The most important thing to remember is this: to be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.
--W.E.B. Du Bois
"Find what you love and let it kill you." --Charles Bukowski
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." --Ayn Rand
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing in." --Chinese Proverb
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you want. -- Margaret Young
Melissa Brown Levine is a copy editor, proofreader, manuscript consultant, and writer.