The Quote of The Day Archives
If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.
- Michael Nolan
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
- Willa Cather
If you have a minimum of talent, but you sit at that typewriter long enough, something will emerge. All I had was this burning desire to be a writer and all these emotions.
- Robert Cormier
The hardest battle is to be nobody but yourself in a world that is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else.
- E. E. Cummings
There were no books that showed what was really going on with teenagers. I wrote
The Outsiders because I wanted to read it.
- S. E. Hinton
I know a poem is finished when I can’t find another word to cut.
- Bobbi Katz
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
- Audre Lord
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
- Mary Oliver
A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.
- George Bernard Shaw
Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
- Mark Twain
History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of men.
- Donald Roeser
I would rather be a poor man in a garret with plenty of books than a king who did not love reading.
- Lord Macauley
The past is history, tomorrow’s a mystery.
Today is a gift – that’s why it’s called the present.
Discipline yourself, and others won’t need to.
- John Wooden
former UCLA basketball coach