Saturday, April 19, 2014

Q is for Quotes.

Q is for Quotes.

    Quotes.  I've got a million of them, as I am sure you do too.  I keep them around for inspiration, vindication and food for thought.  Quotes can be a window into another's way of thinking or a echo of your own.  A quote can be a summary of a grand thought or a creative way to express a simple one. 

For all the reasons above and more, I collect quotes like butterflies and pin them into my little world for safe keeping.  Over 30 years worth of them at this point.  Here are just a few...

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.' Benjamin Franklin, 'Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor,' November 11, 1755."
"For every evil under the sun, there is a remedy, or there is none. If there be one, seek till you find it; If there be none, never mind it.
~~~M. Goose
"Fiction writers, present company included, don't understand very much about what they do-"not why it works when it's good, not why it doesn't when it's bad."

~Stephen King.On Writing.

R.I.P., Elmore Leonard

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."

Tom Clancy

i cannot stress enough how true this is.  i step into the real world and instantly begin searching for inspiration.  everything you do, say, wear, read, etc, will be filed away in my mind for future reference.  so be careful.  you have been warned.
“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what’s said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

~Abraham Lincoln

writing quotes by writers | Writing Wednesday: Quotes For Writers | Obscured DreamerThe wise words of Raylan Givens from Justified.. . . . - and by doing so, they do nothing to stop evil...paraphrase next:  Evil succeeds because of good people who stand by and do nothing....
"The forces which move the cosmos are -no different from those which move the human soul."  ~ Lama Anagarika Govinda


  1. I collect quotes as well for all the reasons that you mentioned above, I use some as mantras ... Loved them all #AtoZchallenge ☮Peace ☮ ღ ONE ℒℴνℯ ღ ☼ Light ☼ visiting from

  2. Hi, I chose quotes as well for my post. Have them all over my blog, all over the house - yes, even in the bathrooms! And love your bio :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

  3. Hi Nicole--new follower via IWSG :) These quotes are great! Thanks for giving me something to think about today!

  4. I love the Fitzgerald one - one of my main challenges when I write is not letting all of my characters ultimately sound like me!

    Michelle @ In Media Res



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