Quotes Quips & Jokes

Jul. 1, 2019

Bruce Van Horn

Three things which cannot be recovered in your life

1) A Word after it's said 

2) A moment after it's missed 

3) And time after it's gone


J.K. Rowling

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. 


Fran Lebowitz

I write so slowly that I could write in my own blood without hurting myself.


Rosemarie Urquico

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


John Irving

Before you can write anything, you have to notice something. 


Les Brown

You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to start to be great. 



I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.


Steve Jobs 

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. 


George Eliot

Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world. 


Chris Voss

When you blame others you give up your power to change. Take responsibility for your future! 


Unknown Author

Most of our problems in life are because of two reasons; We act without thinking or we think without acting. 


 Will Rogers

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


Aryeh Frimer

I'd rather live with a good question than a bad answer.


Will Smith 

Money and success doesn't change people; they merely amplify what is already there. 


Words to Live By 

We judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions.


Cathy Guisewite

When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.


Ellen Meloy

A map, it is said, organizes wonder.


Vincent Van Gogh

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


Ernest Hemingway

"There is no friend as loyal as a book." 


J. K. Rowling

Life is too short. I only want to do things that I enjoy, or that I think are good or worth doing. 


Patrick Whitesell

You can have all the right stradegy in the world; if you don't have the right culture, your dead. 


July 4th

Hello Blog. I lost you for a couple of days, but I'm back now. Happy Independence Day -- Let Freedom Ring! 


Exodus 14:14 

God will fight the battle for you

Jun. 1, 2019

 Maria Robinson

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.


John Steinbeck

Poetry is the mathematics of writing and closely kin to music. 


Vincent van Gogh

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?


Paula Andress

Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and use them in your own quest for greatness.


Sharon Insul

Defeat isn't bitter if you don't swallow it! 


Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every artist was first an amateur 


Frank Sonnenberg

Practice doesn't make perfect if you're doing it wrong. 


Zig Ziglar

Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success that some people get is to take a bite out of you.


Stephen King

If you write, someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that's all. 


Lemony Snicket

All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.


Father's Day

Wishing my husband and all the good daddies a wonderful day.


Thomas Edison

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. 


35th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my husband


Unknown Author

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.


Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. 



You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.



Don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. 



One kind word can change a person's entire day.


Bert Waugh Jr.

We all make mistakes. We have to simply remember to forgive ourselves and keep moving forward in order to progress. 



Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it's the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." 


Old Advice 

The only source knowledge is experience 


June 3rd

Today was the day that Billy Joe McCallister jumped off the Tallahassee Bridge. 



Happy 64th to my husband


John 14:4 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me

May. 1, 2019

Anne Dillard 

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives


~P.D. James

Nothing that happens to a writer – however happy, however tragic – is ever wasted 


Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of morality. 


Helen Keller

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. 


Bruce Van Horn

Men, part of her genius to make you think you're actually the boss. 


John Maxwell

People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life 


Tristan Bishop

May your faith be unshakeable and your will, unbreakable.


Jeff Sheehan

There's a limit to how many steps you'll be able to take today. Make sure they're all in the right direction.


Ranal Currie 

At the end of the day, I will be satisfied, but only if I've done my best.


Mother's Wisdom

My mother used to say never chase after a man who doesn't chase after you so, does that include the ice cream man?


Tom Stoppard

Every exit is an entry somewhere.


Sue Ellam

To love a person is to see ALL of their magic and to remind them of it when they have forgotten. 


The Best Medicine

A physician said, "The best medicine for humans is love."

Someone asked, "What if it doesn't work?"

He answered, "Increase the dosage."


Doris Lessing

Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible. 


Ranal Currie 

Focus, focus, focus. Your career depends on it. 


Arnold Palmer 

Always make a total effort even if the odds are stacked against you.


Maya Angelou

When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time. 


 Mother Teresa

 I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. 


 Mahatma Gandhi

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.



"I" before "E" unless you leisurely deceive eight overweight heirs to forfeit their sovereign conceits with scientific proof. 



is extremely common. What is rare is the willingness to endure the life of the writer.


Diane Grant

Its better to walk alone than with a crowd heading in the wrong direction. 



An educated mind without an educated heart is no education at all.


William Drummond

Books have that strange quality, that being the frailest and the tenderest matter, they outlast brass, iron and marble. 


George Orwell

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their understanding of their own history.



Life is a series of obstacles that get in the way of a good nap.


William Barclay 

There are two great days in a person's life: the day we are born and the day we discover why (Happy birthday to my son, your birth was a great day, indeed).


 Isaiah 41:13

For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, "Do not fear. I will help you.

Apr. 1, 2019

Reg Saddler

Most people will never accomplish the long term great because they settle for the short term good


Herm Albright

Having a positive attitude may not solve all of your problems, but it sure annoys the hell out of those who don't like you.


Word Play

There is no pine or apple in pineapple.


Matt Martin

If your plan isn't working, adjust your plan. Never give up. 


Leo Buscaglia

Change is the end result of all true learning.


Daily Motivator

Wake up with a smile and go after life, live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it and feel it. 


Bruce Van Horn

If you do nothing that is exactly what you will get in return.


Joy D. Fanning 

Stand tall in your creative power. Authors create worlds, characters, and stories that touch the lives of those who read them.


Easter Sunday 

The Lord had risen on this glorious day. 


John Lennon

“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons." 


Steve Keating

Never underestimate a person with passion. 


George MacDonald 

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. 


Stephen King

Reading is the creative center of a writer's life. You cannot hope to sweep someone else away with the force of your writing until it has been done to you.


 Bob Burb

Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.


 Steve Furtick

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.


Thomas Troward 

The law of floatation was not contemplating the sinking of things.


Meister Eckhart

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.


Stephen King

You cannot hope to sweep someone away with your writing until it's been done to you.


Lara Lau Tbygensen 

If you really value your integrity, then be prepared to take a beating from those who have none. 



Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.


Bruce Van Horn 

It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that you have a glass and grateful that there's something in it.


Anne Lamott 

Very few writers never know what they're doing until they've done it. 


E.B. White

A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word to paper. 


Writer's Block 

When your imaginary friends won't talk to you. 


Matthew 28:5-6 

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”

Mar. 1, 2019

The Kardashians 

Everything I've learned about the Kardashian family, I learned against my will. 


Maya Angelou

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.


Tony Robbins 

The more you understand what somebody wants, needs, and fears, the more you can figure out how to add value.


Edmund Lee 

Surround yourself with dreamers and doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you even when you don't see it yourself.



Yesterday, I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise so I want to change myself. 


James Wooden 

The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own example. 



Whether its friendship or relationships, all bonds are built on trust. Without it, you have nothing. 


Ronald Reagan 

I received a letter just before I left office from a man. I don't know why he chose to write it, but I'm glad he did. He wrote that you can go to live in France, but you can't become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Italy, but you can't become a German, an Italian. He went through Turkey, Greece, Japan and other countries. But he said anyone, from any corner of the world, can come to live in the United States and become an American.



Dreams often reveal what we've hidden or repressed. They are a reflection of our unconscious mind and emotional truths. 


Marilyn Monroe 

To all the girls that think your fat because you're not a size zero, you're the beautiful one. It society that's ugly. 


Brian Tracy 

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.



May Siri be able to decipher your slurred request for bar locations this St. Patrick's Day.  



If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be. 


Dr. Steve Maraboli 

A sense of entitlement is a cancerous thought process that is void of gratitude and can be deadly to our relationships.


Lisa M. Hayes 

Becareful how you talk to yourself because you are listening.


William James 

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


Bruce Van Horn

You can feel any feeling you want to feel right now by thinking any thought you want to think. 


Louis L'Amour 

Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.


Anais Nin 

I must be a mermaid; I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.


Isaiah 2:22 

Stop trusting in mere humans who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?