This post was inspired by another writer as part of the 2019 Slice of Life Challenge. While thinking about my own collections I decided to share part of a collection that resides in one of my writer’s notebooks. It includes lines from books, articles, or quotes that have inspired me. Sometimes I even pull actual lines to support my own writing.
Quotes That Inspire ” This first person is a writer. There was a person in the beginning. This person had an idea and this person wrote it down and that led to this day.”
“I grew this summer. Not on the outside, but on the inside. And that’s the only place where growing really matters.” Short, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
I believe we should accept all actions that are carried out in good faith and with a loving heart.” Lucky Broken Girl, by Ruth Behar
“I stepped into the garden as the sun was rising. Flecks of pink and violet streaked across the sky. I didn’t realize how memories clumped together. Remembering one unlocked another and then another until you were drowning in a title wave threatening to sweep you away.”
Amal Unbound, by Aisha Saeed
“Threat hung in the air, though no one had said or done anything wrong.” Bystander, by James Preller
“None of us knows which bits of our lives will slot nicely together (puzzle analogy) while we are living them. We are all a bit worried sometimes confused at other times even if our books make our lives seem magical. The solution is simple: Be unafraid of living! The puzzle pieces will take care of themselves.” Ugly, by Robert Hoge
Creative Potential – You are by nature infinitely creative. Life is a sea of creative potential just waiting to be expressed through you. You are free to express all your heart’s desire. Unknown
“A curator’s job is an important one, for it is the curator who decides what belongs in the museum. The curator then must decide exactly how the objects will be displayed. In a way, anyone who collects things in the privacy of his own home is a curator. Simply, choosing how to display your things, deciding what pictures to hang where, and in which order your books belong, places you in the same category as a curator.” Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick
Do you have quotes that have inspired you? Please share your inspiration!