Work Earnestly, And You’ll Avoid The Crowds!

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.”

~ Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher. He was the initiator of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, and died tragically in 1915 aboard the British passenger liner, RMS Lusitania, torpedoed by a German U-Boat off the coast of Ireland. Continue reading “Work Earnestly, And You’ll Avoid The Crowds!”

Ignore The Others, Beat Yourself!

“I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.”

~ Ken Venturi

Ken Venturi (1931-2013) was a US pro golfer as well as a golf broadcaster. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall Of Fame the year he died. He was runner-up at the Masters Tournament three times – the first as an amateur! Continue reading “Ignore The Others, Beat Yourself!”

There Is No Waiting – Just Do It!

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

~ George Herbert

George Herbert (1593-1633) was an English poet, a very influential religious lyricist, and an Anglican priest who died a month before his 40th birthday. He waited until his thirties to become ordained and was well-loved by his parishioners who thought him a saint. Continue reading “There Is No Waiting – Just Do It!”

Her Muse Screams For Mercy!

“How I know I’m a writer:  When I sleep, I wake to write;  when I dream, I rouse to write;  when I eat, I hunger to write;  when I drink, it’s my thirst to write;  and when I write, I write and write and write…until my Muse grows weary of the beating it takes from every keystroke.”

~ Nonnie Jules

 

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Once again, I turn to my close friend and colleague’s collection of original quotes, Quotes By Nonnie, for this gem about the passion of writing. Not only is Nonnie Jules the founder and President of Rave Reviews Book Club, but she is also an excellent writer. She is a published author of two popular and helpful non-fiction titles, an exciting novel, as well as a book of love poetry that she co-authored earlier this year! In this quote selection, Nonnie speaks to us about the writer that lurks within. Continue reading “Her Muse Screams For Mercy!”