Quote of the week...

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


Quotes for Writers...

7 comments:

Helen Ginger said...

Now, that's really great advice. It holds true for friends, critique partners, family, and a host of other people.

zhadi said...

Excellent quote! I've never understood people who belittle someone else's ambitions and dreams, but I have observed the people who belittle them are those afraid to reach for the stars themselves.

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Love Mark Twain quotes. Is there a book/anthology of all his quotes you (or anybody) knows of?

Chris V. said...

Great idea as who doesn't want to feel great?!

Teagan Oliver said...

"I've never understood people who belittle someone else's ambitions and dreams, but I have observed the people who belittle them are those afraid to reach for the stars themselves."

Wonderfully put! You just may end up on my "quote of the week..."

Teagan

Teagan Oliver said...

Helen, I agree. Sometimes even family's comments, though well intended, can be harsh on our dreams. For yours, my mom wanted me to give it all up and write kids books. She meant well, but she didn't understand what I truly wanted to write.

Teagan

Teagan Oliver said...

Marvin,
I don't know if there's a book or not. I got these great quotes from a site that I go to quite often for inspiration. It's http://amberdine.googlepages.com/beginning and they have different sections like fear, beginnings, rejections, etc. Check it out if you like the quotes I've posted.

Teagan

Featured Post

Writing from the Dark Side

Heh! I started out calling this blog post "Blogging from the Darkside" and then went to "Writing from the Darkside" ...