The Parlor

  • To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all. ~Lord Byron

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  • To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard

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  • Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

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  • The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector. This is the writer’s radar and all great writers have had it. ~Ernest Hemingway

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  • May I have the courage today To live the life that I would love, To postpone my dreams no longer But do at last what I came here for And waste my heart on fear no more. ~John O’Donohue

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  • Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. ~Henry David Thoreau

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  • No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself ~ Friedrich Nietzsche      

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  • No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else. ~ Charles Dickens