Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Heroes & Monsters

7 Oct

Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to my blog. Colleen Chesebro is a writer, poet, and book reviewer. She hosts an inspiring event every Wednesday on her blog, Silver Threading, called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer and posting it on your blog. Check out her weekly wrap-up and be inspired by all the quotes.

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“Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.”

~Margaret Atwood

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What scary thing have you overcome lately?

19 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Heroes & Monsters”

  1. kcg1974 October 7, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    Great question & awesome artwork. We all have ‘fears,’ don’t we? Fear of failure, fear of success.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 7, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

      Hello. You’re absolutely right . . . fear of being criticized, fear of not being good enough, fear of letting people down. It goes on and on. It’s always scary to take risks and put yourself out there, but that’s what makes life exciting. At least for me. 🙂

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      • kcg1974 October 7, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

        So right, Vashti! So afraid I was to even press “Send” on my post today. Afraid to even write a book again. Afraid of failing. Afraid of everything. Still am because there’s so much more to do…With God and a prayer….

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

        I agree. I’m always a little afraid to press that publish button too. We have to feel the fear and do it anyway. There’s no courage without fear. 🙂 xx

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      • kcg1974 October 7, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

        Well said!

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  2. stacilys October 7, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    Haha. Yes, that’s true. I never thought of it that way. HOw can one be a hero, without overcoming something scary?
    Thanks Vashti. Have a great rest of the week.
    🙂

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  3. olganm October 7, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    My most recent enemy has been a computer virus (I hope I’ve beaten it up with some help), but seriously, Staci is right, we all have fears. And Margaret Atwood puts it perfectly. Be well!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

      Hi Olga! It’s always great hearing from you. I hope your computer issues have been resolved. Thank you and have a great day and weekend!

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  4. jazzytower October 8, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Mmmm! I never thought of it that way, but it makes sense:)

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 9, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

      I’m glad this quote made everyone think––including me. If you really think about it, we have to face something scary almost everyday. We should celebrate the little heroic victories. 😉

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  5. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin October 8, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    Life can be pretty scary at times, the idea is to confront what life throws at you and become the heroes if our own stories … Sometimes easier said than done 😏

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 9, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

      That’s true, but think of the alternative. We can’t always allow the monsters to win. We should face each situation with courage. ❤

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  6. Silver Threading October 8, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    I love this quote because it always come down to good vs. evil, the fundamental of all fairy tales. Excellent! ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

      Thank you Colleen, you’re right. Sometimes the scary things we need to face are not so obvious until we’ve overcome them.

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  7. Hannah Spannah Coco Banana October 11, 2015 at 5:39 am #

    I’m working hard at overcoming my fear of not being able to earn money and am now going to register as self employed. Aaaagh! Thanks for linking to #featurefridays

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

      Well, I wish you all the best. Keep a positive attitude (I know it’s hard) and work hard and you’ll be successful. Good luck Hannah! 😀

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  8. JESS44903 October 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    This is so great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Like

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