Writing Quotes

"Marketing is enthusiasm transferred to the customer."
~ Gregory Ciotti

"It takes a lot of time and effort to get good enough at writing to make books that are fun to read, and you need to accept that."
~ Andy Weir

"If you can take the love interest out and it's still a story, it's not a romance.
~ Jayne Ann Krentz, author

"I write because I cannot NOT write."
~ Charlotte Brontë

"The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it."
~ Leo Rosten

"The key to business success is marketing, and the best strategy for marketing is to understand WHY customers want their problem solved, and how you are uniquely positioned to solve it."
~ T Harv Eker

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books"
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence."
~ Octavia E. Butler

"Traditional marketing talks at people. Content marketing talks with them."
~ Doug Kessler

"For the right readers, your vision blooms off the page and is absorbed into their minds like smoke."
~ Mary Gaitskill

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."
~ Erasmus

"I don't think all writers are sad, she said. I think it's the other way around — all sad people write."
~ Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

"Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts."
~ Anne Lamott

"The fact is, I don't know where my ideas come from. Nor does any writer. The only real answer is to drink way too much coffee and buy yourself a desk that doesn't collapse when you beat your head against it."
~ Douglas Adams

"I’ve written over 70 books over my 40-year career, and I can tell you that as much as we would like them to, books don’t write themselves."
~ Brian Tracy

"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time."
~ Jim Rohn

"The common denominator for success is work."
~ John D Rockefeller

"Where FOCUS goes, energy flows. Remember, what we FEEL is a result of what we’re choosing to FOCUS on."
~ Tony Robbins

"Sometimes our stop-doing list needs to be bigger than our to-do list."
~ Patti Digh

"Perhaps some detours aren't detours at all. Perhaps they are actually the path."
~ Katherine Wolf

"It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop."
~ Confucius

"Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there."
~ Zig Ziglar

"Some people think that life is the thing; but I prefer reading."
~ Logan PearsallSmith

"We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is that discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons."
~ Jim Rohn

"Most people need less done well, not more done poorly."
~ Brian Christiansen

"If you don't have time for what matters, stop doing things that don't."
~ Courtney Carver

"Successful people never choose short-term comfort over long-term benefit."
~ Jim Rohn

"You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream."
~ C.S. Lewis

"The start is what stops most people."
~ Don Shula

"The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine."
~ Mike Murdock

"Just start. Don't worry that you don't have all the answers yet."
~ Alli Webb

"The only thing in your control is your effort. That's all and that's everything."
~ Mark Cuban

"The whole world could believe in you, but if YOU don't believe in you, it all means nothing."
~ Brian Tracy

"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind."
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

"You reach a point where you don't work for money."
~ Walt Disney

"New businesses take A LOT of time and effort to grow, but you still need to find time for your family and to take care of yourself. How do you get it all done? Create a SCHEDULE. Stick to it and remind yourself that you won’t get far if you don’t find a work-life balance!."
~ T Harv Eker

"Failing is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night."
~ Zig Ziglar

"Don't stop until you're proud of what you've accomplished."
~ Brian Tracy

"There are no unreasonable goals, only unreasonable deadlines"
~ Brian Tracy

"People romanticize their plan but dread the execution. The magic you are looking for is in the work you are avoiding."
~ Author unknown

"If you don't have time to do it right, what makes you think you'll have time to do it over?"
~ Seth Godin

"Lack of time is actually lack of priorities."
~ Tim Ferriss

"You don't get what you wish for, you get what you work for."
~ Brian Tracy

"The key to success is to start before you are ready."
~ Marie Forleo

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."
~ Walt Disney

"99% commitment is like no commitment...it’s 100% or nothing."
~ T Harv Eker

"It's always too early to quit."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"The only way to learn to write is to write and write and write and write, and write and write and write."
~ Albert Hubbard, one of the most prolific writers in American history.

"Dream big, work hard and make your dreams a reality."
~ Brian Tracy

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
~ Mark Twain

"Work while others are wishing."
~ Thomas A. Edison

"Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently."
~ Marie Forleo

"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
~ Steve Jobs

"The start is what stops most people."
~ Don Shula

"Either I will find a way, or I will make one."
~ Philip Sidney

"Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless."
~ Gary Vaynerchuck

"Your playing small doesn't serve the world."
~ Marianne Williamson

"Simplicity is the key to brilliance."
~ Bruce Lee

"Ideas are the beginning of all achievement."
~ Bruce Lee

People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it."
~ George Bernhard Shaw

"There's a word for a writer who never gives up – Published."
~ Joe Konrath

"Generate leads with information about solving problems, not information about the product itself."
~ Perry Marshall

"There's no problem for which a great sales letter can't be the solution."
~ Gary Halbert

"Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.
~ Jim Rohn

"The way to get things done is to stop saying 'later' as in 'I'll do it later'. 'Later' is just another word for 'never'."
~ Ruth Barringham

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."
~ Aristotle

"Fiction and non-fiction are only different techniques of story telling."
~ Arundhati Roy

"Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy."
~ Tchaikovsky

"Starve your distraction, feed your focus."
~ David Coleman

"The difference... between the person who says he 'wishes to be a writer' and the person who says he 'wishes to write'... the former desires to be pointed out at cocktail parties, the latter is prepared for the long solitary hours at a desk."
~ John Mortimer

"Get lost in the activities you love. If something brings you joy, immerse yourself in it fully."
~ Daily Zen

"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep."
~ Rumi

"Follow your heart but take your brain with you."
~ Alfred Adler

"When your goals inspire you, when you believe and act on them, you will accomplish them."
~ Jim Rohn

"Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can."
~ Lowell Thomas

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.""
~Zig Zaglar

"Make haste slowly."
~ Milarepa

"Find the key emotion, this may be all you need know to find your short story."
~ F Scott Fitzgerald

"Wherever you are, be there. When you work, work. When you play, play. Don't mix the two."
~ Jim Rohn

"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book."
~ Jane Smiley

"It's not my brain that's writing the book, it's these hands of mine."
~ Madeleine L'Engle

"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."
~ Henry Ford

"The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
~ Herbert Kaufman

"Play on people's need to believe to create a cult-like following."
~ 48 Laws of Power

"You don't need to be a great writer, you just need to create vision and people will buy from you."
~ Advice from Jim Camp ~ Feared negotiator.

"In every email –
In that order."
~ Terry dean

"Customers are loyal to one thing: Experiences.
Personalisation is the key to meaningful customer experiences."
~ Unknown

"Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable."
~ Unknown

"Be alone, that is the secret of invention;
be alone, that is when ideas are born."
~ Nikola Tesla

“All the time I'm not writing I feel like a criminal. It's horrible to feel felonious every second of the day. It's much more relaxing to actually write.”
~ Fran Lebowitz

"Focusing is about saying no."
~ Steve Jobs

“Write when you can't stop writing. Read when you stopped writing!”
~  Robert Ahanes

“Writing is like going underwater - thank you for being there when I come back up.”
~ Ali Shaw, The Girl With Glass Feet

"The best marketing doesn't feel like marketing."
~ Tom Fishburne

"Picking five favourite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose."
~ Neil Gaiman

Inspirational Quotes

"Having a simplified uncluttered home is a form of self-care.""
~ Emma Scheib

"No matter how much you stress or obsess about the past or future, you can't change either one. In the present is where your power lies."
~ Mandy Hale

"Rather than trying to 'keep up with the Joneses,' try to keep up with the person you want to be."
~ Joshua Becker

"Nobody lives anywhere without a reason."
~ Andy Weir

"If you didn't need to buy it at full price, you don't need to buy it on sale."
~ Joshua Becker

"There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little."
~ Jackie French Koller

"Civil rights used to be about treating everyone the same. But today some people are so used to special treatment that equal treatment is considered to be discrimination."
~ Thomas Sowell

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
~ Abraham Lincoln

"Your diet is not only what you eat. It's what you watch, what you listen to, what you read, the people you hang around. Be mindful of the things you put into your body emotionally, spiritually, and physically."
~ Unknown

"You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy."

"Instead of working so hard to make ends meet, work on having fewer ends."
~ Courtney Carver

"Your home is an extension of your energy field. This is why practices like cleaning your home, rearranging furniture, organizing your closet, and getting rid of objects that are cluttering your space can have a profound impact on your mind, body and spirit."
~ Maryam Hasnaa

"If you don't have time for what matters, stop doing things that don't."

"There are two types of tired: one that requires rest, and one that requires peace."
~ Unknown

"Putting your house in order, if you can do it, is one of the most comforting activities, and the benefits of it are incalculable."
~ Leonard Cohen

"One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others want you to be, rather than being yourself."
~ Shannon L Adler

"Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace."
~ Dalai Lama

"Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick."
~ Hippocrates

"If you don’t fit in, then you are probably doing the right thing."
~ Unknown

"Wanting less is a better blessing than having more."
~ becomingminimlist.com

"I don't say no because I'm so busy. I say no because I don't want to be so busy."
~ Courtney Carver

"Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words."
~ Carl Jung

"Breathe. It's just a bad day, not a bad life."
~ unknown

"In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself."
~ Deepak Chopra

"Be careful when you follow the masses. Sometimes the M is silent."
~ Becoming Minimalist

"If it doesn't add to your life, maybe it doesn't belong in your life."
~ unknown

"Much of what upsets you is just made up; it exists only in your head."
~ Daily Zen

"Somebody is mad at you right now because you picked peace over drama and distance over disrespect."
~ @minathemodelll

"When you don't attach your happiness to anyone or anything, you become free."
~ Beau Taplin

"Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work… What, I wonder, do these busy folks get done?”
~ Søren Kierkegaard

"How something ends up never depends on how much you worry about it."
~ Courtney Carver

"The goal is not to overcome your fear. The goal is to act dispite your fear."
~ T Harv Eker

"And the moon said to me - my darling daughter, you do not have to be whole in order to shine"
~ Nichole McElhaney

"There is a profound pleasure in the power of acknowledging that you don’t need to get everything you want... and your children don’t need to get everything they want either."
~ Annie Raser-Rowland (Frugal Hedonism)

"To ensure that our own voice is not lost in the noise around us, we need to know what we want."
~ Greg McKeown

"Your home is living space, not storage space."
~ Francine Jay

"If we can't be happy with what we have now, we'll never be happy with more."
~ unknown

"Minimalism can be more than just removing physical possessions. It is also about deciding what is important in life - and removing the distracions that keep you from it."
~ Joshua Becker

"What other people think about you is none of your business."
~ Martha Graham

"be still and heal"
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"5 Things to Quit:
1. Trying to please everyone.
2. Fearing change.
3. Living in the past.
4. Putting yourself down.
5. Overthinking."
~ Becoming Minimalist

"There are two medicines for all ills: time and silence."
~ Alexandre Dumas

"We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough."
~ Helen Keller

"Some people aren't loyal to you, they are loyal to their need of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty."
~ White Eagle Spiritualist Church

"The first step to getting of what you want, is having the courage to get rid of what you don't want."
~ Becoming Minimalist

"There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing."
~ BrianTracy

"You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts."
~ BrianTracy

"To have more than you've got, become more than you are."
~ Jim Rohn

"Stress is caused by being 'here' but wanting to be 'there'."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"Only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important."
~ Steve Jobs

"One never needs to explain why a game failed - failure is the default state. What is important is figuring out why a game succeeds."
~ Soren Johnson, founder of Mohawk Games

"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?"
~ Joe Namath

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
~ Will Rogers

"Whenever it feels uncomfortable to tell the truth, that's often the most important time to tell it."
~ Jennifer Lopez

"If you are not content today, there is nothing you can buy tomorrow to change that."
~ Joshua Becker

"It's your road...and yours alone...Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you."
~ Brian Miller

"If you wash your dishes in mindfulness, you are in the Kingdom of God."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"It’s better to live alone; there’s no friendship with a fool. Live alone and skilfully, carefree like an elephant in the forest."
~ Dhammapada

"Understand the place of love in a spiritual life. A powerful and blissful type of love has no conditions, no ownership and no people involved. Be free from fear. Be who you are. That is love."
~ Ajahn Brahm

"Find meaning and solace in whatever you are doing right now. This is the beginning of enlightenment."
~ Daily Zen

"Silence can never be misquoted."
~ B. D. Schiers

"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."
~ Pema Chodron

"I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go."
~ Sheng-yen

"The practice is to find silence in all the activities you do."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal."
48 Laws of Power

"You may have a million desires to be in other places, doing other things, but you are not there, you are here."
~ Zen proverb

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as who you become by achieving your goals."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
~ Peter Drucker

"When sitting in meditation, say, 'That's not my business!' with every thought that comes by."
~ Ajahn Chah

"There are three ways in which the ego will treat the present moment: as a means to an end, as an obstacle, or as an enemy."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"When you are fully conscious, drama does not come into your life anymore."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"When you discover your self-worth you will lose interest in anyone who doesn't see it."
~ Brian Tracy

"As a bee gathering nectar does not harm or disturb the color and fragrance of the flower; so do the wise move through the world."
~ Teachings of the Buddha

"How you live today is how you live your life."
~ Tara Brach

"A lot of thinking without wisdom is extreme suffering."
~ Ajahn Chah

"The secret to waking up from the drama — all these endless cycles — is to realize that only the present exists. It's the only time there is."
~ Alan Watts

"Within the stillness of meditation we see the unreality of thought."
~ Jack Kornfield

"You will always find an answer in the sound of water."
~ Zhuangzi

"A mind that worries about the past is distracted, and a mind that worries about the future is delusional."
~ Cheng Yen

"Take responsibility for your life. Do not pollute your beautiful, radiant inner Being nor the Earth with negativity."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering what is good or bad or advantageous, but what is."
~ Alan Watts

"What you seek is seeking you."
~ Rumi

"There's a huge amount of suffering that is generated not by the actual challenges in life but by the fictitious problems that the mind generates."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"You are never more essentially yourself than when you are still."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"Always take the high road."
~ John C. Maxwell

"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."
~ Rumi

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
~ Buddha

"Let your alignment (with Well-Being) be first and foremost, and let everything else be secondary. And not only will you have an eternally joyous journey, but everything you have ever imagined will flow effortlessly into your experience. There is nothing you cannot be or do or have - but your dominant intent is to be joyful. The doing and having will come into alignment once you get that one down."
~ Abraham-Hicks

"Things are not as they seem, nor are they otherwise."
~ Zen proverb

"Take refuge in the place that is not a place, take refuge where there is nothing physical to rely on. Take refuge within. Take refuge in your deepest aspirations."
~ Buddhist Brother Phap Dung

"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up."
~ Babe Ruth

"We live in the world we are thinking of."
~ Ralph Smart

"You become what you think about."
~ Napoleon Hill

"If you talk about it, it's a dream, if you envision it, it's possible, but if you schedule it, it's real."
~ Tony Robbins

"Anything which is troubling you, anything which is irritating you, THAT is your teacher."
~ Ajahn Chah

"You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself."
~ Seth Godin

"It is our mind, and that alone, that chains us or sets us free"
~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

"What a liberation to realise that the 'voice in my head' is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better."
~ Albert Camus

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."
~ Buddha

"Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lesson afterwards."
~ Anon

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect."
~ Mark Twain

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Don't go through life, grow through life."
~ Eric Butterworth

"Look at a day when you were supremely satisfied in the end, it's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
~ Margaret Thatcher

"Honesty is a very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people."
~ Warren Buffet

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
~ Dr Seuss

"If you cannot manage yourself you cannot manage anything around you."
~ Swami Parthasarathy

"Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving."
~ Warren Buffett

"Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."
~ Zig Ziglar

"Break the old pattern of present moment denial and present moment resistance. Make it your practice to withdraw attention from past and future whenever they are not needed."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"Win through your actions, never through argument."
~ 48 Laws of Power

"You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you."
~ Brian Tracey

"The notion of enlightenment means, 'not bound.' Not bound to what? Not bound to one's own mind in ordinary ways; not bound in confusion to all the suffering that one's mind has produced and is experiencing."
~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

"Offer a vibration that matches your desire rather than offering a vibration that keeps matching what is."
~ Abraham-Hicks

"Dispelling dread isn't a matter of trying to forget about washing the dishes. It is realising that in actual fact you only have one dish to wash, ever: this one; only one step to take, ever: this one. And that is Zen."
~ Alan Watts

"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."
~ Mark twain

"In the long run, we only hit what we aim at."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"The reason you want every single thing you want, is because you think you will feel really good when you get there. But if you don't feel really good on your way to there, you can't get there. You have to be satisfied with what is while you're reaching for more."

"All that is required to become free of the ego is to be aware of it, since awareness and ego are incompatible."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"Everything is subject to change. When we ignore this fact, life becomes much more difficult to handle."
~ Daily Zen

"Anti-social behaviour is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists."
~ Nikola Tesla

"A donkey carrying a pile of holy books is still a donkey."
~ Zen proverb

"To every man is given a key to the gates of heaven. The same key opens the gates of hell."
~ Buddhist proverb

"If you're invested in security and certainty, you are on the wrong planet."
~ Pema Chödrön

"When asking for help, appeal to people's self-interests, never to their money or gratitude."
~ 48 Laws of Power

"Don't believe everything you think."
~ Byron Katie

"don't seek the truth; just drop your opinions."
~ Zen Proverb

"If you seek peace, be still.
If you seek wisdom, be silent.
If you seek love, be yourself."
~ Becca Lee

"You may have a million desires to be in other places, doing other things, but you are not there, you are here."
~ Zen Proverb

"Be a master of change... rather than a victim of change.""
~ Brian Tracy

"You are under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago.""
~ Alan Watts

"What you possess, you lose."
~ Zen Proverb

"Discover each man's thumbscrew."
~ 48 Laws of Power

"You can only lose what you cling to."
~ Buddhist Quote

"The world is changed by your example, not your opinion."
~ Paulo Coelho

"The best thing you can do for anyone that you love, is be happy. And the very worst thing that you can do for anyone you love, is be unhappy, and then ask them to try to change it, when there is nothing that anybody else can do that will make you happy. If it is your dominant intent to hold yourself in vibrational harmony with who you really are, you could never offer any action that would cause anybody else to be unhappy."
~ Abraham-Hicks

"The world isn't here to make us happy, but to make us conscious."
~ Eckhart Tolle

"The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness."
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

"We don't attract what we want, we attract what we are."
~ Ben Settle

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
~ Dr Wayne Dyer

"Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution."
~ Albert Einstein

"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."
~ Terry Pratchett, Diggers

"Being alone has a power that very few people can handle."
~ Steven Aitchison

"The expert at anything was once a beginner."
~ Helen Hayes

“You attract and manifest whatever corresponds to your inner state.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

"Why is there so much effort being put into trying to find intelligent life on other planets, when there is a serious question about how much intelligent life there is here?"
~ Thomas Sowell

"Don't let the ugly in others kill the beauty in you."
~ Unknown

"I don't believe in age. I believe in energy. Don't let age dictate what you can and cannot do."
~ Tao Porchon-Lynch. 97-year-old yoga teacher.

"You are not for everyone - and that is a blessing." -
~ Alex Elle

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~ Theodore Roosevelt

"No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth."
~ Plato

“We need much less than we think we need.”
~ Maya Angelou

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it."
~ Muhammad Ali

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
~ Dr Seuss

"You downplaying who you are so others feel confident around you is the worst flex ever. Playing BIG is more inspiring."
~ Joel Brown

"Nobody can do it for you."
~ Ralph J Cordiner

"The simplest things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them."
~ Paulo Coelho

"There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important as living within your means."
~ Calvin Coolidge

"You say antisocial. I say protecting my energy."
~ Life Simplified

"Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better."
~ Maya Angelou