To be known by a line…

“The sun persists on rising, so I make myself stand.”

“Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”

“She has no idea, the effect she can have.”

“Three years? That’s a thousand tomorrows, ma’am.”

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

As a writer, I catch lines in my favorite books that I love and I have a feeling I’m not the only one. We all seem to hold on to catchy or breathtaking lines from movies, songs, or books. Above are some that have always stuck with me. For me, these lines are beautiful and a brilliant work of art.

Lines identify the author and writer. Each one of those quotes belongs to a book and writer that has influenced my writing career as well as my life in general. These lines are just a part of a overall book that I love…a glimpse of a part of the many stories that I have fallen in love with over the years. I have a feeling that you might can identify some of the ones above…Hunger Games and Harry Potter among them. These lines are an illustration of my dream.

I dream of one day writing a line that will be known forever. I want to write a line that stays with someone and they hold on to for the rest of time. I just want my words to touch someone and to inspire someone. One day I want someone to remember what I wrote because it meant something to them or because they truly loved reading it.

I believe that most writers will admit that they also dream of being known by a line–so we keep writing in hopes of achieving it.  While this might seem over-ambitious, I believe anything can happen. So here’s to writing and falling in love with simple and beautifully written sentences.

Do you have a favorite line? I would love to here it.

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