The Quote Collection, Part Two started with The Quote Collection, Part One, although that’s rather obvious! I have a real thing for quotes, and I guess that’s rather obvious too.

In any case…

The last time I posted a few of my favorite quotes, I got notes from you. Since I love getting notes from you and would like to get more (I’m greedy like that), some of my other favorite quotes are included below.

You can quote me on this…

Quotes play a large part in my writing. I use them to set the tone in the individual sections in my books and in chapters as well. I used several in Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl and in 500 Acres and No Place to Hide, too. (This one comes to mind: “There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.”) And I used many in BOUNCE: A Memoir of Resilience.* In fact, I got the idea to call it BOUNCE because of this quote:

Life isn’t about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. 

The quotes included here used to hang all over the wall in my office when I lived in a cute little apartment in Warrenton, Virginia. I probably had 200 quotes that I stared at while working every day. I found many of them inspiring, others I found hysterical. (“I can’t think straight in flats!” and “Don’t be a whiny little shit.”) If you’ve got a quote or three that you like, I hope you’ll share it/them with me. I also hope you’ll tell me if you like any of these or any of the ones I share in “The Quote Collection, Part One.” You can leave a comment on this post, or drop me a note at

*This link allows you to read the Prologue and first two chapters for free. Yay! Free stuff!

This quote is in The Quote Collection Part Two because it's so very true. It says, "Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records." It's all about resilience.

This quote is in The Quote Collection Part Two because it’s so very true. “Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.” It’s all about resilience.