I have two inspirational quotes I like. One is writing related. One is not. The first is from my favorite poem by Robert Frost, The Road Less Traveled.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
My life has been full of less traveled roads. Each road I’ve taken, although full of rocks and potholes, has been well worth the journey.
The second quote is from Pulitzer Prize winner, Junot Diaz. I kind of live by this quote, simply because it defines who I am as a writer. Even if book sales aren’t going well, writing goals aren’t panning out, I receive a crappy review, or I’m just flat out having a sucky day, this quote inspires me to remember why I write, and I push forward.