View Full Version : Encouraging Quotes

05-29-2010, 02:09 AM
So what quotes have you come across that have encouraged you to keep going? They can be something you read, or even something someone said. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-gen017.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

I'll start. I broke the "rule" and glanced and my last WIP...I could see some small things just at a glance. I read this quote in a craft book and it picked me up:

"Anyone who is satisfied with first-draft writing is either extraordinarily talented or has low standards." - Arnold Melnick

05-29-2010, 02:21 AM
"I think writing...is a matter of agreeing that you have these two people inside: everyday you set aside time to be with the subtle person who has funny little ideas."
-Robert Bly

Wayne K
05-29-2010, 02:33 AM
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better~Samuel Beckett

05-30-2010, 07:57 PM
Oh gosh. I'm about to expose my sappy and cheesy underbelly so bear with me. This isn't actually a writing related one, but it's one that always makes me smile and encourages me no matter how I'm feeling:

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footsteps on the moon."

05-30-2010, 08:03 PM
... "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, again."

05-30-2010, 08:38 PM
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footsteps on the moon."

ooh I like it Kaitie! it's very true and can be related to pretty much anything :)