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Accepting rejection: 5 for Friday

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5 quotes on rejection offering inspiration for when you need it most:

“This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don't consider it rejected. Consider that you've addressed it 'to the editor who can appreciate my work' and it has simply come back stamped 'Not at this address'. Just keep looking for the right address.”

- Barbara Kingsolver


“I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, ‘To Hell with you.’”

 –Saul Bellow


“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”

–Ray Bradbury


“By the time I was fourteen … the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and kept on writing.”

–Stephen King


And my favorite:

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

- Samuel Beckett