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Feathers In A Blender


A Cocktail of Inspiration to Give Your Words Wings

“Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” ~Ray Bradbury


“I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.” ~Toni Morrison


“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.” ~Stephen King


“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” ~ E.L. Doctorow


“Writing isn’t about the destination–writing is the journey that transforms the soul and gives meaning to all else.” ~Sue Grafton


“Here I am with you and yet not for a single moment do I forget that there’s an unfinished novel waiting for me.” ~Anton Chekhov


“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” ~E. B. White


“The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.” ~Sylvia Plath


“If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it.” ~ H.G. Wells


“I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.”~ Anne Rice

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” ~ Erica Jong


“Make Good Art. Husband runs off with a politician, make good art. Leg, crushed, and then eaten by a mutant boa constrictor, make good art. IRS on your trail, make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Someone on the internet thinks that it’s stupid or evil or already been done, make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, and eventually time will take the sting away, and that doesn’t even matter. Do what only you do best; Make. Good. Art. Make it on the bad days, and make it on the good days too.” ~Neal Gaiman


“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” ~Norman Vincent Peale


“In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.”~ Henry David Thoreau


Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. ~ Isaac Asimov


“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.” ~ Charles Dickens


“Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.” ~Sigmund Freud


“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou


“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything that you gave me.” ~ Erma Bombeck


“We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.” ~ Amy Tan


“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ~A. A. Milne


“Do it for joy and you can do it forever” ~ Stephen King


“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”  ~Arthur C. Clarke
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ~Oscar Wilde

(Images courtesy of Patryk Specjal, Alfonso Diaz, Piotr Lewandowski, ‘Ida04mcr’, and Sarah Williams @ stock.xchng. Thank you all for the great shots!)




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