Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Notable Quotes

The beginning of January, when many people in the Western world turn their thoughts towards the success of last year's resolutions, and forming new ones for the fresh year.

A pair of quotes for both these occassion from people known for thinking - and taking action.

"When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum."
Desmond Tutu


"You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step."
Martin Luther King

6 comments:

Wylie Kinson said...

m. - you have NO IDEA how timely that MLK quote is for me.
I'm attempting to start my first full-length novel (just the THOUGHT of keeping 90,000K of detail in my head makes me nauseous) and I'm so ridiculously scared to begin... in case I fail!!
So thanks -- that was the inspiration I need to get my butt in gear.

M. said...

wylie - right back atcha. i'm so impressed you not only started but completed, not only completed but shopped, not only shopped but sold two pieces to a publisher.

me, i have no problem whatsoever in starting a huge, endlessly wordy piece - it's all those other steps on the ladder i have trouble with....

Christine d'Abo said...

Both of those quotes are fantastic. I love the MLK one as well. One step in front of the other...

julia said...

I like the Desmond Tutu one the best, maybe because I've resolved to clear away the chaff of my life this year.

Thomma Lyn said...

What wonderful quotes! I love them both -- so inspirational. You're getting me all fired up! :)

M. said...

christine, julia, thomma lynn - happy new year!