"I learned . . . that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness." ~ Brenda Ueland, 1891-1986
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
~ Vincent van Gogh
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."
~ Mark Twain
"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792-1822
"Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist so long as she manages to also be a good wife, mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed and unaggressive." ~ Marya Mannes (1904-1990), journalist and writer
"All things must change to something new, to something strange." ~ Longfellow
"Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons." ~ Ruth Ann Schabacker
"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance."
~ George Bernard Shaw
"To change one's life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions."
~ William James, 1842-1910