Weekend Words #6

weekend words picWeekend Words showcases inspiring quotes from books, about writing, and about life. This feature will happen every weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday, depending on my schedule. While this is a reading/writing centric blog, this feature doesn’t have to be focused on those areas–it is intentionally open-ended to give bloggers a chance to say what’s on their mind.

Everyone should feel free to take part–it would honestly make my day! Complete instructions can be found on the feature’s page. 

1. A Powerful Quote From a Recent Read

rattle trap streetcar

“Desire!–the name of that rattle-trap street-car that bangs through the Quarter, up one old narrow street and down another…

“Haven’t you ever ridden on that street-car?

“It brought me here.–Where I’m not wanted and where I’m ashamed to be…” — Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

This play is so powerful! We haven’t finished reading it in my English class yet, but each scene adds more drama and suspense to the plot. I’m fairly certain that my heart will have been destroyed by the time this play ends.

I chose this quote because it captures the mood of the story well, and because of the SUBTEXT. That’s how you write a double-meaning, people.

2. A Quote that Inspired or Influenced Me This Week

screw up a few times watson

“I think I’ve earned the right to screw up a few times. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.” — Emma Watson

This quote. Seriously, I don’t think there will ever be a week when this quote doesn’t help me remember where my priorities lie and stop beating myself up for little mistakes.

3. Something I’ve Been Wanting to Say

I usually say something really philosophical here, but this week didn’t inspire any earth-shattering thoughts. Instead, I’ll simply give a round of applause to Trevor Noah for rocking his first week of The Daily Show. I was so afraid that the show was going to lose its amazingness without Jon Stewart, but Trevor is doing an incredible job, and I can’t wait to watch countless more episodes.

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I hope you’re all having a great weekend! What quotes have inspired you recently?

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