One of the marvels of the Internet is the increased accessibility to all kinds of quotes and advice from a wide variety of individuals - some who are clever, some not so much.
In the old days, you had to open a book and go searching for similar bits of wisdom or strange chunks of randomness. What once took days or longer is now at your fingertips within seconds and a few keystrokes - even if you don't know how to spell the author's name correctly.
For example, this quote cropped up on my radar today:
"It's never too late to be who you might have been." ~ George Eliot, British author, born 1819
Nope. Doesn't apply to me.
I am one of those blessed individuals who loves their work, looks forward to every day and doesn't have any regrets about who 'I could have been'. Frankly, I've accomplished much more than I ever dreamed of - and I'm a pretty big dreamer.
So thank you, world, for opening the doors to allow my writing desire to flourish. Thank you, readers, for encouraging me to keep on writing and for embracing this little publishing venture we've embarked on called DriverWorks Ink.
But if you are someone who wishes that your life would turn in a different, better direction - George Eliot was a pretty clever writer. Here's another one of her (see the P.S.) quotes:
"Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another." ~ George Eliot
Here's to more dreams coming true in 2013!
P.S. George Eliot was the pen name of Victorian-era writer Mary Anne Evans. She used a male pen name so her work would be taken seriously. My, how far we have come since then.