Quotes Quips & Jokes

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."



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.



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.



"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."



"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.



"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 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." 



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



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."



"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment."



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."



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." 



"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.' 

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."