Hello and welcome to day two of the «Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge». See part one here for the challenge rules as well as my paltry excuses for not actually doing it properly. Or just enjoy today’s serving of quotes that have very little to do with dancing or motivation, but that I love nevertheless.
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
– Sarah Williams
You have definitely heard this one before. It is the second half of the fourth stanza of the wonderful poem The Old Astronomer by Sarah Williams. The poem, which, contrary to popular belief, has ten stanzas, not four, is one I’ve learned by heart for no reason at all and frequently recite to myself when I need to calm down or distract myself from intrusive or spiraling thoughts. While the quote is beautiful, the poem in its entirety is even more so. Read it here.
Fairy tales are more than true – not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.
– Neil Gaiman (technically misquoting G.K. Chesterton)
Neil Gaiman is another one of my all-time favourite authors. His stories are very graceful and his narrating style is unique. He is also my favourite audiobook narrator.
I didn’t come this far to only come this far.
This one has no discernible author. I first stumbled upon it during NaNoWriMo and it actually motivated me to finish my project on time. A reminder of what you’ve accomplished can help you carry on when things get difficult. (Emphasized nicely in this comic by Owlturd.)
As before, please feel free to nominate yourselves since I didn’t have the guts to nominate anyone as per the challenge rules!
Featured image by Fabien Barral via Unsplash.