eht nepO.”
-Serial Experiments Lain

“The purpose of life is to find something you love more than yourself; something you can dedicate yourself to with such devotion that the results become inconsequential.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert

“Failure and rejection are not signs that it was a mistake to try. On the contrary, they are signs that we have something to learn by trying again.”

“If something’s hard, find a way to make it easier.”

“Talent is where you start, effort is how quickly you improve.”

“Make the grass greener on your side.”

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
-Murakami

“I didn’t know if it would ever be seen, but I did know that I was never more fulfilled to work on anything in my life.”
-Geoffrey Fletcher

“Everyone has something to learn, but not everyone wants to teach.”
-Unknown

“Sometimes it’s only by doing something the wrong way that we can discover how to do it the right way.”

“If you never fail you’re not doing it right.”
-Unknown

“It’s like sculpting with marble. You strike the block with your hammer 49 times and nothing happens. Then, on the 50th stroke, a piece of marble falls away. But every one of those blows was necessary to reach that point.”
-Unknown

“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk disappointment. But risk must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, sees nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. He cannot learn, feel change, grow, love, and live.”
-Author Unknown

“There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories are full of hearts broken by love, but what really breaks a heart is taking away its dream–whatever that dream may be.”
-Pearl Buck

“Art heals the soul”
-Kelli

“Never be afraid to go back.”

“I have lost the sun. So i will find the moon.”
-UVERworld, Gekidou

“We always save the best lies for ourselves.”
-Ian McKellen, the Prisoner (2009)

“The hardest part is deciding what to do.”

“Less people should be like most people.”
-Royal Pains

“Like a storyteller, raising his arms, playing with the shadows of a campfire, as his voice whispers and roars, bringing life to his characters.”
-Me

“A tool is only as good as the hand that wields it and the mind that guides it.”
-Unknown

“There is so very much to learn.”
-Unknown

“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams”
-Yeats

“Only my ambition keeps me sane.”
-Sunabozu second opening

“A good beginning is important, but a good ending is even more so.”
-Me

“Always leave them wanting more.”
-Magician’s Proverb

“A beginning is a delicate time.”
-Frank Herbert, via a character

“If it was easy, everyone would do it.”-Unknown

“I’ve learned this much. Take what you can, when you can.”Then you’ve learned nothing.”-Secret of NIMH

“There is no formula to it. Writing every song is a little journey. The first note has to lift you.”
-Enya

“I have a feeling my freedom cost me dearly, but I don’t remember selling my soul cheaply.”
-“Toi Sakebi”, the ending theme to Serial Experiments Lain

“Sometimes I feel like a blind man, trying to reach the sun by following the warmth on my face.”

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed” -G. K. Chesterton

“Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all darkness in the world stems from darkness in the heart. And it is there that we must do our work.”
-Marianne Williamson

“A story can’t be told until it’s done.”-Gary Gilmore

“Art is born of restraint and dies of freedom.”-Andre Gide

“Perfection, frozen in a jilted glass.”

“Willingness to admit something is a precious thing.”

“Art requires a certain amount of madness, temporarily cultivated and then cured.”

“Dying is easy. Living is hard.”
-Numerous sources

“Art is the only salvation from the horror of existence.”

“The willingness to give is itself a gift. Even if they always say no, make the offer, once in a while. They appreciate it.”

Fate whispers “You cannot withstand the storm”
And I whisper back “I am the storm.”

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.”
-Anne Lamott

“Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.”
-Ben Franklin

“Easy reading is damned hard writing.”
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Every person is an artist, and they themselves are their life’s work.”
-Me

2 thoughts on “Quotes

  1. Love this quote:
    Fate whispers “You cannot withstand the storm”
    And I whisper back “I am the storm.”

    Reminds me of the song “Thousand Eyes” by Of Monsters and Men; stirring.

    Like

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