Writers Quote Wednesday – INSPIRATION

1 Jun

Hello everyone! It’s Writers Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen Chesebro (Silver Threading) and Ronovan Hester (Ronovan Writes). The theme for this week’s quotes is Inspiration.

What is Inspiration?

Something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone.

As the meaning of the word implies inspiration can come from anywhere. There are so many things that inspire me; songs, dreams, nightmares, poems, illustrations, people, animals . . . I’ve even been inspired by a tree. Check out my short story A Cursed Tree 😉

I decided that today I would post quotes that inspire and I hope they do encourage and motivate you. ❤

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Disney World – Epcot Center

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

~Jimmy Dean

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

~Francis of Assisi

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

~Vince Lombardi

“Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day – as long as you treat it that way.”

~Skylar Grey

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

~F. Scott Fitzgerald


“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

~Nido Qubein

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Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge is sponsored by Colleen Chesebro of Silver Threading and Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer then, write a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all. You can include photos, photo quotes, or anything else that helps to highlight your quote. Have fun with it! This week’s theme is INSPIRATION.

**Be sure to check out both Colleen and Ronovan’s blogs.

38 Responses to “Writers Quote Wednesday – INSPIRATION”

  1. nagrij June 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

    Well, I’m inspired.


  2. jacquelineobyikocha June 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    I particularly like the last quote by Nido and the photos makes you wear a smile 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

      Hi Jacqueline! Yes, that quote touched me too. The photos were taken at Disney world’s Epcot Center. I was vacationing there and believe me I did not want to leave. It’s a magical place. Thank you! 😀

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  3. olganm June 1, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    Great quotes and great pics. Thanks for the inspiration, Vashti!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

      You’re very welcome Olga! These quotes are very inspiring, at least for me and I’m glad for you too. 🙂


  4. Al Lane June 1, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    Great quotes, Vashti. I especially like the one about adjusting our sails to the wind. It’s never a straight path to our destination! 🙂


  5. stacilys June 2, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    Wonderful and inspiring quotes Vashti. I think I’m going to have to pin this post to go back to in the future. Love the Francis of Assisi one. I’ve read it before, but today you’ve brought it back to memory.
    Hope you’re having and amazing week.
    Btw, have you heard of this site, http://www.thefableonline.com/about/. You should submit some of your work there, if you like.
    Have a great end of the week.
    🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 2, 2016 at 10:30 am #

      Hi Staci! I’m happy you enjoyed them. That quote is one of my favorites as well. I’ve used it before. It really is inspiring. I’m having a terrific week I hope you are too. I will check out the link. Thanks for thinking of me, leaving this lovely comment, and for pinning! 😀 ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • stacilys June 2, 2016 at 10:44 am #

        You’re welcome Vashti. Always welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Annette Rochelle Aben June 2, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    My favorite quote here is from St. Francis… you chose so many great quotes, I know that everyone will find something to put a smile on their heart.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 2, 2016 at 10:35 am #

      That’s a powerful quote and I’ve used it before because it inspires me a great deal. Whenever I can’t figure something out in one of my stories or I’m overwhelmed, reading this quote helps me put things in perspective. It’s like a template of how your mind should work. Aww. Thank you, I hope so. 🙂


  7. Silver Threading June 2, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    Amazing quotes, Vashti! I think the Vince Lombardi quote was my favorite. It sure applies to all of us struggling artists! LOL! Your photos are awesome! ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 2, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      I think all these quotes can apply to us struggling artists, ha, ha, but Vince’s quote did hit home since I’m a perfectionist by nature. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. I went to Disney World and Universal Studios, Florida on vacation. The pictures were taken in Epcot Center where a Flower and Garden Festival was taking place. It was a pleasant surprise because although Epcot is beautiful it doesn’t normally look so colorful and animated. The kid in me was delighted. 😀 xx

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      • Silver Threading June 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

        I loved those photos. Disney World in CA always has tons of flower displays, well at least they used to. That is true inspiration when we can awaken the inner child in each of us! ❤

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 2, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

        I’ve never been to Disneyland. Disney World is always colorful with blooming fairytale characters, but Epcot is more of an adult park (with replicas of different countries around the world) but this time it was colorful and magical like Disney World. I was so happy. 😀

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  8. Teagan Geneviene June 4, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

    Superb quotes, Vashti. Hugs

    Liked by 1 person

  9. jazzytower June 5, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    Love, love these quotes. Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. jaye22 June 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    Love your photos Vashti and great quotes that you have shared X X X

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 6, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

      My hubby and I got lucky and visited Epcot Center when they were having the Flower and Garden Festival, so the entire park was decked out in these beautiful topiaries and flowers. And at the end they had a fireworks display. Loved it! Thank you so much my friend! I appreciate you! ❤ xx

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  11. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) June 6, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    Definitely some inspiring quotes there, positive thoughts! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

    Liked by 1 person

  12. JESS44903 June 8, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    Such great quotes! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Morgan Prince June 8, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    OMG I love your photos!!! I went to Walt Disney World with my boys last year and we always miss the flower & garden festival! They’re wonderful photos and make me miss the place so much. Great quotes too, I’m definitely feeling inspired. Thanks for sharing. x

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! Disney World is an amazing place for kids of any age. 😉 Yay! I’m always happy when one of my posts inspires someone. Thank you for the visit and great comment. 😀 xx


  14. dgkaye June 8, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    Loved the inspirational quotes and the photos Vashti. 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  15. lucrativethoughts365 August 30, 2016 at 1:44 am #

    Hope u can stop by and read some of my work, I like this!


  16. Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 13, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

    Thanks for featuring my post in the ‘Traffic Jam’, Kimberly!



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