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Please share what inspires you, has touched you or is in some way memorable for you. I'm very fond of quotes by writers that give me a peek inside their skulls, like this one. :)

Often I'll find clues to where the story might go by figuring out where the characters would rather not go. - Doug Lawson

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"You can do so much in 10 minutes' time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity." - Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder
The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. - Mark Twain
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. - Sylvia Plath
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. - Benjamin Franklin
After an acquaintance of ten minutes many women will exchange confidences that a man would not reveal to a lifelong friend. - Page Smith.

Which is what makes us such good writers! We know everything about everybody LOL. ;)
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space. - Joyce Carol Oates
Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave, or they are no better than dreams. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea.

Mark Twain
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable
ability of man to elevate his life by conscious Endeavor.
by Henry Thoreau.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man without trials. Confuscious Kay, I sure hope I spelled that right..didn't look.:)

Kay Elizabeth said:
Circumstances dictate.

I'm thinking on that....dictate everything? Let me chew that over awhile. :) And I'll go check out your video now. Good to hear that something I did inspired you. Hope it was me LOL. Dashing there as we speak. :)

Cricket said:
Kay, I have a quote that has helped keep my sanity. It's mine and it goes "Circumstances dictate." :)...and by the way, check out the video I uploaded called Steel Gray Days. It's the little piece inspired from your post in the group poetry, I believe....if memory serves...:)
"...Life is a Tragedy to those who feel, and a Comedy to those who think...."
~ unknown
I like that Betty. Can't we have a bit of both?? :)

Betty Damil said:
"...Life is a Tragedy to those who feel, and a Comedy to those who think...."
~ unknown

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