The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell

If you're a writer or avid reader, take this one to heart:

What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.
Logan Pearsall Smith

An observation: If you write a story and all that's going on is what's going on, then you have failed.