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Dedication Quotes

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Thomas A. Edison
“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
Thomas A. Edison

Beverly Sills
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
Beverly Sills

Jodi Lynn Anderson
“For the girls with messy hair and thirsty hearts.”
Jodi Lynn Anderson, Tiger Lily

Seth Godin
“The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed.

Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.

The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it's a job.

Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.

I call the process of doing your art 'the work.' It's possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that's how you become a linchpin.

The job is not the work.”
Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Robert M. Pirsig
“You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it's going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

John Mayer
“If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.”
John Mayer

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Don't ever give up.
Don't ever give in.
Don't ever stop trying.
Don't ever sell out.
And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment,
pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.
But never, ever, ever give up.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Tempter's Snare

Irving Stone
“Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.”
Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy

Carl Sagan
“In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with Annie.

[Dedication to Sagan's wife, Ann Druyan, in Cosmos]”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“Dedicate yourself to what gives your life true meaning and purpose; make a positive difference in someone's life.”
Roy T. Bennett

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“When God takes out the trash, don't go digging back through it. Trust Him.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

David Foster Wallace
“It now lately sometimes seemed a black miracle to me that people could actually care deeply about a subject or pursuit, and could go on caring this way for years on end. Could dedicate their entire lives to it. It seemed admirable and at the same time pathetic. We are all dying to give our lives away to something, maybe.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Marie Lu
To those who, in spite of everything, still choose goodness
Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

Guillermo del Toro
“...to all the monsters in my nursery: May you never leave me alone.”
Guillermo Del Toro, The Strain

Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Criss Jami
“Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Lang Leav
“She lends her pen,
to thoughts of him,
that flow from it,
in her solitary.

For she is his poet,
And he is her poetry.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

Criss Jami
“Love is without a doubt the laziest theory for the meaning of life, but when it actually comes a time to do it we find just enough energy to over-complicate life again. Any devil can love, whom he himself sees as, a good person who has treated him well, but to love also the polar opposite is what separates love from fickle emotions.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

J.K. Rowling
“No, Harry, you listen," said Hermione. "We're coming with you. That was decided months ago - years, really.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Tim McGraw
“People always ask me
"Son what does it take
To reach out and touch your dreams?"
To them I always say

Are you hungry?
Are you thirsty?
Is it a fire that burns you up inside?
How bad do you want it?
How bad do you need it?
Are you eating, sleeping, dreaming
With that one thing on your mind?
How bad do you want it?
How bad do you need it?
Cause if you want it all
You've got to lay it all out on the line”
Tim McGraw, Tim McGraw -- Live Like You Were Dying: Piano/Vocal/Chords

J.R. Ward
“Dedicated to: You.
There will never be another like you.
For me...you are the one.
Yeah, I don't have enough words for this....”
J.R. Ward, Lover Awakened

Rachel Hawkins
“Dedication: For John, who said, "You know what this book needs? More fire. And maybe some swords." This ONE time, honey, you were right. (Rachel Hawkins)”
Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass

J.K. Rowling
“The dedication of this book is split seven ways: to Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Jodi Picoult
“A sacrament--like marriage--means living a life better than your natural instincts, so that you're modeling God. And God never gives up.”
Jodi Picoult , Handle with Care

Michael  Jackson
“In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. I mean, work like there's no tomorrow. Train. Strive. I mean, really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade, if it's books or a floor to dance on or a body of water to swim in. Whatever it is, it's yours.”
Michael Jackson, Moonwalk

Robin Hobb
“To Fitz and the Fool.
My best friends for over twenty years.”
Robin Hobb, Assassin's Fate

Dean F. Wilson
“There are always periodic opportunities to give up, while every single moment is an opportunity to persevere.”
Dean F. Wilson

Fyodor Dostoevsky
“There is something spiteful and yet open-hearted about you”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

A.A. Milne
“You gave me Christopher Robin, and then
You breathed new life in Pooh.
Whatever of each has left my pen
Goes homing back to you.
My book is ready, and comes to greet
The mother it longs to see --
It would be my present to you, my sweet,
If it weren't your gift to me.”
A.A. Milne

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