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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

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