Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 3: Words Matter Challenge: Favorite quote about words

I have an entire collection of quotes, offering inspiration and wit for writers. My favorite, short but sweet, is by Rita Mae Brown:

"Never hope more than you work."

I am often inspired by the brevity and simplicity of quotes. Another, by Henry Ford, is "Think you can or think you can't. Either way you're right."

The importance to me is the glimmer of motivation that comes from such a  tiny suggestion. With "Never hope more than you work," it serves to remind me that, as writers, we can't just wait, to be discovered, to sell our work, or to get published. We can't hope it will happen. We have to make it happen.

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