Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dave Barry (from his Classics, of course)

“TODAY’S TIP FOR ASPIRING NOVELISTS: When choosing a title for your novel, try to come up with something that will really ‘grab’ potential readers. WEAK: The Death Corpse STRONGER: The Death Corpse by Stephen King VERY STRONG: The Death Corpse … Continue reading

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Thought for the day…

Another post on Facebook that I feel strongly compelled to share here as well… “You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” Amen…

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Thomas Helm

This is another one posted on Facebook (as shared with me by Kay…thanks, my friend) that I just HAVE to share here as well: “My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.” As an avid … Continue reading

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anyone who reads my blog already knows that I have always been a huge Ralph Waldo Emerson “fan” (since I was a kid with my very first library card). The following was just recently posted on Facebook, which I shared … Continue reading

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Quotefalls

(1) “Don’t let life discourage you. Everyone who got where they are had to begin where they were.” [AKA: Full circle.] (2) “The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.” [Ahh, some of that good … Continue reading

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Lin Yutang

“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” [Amen.]

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Helen Keller

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

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Edna Ferber

“Big doesn’t necessarily mean better. [For example,] sunflowers aren’t better than violets.”

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Zig Ziglar

“You can start from where you are with what you’ve got and [then] go to where it is [that] you want to go.” (Thanks, Diane [Visser], for sharing this on Facebook so that I could post/share it on my blog. … Continue reading

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George Bernard Shaw

“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best take it out and teach it to dance.”

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