52 offbeat inspirational quotes for writers about craft and business

52 offbeat inspirational quotes for writers about craft and business

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  1. i have two focus-oriented quotes taped to my monitor to help me avoid bright shiny objects. the first is one i saw on a small desktop plaque maybe 35 years ago. it stuck in my heart as a good life rule to follow. no author was named. “many things will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. pursue those.” the second is a simple question i took from a post i was reading by darren rowse of problogger. “what action will i take today to grow my blog?” i read a lot of helpful words–which can become bsos in and of themselves–but these two gems help me keep the main thing the main thing. thank you for this great compendium of quotes.

    • thanks for sharing, jan!

      and i agree — helpful words can be bright shiny objects in disguise.

      we all suffer from shiny object syndrome sometimes, and you’re implementing one of the top cures i’ve found for it — punchy reminders to stay focused on the top things that matter. 🙂

  2. i really like your all inspirational quotes, here i would like to share one of my favorite quote with you please, that is

    “nothing is impossible. the word itself says ‘i’m possible!’”

  3. so good selection of quotes!
    i also would like to share one of my favourites:

    “everything you can imagine is real.”
    ― pablo picasso

  4. thanks for the great quotes! i especially love that you point out that attribution can be tricky to verify and should be taken with a grain of salt because that is so true. i once heard a quote by stephen king and later read something by him where he mentioned the quote and that he didn’t know why he said it because it wasn’t true. he just felt put on the spot during an interview and said the first thing that popped into his head. it was a different quote from the one you have included in this list.

  5. great work stefanie these are some good inspirational quotes mentioned here.
    no disrespect but i would like to mention my personal favorite.

    “the writer is by nature a dreamer – a conscious dreamer.”

    ― carson mccullers

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