It Is Our Actions That Define Us

Resource: Bookshelf Muse

Inspiration: Karen Marie Moning's Bloodfever 
“Back in high school when I used to feel insecure about something, I would console myself with two thoughts: I’m pretty and my parents love me. Between those two, I could survive anything.
Since then, I’ve come to understand how little the former matters, and how bitterly the latter can be tested. What’s left then? Nothing about our appearance or who loves or hates us. Nothing about our brainpower—which, like beauty, is an unearned gift of genetics—nor even anything about what we say.
It’s our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we’re willing to die for.”
I don't know about you guys, but that opening definitely got me hooked.

Congrats NaNo'ers! Almost two weeks down, three to go.


  1. Like the sound of that, and I also really like that cover with the moon over the city.

  2. Wow,

    That *is* an awesome opener :)

    Love good hooks :)

  3. Those are powerful words indeed! Hook, line, and sink.

  4. Wow, that is an interesting opener, and it's so full of wisdom. Thanks for sharing, Nicole. :)

  5. This is so true. As a teacher, I'm constantly amazed at the power of just the hand on a shoulder, or a compliment for a funky pair of shoelaces one of my students is wearing. Action and connection - mighty good stuff.

  6. Oh my gosh, you guys, it just gets better from there. Go - run to your libraries and bookstores - and check it out! ;)

  7. This is something I'll be checking out! Thanks!