Thursday, June 2, 2011

Quotes. Quotes Everywhere.

I'm a big fan of quotes, and you can quote me on that.

Whether they're quotes from a movie, a book, or just a friend's odd commentary, there's something about a memorable line that I love. I think it might be in part due to that human need to connect -- to know that someone else out there feels exactly the same way you do. That you aren't alone. We've all had days where we come across some phrase that perfectly captures our complicated existence. It's that feeling of discovery that I adore.

So I decided today I'd share four of my recent favorite inspirational quotes with you in the hopes that it helps spread the encouragement! Because, as writers, goodness knows we need it sometimes!

"Ambition comes from the brain leadin' the body, instead of the other way around."
- Elvis Presley

"The greatest battle is not physical but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet, the steady dignity that refuses to give in. Courage. We all suffer. Keep going."
- Graeme Fife

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
- Marilyn Monroe

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great."
- Mark Twain

These are just a few out of many, many quotes that I fancy. I'd love to hear some of your favorite inspirational quotes! Please share in the comments!


  1. Love those quotes! And quotes in general of course :)

    And that includes a few from fictional characters haha.

  2. @Tina - Thanks! I'm a quote fanatic; I memorize them so fast and am always looking for more to add to my mental archives! You just never know when a quote will come in handy. ;)

    And fictional characters' quotes are often the best. I favor quite a few from Pirates of the Caribbean if I'm being honest, haha!

  3. I tried to think of some great quote I love but, to my embarrassment, all that came to my mind was from Tremors II: "I feel I have been denied critical, need to know information!"

  4. @Chris - That's the best line from Tremors II! We still use it in our house every now and then, when the occasion calls for it, of course. ;)