Quote of the Month

As a writer, I love a good quote. So much, in fact, that every month I send one to my publisher. Then one day my publisher said to me, “Geanna, this is delightful. You should share your quotes with others.” So here I am–sharing my favorite inspiring, fun, oh-so-true quotes with you. Enjoy!

November 2018

“Most people think that writing is a solitary profession, that we spend our days in our imaginary worlds fighting, loving, dying. But we don’t do it alone. Because anything that’s good in our writing comes from truth and the truth is, I am here because of the people in my life.”

Castle, Season 7, Episode 23

October 2018

“I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!”

Ghostbusters

September 2018

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

August 2018

“What you desire is deliberately placed out of reach so that you can become the
person it takes to obtain it.”

I don’t know who said this. My brother heard it somewhere.

July 2018

“A book is a dream you hold in your hand.”

Neil Gaiman

June 2018

“It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

 

May 2018

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

Winston Churchill

April 2018

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”

Virginia Woolf

March 2018

“Learn from yesterday. Live for today. And hope for tomorrow.”

Albert Einstein

February 2018

“One day you will look back and you will realize that every experience you ever had, every seeming mistake or blind alley, was actually a straight line to who you were meant to be.”

Castle, Season 7 Episode 23

January 2018

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

December 2017

“You know what the big problem is, in telling fantasy and reality apart? They’re both ridiculous.”

“Last Christmas,” Doctor Who

November 2017

“There is no secret ingredient; it’s just you.”

Kung Fu Panda

October 2017

“The strong man who has known power all his life, may lose respect for that power. But a weak man knows the value of strength, and knows… compassion.”

Abraham Erskine, Captain America: The First Avenger

September 2017

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

August 2017

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent.”

— Dr. Seuss, Horton Hatches the Egg

July 2017

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”

Ernest Hemingway

June 2017

““If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”

Jane Austen (“Northanger Abbey”)

May 2017

“My coach said I ran like a girl, and I said if he ran a little faster he could too”

Mia Hamm

April 2017

“I was punched breathless with the strongest emotions I have ever felt and they are now stored in my intuition as a writer”

— Amy Tan

March  2017

“With great power comes great responsibility”

— Spider-Man

February 2017

“Writers aren’t exactly people… They’re a whole bunch of people trying to be one person”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

January 2017

“If you only do what you can do, you’ll never be more than what you are”

Kung Fu Panda 3