Quote of the Day

Barbara-Taylor Bradford. Photo Courtesy of nndb.com.

 ‘Beware of self-indulgence. The romance surrounding the writing profession carries several myths: that one must suffer in order to be creative; that one must be cantankerous and objectionable in order to be bright; that ego is paramount over skill; that one can rise to a level from which one can tell the reader to go to hell. These myths, if believed, can ruin you.’

Barbara Taylor Bradford


Quote of the Day

“Journalism was the second profession; journalists were telling everyone about that first prostitute.”

via @#partylikeajournalist

Quoted conversation of the Day – Bones: Season 4, Ep. 7 ‘The He and the She

Ryan Stephenson: One of God’s challenges to us is to see past the surface.

Bones: Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz

[picks up a book and tears up the dust cover]

Ryan Stephenson: To the deeper essential nature, which lies right beneath.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: You believe our bodies are like dustcovers?
Ryan Stephenson: That’s exactly what I think, Agent Booth. Rip them off, and see what’s underneath… You see, all this time I though my father was killed, or had abandoned me, and that’s just not what happened. He didn’t want to shake my faith. He was protecting me from the truth. He… he didn’t want me to have to choose between him and God, and I love my father for that. I just hope God can forgive me for making him feel that way.

Quote of the Day

“Miss: A title with which we brand unmarried women to indicate that they are in the market. Miss, Misses (Mrs.) and Mister (Mr.) are the three most distinctly disagreeable words in the language, in sound and sense. Two are corruptions of Mistress, the other of Master. If we must have them, let us be consistent and give one to the unmarried man. I venture to suggest Mush, abbreviated to MH.”

– Ambrose Bierce

Quote of the Day

“A female patient asked me if I thought it was abnormal that her husband lays the BlackBerry on the bed when they make love,” reported Dr. Hallowell. “I thought the fact she even asked me was more extreme than what he did.”

– Hal Crowther’s One Hundred Fears of Solitude