“Sitting in the shadows, with a killer, in an empty building, gazing at the corpse of another killer. When had her life grown so strange?”
― Lindsay Buroker, The Emperor’s Edge
This one reminds me that sometimes my characters lives need to get a little crazy. Now I need to find one that reminds me not to get too crazy!
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
― Bernard M. Baruch
Considering the fears popping up lately, maybe I should take this one to heart.
“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”
― Charles de Lint
I don’t know what else to say about this one except that this is exactly how I have always felt. It’s amazing how many people thought I was weird or crazy for it.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde
This quote is great because there are just so many people out there trying to be like someone else. I know when I was growing up it was either “you should be more like…” or “you’ll never be as good as…so stop trying”. It’s not often people will just accept us for who we are and support us. So really it’s up to us to just be ourselves and not really worry about what other people think or say because you’ll never be happy trying to be someone else or trying to be what other people think you should be.
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ― Albert Einstein
I like this quote not because of the harshness in pointing out the stupidity of others, but in myself. If you’ve ever read the book Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind, you will know this rule: “People are stupid. They will believe a lie because they want to believe it’s true, or because they’re afraid it might be true.” What this means is that people are easy to control, simply by telling them a lie. Most likely they will believe the lie because of those reasons and act accordingly. Recognizing your own ability to be stupid simply means that no one will ever be able to take advantage of it.
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison
This is the attitude that got me started writing in the first place. I always had stories inside of me that I wanted to tell, but I couldn’t because I was too shy and the thought of sharing my stories was way too horrifying. So instead I’d close my eyes and let the stories play out like a movie in my head. I still do that today when I’m writing. I just write the movie I see.
“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Most people something in their past that haunts them, whether it happened when they were a child or as an adult. I just think it’s sad when I see people who allow these events to control their lives when I know how great life can be when you rise above it all and don’t let it define who you are as a person.
“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” ― John Lennon
This pretty much sums me up. I have always believed in things until it’s proven (to me…and my proof is most definitely different to others). After all, those stories had to come from somewhere, right? That’s another reason I love to write, though. I can share the worlds I see when I dream and I can bring them to life.