Quotes Quips & Jokes

Jan. 1, 2019

Friedrich Nietzsche

"We have art in order not to die of reality." 

 

Albert Einstein

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. 

 

Tara Moss 

Don’t write it right, just write it—and then make it right later. 

 

William Faulkner 

Don't be a writer. Be writing.

 

Jay Cohn MD

Being healthy isn't everything, but being sick is close to nothing. 

 

 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

 

Computer Games 

Old computer games couldn't be won. They just got harder and faster until you died; just like real life.

 

Dalai Lama

As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings. 

 

Our Past 

Stop cheating on your future with your past; its over.

 

TOBIAS WOLFF

A true piece of is a dangerous thing. It can change your life. 

 

Stephen King

's a good thing to have if u want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.

 

Helmut Schmidt 

The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.

 

Albert Einstein 

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

 

Pablo Picasso

Learn the rules like a pro so you can break the rules like an artist.

 

Animal Trivia 

Armadillos can have up to four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex

 

C. S. Lewis

You can’t go back and change the beginning, But you can start where you are and change the ending. 

 

Mae West

A man's kiss is his signature. 

 

Personal Growth 

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

 

Dr. Jay Cohn

Being healthy isn't everything, but being sick is close to nothing.

 

Cheers 

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer up someone else."

 

Jim Rohn 

If you don't change what you're doing today then all of your tomorrows will look like yesterdya.

 

Marvin Williams 

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

 

Rainer Maria Rilke 

And now, we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been. 

 

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 

Dec. 1, 2018

W. Somerset Maugham 

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. 

 

John F. Kenneedy 

Change is the law of life, and those that only look to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

 

Calvin Coolidge

Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

 

Anne Frank

You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!

 

Rise Up! 

Putting on a face for the world does not let you learn & grow. It keeps you stuck. Be your true self and watch things shift

 

Rick Warren 

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less."

 

Henry David Thoreau

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

 

Stephen King

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.

 

Writing 

A Writer never has a day off. Even reading counts as research.

 

Native American Proverb 

"Listen to the wind; it talks. Listen to the silence; it speaks. Listen to your heart; it knows. 

 

Paulo Coelho

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. 

 

Woody Allen

"I'm not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens."

 

G.K. Nelson 

Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard and succeed on purpose. 

 

Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

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

 

Truthfulness 

If you tell the truth it becomes part of your past, but if you tell a lie, it becomes part of your future. 

 

Harold S. Geneen 

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in atttude and in actions. 

 

Jacqueline Patterson

"Writers are a rare breed. We are amazing, sparkling, complicated creatures and far more talented than we let ourselves believe. Keep writing."

 

Simon Sinek

Great leaders don't try to be perfect. They try to be themselves and thats what makes them great.

 

Buddha 

Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

 

Empathy (Noun)

The ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide our actions.

 

Aristotle 

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. 

 

Robert Penn Warren

You don’t choose a , it chooses you.

 

James Baldwin 

The terrible thing about being a writer is that you don’t decide to become one, you discover that you are one.

 

Acts 5:31

“God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.”

Nov. 1, 2018

John Wooden 

Make a decision! Failure to act is often the biggest failure of all.

 

Treating People Right 

Treat everyone with kindness, not because they're nice, but because you are. 

 

Truman Capote

"If the notion is good enough it will haunt you till it’s written." 

 

Rosemarie Urquico

Date a girl who reads Or better yet, date a girl who writes

 

Douglas Adams 

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."

 

Uber Fact

The world seems quieter right after a snowfall because the blanket of fresh powder absorbs sound making things seem "calmer."

 

Dragon Triva 

Dragon claws are naturally closed and require effort to open them.

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower 

Never waste a minute thinking about people you do not like.

 

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."