Category Archives: Quote of the Day

Creative Inspiration: A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

Ever since Steve Jobs passed away, I’ve been consumed by the notion of gratitude, and how in many instances, we fail to express gratitude until we’ve lost something. Everyone knew Steve was on the way out for a long time, … Continue reading

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Let Martin Luther King Jr. Inspire The Writer In You

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s unlikely Civil Rights leader and icon Martin Luther King, Jr. was trying to inspire writers with … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman: The Authenticity Of Contradiction

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes.) ~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1892 Whether we like it or not (and for most of us, the answer is not) we are all walking … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Manifesting Your Blessings By Elizabeth Gilbert

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And … Continue reading

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Dee Dee Meyers: Enough For Me (On Parenthood)

“When my daughter was just shy of her first birthday, we joined a toddler class. Every week, a dozen or so parents and the instructor would quietly observe the children, in an effort to raise “authentic” and “competent” human beings, … Continue reading

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The Thinker of Tender Thoughts By Shel Silverstein

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd … Continue reading

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The Winding Road To Great Writing (And The Crumbs That Get Us There)

“As the profound Stephen King once told me through the written text: ‘When you write, your greatest asset is your honesty’. Honesty is a tool that no literally technique can substitute and no writer can be considered great without it. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Why Children Read (And What We Can Learn From Them)

“Children don’t read to find their identity, to free themselves from guilt, to quench the thirst for rebellion or to get rid of alienation. They have no use for psychology…. They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Lucille Ball (On Happiness)

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” -Lucille Ball Happy would be 100th birthday to a woman who was truly one-of-a-kind. Here’s to all of us recognizing our happiness and taking the steps we need … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Waking Life (A Call To Dreamers)

“Things have been tough lately for dreamers. They say dreaming is dead, no one does it anymore. It’s not dead it’s just that it’s been forgotten, removed from our language. Nobody teaches it so nobody knows it exists. The dreamer … Continue reading

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