Happy Birthday to My Very Own Muse

Happy Birthday to My Very Own Muse

The pages continue to turn, and every day I’m a little older, hopefully a little wiser and a lot more grateful. Do I have regrets? I have a few – but not as many as you might think. If it hadn’t been for the darkness, I never would have known the light. In life we all take different paths, some more difficult than others, but in the end, all that matters is whether or not they lead us home.

Richard Paul Evans

For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.

Denzel Washington

We ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?

Franz Kafka

Now I become myself. It’s taken time, many years and places.

May Sarton

No Black woman writer in this culture can write “too much.” Indeed, no woman writer can write “too much”…no woman has ever written enough.

Bell Hooks

Where there is a woman there is magic.

Ntozake Shange

I’ll tell you what freedom is to me. No fear.

Nina Simone

For, without love, pleasure withers quickly, becomes a foul taste on the palate, and pleasure’s inventions are soon exhausted. There must be a soul within the body you are holding, a soul which you are striving to meet, a soul which is striving to meet yours.

James Baldwin

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

Malcolm X

You become a writer because you need to become a writer – nothing else.

Grace Paley

There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.

Edgar Allan Poe

Honesty in fiction is the most important thing there is.

Neil Gaiman

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.

Karen Blixen

A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.

Maya Angelou

Happy Birthday Sarafina!


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