I’m changing it up a bit. Found some good quotes to share this morning including a few from Tom Clancy whose death was announced yesterday. 

“Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities will not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.” (Tom Clancy) 

“The difference between fiction and reality. Fiction has to make sense.” (Tom Clancy)

“Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words. If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world.” (Tom Clancy)

“The writing life is a life lived with all the windows and doors opened…And rendering what one sees through those opened windows and doors in language is a way of bearing witness to the mystery of what it is to be alive in this world.” (Julia Alvarez)

“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.” (Peter Handke)

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.” (Samuel Johnson)

I hope these quotes have encouraged someone. Hope everyone has a great day!