Friday, November 21, 2014

Quotes from : Jason E. Hodges

I’m not afraid to die, but I’m also not afraid to live


Writers that are pouring their soul out for the world to see will cast a perfect reflection of themselves in their work


I was just a drifter, a writer of what I saw.


My life has been a storm of change. Some I did not want, but all I have weathered.


Some live it, some wish they lived it, and some never know it’s there.


You know you’re getting somewhere as a writer when the rejection letters mean as much as spam in your inbox.


We didn’t have AC or Cable TV. We had shade trees and storytellers. This is where my writing comes from.


I write novellas, short books, whatever. I set out to write a good story not write a dictionary.


Writers live within their mind for their flesh and bones are stuck in a far worse place.


Sometimes people just can't take how real the world can be. Even if they're your friend they’ll drop away from you like petals to a dying flower to keep their own sanity. 


A poet writes what they see every day, what they know, what they’ve lived or barely lived through. 


Sometimes the rules of writing get in the way of a good story told.


A shovel is the greatest motivational teacher I know.


Sleeplessness and being a writer seem to go together hand in hand. 


If you’re not going to immerse yourself in your work as a writer then don’t write. But beware, if you’re a writer who does not write, you stand a good chance of drowning in the world that surrounds you. 


Chaos is life, if you're doing great things.


For the writer that has truly suffered, their pen, their words, their art will become as important as breathing.


Lies are served like a fine delicacy. But beware, the truth of it all will sour, lodge in your throat, and choke your very existence if you continue to believe them.


Sweat, blood, and tears mean nothing in your writing if you’re not willing to burn what doesn’t work.


Even the wolf gets anxious, but the wolf keeps moving and doing, all while being washed in the magic of moonlight.


You can be the greatest at stringing words together, but if you don’t mean what you say, your words will not live long in this world.


People who think following your dreams is a fairytale don’t realize they’re living the biggest fairytale of all, following the sheep.

These quotes are from my book : Petals Falling

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