Mark Terry

Monday, January 04, 2010

What Teddy Said

January 4, 2010
Okay, let's get this year started with some other guy's great motivational quotes, in this case, Theodore Roosevelt. I think you'll find they apply to writing quite well.

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."--Theodore Roosevelt

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."--Theodore Roosevelt

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."--Theodore Roosevelt

"I am a part of everything that I have read."--Theodore Roosevelt

"I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man."--Theodore Roosevelt

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."--Theodore Roosevelt

And the one that we should remember:

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again ... who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly."--Theodore Roosevelt

So for 2010, I hope you dare greatly.

Mark Terry


Blogger Natasha Fondren said...


And LOVE the last one. :-)

12:32 PM  

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