Quotes about hope and a song to go along. See what I did there?

1.) When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”~Author Unknown

2.) Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.  ~Christopher Reeve

3.) All it takes is one bloom of hope to make a spiritual garden.  ~Terri Guillemets

4.) Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.  ~George Iles

5.) The wings of hope carry us, soaring high above the driving winds of life.  ~Ana Jacob

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To quote one of my favorite musicians: “Hope you have the best week of your whole fucking life. Get to it XX” – Ryan Adams

Quote of the day: Stephen King

“When asked, “How do you write?” I invariably answer, “One word at a time,” and the answer is invariably dismissed. But that is all it is. It sounds too simple to be true, but consider the Great Wall of China, if you will: one stone at a time, man. That’s all. One stone at a time. But I’ve read you can see that motherfucker from space without a telescope.” 
— Stephen King

I refer back to this quote whenever I’m beating myself up over word count. Or like lack thereof in today’s case. Some days, no matter how. Hard. I. Try. I can’t seem to force the wordage. That’s when I put the manuscript away, and focus on other things. Like writing advice from Stephen King.

If you’re finding yourself in a similar situation, it’s okay. Write one word, ten, forty. Two hundred.

Keep adding those stones to your wall. Pretty soon you’ll see that mother sucker from the moon. XO

You’re amazing. Your writing is amazing. You’re writing a FREAKIN’ book! That’s made of so much awesomesauce, never forget that. <333333

Top Five Shel Silverstein Quotes and Poems

1.) “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” Shel Silverstein

2.) “All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas.. Layin’ In The Sun, Talkin’ ‘Bout The Things They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done… But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas, All Ran Away And Hid From One Little Did.”  Shel Silverstein

3.) There is a voice inside of you. That whispers all day long, “I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.” No  teacher,  preacher, parent, friend, or wise man can decide … What’s right for you–just listen to the voice that speaks inside.” Shel Silverstein

4.) “If you are a dreamer come in. If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar, a hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer. If youre a pretender com sit by my fire, for we have some flax golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!” Shel Silverstein

5.) “Draw a crazy picture, write a nutty poem, sing a mumble-gumble song, whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance ‘cross the kitchen floor, put something silly in the world. That ain’t been there before.” Shel Silverstein

I think Shel Silverstein is a literary rockstar. What an inspiration! XO