I’m on the road today but thought,
why not launch the week
with some pithy creative wisdom?
Neil Gaiman is always a great place to start:

sandman-volume-9-kindly-ones_2776_400“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”
~NEIL GAIMAN, THE SANDMAN, Volume 9: The Kindly Ones

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” ~Michelangelo

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”
~Erica Jong

“Everyone was born with two ends. One is used for sitting. The other for thinking. Success in life depends upon which one you use the most. Heads, you win. Tails, you lose.”
…..Or the writer’s interpretation:
“If you write, butt in chair is the only route to the winners’ circle. Brain function is encouraged but unfortunately not mandatory.”

“Life is always either a tightrope or feather bed. Give me the tightrope.”
~Edith Wharton

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
~Pablo Picasso

It is not in the still calm of life . . . that great characters are formed.”
~Abigail Adams

“A Little alarm now and then keeps life from stagnation.”
~British novelist Fanny Burney

Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced.
~Alfred North Whitehead

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art”
~Leonard da Vinci

Hope to be back in person by next Monday.

Don’t forget IWSG first Wednesday!!!