Quote of the Month

May 2024

“It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. “

— Frederick Douglass


April 2024

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

— Walt Disney


March 2024

“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.”

— Maya Angelou


February 2024

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

— Mark Twain


January 2024

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


December 2023

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

— Nelson Mandela


November 2023

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

— Aristotle


October 2023

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

— Dalai Lama


September 2023

“Well done is better than well said.”

— Benjamin Franklin


August 2023

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

— Winston Churchill


July 2023

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

— Maya Angelou


June 2023

“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

— Rocky Balboa


May 2023

“It’s not a mistake. It’s a design feature.”

— Home Town


April 2023

“It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.”

— Voltaire


March 2023

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”

— Coco Chanel


February 2023

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor!”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt


January 2023

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

— Michael Jordan


December 2022

“Her books, and some inner source of life, had kept her warm.”

— Edith Wharton


November 2022

“Fairy tales don’t tell children that dragons exist, children already know that. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.”

— G. K. Chesterton


October 2022

“Humans are just heroes who haven’t been tested yet.”

— The Crisanta Knight Series


September 2022

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

— J.R.R. Tolkien


August 2022

“What we do now echoes in eternity.”

— Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius


July 2022

“”The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

— Walt Disney


June 2022

“Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

— Chinese Proverb


May 2022

“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.”

— Jim Rohn


April 2022

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”

— John Muir (early American mountaineer and environmentalist)


March 2022

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”

— Leonardo Da Vinci


February 2022

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

— Mark Twain


January 2022

“I like to think we live in an enlightened age, where fear does not drive belief.”
“Fear is not an easy thing to change.”

— Grimm


December 2021

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”

— A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens


November 2021

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.”

— Toni Morrison


October 2021

“The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.”

— Proverb


September 2021

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

— Woodrow Wilson


August 2021

“The only way around is through.”

— Robert Frost


July 2021

“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights.”

— Madam C.J. Walker


June 2021

“Why have enemies when you can have friends.”

— King Arthur: Legend of the Sword


May 2021

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”

— Albert Einstein


April 2021

“If you are to get anywhere in life, you have to read a lot of books.”

— Roald Dahl


March 2021

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

— E.B. White


February 2021

“Plan your Work; Work your Plan.”

— Napoleon Hill


January 2021

“Spock, I’ve found that evil usually triumphs unless good is very, very careful.”

— Dr. McCoy, “Omega Glory” Star Trek


December 2020

“All great things are created in the place between method and madness.”

— Hamlet, William Shakespeare


November 2020

“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to the very best of her ability.”

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg


October 2020

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero


September 2020

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

— Albert Einstein


August 2020

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”

— Dr. Seuss


July 2020

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Declaration of Independence — In Congress, July 4, 1776


June 2020

“I eat danger for breakfast. I don’t; I prefer cereal, or croissants.”

— Doctor Who, season 11


May 2020

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

—  Winston Churchill


April 2020

“Women are like tea bags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!”

—  Eleanor Roosevelt


March 2020

“When I examine myself, and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge,”

—  Albert Einstein


February 2020

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened,”

—  Anatole France


January 2020

“Sometimes only a fortress will do,”

—  The Crown, 2.8

December 2019



November 2019

“Just because you put syrup on something, doesn’t make it pancakes”

— Shawn Spencer, Psych, 5.7


October 2019

“Much like fortune, Love too favors the brave.”

Very, Very Valentine


September 2019

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

— Mastin Kipp, a life coach guy


August 2019

“Everything we do is a choice—oatmeal or cereal, highway or side streets, kiss her or keep her. We make choices and we live with the consequences. If someone gets hurt along the way we ask for forgiveness. It’s the best anyone can do.”

Doctor Who, season 11

July 2019

“Obey the principles without being bound by them.”

Bruce Lee

June 2019

“Imagination is its own form of courage.”

— President Frank J. Underwood

May 2019

“The noblest art is that of making others happy.”

P.T. Barnum

April 2019

“It’s not about where you began; it’s where you end up and how much distance you covered.”

Mike Higgins

March 2019

“Whole worlds pivot on acts of imagination.”

Doctor Who Season 11

February 2019

“If two people care about each other, the choice to love should transcend timing. Anything less is cowardice.”

The Orville Episode 2.1

January 2019

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

— John A. Shedd

December 2018

“You get to a point in life when someday becomes now and you just gotta go for it, full on.”

Pride, Prejudice, & Mistletoe

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!”


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