Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stirring and Sidesplitting...all in one post

I thought I’d tickle some funny bones and illicit some inspiration with my post today. So, laugh to your hearts content, then go write something.

A Canadian psychologist is selling a video that teaches you how to test your dog's IQ. Here's how it works: if you spend $12.99 for the video, your dog is smarter than you. ~ Jay Leno

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~Ray Bradbury

When I was born my father spent three weeks trying to find a loophole in my birth certificate.
~  Jackie Vernon quotes

Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. ~E.L. Doctorow

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Smack your child every day. If you don't know why -- he does.
~  Joey Adams quotes

Be obscure clearly. ~E.B. White

The only cure for writer's block is insomnia. ~Merit Antares

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
~ Oliver Herford quotes

Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.
~  W. Somerset Maugham quotes

Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself. ~ Roseanne Barr

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print. ~Unknown

When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. ~  Isaac Bashevis Singer quotes

Children ask better questions than adults. "May I have a cookie?" "Why is the sky blue?" and "What does a cow say?" are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than "Where's your manuscript?" Why haven't you called?" and "Who's your lawyer?"
~ Fran Lebowitz quotes

There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and its mother's age. ~ Benjamin Spock quotes

Have a great day. Read a book and laugh


  1. Awesome quotes Dawn, thanks for sharing and making me laugh!

  2. Too funny! Thanks for starting my day with some good laughs.

  3. Wonderful quotes, Dawn! I've jotted some down to share with my sister!

  4. Thanks, Ladies. My favorite thing to do besides write and read is laugh. I'm the happiest person I know over 5 feet. LOL I can't compete with the kids. LOL

  5. Fabulous, all of them.. Where would we be without laughter? I love it when I am reading a book and give way to the words and bust out laughing... nothing better.

  6. I so love when that happens, Brenda. You're right, nothing better. It's great when it's organic. It just grows out of the story and you're like, "wow" I wrote that, and it's funny!

  7. I love the quotes! Very funny!

  8. These are great. I love, love, love Ray Bradbury. And his quote does not disappoint.

  9. Thanks, Muriel.

    Thanks, Catherine.

  10. So great I love the Roseann Barr quote and the one about smacking your children. Thanks so much for the laugh!

  11. Oh, I agree with Doctorow. You do become other people but that the most fun part about it.


  12. I loved EB White's and Somerset's ( I feel entitled to call him by Somerset. When we were little my Dad would read from his books, along with Poe, a bit dark, but both were master story tellers. Have you ever written a free write to a quote? I can see floating away on any one of these..

  13. Thanks Jennifer, Roseann's a woot.

    Tosh, it is fun becoming other people, huh!

    Brenda, I know Poe, well, some of his work but not Somerset's. No I've never written for a free quote. Have you? Am I understanding your question right. LOL I may not be. Sorry.

  14. Lovely quotes collection. Thanks for sharing!!


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