Quotes Quips & Jokes

Nov. 1, 2018

Employment

Never allow a place of employment to wear you out. A job will replace you in a heartbeat so be sure to never die over one.

 

Simon Sinek

"Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion."

 

Thomas Jefferson

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time."

 

Obamas 

If you could kick one of the Obama's in the nuts, who would it be?

 

Mark Twain

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."

 

Christopher Reeve 

"Once we choose hope, everything else is possible."

 

Albert Camus 

"Ficition is the lie through which we tell the truth."

 

Psalm 127:2

"God provides for those he loves; even while they sleep."

Oct. 1, 2018

Halloween

I love Halloween. It's such a fun, fun day!

 

Jack-O-Lanterns 

Fact Trivia: The first jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips.

 

Marvin Williams 

"There is no better test of a man's integrity than his behavior when he is wrong."

 

Mark Twain

A man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

 

Writing

The purpose of a first draft is not to get it right, but to get it written. 

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

 

Applying Makeup

Grandma was in the bathroom putting on makeup under the watchful eyes of her granddaughter. She had done this many times before. 

After she applied her lipstick and started the leave, her granddaughter said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toliet paper goodbye." 

I will probably never put on lipstick again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper again. 

 

C.S. Lewis 

"Some day, you'll be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."

 

Clint Eastwood 

"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's power."

 

Margaret Lee Runbeck

"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."

 

Life 

Who am I to judge another when I myself walk imperfectly.

 

Happiness

No one can make you happy until you're happy with youself first. 

 

Socrates 

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." 

 

Anne Lamott

"Very few writers know what they're doing until they've done it." 

 

William James

If you can change your mind, you can change your life.

 

Childhood Memories 

My favorite childhood memory is not having to spend 40 hours a week with people who make me ee feel angry and tired just so I can afford to buy toilet paper and laundry detergent.

 

John Quincy Adams 

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are a leader."

 

Kim Collins 

Strive for continuous improvement, not perfection. 

 

George R.R. Martin

"When the sun has set, no candle can replace it."

 

Psalm 55:22 

Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.

Sep. 2, 2018

George Orwell 

"Political language is deisgned to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable."

 

John Green

"If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all."

 

Vincent Van Gogh

Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.

John Steinbeck

If there is a magic in story writing, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe

Carl Jung

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

 

Being on the Right Track

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll still get run over if you're just sitting there."

-Unknown

 

Harold Pinter

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

 

Jean-Luc Picard

Things are only impossible until they're not.

 

Rumi 

Love is the bridge between you and everything.

 

Vazaki Nada

"I'm just another Alice who's trying to find her way out of her head and into a Wonderland." 

 

Roald Dahl

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

 

Walt Whitman

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

 

Rumi

"The world is a place where the light enters you."

 

Joan Didion

The is always tricking the into listening to the dream. 

 

Edgar Allan Poe

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

 

Confucius 

"It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop."

 

Ernest Hemingway

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat doesn't.

 

Buddah

"The sun is alone, too, but it still shines." 

 

JK Rowling

"I'm a writer so I write what I want."

 

Philippians 4:13  

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."

 

Aug. 1, 2018

Courage 

Courage doesn't mean you don't ever get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you.

 

Ernest Hemingway 

"I belong to this notebook and this pencil." 

 

Lessons 

Rock bottom will teach you lessons that mountain tops never will.

 

Unicorns

Vikings sold Narwhal Tusks as unicorn horns for centuries during the medieval times cementing European belief in unicorns and leading to the characteristic portrayal of unicorns having long, spiral horns.

 

Craig Groeschel

"If you delegate tasks, you create followers. If you delegate authority, you create leaders."

 

Rumi

"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment."

 

Comparisons 

Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time. 

 

Stephen King

"Fiction is truth inside of a lie."

 

Our Abilities 

Never underestimate your own abilities. 

 

Stephen King

"The scariest moment is always just before you start."

 

Winnie the Pooh 

"I'm scared," said Piglet. "A story will help," said Pooh. "How?" "Don't you know? Stories make your heart grow."

 

Alfred Brendel

"The word LISTEN contains the same letters as the word SILENT."

 

"If your friends don't push you to be your best, you need new ones."

--Unknown

 

J.K. Rowling 

"I do believe something magical can happen when you read a good book." 

 

Ursula Le Guin

"When people ask, Did you always want to be a writer? I say, No! I always was a writer."

 

Psalm 55:22

Give your burdens to the Lord and he will take care of you.

Jul. 1, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"The time is always right to do what is right."

 

L P. Hartley

It's better to write about things you feel than about things you know about. 

 

Chuck Norris

"Real men do live for Christ." 

 

Robin Sharma 

"The starting point in leading others is learning to lead yourself." 

 

Socrates 

"When the debate is lost, slander beecomes the tool for losers."

 

Albert Einstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

 

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.'