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Monday Morning Wisdom #368

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Monday Morning Wisdom #368

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

~Robert Frost

Monday Morning Wisdom # 367

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Monday Morning Wisdom # 367

Humor plays close to the big hot fire which is Truth.

~E.B. White

Monday Morning Wisdom #366

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Monday Morning Wisdom #366

Bowing out of the comparison game will require you to stop looking outward for affirmation and feelings of accomplishment and start charting your course inwardly, with the quiet satisfaction that you’re not in this life to see how well you measure up against others. You’re here to live an extraordinary life, regardless of what others do with theirs.

~ Steven James, “12 Foolproof Ways to Fail as a Writer,” January/February 2022 Writers Digest

Monday Morning Wisdom #365

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Monday Morning Wisdom #365

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.
~Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Monday Morning Wisdom #363

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Monday Morning Wisdom #363

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
~Samuel Smiles

Monday Morning Wisdom #362

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Monday Morning Wisdom #362

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
~George S. Patton

Monday Morning Wisdom #361

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Monday Morning Wisdom #361

Everybody makes their own fun. If you don’t make it yourself, it isn’t fun. It’s entertainment.
~David Mamet

Monday Morning Wisdom #359: U is for Peter Ustinov

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Monday Morning Wisdom #359: U is for Peter Ustinov

The sound of laughter has always seemed to me the most civilized music in the universe. ~Peter Ustinov, from Dear Me

Monday Morning Wisdom #358: O is for Cynthia Ozick

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Monday Morning Wisdom #358: O is for Cynthia Ozick

I read in order to write. I read out of obsession with writing. ~Cynthia Ozick

Monday Morning Wisdom #357: I is for Irwin Shaw

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Monday Morning Wisdom #357: I is for Irwin Shaw

An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. ~Irwin Shaw