This week on the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop, Jenna Da Sie asks:
What are some of your favourite famous quotes and why?
When I first read this topic I thought there was no way I'd be able to come up with any quotes. It's not like I memorize them to use as a mantra or anything like that. But when I started thinking of quotes as lines from books or movies, a lightbulb went off.
The Princess Bride
This has to be one of the most quotable movies of all time. Just look at this poster! I have a copy that lives in my office and I love it. My favourite is "As You Wish." Could there be a more romantic way to say "I love you?" I'm reading Ilona Andrews "Kate Daniels" series, and at one point Curran says "As you wish" to Kate, while holding The Princess Bride book. It gave me chills. (BTW, if you like paranormal action adventure with just enough romance, you really should check this series out).
Pride and Prejudice
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Not only one of my favourite quotes, quite possibly the best first line of any book, ever. It completely captures the tone and theme of what comes next. Brilliant.
Here are some of the quotes that keep me writing even when it gets tough (which is most of the time).
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." Richard Bach
"I hate writing, I love having written." Dorothy Parker
"If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word." Margaret Atwood
"I can fix a bad page. I can't fix a blank one." Nora Roberts
I'm also a big fan of this poster, the Writer's Manifesto, which has a lot of great quotes to consider.
Do you have a favourite quote? It doesn't have to be life changing – it could simply be something that makes you feel. Please share in the comments!
Now I'll pass you on to Jenna da Sie, the authoress of this topic. What favourites does she have?