Saved from Extinction

I have a lot of paper to sort through and hopefully trash more than I keep. I am always making notes for myself with URL, quotes, ideas, etc. Here are some quotes which I am typing into my blog before I throw out the paper they are scribbled on.

“If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau

“It is never too late to become what you might have been.” George Eliot

“The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that… women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.” Louis Otto-Peters

“What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he’s staring out the window.” Rudolph Erich Rascoe

“A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The waste basket has evolved for a reason.” Margaret Atwood

“There are days when the result is so bad that no fewer than five revisions are required. In contrast, when I’m greatly inspired, only four revisions are needed.” John Kenneth Galbraith

“I get a warm feeling when I’m doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let’s face it, writing is hell.” William Stryon

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