I love quotes – I have them everywhere – scrawled in the notebooks I’m writing the current book in, on post-it notes around the desktop and some are even in my Blackberry.
Someone tell me how I lived without email all the time, everywhere I go? Thanks.
Anyway, I stumbled on a few good ones recently, so I thought I’d share.
“Anything will give up its secrets to you if you love it enough.” – George Washington Carver
(Dear Cam’s book,
I love you. Now tell me everything. Immediately. Stop making me beg, because it’s not pretty.
“Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge hammer.” – Major Holdridge, 1994
(It’s always appropriate to kill a spider living in my house with a sledge hammer. Or a shoe. Or by calling Zoo to come kill it.)
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
(I am not working, I am not working...)
Okay, did anyone else tear up at the intervention they had for Dennis Rodman on Celebrity Apprentice? Seriously, it made me so said…especially watching him keep refering to the past. I get that – I used to hear a lot of unpublished writers defending themselves like that. Heck, I used to do it too – but the thing is, the more defensive you are, the more you know that you’re wrong. I can’t explain why that works, but it’s like the nuns at my elementary school used to say, a guilty conscience always jumps.
I hope that makes sense. If not, blame the migraine meds, as this is turning out to be quite the rambling, train of thought post.
I’ve leave off by reminded you that I’ve been interviewed by Susan Palmquist at Between The Lines Blog, so come on over and say hi!