Actions have consequences... first rule of life. And the second rule is this - you are the only one responsible for your own actions.

— Holly Lisle

The most astonishing Holly Lisle quotes that are glad to read

Anything designed to be inoffensive isn't worth your time -- life itself is pretty offensive, ending as it does with death.


Adventures are only interesting once you've lived to see the end of them.

Before that, they are nothing but fear, and being too cold or too hot or too wet or too hungry, and getting hurt.


Willful ignorance and endless laws become the replacement for self-education and self-restraint, because ignorance and laws are easy.


If you have dreams you want to pursue, the time is now.

There is no perfect time, and there is no better time. There is only the time you lose while you're making excuses.


This is writing. You cut out chunks of your own memories, rework them, bleed into them, breathe into the raw clay, and hope the creature lives.


Courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you think you can.


Every writer has something to say, but those writers whose works endure have dared to say something about the things that frighten them, confuse them, challenge them, and occasionally delight them.


If you don't accept responsibility for your own actions then you are forever chained to a position of defense.


A voice speaks to each of us in the still silent places - a voice that tells us to stand, to have courage, to do what is right.


The definition of a writing career, is write a book, write another book, write another book


You must learn to face the fact, always, that you choose to do what you do, and that everything you do affects not only you but others.


I would rather be right and die than be wrong and kill.


About Holly Lisle

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Writer
Birthday October 8, 1960

I had come to discover that "safe" was an illusion, a pretense that adults wrapped around their children- and sometimes themselves- to make the world seem comfortable. I had discovered that under that thin cover of let's-pretend, monsters and nightmares lay, and that not all of them came from places like the moonroads or the nightling cities. Some of the monsters were people we knew. People we thought we could trust.


The only place you will be accepted is the place you make for yourself.


Guilt is a good friend, isn't it? It will stand at your back when every other friend has abandoned you, and in the face of all reason it will stay by your side, and even when you tell it, "I am moving on now," it will say, "I shall never leave you; never." If only I could find a lover as faithful as guilt.


I have never yet figured out what to do about good advice that you get, and that you know right away would help you, but that you cannot follow.