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Finding inspiration in the time of pandemic

I finally got to writing something for my second novel. Ever since the pandemic outbreak, my mind has been distracted by numerous other things. To be fair, I had also been involved in other promotional projects as well as adjusting to the realities of working from home.

I found that looking at funny videos helped as well as going over my collection of inspiring quotes. I wanted to share these with you and hope that if you are struggling to find inspiration, these might provide you with that spark.


“I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.” Albert Einstein

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison

“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.” Ernest Hemingway

“All great achievements require time.” Maya Angelou

“I am attracted to laughter. If someone smiles often, thinks positively, and can enjoy the small things in life; I am naturally enticed with who they are. I admire someone who can put their cynical and pessimistic thoughts aside and bear through with a sense of humor. To me, that is everything. I think I’d fall in love with a compassionate person who can laugh through their own tears.” Anonymous

“Be softer with you. You are a breathing thing. A memory to someone. A home to a life.” Nayyirah Waheed

“I want to live the rest of my life with a gentle softness that never, ever hardens. I want to live the rest of my life with my heart placed gently on my sleeve; not afraid to be seen by the world. I want to be vulnerable and open, and I want the warmth of love to spread through me and all around me like the beautiful constellations bringing light to the darkness of the sky. I want to accept the hardest times in life for all that they are, and I want to trust that I have the resilience to walk through the flames.” Colleen George



Published by Aisha Urooj

I live in Toronto, Ontario. I love living in my multicultural city. My hobbies include writing, reading, painting and photography. I adore classic books and hope to someday emulate the books that I love and cherish. I have a newsletter you can join at Hope to see you there! 😊

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