“Two girls discover the secret of life in a sudden line of
“Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer,
rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life.” Kate Chopin
"Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
“The first duty of a human being is to assume the right
relationship to society -- more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.” Charlotte
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild
and precious life?"
"Poetry is what gets lost in translation."
"The old woman I shall become is very different than the woman I am now. Another I is beginning."
"We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it."
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Your silence will not protect you.”
“Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest. Let
this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too
distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the all.” - Margaret Fuller
"Poetry is what happens when nothing else can."
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
“What would happen if
one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open.”
“Life offers you a thousand chances... all you have to do is take one.” Frances Mayes
Five Ways to Use these Quotes (and Others)
- Use the quote to ask a question of yourself. Free write your response to the question.
- Do a search about the writer of the quote. Perhaps there are names here you don’t know. If a quote stirs you, there is a reason. Choose to read a book by the speaker instead of what you are normally reading.
- Use the quote as a meditation or writing prompt. Pick the key words and meditate upon them and then, later in the day, write. OR pick the key words and write upon them. Meditate upon them later.
- Make an index card of the quote and post it on your computer monitor to consider throughout the day.
- Use a photo editor and add the quote to a favorite photo. Use that as your computer’s wallpaper. Notice what happens as the quote begins to infiltrate your everyday life.
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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