Quotation Explorer - 'Richelle E. Goodrich'

It seems my heart is made of tissue paper; I wish the world would handle it more delicately. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Be true to the writer within you; tell the story you're dying to tell in exactly the way you wish to tell it, and don't trust anyone who tries to sway you otherwise. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Twitter is a serious writing distraction. As are grapefruits. The two have nothing else in common. - Richelle E. Goodrich
As a writer, I see the saga of your life in a single glimpse. It may be inaccurate, but my version doesn't lack for creativity. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Life's lessons aren't always new. Often they're the same old worn-out truths offering us greater depths of wisdom and understanding. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I hang around kids so people will assume when I act like one it's because I'm babysitting. - Richelle E. Goodrich
No matter what you write, no matter how meticulous and painstaking the creation process, someone is going to laugh, scorn, and dissect your work with criticism while another quietly falls in love with it. - Richelle E. Goodrich
What a grim feeling it is to come across a written line so exceptionally inspiring that your first reaction is, 'Criminy, why didn't I ever think to write that!' - Richelle E. Goodrich
Ci sono molti che non vogliono dormire per paura degli incubi. Purtroppo, ci sono molti che non vogliono svegliarsi per la stessa paura. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Every book is its own black hole. Don’t fight the pull; find out where it takes you. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A closed book will lie there like a dead horse. But an open book will kick, buck, and bolt through perceived adventures like a wild and free stallion. So hold on. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Death was a quiet evil, unavoidable like the dark night and defenseless sleep and tearful sorrows. It had hunted her down and slithered close, wanting only to smother every last flicker of life."—from "My Aquarius - Richelle E. Goodrich
The spirit of Christmas abides in harmonious carols like those sung by angels on the day of Christ’s birth. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Some things can't be taught; they can only be discovered. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The magic of reading happens when an author’s written work strings you along until your imagination, aware of your wants, molds the tale into an extraordinary world to be visited frequently—perhaps dwelt in for years. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I love when I finish reading a chapter that I wrote and my cheeks hurt from smiling and all I can utter is, 'Wow.' - Richelle E. Goodrich
My brain tends to take the scenic route. Things come to the forefront of my mind sooner or later, it just takes time. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Books are carnival rides for your imagination. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Why hasn't someone lassoed a few teenagers and had them sit down and write out all the supposed answers they have so we can solve the world's problems already? - Richelle E. Goodrich
New light in the skyannounces a sacred birth.Shine brightly young star. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Zahvalnost ne menja pejzaž oko nas. Ona samo pere prozor kroz koji ga posmatramo, pa jasno vidimo boje. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When my problems seem overwhelming and impossible to solve, I hold fast to these facts: God is real, He is right, and He cares. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When we all pass from this life and gather on the other side, the only thing each of us will have is his own story to tell. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Only a writer would slap a bumper sticker on her car that read, 'Seriously, I'd rather be working'. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When I count my blessings, I find you in every one. - Richelle E. Goodrich
MOTHERSMeasuringOutTheirHighestEffortsRearingSouls - Richelle E. Goodrich
A writer writes knowing that nothing else will elicit the same kind of satisfaction and personal triumph as molding the written word into a reader's great experience. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Thanksgiving is not only being aware of the abundance of good in the world but embracing it. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Your life is not a simulation; it's the real game. Play wisely. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Forgiveness is kindness regardless. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A writer writesregardless...even though...notwithstanding...despite...at any rate...anyhow...nevertheless...in the face of...undeterred by...heedless of...and because.The true writer simply continues to write. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Do you feel that? It is a calm shift in the wind. Do you hear that? It is a soft whisper of hope. Do you see that? It is the divine hand of guidance, mercifully extended to aid our good fight. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Life is a book that someone else is reading—and you, a key character—hence the need for continual conflict and resolution. We can't have any boring books. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I write so others might contemplate things that are out of the ordinary. I write to make people feel—to cause laughter and tears and anger at injustice. I write so the world will imagine and wonder at crazy, incredible truths. I write to have a tiny bit of influence on a universal conscience. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Shepherds lift their heads,not to gaze at a new lightbut to hear angels. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A new star shines bright.Angels herald the good news.The Christ child is born. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Gingerbread houseswith gumdrops and peppermintand marshmallow snow. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Glittering tinsel,lights, glass balls, and candy canesdangle from pine trees. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When I sit down to write I actually ask myself, 'Who do you want to be today?' - Richelle E. Goodrich
Should-haves are the devil’s greatest tool against our personal progress. He shouts in our ears that they are failures, while God calmly whispers they are lessons. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Life can be awful. Life can be ugly.And still there are those who smile at the darkness, anticipating the beauty of an eventual sunrise. - Richelle E. Goodrich
We live our lives supposing things are as they appear to be when that is almost never the case. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A Halloween flower,if ever there was one,would smell like an onion,have thorns like a rose.With charcoal black petalsand vines that entangle,t'would grow under moonlightin mud, I suppose. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Sometimes poets expect me to think far deeper than I'm willing to dig. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I read so I might live a thousand lives in a lifetime. I write to control the particulars in those lives. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The cup is both half full and half empty; it has never been one or the other. Stop obsessing over a trivial point and be thankful you have something to drink. - Richelle E. Goodrich
It is said that you can't write without a reader. The opposite holds true as well; you can't read without a writer. But if as a single, creative person you are one in the same, then, well.....problem solved! Great writing is born from that which we personally long to read. - Richelle E. Goodrich
There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today. Never give up. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Che significa che devo avere l'approvazione di qualcuno? Io sono qualcuno. Io approvo. Quindi do il permesso a me stesso di andare avanti con il mio pieno supporto. - Richelle E. Goodrich
As I quietly stare off into space, eyes glazed over and brow thoughtfully taut, know that I am going about my business. I am a storyteller. Daydreaming is the best part of my job. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The Christmas spirit will elude you'til a selfless love consumes youand the joy of giving moves you. - Richelle E. Goodrich
In my lifetime I have witnessed far too many miracles to believe in impossibilities, and so I am officially modifying the definition. im·pos·si·ble [im-pos-uh-buhl]Old definition: Unable to be done.New definition: Unable to be ignored until done. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Don't ever quit pretending. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Some books mirror reality while others are entirely fantasy. My favorite are those that manage to weave both into a world. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Wise men come to seea child of greater wisdomand honor divine. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Closed books are like closed eyes—you must open them to see anything. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Beware of giggle grins; they are highly contagious. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Write at a pace that doesn't surpass your creative flow. Don't be hasty; don't be sloppy. Don't forfeit impressive writing for an impressive word count. Because eventually it will all have to be edited, and you'll find that it is harder to make bad writing good than to make good writing better. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Every exceptional writer holds a Master of Arts in Daydreaming. - Richelle E. Goodrich
To fight discouragement, remind yourself of the basics: I can write.I have the opportunity to do so. I love what I write. Now smile and be thankful. - Richelle E. Goodrich
BIG books are better. There, I said it and it's true. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The written word can make one pause and contemplate. It can make a reader sigh to dream or question a belief in considerable depth. But all of that is nothing if those words fail to touch the heart and make one feel. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Be not wishing and pining but thankfully content. For it is a short bridge between wanting and regret."- from "Dimpellumpzki - Richelle E. Goodrich
When you understand that faith is God’s muscle at your disposal, moving mountains doesn’t seem so extraordinary. - Richelle E. Goodrich
There are things known—things experienced, felt, and understood—that words hold no power to convey. Attempting to do so only dilutes their substance and does them injustice. - Richelle E. Goodrich
To obtain wealth beyond measure, seek to make more friends than money. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I am more and more convinced that some people are put in our lives solely to try our patience and tamper with our tolerance levels. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If we were to behave half as well as we believe others ought to behave, we might prove ourselves as grand in character as excuses and justifications prevent us from being. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Church was never meant to be a place for gods to gather, but for devils wanting to shed their horns for halos. - Richelle E. Goodrich
There are days when writing is within my power and a story unfolds along a course I've already chosen. And then there are days when the words breathe on their own and take me by the hand, leading me along unfathomed paths. Either way, the end result is this author's fairytale. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love. - Richelle E. Goodrich
All truth starts out as a wish; hence, reality is born from fairytale."from—"My Aquarius - Richelle E. Goodrich
What I've learned about writing is that sometimes less is more, while often more is grander. And both are true. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Friends are the artists who paint happy lips on your face. - Richelle E. Goodrich
You are mistaken; he is not a gentleman but a sir. Just a sir. For a gentleman is grander and a rare acquaintance. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The coldest day in fallis at the Hallows Evening ballwhere ghoulish funavoids the sunas monsters mingle wall to wall. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Why certainly, words possess power. They do! But releasing their magic requires combining and arranging those words in the right order. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Why so eager to jump in and direct someone else's life when you can't stick to your own goals and resolutions? - Richelle E. Goodrich
Snowflakes fall from high.Flurries lift and twirl below.The world has turned white. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Heaven's currency is friendship. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Ogni alba è un invito a sorgere ed illuminare la giornata di qualcuno. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but those well-arranged words are worth a multi-million-dollar motion picture. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When you delete impossible from your thinking, you give yourself permission to imagine, to believe, to try, and to accomplish phenomenal things. - Richelle E. Goodrich
One day a week I seek to rest from earthly toil and sorrow.Revitalized, I find the strength to battle new tomorrows. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I scared a little porcupineand caught a quill in my behind.It hurt so badly in my tail,but tugging on it made me yell.The porcupine was still around,so I complained. He simply frownedand said, "Stop whining! Look and seehow many quills are stuck on me! - Richelle E. Goodrich
Face it―nobody cares.But so what? Their apathy doesn't diminish your worth. Learn from it. Make it your job to care for those around you so they can't say the same thing. - Richelle E. Goodrich
You breathe.You feel.You seeand hearand smelland tasteand thinkand moveand laughand weepand healand danceand singand love.Thank your mother. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If we were always given a choice as to every path presented us in life, a multitude of roads leading to priceless treasures would forever go untraveled.Be grateful for your adversities. From toil and triumph evolves a life worth living."—from "Brahna A'Mahr - Richelle E. Goodrich
Be happy. Be happy for no reason at all. Believe it or not, you have the ability and free agency to make that choice. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The crazy thing about poetry is how its simplicity makes it complicated. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Patience is seeing each step as a journey rather than seeing a journey as a thousand steps. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Wearing of the greenOn March seventeen.Shamrocks and Irish folkTake o'er the scene! - Richelle E. Goodrich
We all suffer ills at the hands of others; however, reactions to these injustices differ like night and day. Many seek to punish the world for their suffering, but some work hard to save the world from experiencing similar grief. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I love writing poetry because it's pretty. I love writing pretty. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If all of our sins, bad habits, and poor choices were permanently inked into our skin like tattoos, we would all dress quite modestly. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Oh, how terribly backwards, and yet sadly common, it is to sit scowling at family all the day long and then quickly put on a smile for strangers who drop by. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Treats and tricks.Witch broomsticks.Jack-o-lanternsLick their lips.Crows and cats.Vampire bats.Capes and fangsAnd pointed hats.Werewolves howl.Phantoms prowl.Halloween’s Upon us now. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The most common lie uttered without thought, sincerity, resolve, or guilt: I love you. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I love you sounds best spoken in quiet acts of kindness. - Richelle E. Goodrich
To most, being locked away in solitary with nothing but pen and paper would prove a hard punishment. What a strange creature who views this as heaven. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Unto you is bornin the city of Davida Savior for all. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When I finally find that one willing agent, I'll have found my prize in the Cracker Jack box. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I can be tolerant of traffic jams and disorganization, faulty technology, miserable weather, and bland foods. People, however, require more than the cold, grudging favor of being tolerated. They require love. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Sound.Noisethe air employs.Melodies sweet.Tweet, tweet, tweet.Soft. Loud.A roaring crowd.Cluck. Caw. Crow.Tet, tet. Tis, tis.Guttural growl.Harrowing howl.Drip, drip, drip.Tap, tap, tap.Moan and groan.Endless drone.Ding, dang, dong.A church bell song.Vibrations in my earto hear.Sound. - Richelle E. Goodrich
An unbridled imagination is the fountain of youth; it's what keeps us young at heart. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The Christmas spiritwhispers softly in my ear,"Go be of good cheer. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Hallelujah songcarries on a gentle wind,heralding a king. - Richelle E. Goodrich
With the best of intentions you toss me a lifeline. Failing to see how a piece of rope will do me any good, I ignore it and drown. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When there's not enough time to do your best, do the best you can with the time you have. - Richelle E. Goodrich
When you love someone, you don’t care that she ate your sandwich. You only hope she found it delicious. - Richelle E. Goodrich
People search the world over looking for someone to love them, when they should be searching for someone to love. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Love in its essence is unconditional. When conditions, exceptions, and ultimatums are cast into the mix, its purity changes. It is no longer love and should be referred to by a less-desirable name. - Richelle E. Goodrich
It's a phenomenal experience jumping from the devious mind of a sorceress bent on conquering the world to the compassionate musing of a queen capable of healing life with a touch—all in a flicker of thought. That's why I love writing. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If you often feel alone, ignored, or forgotten, think about this: closing the door and locking yourself in won't change anything—literally and figuratively. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I bleed words.I dream in narrative. I live in infinite worlds.I befriend figmental characters.I wish on stars in other galaxies.I harvest stories from a brooding muse.I bloom under moonlight in hushed seclusion.I am a writer. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Have the wisdom to perceive all there is to be thankful for, and then be thankful for the wisdom to perceive things so clearly. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If kindness is beauty, patience is disarming elegance. - Richelle E. Goodrich
It turns out the simplest choices have been far more important in the long run than I ever imagined. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I'm a sucker for curiosity's whims.Does that make me a cat person? - Richelle E. Goodrich
Love is the ultimate no-calorie sweetener. - Richelle E. Goodrich
They say if you're a better person today than you were yesterday you're well on the road to perfection. So I figure if I'm a real snot today, tomorrow I should make huge progress. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Authors always carry a means for scribbling and an excuse for pausing, often inopportunely, to record those fleeting sparks of creative fancy that might otherwise vanish like a wisp in the wind if ignored. Writing is a jealous and needy lover. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little. - Richelle E. Goodrich
You try moving things with nothing but willpower. It's about as easy as trying to lasso a bull with a licorice whip."—from "Phantom's Veil - Richelle E. Goodrich
I won't lie—I don't care.And you should quit trying to deceive yourself because I can tell by the way you show no desire to do anything but complain about the issue that you don't honestly care either. - Richelle E. Goodrich
For the real writers, every decision is either write or wrong. - Richelle E. Goodrich
My stomach rumbles.Plates of cookies, cake, and fudge.Christmastime is here. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Sheep and goats and cowsgather 'round a manger bedto awe at a babe. - Richelle E. Goodrich
By small and simple sentences, great books come to pass. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Hay, por mucho, demasiadas víctimas silentes. No porque no anhelen hacer contacto, sino porque lo han intentado y no han encontrado alguien a quien le importe. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Las palabras nunca desaparecen, sino que hacen eco para la eternidad. Deja que tu eco suene dulce. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Even if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, keep to your own side; it's where you belong. There you can plant your own grass and tend to it. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Write the ending first and then you'll know before the opening sentence that it's going to be a good book. - Richelle E. Goodrich
You are A MAN, not just a man; don't be diminished. Live up to your grand potential. - Richelle E. Goodrich
My love for you reaches beyond the borders of continents, so vast in scope that I would cross oceans to be with you.Yes, but does that same love penetrate so deep as to dare thee to sink to the oceans' depths to find me?"-from "My Aquarius - Richelle E. Goodrich
There are few things better than losing yourself in a book. And if you're lucky enough to have that adventure continue in a series, it's like chocolate ganache on the icing on the cake. - Richelle E. Goodrich
People think kindness is a soft, weak, submissive influence when in reality it is the most potent, persuasive force in existence. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I write because I love it, not because I excel at it. But because I write, I shall slowly excel at it. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Born on straw at nightunder low stable rafters,Baby Jesus cried. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I am not what you see.I am what time and effort and interaction slowly unveil. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I sat in a boxWith walls on each side.Not too tall.Not too wide.To think.To ponder.To pray.To hide.I sat in a box and cried. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Sometimes ideas flow from my mind in a raging river of stringed sentences; I can scarcely scribble on the page fast enough to keep up with the mental current. Sometimes, however, beavers move in and dam the whole thing up. - Richelle E. Goodrich
God will win every contest in life, so stop trying to beat Him at his own game. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Smile wide to receive many smiles in return. But if you want a good laugh, smirk like a wicked, little imp and watch the range of expressions you're flashed. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies—loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt—every time they come around. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Mary and Josephhuddle snugly together.They cradle God's son. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A daydreamer is a writer just waiting for pen and paper. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Three carefully stringed words are worth more than a book of gibberish. It's not the word count but the impact of those words that counts. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A pumpkin lives but once a year when someone sets its soul afire and on that night it stirs up fear until its flame is snuffed.But e'en one night of eerie light is fright enough. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I love words. I crave descriptions that overwhelm my imagination with vivid detail. I dwell on phrases that make my heart thrum. I cherish expressions that pierce my emotions and force the tears to spill over. In essence, I long for a writer's soul sealed in ink on the page. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I am accountable for every lie that I tell, but I am also accountable for the effects of every harsh truth I deliver. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Pray for good.Pray for happy.And always pray for Mom. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If you ever expect to write fairytales, you've got to get your head in the clouds. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Rare and precious gifts,gold and myrrh and frankincense,to offer a king. - Richelle E. Goodrich
It's frustrating when our best efforts to help people fail. But if we could see life through their weary eyes and experience their trials with the same frayed emotions, we might understand why. - Richelle E. Goodrich
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