Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Express Yourself: Inspirational Quotes

It's time for another Express Yourself Weekly Meme post!  This meme is hosted by Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests.

This week's question is: What are a few inspirational quotes you'd like to pass to others?

I love a good quote, so this one resonates with me.  Quotes contain within them little pearls of wisdom.  Accessible in their brevity, they can impart great insight.  That is, if you're willing to put in the effort to get what you need from them.

So, here are a few quotes that speak to me.

"When I was a child, adults would tell me not to make things up, warning me of what would happen if I did. As far as I can tell so far, it seems to involve lots of foreign travel and not having to get up too early in the morning." 
-Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors

"Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when it feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position." 
 Stephen King, On Writing

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default." 
-J. K. Rowling 

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." 
-John Lennon 

"Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine - it is stranger than we can imagine." 
― Arthur Stanley Eddington

I found this on the Facebook page Fantasy and Sci-Fi Rocks My World.


  1. Love the Gaiman quote. This is why he is King of geekery :)


  2. I love these quotes, particularly the last one which I'm seeing everywhere at the minute! A good inspirational quote is always welcome with me :)

  3. Stephen King is the quote master-- loved that book, just so many good nuggets. Great quotes.

  4. You hit the jackpot with these quotes. I love your choices and will be using them for inspiration. Thanks, L.G. Much appreciated!!!

  5. Great choices. Stephen King on Writing is my favorite writing book. I'm currently reading The Shining for the first time. I've read everything else he's written, but somehow missed that one. He's...incredible.

    Loved the quote by JK too!! Happy Thanksgiving. :)

  6. Very thought provoking quotes here L.G. The Stephen King one is quite frank!The Rowling one is quite true!