I love quotes. On my fan page on Facebook, I’ve been posting writing quotes. Here are a few of my favorites:
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. - Jules Renard (1864-1910)
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you. - Z.N. Hurston
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. ~ Baltasar Gracián
I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~ Elmore Leonard
What makes a quote memorable is it touches something inside of you. It sparks emotion, hope, laughter or a memory among other things. It makes you think especially if you connect with the quote in some way.
Scripture verses do all of that and more. When I feel like I’m just floundering and feel like God has forgotten me, this verse comes to mind:
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11
God has a plan and purpose for my life. I matter to Him. When I look back on the things that happen to me I realize how true Jeremiah 29:11 is. Sometimes in the midst of the confusion, I just can’t see clearly enough to see the end game. I’m glad sees the end game on my behalf.
My friend, Larry Randolph, once said: “God factors our stupidity into our destiny.”
What are some of your favorite quotes or scripture verses?
© Nadine Zawacki 2009