#Motivation Monday: Quotes

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I’ll be providing an update in a few days about how my various New Year’s resolutions are going, as part of the monthly wrap-up, but it’s fair to say now that I’m not operating at 100% yet, for a lot of reasons.

I thought this would be a good time to share a few choice bits of wisdom and inspiration that help keep me going. Some are about writing specifically, some about art, and some about life in general, but they’re all good things to keep in mind when you want to give up on whatever you’re doing.

“Creativity takes courage.”  Henri Matisse

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” — Salvador Dali

“Sometimes the best way to learn something is by doing it wrong and looking at what you did.” — Neil Gaiman

“It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.” — Ursula K. Le Guin

“Passion is what gets you through the hardest times that might otherwise make strong men weak, or make you give up.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” — Octavia E. Butler
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe
Got any quotes to add to my list? I’d love to hear your favorites!
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