Quotes Quips & Jokes
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.
"If the notion is good enough it will haunt you till it’s written."
Date a girl who reads Or better yet, date a girl who writes
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."
The world seems quieter right after a snowfall because the blanket of fresh powder absorbs sound making things seem "calmer."
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.
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.
"Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion."
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time."
If you could kick one of the Obama's in the nuts, who would it be?
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
"Once we choose hope, everything else is possible."
"Ficition is the lie through which we tell the truth."
"God provides for those he loves; even while they sleep."
I love Halloween. It's such a fun, fun day!
Fact Trivia: The first jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips.
"There is no better test of a man's integrity than his behavior when he is wrong."
A man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
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.
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.
"Some day, you'll be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."
"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."
Who am I to judge another when I myself walk imperfectly.
No one can make you happy until you're happy with youself first.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."
"Very few writers know what they're doing until they've done it."
If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
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."
Strive for continuous improvement, not perfection.
George R.R. Martin
"When the sun has set, no candle can replace it."
Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.
"Political language is deisgned to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable."
"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.
If there is a magic in story writing, no one has ever been able
to reduce it to a recipe
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."
“All you can do is try to write as well as you can.”
Things are only impossible until they're not.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
"I'm just another Alice who's trying to find her way out of her head and into a Wonderland."
"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
"The world is a place where the light enters you."
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."
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."
"I'm a writer so I write what I want."
"I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."
Courage doesn't mean you don't ever get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you.
"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.
"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.
"Fiction is truth inside of a lie."
Never underestimate your own abilities.
"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."
"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."
"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."
Give your burdens to the Lord and he will take care of you.
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.
"Real men do live for Christ."
"The starting point in leading others is learning to lead yourself."
"When the debate is lost, slander beecomes the tool for losers."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
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."
"You can't edit a blank page."
"There is no perfect time to write. There's only now."
"Never did nature say one thing and nature say another."
"Love your enemies for they tell you your faults."
"What you do makes a difference, but you have to decide what kind of differene you want to make,"
For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand saying to you 'Fear not, I will help you.'