Sunday, June 7, 2009

pithy sayings (not mine).

I've had a week where I could mangage to get very little thinking done. No remarks please, my brain really has been turned off even more than usual. My husband fell but most forunately didn't break anything. But he's a mass of bruises and the week has sped by due to extra attention he must have, plus doctor's visits, etc. etc. I'm glad he's here and not in a hospital, but my brain is pretty much mush.

Luckily I have this great friend, Carlene Dater, who sends me a thought a day. She's an author too so they're mostly all about writing and I love them. I've collected a bunch of them that are my favorites. With her permission I'm sending them on to youl

Quote no.1:
"Always remember imagination is more important than knowledge"...ALBERT EINSTEIN. That's pretty good advice from one of the brainiest men who ever lived.

Quote no. 2:
"Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." ROY D. CHAPIN JR.
Quote 3:
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Quote 4.
"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"

No. 5 isn't exactly a quote, but it's something I didn't realize before. Novelist Carson McCullers endured three storke before she was twenty-nine. While she was crippled, partially paralyzed, and in constant pain, she suffered the profound shock of her husband's suicide. Others might have surrendered to such afflictions, but she settled for writing no less than a page a day. On that unrelenting schedule, she turned out many novels, including Member of the Wedding, The Ballad of the Sac Cafe, and
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

And if that isn't inspirational I don't know what is.

How petty one's personal problem seem beside those of that great lady and author? And don't you love the quote from Frank Scully?

I'd love it if anybody wants to send me their favorite quote...


Amber Skyze said...

Wow, when I see what Carson McCullers endured, it shows me how petty my own problems are. Wonderful quotes! Hope your husband heals quickly, Jean.

jean hart stewart said...

Thanks, Amber. We spend most of saturday in the emergency room, but everything is okay again now. I'm writing in snatches, though.

Fran Lee Romance said...

Thanks for a wonderful blog today! Very inspiring.

Mona Risk said...

Jean, what a great inspiration Carson McCullers is. That should teach me to look at the bright side and forget my little problems. I hope your husband feels better soon.

jean hart stewart said...

Thanks, Fran and Mona. Jean

Terri said...

Can't tell you who said these, but these two quotes are my mantra.

If it can be imagined, it can be done.
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!