Ever since I first started writing in my teens (mainly fanfiction back then!), I found that the majority of my stories had a common factor, and that was that I had to find a quote that inspired me before I started writing. Usually it was a song lyric or something from my own reading by another author. If I really connected with a quote, I found it set the tone for my whole story, and even helped me to keep it structured. Maybe that's kind of odd, IDK, but I know that several published authors include quotes at the beginning of their own books, and I was wondering if anyone here was ever inspired to write or organize a serial around a quote, and if you did, it would be awesome if you shared it.
This is the one I used at the opening of Fooled, specifically:
"I must learn to love the fool in me - the one who feels too much,
talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often,
lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt,
promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries."
- Theodore Isaac Rubin