There never was a day that did not bring its own opportunity for doing good that never could have been done before, and never can be again.— W. H. Burleigh
I never thought about losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. . .. We all have to take defeats in life.— Muhammad Ali
Writing is like anything-baseball, playing, piano playing, sewing, hammering nails. The more you work at it, the better you get. But it seems to take a longer time to get better at writing than hammering nails.— Betsy Byars
— Betsy Byars
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.-– George R.R. Martin
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually, they make the difference between winning and losing.— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I am a believer in regular work, and [I] never wait for inspiration.— Jack London
Vigorous [strong, effective] writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.— William Strunk, Jr.