Work In Progress Quotes

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“So, what is my story? I don't know. It's long and twisted and not quite finished yet.”
Caitlyn Paige

Mandy Hale
“She hasn’t got it all figured out...far from it, in fact.
But she loves God and she loves to dance…and she’s her own “Better Half.”
The bravest woman I know?
She is the reason I do what I do.
She is The Single Woman.
She’s me…and she’s you.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Mandy Hale
“The stretching of your faith is immediate pain that results in ultimate gain. It is in the waiting that we become who we are meant to be.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“We’re all works in progress, honey. And believe me when I tell you that I’ve had to work harder than most.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Ain't She Sweet?

Elizabeth Eulberg
“A work in progress. And the possibilities are endless.”
Elizabeth Eulsberg Take A Bow, Take a Bow

Cassandra Clare
“Lucie announced she planned to read to James from her work in progress, Secret Princess Lucie Is Rescued from Her Terrible Family. James listened with a carefully arranged look of interest, even though he was subjected to endless tales of Cruel Prince James and his many awful deeds.
“I think that Cruel Prince James has been somewhat boxed in by his name,” James offered at one point. Lucie informed him that she wasn’t looking for critique at this stage in the creative process.
“Secret Princess Lucie only wishes to be kind, but Cruel Prince James is driven to cruelty because he simply cannot stand to see Princess Lucie best him again and again, in every domain,” said Lucie.
“I’m going to go now,” said James.”
Cassandra Clare, Chain of Gold

Kent Marrero
“When I was a kid, I thought I had my life figured out. I knew where I was going. I was sure of whom I was and what I was. I was wrong. See, life is a journey of twist and turns that mold who we are; however, it is not the twist and turns which mold us, but rather, how we take and handle the twist and turns thrown at us. It was not until life threw me flat on my face that I truly discovered who I am and what I am. I am a perpetual work-in-progress. And you know what? I am quite all right with that.”
Cristina Marrero

“We're all a beautiful, wonderful work in progress....Embrace the process!”
Nanette Mathews

Kate Bush
“Watching the painter painting
And all the time, the light is changing
And he keeps painting
That bit there, it was an accident
But he's so pleased
It's the best mistake, he could make
And it's my favourite piece
It's just great

--- excerpt from the song "An Architect's Dream" from the album Aerial”
Kate Bush, Kate Bush Book Of Lyrics

Christina Baker Kline
“Fairy tales end happily ever after because children crave certainly and resolution; they need to know how things turn out. But if my experiences in the past three months have shown me anything, it's that I am comfortable living with more questions than answers. My own story will always be a work in progress.”
Christina Baker Kline, The Way Life Should Be

Marie Brennan
“If you read the translation, know this: it is a work in progress. All such things are. Other scholars will come along, armed with a better comprehension of the language, other texts, the evidence of archaeology, and they will refine our words, or replace them entirely. We once thought that southern Anthiope was the homeland of my people; now we know it was their second home, as the Sanctuary we live in today is the third. We should not lament this alteration in our knowledge, but celebrate it. Our understanding should always change, always grow—even when that means the necessary destruction of what we knew before.”
Marie Brennan, Turning Darkness Into Light

“Something I'm working on, a possibly helpful spell to cast on yourself in adverse environments... Maybe a self compassion spell that might invite the ancient intelligences in their minute plurality to emerge from the tree line.

I am alright
in the essenceless
stream of becoming
I apprehend myself
actually dancing
with amazing terror
while driving
the shy and alone animal body
itself imagining the breathing
maze of dreaming
mirrors it dreams
itself lost in
No one could be
expected to do this
properly
your body in its
suchness momentarily
in paradise dreaming
up all this
agonic psychic
carnivalia all over
again
"as the words rain down"
like the feathers of birds
of paradise that
heartbreaking
in their naked
individuality
and that incalculably
fine, impossibly
necessary to some
really friendly abyss
you never expected
when you were
that person
sentenced to the futures
your bad moods
subjugated you to
endless hotel hallways
the room numbers
in no order
realizing you will
never find yours again
and that you must
never stop
searching
laughing like an infant
in a bathtub
to enjoy the evanescent
cartoon pandemonium
of awareness while
having kinds of
relationships
We do fine
with our sentience
for the most part.
Thanks anyway.
Void yet appearing
overthinking sometimes.”
Richard Cronshey

Serena Schreiber
“The Devil loved watching children pour down the front steps of the high school like lava from a volcano. Trolling for souls. He posed in one of his favorite guises today, a school bus driver.”
Serena Schreiber

Ana Claudia Antunes
“As I am a work in progress, you shall see me more or less? Don't shake me out if I digress. As of me less, from me more of my work, I guess.”
Ana Claudia Antunes

“Happiness is not a finished product, it is a work in progress.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Michelle Vaid
“only boring people get bored.”
Michelle Vaid, Mr Peter's Adventures In Siracusa, Sicily. - Le Avventure di Peter a Siracusa, Sicilia.

“One of the secrets to sharing a work in progress is to know whom you are sharing it with and what you want to learn from them.”
Robert Benson, Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing Life

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“Some will judge your current income as if that’s the final indicator of your ultimate outcome.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

“There is this male tendency to believe that somehow the initial two weeks of snappy dressing, full eye contact, and best behavior will balance out thirty years of holey underwear, mumbling, and anatomic decline. It is one thing to be a work in progress, quite another to be a work in regress. Familiarity is no excuse for lowering your standards.

- from Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace”
Michael Perry

“Learn to operate in the duality of owning your brilliance and your imperfections”
Sope Agbelusi