18 Quotes to Inspire Writers, Bloggers–Everyone.

The guy that came up with the Positivity campaign has a problem as he sits here and begins typing. He needs to think of something to write about. Part of the beginning an article with an idea yet to be developed is 18-quotespressure to write an article that is specifically about a certain topic. I gave ideas for others involved to do if they wanted help thinking of something. I am contrary to myself at times. I wanted to do an article instead. I think I like to hear myself type. Now, here I am—writer’s blocked.

As I typed those last two words, the idea came to me. There is something that gets in the way of all of us at times. It keeps us from being positive as often as we could. Did you see the words be positive all of the time in that last sentence?

I may attempt to be positive all the time, but there are life’s lessons that will come my way I need to wade through. Those are the moments that make me healthier mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. They are the moments that make my positive moments stronger. And they help me be more helpful in a positive way to others.

There are things we need to keep in mind. Pressures are often things we put upon ourselves. In reality they are all put upon by us in that we choose to accept the pressure moments. Yes, we have responsibilities, but within those responsibilities there should be an acceptance of reality; things will happen we need to work through, work with, stay calm through.

As I write whatever piece I am writing, those moments of stress come to me quite often as I attempt to capture the perfect voice, word, or phrasing. The books I am an author of are filled with pressure moments I have worked my way thorough. Only recently have I discovered a way to deal with them that may actually be a breakthrough for me.

With that in mind I have several quotes to share, to keep in mind.They are in the order in which I discovered them. I felt an order would negate perhaps the reason I found them in the way I did. Enjoy.


“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”~ Orson Welles


“We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing.”~ Oliver Wendell Holmes


“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.”~ Mark Twain


“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”~ Oscar Wilde


“Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.”~ Mike Ditka


“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”~ Paulo Coelho


“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”~ Anna Quindlen


“The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.”~Elbert Hubbard


“Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.”~Margaret Fuller


“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”~Ovid


“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” ~Bertrand Russell


“Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency.”~Natalie Goldberg


“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”~Mohandas K. Gandhi


“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”~John De Paola


“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”~Terri Guillemets


“Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.”~Chinese Proverb


“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”~Etty Hillesum


I hope you found a quote that made sense to you in a way.







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45 thoughts on “18 Quotes to Inspire Writers, Bloggers–Everyone.

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    There are Two quotes I particularly like:

    “We do not quit playing because we grow old; we grow old because we quit playing.”~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

    “The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.”~Elbert Hubbard



  2. Reblogged this on The Aran Artisan and commented:
    Ronovan + great quotes = reblog.

    I appreciate Ronovan and his blog so much. Also I am an enthusiast for great quotes, especially those that have a positive influence on my children’s thoughts whilst they eat their porridge aside the kitchen chalkboard which I write them upon. And it is always interesting to hear a child’s interpretation of them.

    This one jumped out at me the highest–“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”~John De Paola


  3. OW! Orson Welles and Oscar Wilde get my nod here… ❤ Thank you Ron for these remarkable reminders of how easy life can be once we think about it

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  4. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”~Chinese Proverb This quote is prudent to a conversation I had with my husband last night about the ideal Christian life. This is very applicable to that. Thanks!

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  5. […] From time to time we can all find ourselves in difficult situations, but I have found that staying positive can help when faced with these difficult times.  I found myself in one situation a few months ago on a trip back to the UK from a short break in New York.  I’ve told this story before, but I thought I would tell it again for today’s BeWoW (Be Wonderful on Wednesday), which is the genius idea of my very good blogging friend, Ronovan… […]

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  6. Are there words missing from the Margaret Fuller quotation? I am such a terrible speller that I always automatically proofread….
    I don’t want to be happy all the time: what I want is to be ok with whatever emotion comes in, like Rumi’s poem The Guesthouse. I don’t want to think of grief or anger as “bad”. What I want to do is accept them and not harm anyone else with them.

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    • No that quote looks right, it just takes a moment to get the words working at this time of the morning. It is basically saying that while we are ‘making a living’ working and all of that we forget to actually live.
      I agree you have to sort of roll with what you are given and put it into perspective, it is basically what I wrote about in my first positivity post that started BeWoW. Sorting Your Junk.

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  7. One of my favorite quotations read recently is Bette Midler “I don’t drink much because when I’m drunk, I bite.” I couldn’t stop laughing and boy, do I want to go drinking with Bette Midler…..

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      • I don’t yet. (Technology dread.) Is twitter hard? Too many things to keep track of!!! Thank you for the share! I am enjoying your blog very much!

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        • It’s not difficult. You can actually set it up so your posts go there automatically after you have an account. It can be addictive though. But I personally would like you to at least have one set up so I can share your posts and give you credit there. Just make sure to put an image in the profile picture and say a little something about yourself. People would love you on there once you got the knack of it and were comfortable with it.

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    • Reblog if you like. Not saying you have to, but I know some bloggers don’t like that. I personally like the idea of words getting around, kind of like books. 🙂 But seriously, don’t reblog if you don’t want to.

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