Quotes move me like few photos can. A picture is worth a thousand words and all that, but quotes make their point directly, clearly and succinctly. They can serve as a quick kick in the tail when you’re stuck or help you keep the momentum going.
The rest is up to you.
Quotes on Motivation
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
– Lao Tzu
You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
– Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
If you’re holding out for universal popularity, you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
– Sun Tzu
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
– Henry Ford
If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.
– Author Unknown
Quotes on Fear
No passion so effectively robs the mind of its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
– Edmund Burke
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
– Anais Nin
Since no one is perfect, it stands to reason that all great deeds were accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished all the same.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you can make one.
– Elbert Hubbard
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist is the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
– Alexandre Dumas, French Author
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
– Sylvia Plath
Worry not that no one knows you; seek to be worth knowing.
I can be a better me than anyone else can.
– Diana Ross
A person, who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.
– Albert Einstein
Quotes on Creativity
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
– Joseph Chilton Pearce
Imagination means nothing without doing.
– Charlie Chaplin
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
– Maya Angelou
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
– Charles Dickens
Quotes on Writing
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
– Ernest Hemingway
No passion is the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.
– H.G. Wells
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
When something can be read without great effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
– Enrique Jardiel Poneda
The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing dishes.
– Agatha Christie
It is impossible to discourage real writers — they don’t give a damn what you say; they’re going to write.
– Sinclair Lewis
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
– Christopher Hampton
Quotes on Books
If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time to or tools to write.
– Stephen King
The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
– Dr. Seuss
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
– Henry Ward Beecher