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Saturday, October 13, 2012

15 Totally Inspirational Quotes....That Aren't Real

Fiction enriches our lives.  I might not be quite the same person if I didn't read or see some of these quotations.  Here are some fantastically inspirational quotes from people who never actually existed (or who possibly existed, but probably didn't say anything like this):

Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think
Winnie The Pooh

Never give up.  Never surrender.

Galaxy Quest

Just keep swimming (writing).  Just keep swimming (writing) swimming (writing) swimming.  What do we do?  We swim (write). Swim (write).
 Finding Nemo

Do or do not.  There is no try.
The Empire Strikes Back

Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Ferris Beuller's Day Off

You are what you choose to be.
The Iron Giant

Every man dies.  Not every man really lives.

Each day means a new twenty-four hours.  Each day means everything's possible again.  You live in the moment.  You die in the moment.  You take it all one day at a time.

What are we holding onto, Sam?
That there's some good in the world, Mr. Frodo.  And it's worth fighting for. 
The Two Towers (Movie)

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.
The Lorax

Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?
It's a Wonderful Life

We're actors in our lives, pretending to be who we want people to think we are.
 Perfect Chemistry

Life is not about how hard you can hit.  It's about how hard you can get hit.

Rocky 5

It is not our abilities that define us.  It is our choices.
Harry Potter

And of course, last but not least, is the most important advice of all for all writers and would-be-writers alike:

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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