Pep Talk Quotes

Quotes tagged as "pep-talk" (showing 1-16 of 16)
L.J. Smith
“DON'T YOU DARE DIE ON ME, JEZEBEL! DON'T YOU DARE! Or I'll follow you to the next world and KILL you.”
L.J. Smith, Huntress

Criss Jami
“Drunken men give some of the best pep talks.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Joss Whedon
“Back in my day, which was about a week and a half ago, we took our lumps and we got back up and we cried like babies and quit and then put on weight.”
Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home, Part 3

Robin Benway
“It was time for the mirror pep talk.
“Okay, Maggie,” I said to myself after my shower, wiping the steam off the medicine cabinet.
“You could eat these kids for breakfast. You won’t, though, because that would be cannibalistic and
wrong.”
Robin Benway, Also Known As

Augusten Burroughs
“Real optimism is not the pep talk you give yourself. It is earned through the labor involved in emotional housekeeping.”
Augusten Burroughs

Jennifer Niven
“Too many people in this world think small is the best they can do. Not you, Libby Strout. You weren't born for small! You don't know how to do small! Small is not in you!”
Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

Karen Russell
“Wait, that’s your idea? That’s your expert advice? You’re going to tell these novelists to just keep going? You’re going to tell these honest, earnest writers: You gotta have faith? Those are George Michael lyrics, asshole. If they wanted that pep talk, they could just hang out inside a mall elevator.”
Karen Russell

Ralph Peters
“Writing is wretched, discouraging, physically unhealthy, infinitely frustrating work. And when it all comes together it’s utterly glorious."

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Pep Talk
Ralph Peters

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
“I am the captain of my own crunch.”
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Isaac Babel
“Just forget for a minute that you have spectacles on your nose and autumn in your heart. Stop being tough at your desk and stammering with timidity in the presence of people. Imagine for one second that you raise hell in public and stammer on paper. You’re a tiger, a lion, a cat. You spend a night with a Russian woman and leave her satisfied. You’re twenty five. If rings had been fastened to the earth and sky, you’d have seized them and pulled the sky down to earth”
Isaac Babel

“Aspire to do anything, start something and stop at nothing.”
Kayambila Mpulamasaka

Jennifer McKeithen
“Against all the odds, we built a better navy than theirs—from scratch—in two months! We now rule the waves in the Mediterranean Sea—Our Sea! The day will come—it begins today—when Rome will master the world! Alexander will roll in his grave, Atlantis will decay in her decadence, and these demons of Harappa will entertain Hades with their theatrics this very night. But Rome will live on in fame and glory. It starts with our victory today!”
Jennifer McKeithen, Atlantis On the Shores of Forever

Jacquelyn Ayres
“Find your fucking balls, Mitch, and reattach them!”
Jacquelyn Ayres, Under Contract

Adam Scott Campbell
“I entered the fire and could have quit-
Could have turned and walked away,
Weeping each step for passed pain.
I chose, instead, to stay.
I stayed, and the flames went high,
Far taller than little me.
So high and so bright, all around,
That soon I could not see.”
Adam Scott Campbell, Embattled We: A Poet's War

“Story telling or teachable moments, provides us with a vast reference base of real life antidotes for possible future problems. They not only entertain and give us a resource of proven solutions, but they also help shape and mold our character. Therefore, when we don’t take our time to communicate with our kids, then we rob them of critical life lessons that we and our forefathers learn the hard way - lessons that they would needlessly have to learn through trial and error themselves.”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

Ana Claudia Antunes
“My Pet's MyTherapist When I'm feeling down she says, "Rough, rough!" She's such a good supporter and makes such great critique at the same time!. That's what I call a "pet talk". She's FURbulous and I absolutely love her !!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, 70 Inspirational Quotes in Spiritual Notes: Simple Ideas, Lasting Ideals, Light and Love in Spiritual Languages