A Bit of Inspiration for 2014

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

I just finished scheduling posts for my blog this week. January 16, 2014 will mark the first year anniversary since I launched my new website and blog, blueroseromance.com.  I guess I can’t call them new anymore.

It’s been a busy year, and with just over 275 posts and nearly 48,000 hits, I suspect I may be spending too much time blogging. Though, in my defense, most of the posts are spotlights on other authors, including many of my fellow SMP comrades.

Hey, we all do what we can to help one another, don’t we?

One of the questions I let my bloggers choose to answer is their favorite quote, and I thought I’d share some of those with you today.  You know, because it’s the beginning of a new year, and I do want to motivate and inspire you–to write, to pursue your dreams, to take chances…



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It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.  ~Helen Keller

Energy and persistence conquer all things.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

The World is a book, those who do not travel read only one page.  ~St. Augustine

When at first you do succeed, try to hide the astonishment. (This wasn’t attributed to anyone-sorry!)

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. ~Charles Swindoll

Words are a lens to focus one’s mind. ~Ayn Rand

Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! ~Audrey Hepburn

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.  ~Theodore Roosevelt.

I do not claim ownership of my words. They are a gift from the one who sent me. ~John7:16

And finally, this one, which I think is worth a chuckle.

If you steal from one author it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research.  ~Wilson Mizner

I could go on and on. I’m kind of a quote nut. I think it goes along with my fascination for trivia. So, do you have a favorite quote?


“For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.”
—Catherine Drinker Bowen


About Collette Cameron

Bestselling, award-winning Historical Romance Author Collette Cameron pens Scottish and Regency Romances featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intrepid damsels who reform them. Mother to three and self-proclaimed Cadbury chocoholic, she’s crazy about dachshunds, cobalt blue, and makes her home in Oregon with her husband and five mini-dachshunds. You'll always find animals, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels.
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8 Responses to A Bit of Inspiration for 2014

  1. Hi Collette, Enjoyed reading all your quotations. My favorite…Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch

  2. This just became my fave: “When at first you do succeed, try to hide the astonishment.” 😀

  3. Beth Carter says:

    I absolutely LOVE quotes. Here’s one of my favorites (and I’m going by memory here but think it’s correct):
    “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill

  4. My kids gave me a T-shirt of Christmas with a quote from Morgan le Fay in a book that’s scheduled for publication in the Spring: “Love is just lust with some poetry attached.” And while I can’t say it’s my “favorite” quote, it’s my new favorite quote-on-a-t-shirt.

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