"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea
that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you're licked
before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
You rarely win, but sometimes you do."
--Atticus Finch, from Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Free the Slaves Erin Murphy Literary Agency Poetry 180 Quest for Kindness Teachers & Writers Save Darfur Coalition
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
--Mohandas K. Gandhi
"Much can be said for social savoire faire,
But to rejoice when no one else is there
Is even harder than it is to weep.
No one is watching, but you have to leap."
"Ideas become reality when the right
people commit to them. There are two
categories of the "right people"--
mentors and peers."
"Do it. Creativity is the
only cure for criticism."
"Poems come out of wonder,
not out of knowing."