Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl, we’re joining in on our first Top Ten Tuesday!
Here’s some of our top favorite quotes:
“So the first step out of childhood is made all at once without looking before or behind, without caution, and nothing held in reserve,” Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore.
“Again, the greatest use of a human was to be useful. Not to consume, not to watch, but to do something for someone else that improved their life, even for a few minutes,” – Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King.
“Well, you have a chance, Lyn. A chance nobody has had for ages, a chance in millions. Either you seize it, and in so doing decide you’re worthy, or you leave and give up.” He pressed the gemstone back down into her hand. “But if you leave, you don’t get to complain. As long as you keep trying, there’s a chance. When you give up? That’s when the dream dies,” Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer.
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it,” – Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.