As our gift to you, we have collected favorite quotations from our staff and authors. Enjoy!
Molly Tinsley, Fuze co-founder and author ofEntering the Blue Stone and Satan’s Chamber treasures the famous line in E.M. Forster’s novel,Howard‘s End:
Karetta Hubbard, Fuze co-founder and co-author ofSatan’s Chamber, says, “I feel so lucky and blessed in life, so I try and live by this Sam Walter Foss poem as I gratefully give back in my volunteer work:”
Our Newsletter Editor, Meg Tinsley, picks words from a favorite author:
She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.—Toni Morrison, Beloved
Mark Saunders, author of Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak, likes this quotation fromLunatics by Dave Berry and Alan Zweibel:
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From Mary Lee, our intern:
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.—Maya Angelou
Sarah Pleydell, author of Cologne, selects a passage from Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendack:
The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him and it was still hot.
Walter Bennett, author of Leaving Tuscaloosa, offers these soulful words:
If you can feel a character’s loneliness, you can know the character.
–Craig Nova, novelist
Natalie Wexler, author of the literary satire, The Mother Daughter Show, selects a pithy quote:
I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.
Co-authors and husband and wife pair Karen Gans and Larry Buchanan reveal the diversity within their marriage with their choice of quotes, a dynamic that plays out in their memoir, The Gift of El Tio.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. –Maya Angelou
In Zuccotti Park I felt a kind of lightening of a weight, a lessening of the awful isolation and powerlessness of knowing we’re being lied to and robbed on a daily basis and that everyone knows it and keeps quiet and endures it.
—Francine Prose, Occupywriter’s.com
It’s all about letting the story take over.
A favorite from Stephanie Fretwell-Hill, in the Fuze Marketing Department:
Ray Rhamey, who designs many of the Fuze book covers, selects a succinct gem from his own novel, The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles. This quote is from Patch, the vampire kitty-cat, agreeing with the idea that no one wants to be a vampire.