Who doesn’t love quotes, right? I’m a quote hoarder. I have note books filled with them. Every time I see something in a book/movie/magazine that I love, I have to jot it down. It’s a sickness. So today on Thursday’s Children I wanted to share with you some of the quotes that inspire me…
I think I first heard this quote a thousand years ago on an episode of Criminal Minds. This is one of the things that inspired me to write In Stone. When I first looked it up online I found a lot of essay’s and opinions all searching for a meaning in Nietzsche’s words. When I first read this I took it at face value. To mean that if you spend enough time in the company of monsters, you yourself will become a monster. And you’ll find yourself in a place that’s all consuming. Inescapable. With this is mind, the characters for In Stone were born.
Couldn’t possibly have a quotation fest without the wise and wonderful Yoda! This is one of my absolute favorite quotes Sometimes ‘trying’ gives me too much scope to fail. Sometimes I need to cut out the self doubt that ‘to try’ let’s in and just get on and do it.
I keep this one close because as a writer, it reminds me that bad reviews and criticism will come, but in the end I’m doing exactly what I want to do. It comes with the territory.
I love this quote, not least of all because The Picture of Dorian Gray is brilliant, but also because it reminds that sometimes in life, somethings simply aren’t meant to be.
And last, but by no means least, a quote that reminds that long before I wanted to be a published/paid writer, I wrote for me. For fun!
So, your turn. What quotes inspire you?