• I don't know why this is, but I really believe that things don't happen when we're trying to will them into being. They don't happen when we're waiting for the phone to ring, or the email to pop up in our in box. They don't happen when we're gripping too tightly. They happen - if they happen at all - when we've fully let go of the results. And, perhaps, when we're ready.

    "The Manifest-Station Q&A Series: Best-Selling Author Dani Shapiro". Interview with Jennifer Pastiloff, September 29, 2013.