2 Posts for Motivation:

"It never occurred to me that I couldn’t live the life I wanted to lead. It never occurred to me that I could be stopped...I had this very simple view: that the reason people who start out with ideals or aspirations don’t do what they dream of doing when they’re young is because they quit. I thought, well, I won’t quit."

– Susan Sontag

"One must be pitiless about this matter of "mood." In a sense, the writing will create the mood. ... I have forced myself to begin writing when I've been utterly exhausted, when I've felt my soul as thin as a playing card, when nothing has seemed worth enduring for another five minutes ... and somehow the activity of writing changes everything."

– Joyce Carol Oates

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"Be so good they can't ignore you." - Steve Martin