“There is no greater agony than an untold story,” speaker at a women’s conference.

“I hope you write something really good. Something you believe in,” Stuart  Whitworth speaking to Skeeter Phelan in Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help.”

“Where books are burned, they will, in the end, burn people, too,” Henrich Heine

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference,” Robert Frost

“Anyone who truly understands how God’s grace comes to us will have a changed life. That’s the Gospel, not salvation by law, or by cheap grace, but by costly grace. Costly grace changes you from the inside out. Neither law nor cheap grace can do that,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Worry cleavers the mind, splitting thoughts between today and tomorrow,” Max Lucado

Psalm 139

“It occurs to me it is not so much the aim of the devil to lure me with evil as it is to preoccupy me with the meaningless, ” Donald Miller

Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God,” William Carey.

“First, beat reporting requires patience. Resist the urge to write the big story until you gain seasoning and nuance. …Second, beat reporting requires perspective. After a while, beat writers start writing too much ‘inside baseball’ …Be sure to have a ‘kitchen cabinet’ of colleagues and friends who can set you straight,” Joe Verrengia, The Associated Press

“Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order to make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world,” Andy Andrews, from “The Butterfly Effect.”

“It’s part of the writer’s routine, collecting half-told tales and then letting them slip away. But they always leave a mark in my memory, like the ghost of an ancient artifact,” Peter Hessler, “Oracle Bones.”

“It’s is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.”

“Own what you can always carry with you; know languages, know countries know people. Let your memory be your bag,” A. Soltzhenistyn

“that is why we need to travel. if we don’t offer ourselves to the unknown our senses dull. our world becomes small and we lose our sense of wonder. our eyes don’t life to the horizon; our ears don’t hear the sounds around us. The edge is off our experience and we pass our days in a routine that is both comfortable and limiting. we wake up one day and realized that we have lost our dreams in order to protect our days.”

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do,” Pele

“If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“God does not have to come and tell me what I must do for Him, He brings me into a relationship with Himself where I hear His call and understand what He wants me to do, and I do it out of sheer love to Him… When people say they have had a call to foreign service, or to any particular sphere of work, they mean that their relationship to God has enabled them to realize what they can do for God,” Oswald Chambers


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