Some Writerly Quotes

It’s been a while since I shared some of the random quotes I’ve picked up here or there.  So, here goes:

“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.  There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth.” – Cynthia Heimel

“…men can assist Fortune, but not oppose her; they can weave the warp of her designs, but not break it.  They should certainly never abandon the struggle, for, since they do not know her purpose, and since she goes by crooked and unknown roads, they always have hope, and having hope, they should never give up, no matter what fortune and what difficulty they find themselves in.” – The Discourses, Machiavelli, p. 195

“Success is a lousy teacher.  It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates

“Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.” – George Weinberg

“If you want to have a happy life, tie it to a goal.  Not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.” – Roger Babson

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” – Annie Dillard

“The fact that no one understands you doesn’t make you an artist” – Zuma game

A few of these were obtained second-hand, so if the attributions are off, please let me know and I’ll fix them.  (And if I ever make a post with weird style language showing, please let me know that, too.  I previewed this post and originally it looked like a nightmare…)

About M. H. Lee

M.H. Lee is a speculative fiction writer currently residing in Colorado whose stories are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, sometimes darkly funny, but hopefully always thought-provoking and entertaining.
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2 Responses to Some Writerly Quotes

  1. Mira says:

    “they can weave the warp of her designs” — what a great choice of imagery for destiny and free will!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. mhleewriter says:

    You’re welcome!

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