“My advice to young writers (and myself): Don’t write as if you’ll be paid by the word; write as if you’ll be charged by it.” —David Jauss (with thanks to Mary Akers for sharing)
“I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.” —John Keats. (To whom I say, “Go get ‘em, Tyger!”)
“You can complete a project by dropping it.” —Arianna Huffington, at Smith College graduation
“One boy’s footprints are not long in being lost in the snow, in the steadily falling snow of the shortest day, the longest night; they are lost as soon as they are made. And once again the heath is clothed in drifting white. And there is no ghost, save the one ghost that lives in the heart of a motherless boy till his footprints disappear.” —“Independent People,” by Halldor Laxness
Bill Gates inspires me
Here he is talking in compassionate and reasonable ways about how to save lives.