Honoring the Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“If you can’t fly then run,
if you can’t run then walk,
if you can’t walk then crawl,
but whatever you do
you have to
keep moving forward
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Monday Motivator is a weekly quote posted to encourage, inspire, and motivate writers of all skill levels and across genres.   Click here to see past Monday Motivators.

Resources: The Daily Post, Martin Luther King, Jr.

13 thoughts on “Honoring the Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. Thanks for the inspiration. Another of my many favorite King quotes comes from Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?: “I refuse to determine what is right by taking a Gallup poll of the trends of the time.” This quote is also inspiring for writers.

  2. Best motivator thus far Olivia, and I thank you for honoring King’s words. The man made changes in our world that so few have the courage to try. He deserves to be revered.

  3. I don’t remember hearing this quote before. Thank you for posting it. Evelyn, the facilitator of my local Writers Group, shares inspirational quotes with us, usually to do with writing. Like you, I believe this quote is appropriate for writers, too. I will be sending it to Evelyn tonight. 🙂

  4. Dr. king was such a motivating person for the entire world. I wish people would do more to honor is life then go to malls and enjoy shopping sales.

  5. Thanks everyone. This quote inspires me for a number of reasons. ( 1) it came from Dr. King, and (2 through 2002) It works in every area of life where we might face challenges or difficulties. It applies to writing, to weight loss, to overcoming heartbreak. We can use it for strength, courage or motivation. One step at a time, even baby steps will keep us moving forward.

  6. As a writer I’ve been following for a while, Mylène Dressler, says, “Move!”

    An excellent quote, Olivia, and, as you say, applicable to so many aspects of life. Yet few, such as Dr. King, have the courage, or fortitude, so follow it.

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