“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a quote fanatic. Seriously, I’ve lost count of how many I have saved on the computer, not to mention the books I have stacked on my nightstand. I don’t think I can pinpoint why exactly I love them, other than to say it can be a very special thing to take these words of inspiration and apply them to our own goals and dreams, to take these snippets of hope and use them as motivation. I love incorporating quotes into my novels, using them as chapter headings sometimes or even just to help create a mood or thought behind a scene. The same is true for song lyrics (hence why I start every blog off with a quote or lyric). I know I’ve mentioned that in its own entry before (and, I believe, talked about how specific songs played an important role in writing With a Little Bit of Luck), so I’ll just add that it truly is a remarkable thing how closely intertwined writing and music can be. It’s a beautiful connection.
This leads me to my question for all of you. The quote I chose for this entry is one of several that I love the most. It’s a constant reminder and motivator. The same is true for all the song lyrics that resound well beyond their chords, but I’ll save that for another entry. Do you have a favorite quote or song lyric? One that inspires you or just resonates for some reason? And if you do, why? I’d love to hear the meaning behind all of your choices.
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