Monday, February 18, 2013

Words to Mull On

For life.  For Writing.    For… well, you tell me.

On dealing with authors -  perhaps having a little more compassion?
No one starts out to write an awful book.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
— William James

The greatest power we have to affect our world is always at our fingertips:  our ability to change how we see things…..
—— Ready for Anything book by David Allen

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.
— Robert Louis Stevenson

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
— Plutarch

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin—real life.  But there was always some obstacle in the way.  Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
— Father Alfred D’Souza

Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perhaps we would word things differently but each has a voice that can, and will, speak to us.
Just as our stories do when we write them down.
Take from them what you will.

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