Favorite Quotes

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”        Eleanor Roosevelt

Mrs. Cottrell
A Favorite Quote

Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take, But By the Moments That Take Our Breath Away

“It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.”  I. Hayakaw

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”  Joyce Carol Oates

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”  Groucho Marx

“When you read a book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it.”  Julian Barnes

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Albert Camus

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of the light on broken glass.”  Anton Chekhov

“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” Dr. Seuss

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” Ernest Hemingway

“Writers live twice.” Natalie Goldberg

“You can always edit a bad page.  You can’t edit a blank page.”  Jodi Picoult

“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry.  Writers are like dancers, like athletes.  Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.”  Jane Yolen

“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

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin