Quotes Quips & Jokes

Jul. 1, 2018

Stephen King

The scariest moment is always just before you start. 


Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

"Promise me that you'll always remember that you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." 


Jodi Picoult 

"You can't edit a blank page." 


Barbara Kingsolver

"There is no perfect time to write. There's only now."


Edmund Burke 

"Never did nature say one thing and nature say another." 


Benjamin Franklin 

"Love your enemies for they tell you your faults."


Jane Goodall 

"What you do makes a difference, but you have to decide what kind of differene you want to make," 


Isaiah 41:13

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand saying to you 'Fear not, I will help you.' 

Jun. 1, 2018

Jack Kerouac

"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple."


Robin Williams 

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."



I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a sandbox so that later, I can build castles. 


Friedrich Nietzsche

"We often refuse to accept an idea meerly becasue the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us." 


Marilynne Robinson 

“Nothing is more human than a book.”


"Only a liberal will give away everything they don't own."



Being Wrong

When you've done something wrong, admit it. No one has ever choked to death swallowing their pride. 


A Woman's 4 Favorite Animals 

A Jaguar in her garage.

A Mink on her back.

A Tiger in her bed

And a Jackass to pay for it all



Happy 34th anniversary to my husband


Derron E. Short

Sometimes you have to let people be who they are and make adjustments to how you deal with them.


Thornton Wilder

If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good.



"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."


When Life Gives You Lemons...

"Life has never given me lemons. It has given me anger issues, anxiety, a serious love for alcohol and a deep dislike for stupid people."


James Leo Herlihy

Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you're doing it wrong. 


Harold Pinter

All you can do is try to write as well as you can.


Winston Churchill

Success is not final. Failure is not final. It is the courage to continue that counts. 



Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason



You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more creative you become.



Happy birthday to my husband


Psalm 34:8

"O taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the man who trust in Him!"

May. 1, 2018


"Don't be satisfied with stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth."


Remember the Fallen

It's more than just a 3-day weekend. 


Painter, Bob Ross 

"If you want bad stuff, watch the news."


Susan Orlean 

"You have to simply love writing, and you have to remind yourself often that you love it." 



You'll never lose friends. You'll only find out who is real.


Ray Bradbury 

"Writing is not a serius buinsess. It's a reliberation. You should be having fun with it." 


Albert Einstein 

"Creativity is intelligence having fun."


Helen Keller 

"The only way to get to the other side is to go through the door." 


Another Birthday

Happy birthday to my brother, Michael. Please, get yourself together and soon.


James Wooden

It's the little things that are vital. It's the little things that make big things happen.


JK Rowling

"I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself."



Happy birthday to my son. I love him with all my heart.


1 Timothy 6:7

"For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out." 

Apr. 1, 2018

Conan O'Brien 

"If you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen."



"The world is not full of assholes, but they are strategically placed so that you;'ll come across one everyday."



Albert Einstein 

"There comes a point in your life when you have to stop reading other people's books and write one of your own."


Alan West 

"History teaches us that actions speak louder than signed accords, or proclamations."



Cross-stitching is proof I can stab something 1,000 times.



"I hope we're married so long that our mustaches tickle each other." 



Poet, Xan Oku

"May the flowers remind us why the rain is so neccessry."



The only profession that makes you second guess names for your baby.


Ayn Rand

"To be the kind of writer you want to be, you must first be the kind of thinker you want to be." 


Stephen King

"If you don't spend time reading, you won't have the tools to write."It's as simple as that."


Friday the 13'th

Is just another day - Happy Friday!


Tim Burton

"One man's craziness is another man's reality."


Keanu Reeves

"I do think there must be some kind of interaction between your living life and the life that goes on from here." 


Roald Dahl

"If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."


Emily Dickinson

"Saying nothing sometimes says the most."



"If you're waiting for an inspiration to write, you're not a writer, you're a waiter."


Johnny Depp 

You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel


Julia Cameron

"Just as a good rain clears the air, a good writing day clears the psyche."


Jean-Luc Picard

"Things are only impossible until they're not." 


Ronald Dahl

"Those that don't believe in magic, will never find it."


John 11:25 

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."

Mar. 1, 2018

Master Chief  

The grumpy Navy Master Chief saw a new face and shouted at him, “Come here! What’s your name, sailor?” 

“James,” the new seaman answered. 

“Listen carefully sailor, I don’t know what kind of bleeding-heart pansy crap they’re teaching sailors in boot camp these days, but I don’t call anyone by his first name,” the chief scowled. “It their last names only; Carter,Davidson,Cooper, Jackson, whatever. And you are to refer to me as ‘Master Chief.’ Do I make myself clear?” 

“Aye, Aye, Master Chief!”

“Now,what’s your last name?”

The sailor sighed. “Darling, My name is James Darling, Master Chief.”

“Okay,James, here’s what I want you to do…


Brian Tracy

"Whatever job you take on, make yourself valuable then make yourself indispensible." 


Gustave Flaubert

"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe." 


Winston Churchill 

"If you're going through hell, keep going." 


Stephen Hawking 

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." 


Isaac Marion

"Every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector's item."


Being a Woman

"The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could."

-Author Unknown


A Woman's 4 Favorite Animals 

1) Jaguar in her garage

2) Mink on her back

3) Tiger in her bed and

4) A Jackass to pay for it all


Christopher Robin

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."


Clyde Cox

Today is his birthday. He wasn't my father, but he was as close to having one as I could get so, today, I miss him a lot.


St. Patrick's Day

Happy Green Day to all my readers! 



Relationship Goals


Wanna come over and take a nap?




"You cannot control what others do, but you can control your own responses." 



Steven Speilberg

"You shouldn't dream your films, you should make them." 


Harold Pinter

"All you can do is try to write as good as you can."



"Train your heart and mind to see the good in everything. There is always something to be grateful for.


Walter Summerford 

He was struck by lightening 3 times in hsi life. After his death, his gravestone was also struck. 


March 8th

Happy Women's Day


The Golf Ball  

Two Golfers were approaching the first tee. 

The first guy goes into his golf bag to get a ball and says to his friend – “Hey, why don’t you try this ball.” He draws a green golf ball out of his bag. “Use this one – You can’t lose it!” 

His friend replies, “What do you mean you can’t lose it?!!” 

The first man replies, “I’m serious, you can’t lose it.

If you hit it into the woods, it makes a beeping sound, if you hit it into the water it produces bubbles, and if you hit it on the fairway, smoke comes up in order for you to find it.”

Obviously, his friend doesn’t believe him, but he shows him all the possibilities until he is convinced. The friend says, “Wow! That’s incredible! Where did you get that ball?”

The man replies, “I found it.” 


Synthia Path

"Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences."


Fran Lebowitz

"There is nothing more mine than writing." 



(n.) The tendency to not start anything until you've had a cup of coffee.


Writing a Book

It's like telling a joke and waiting two years to see if it were funny or not


Jay Leno

"It's not looking good for Obama, today his teleprompter took the fifth."


James Woods

"The bottom line is to be in control of your own destiny." 


Psalm 5:3

"In the morning O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my request before you and wait in expectation."