Quotations to Inspire and Motivate

Today I’m posting some quotes I’ve found useful as a writer. 
The first by Chesterton is not necessarily pertinent 
just to writers— I just think it is helpful to remember
when being a friend. 
I’ve included some photos of seasonal flowers. I love tulips!

Do any of these quotes inspire you to succeed or help others?
Tulips & cabin at Foster Park
Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump;
you may be freeing him from being a camel.

~ G. K. Chesterton
yellow bulb flower at Foster Park
"Being a writer does not necessarily mean being published.
It's very nice to be published.  It's what you want.  When
you have a vision, you want to share it.  

But being a
writer means writing.  It means building up a body of work.

It means writing every day.  You can hardly say that
van Gogh was not a painter because he sold one painting
during his lifetime, and that to his brother.  

But do you say that van Gogh wasn't a painter because he wasn't "published"?
He was a painter because he painted, because he held
true to his vision as he saw it."

--Madeleine L'Engle, compiled by Carole F. Chase
MADELEINE L'ENGLE: Reflections on a
Writing Life
orange tulips in Foster Park
A sentence should read as if its author, had he held a
plough instead of a pen, could have drawn a furrow deep
and straight to the end.

 - Henry David Thoreau
The End

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