Once a week I’ll supply you with a quote to encourage you in your writing life. They come from a variety of sources; I consider them all quotes for writers, even when they aren’t obviously about writing.
For example, today’s from Roman poet Decimius Magnus Ausonius (frequently referred to simply as Ausonius), is meant as a gentle nudge to just get started on your writing project, because you will surely move closer to completion by beginning the deed.
Begin, for half the deed is in beginning;
Begin the other half, and you will finish.
Source: Finnegan, Ruth. “5. Harvesting Others’ Words: The Long Tradition of Quotation Collections.” Why Do We Quote? Cambridge, UK.: Open Book Pub, 2011. N. pag. Print.
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