Sunday, September 9, 2012

Quotes for the week



Medical school and editing have been especially grueling this week, so I thought I'd pass along some motivating quotes. Words, from those who are far wiser and more experienced than I'll ever be, have gotten me through a lot. 

"Don't let perfectionism paralyze you. If you're not failing, chances are, you're not trying hard enough." 
Anonymous

For it would seem - her case proved it - that we write, not with the fingers, but with the whole person. The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fibre of our being, threads the heart, pierces the liver.” 
 Virginia Woolf

“Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”

—Enid Bagnold
“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”

—Allen Ginsberg, WD





4 comments:

  1. This one is my favorite:

    "Don't let perfectionism paralyze you. If you're not failing, chances are, you're not trying hard enough."

    So, so true :)

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  2. I needed this tonight. Especially the first quote. Thanks, Saumya!

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