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Quotes--Inspiring and Motivating

I love quotes! I have a collection of quotes and sayings. Many are by children's authors, but some are just inspirational. Quotes help me to re-affirm that all of this time spent writing for children is worth it all.

My favorite is in a frame in my computer room.
"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove.... But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."

And how about these:

"Books fall open, You fall in."

“The writer’s magic word is BIC—Butt in chair.”—Jane Yolen

"You must write for children in the same way as you do for adults, only better." –Maxim Gorky (1868-1936).

"Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it." Madeleine L’Engle

“Dear Editor, Why do you keep sending my stories back? You’re supposed to print them and make me rich and famous. What is it with you???” –Snoopy (Charles Schultz)

Here's one from Winnie the Pooh: "I am a bear of very little brain and long words bother me."
Pooh is probably the one who I write picture books for!

"Growing up with 5 brothers taught me that it’s good to be the guy telling the story after the lamp gets broken." —Jon Scieszka

"Only God gets it right the first time." Stephen King

"I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work." Thomas Alva Edison

A heart hangs on a knob on my desk that says:
"Creative clutter is better than idle neatness."
Whoever wrote that one must have seen my computer room!

And to remind me to keep on believing, and dreaming, and working toward a goal is a postcard that stands on top of my computer. It reads:
"Believe, dream, will... and put it in the hands of God." Dr. Norman vincent Peale.

If you have any favorite quotes, please feel free to share them here!  Read More 
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