Erica Jong on Writing

“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.” Erica Jong   Photo credit: TheBlowoff.com

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Anaïs Nin on Writing

“I write emotional algebra.” ― “I write emotional algebra.” ― Anaïs Nin

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Audre Lorde on Writing Women

“I write for these women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence will save us, but it won’t.” ― Audre Lorde

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Stephen King on Reading…

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King

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Wednesday Words to Live By #26

“An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.” – Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Jealousy and envy cause some folks to get creative in their narratives of you. Often, they’ll hear what they wish, not what’s real. Smiling Faces Sometimes, The Undisputed Truth Here’s a television adaptation of the modern classic, starring Halle Berry. […]

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Wednesday Words to Live By #25

Janelle Monae, singer/actress, knows what she speaks. We have to make the world in the image we desire. Otherwise, everything is for naught. Peace and Love, Everyone!  

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Words to Live By #24

When will you learn that there isn’t a word for everything? Nicole Krauss   (NEVERRRRRR!)

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Words to Live By #23

The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves. V.S. Naipaul

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Merry Quotemas!

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” ― Charles M. Schulz Best Christmas television special ever! 14 Facts About A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Maybe Christmas is More than Gifts…

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 13 Facts About The Grinch

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Merry Quotemas!

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” ― Bob Hope Bob, you’re right. Why wait until Christmas? Get moving, people!  

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Merry QuoteMas….

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” ― George Carlin

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Words I’m Thankful For…

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. [Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963]” ― John F. Kennedy

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Words I’m Thankful For…

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” ― Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance Image Credit: Simon Maage

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Scream!

“stop now before i kill you a word to the wise from your friend PENNYWISE ”  ― Stephen King, It     Jack O’Lantern Photo Credit: Beth Teutschmann

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Boo!

“A little boy who’s discovered the monster under the bed is actually real, and it’s screwing Mommy.”  ― Laurell K. Hamilton, The Killing Dance     Jack O’ Lantern Image Credit: Beth Teutschmann

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Eek!

“Eye of newt, and toe of frog,  Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,  Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,  Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—  For a charm of powerful trouble,  Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.  Double, double toil and trouble;  Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”  ― William Shakespeare               […]

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Spooky!

Normally, I post weekly quotes of inspiration regarding life, love, and writing. With Halloween upon us, I’m pulling a 180 spin by posting chilling quotes from scary movies and stories. Enjoy! “You’ll never see us coming.”  ― Dan Wells, I Am Not A Serial Killer   Photo by Beth Teutschmann on Unsplash

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Words to Live By #22

Maybe that’s what we look for in the people we love, the spark of unhappiness we think we know how to extinguish. Tom Perrotta

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