In my first book, I had quotations at the beginning of each chapter that in some way had to do with the theme of the following pages. I have since removed them because I found that the quotes were in most cases more helpful and meaningful to me as a way to regroup my thoughts and pin-point exactly what I wanted to say – they were less important to the overall impact of the novel.
But there are a few that remain so inspiring to me that I thought I’d share them here:
“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.” -David Boorstin
“Truly it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” -Meister Eckhart
And my personal favorite:
“For me, writing something down was the only road out.” -Anne Tyler
And just the other day, a friend told me “the surest way to be happy is to really, really want what you already have…” Big aha moment for me. So you see, I’m a sucker for great quotations if you have one to share!