"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
—Muriel Rukeyser


You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.—Alan Alda [via M.J. Ryan, The Power of Patience]

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.—Margaret Thatcher [via M.J. Ryan, The Power of Patience]

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself…every day begin the task anew.—St. Francis de Sales [via M.J. Ryan, The Power of Patience]

George Lucas put up his own money to make Star Wars because no one believed in his vision. By the time the movie came out, he was completely broke. But he ended up becoming phenomenally wealthy precisely because he had been unable to sell any of the rights to the film or sequels. --M.J. Ryan, The Power of Patience


Anonymous said...

A writer aspiring to write a novel can learn from these quotes. I've seen impatience sink many a project.

Thanks, Ken!

therese patrick, author said...

These quotes are the silver lining for aspiring novelists waiting to hear back from agents and editors. This is when patience is forced upon us.

The way to overcome - start a new project.