Some mindless meandering…

Good morning! I know all of you have been waiting patiently for the second Thursday of May. As you know, that’s my day for blogging! Every second Thursday of every month. You are welcome to mark it on your calendar.

Several weeks ago, I decided on what I was going to write. Then, I procrastinated. I could easily have written it up and scheduled it for today. So easy. Did I do it? No. Last week, I thought about it again. Yesterday, I started to panic and decided I would spend the evening working on it. No problem. Did I do it? How can a person forget something so important? I’ll tell you how – you buy a new phone! Now I know everyone understands. My new iPhone joins the other members of our family of devices – one laptop, two notebooks, two iPads, and another phone. Each holds a special place in my heart.

Okay, so by now you know I have no idea what I had planned to say. New devices will do this to a person. However, I did find a savior in my dentist’s office yesterday. (after all, there has to be something good to say about ‘that’ office) It was a book I started to read as I sat high up in the chair. Have you noticed how they hoist you up so high,  you can’t escape unless you risk breaking your leg? The book is called “Humorous Quotations.” I don’t know about you but I love reading quotes. I’m always hoping someone will quote something I say or write but so far, I don’t think it has happened. (I would probably have forgotten I said it anyway!)

I hunted for quotes from or about authors and I found some. I will share them with you. Mark Twain seemed to have much to say!

“Classic” A book which people praise and don’t read.” Mark Twain

There is a great deal of difference between the eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.  G.K. Chesterton

Critics are to authors what dogs are to lamp posts. Jeffrey Robinson

Once you’ve put one of his books down, you simply can’t pick it up again. Mark Twain

An incinerator is a writer’s best friend. Thornton Wilder

The profession of book-writing makes horse racing seem like a solid stable business. John Steinbeck

As to the adjective, when in doubt, strike it out. Mark Twain

I will leave the rest for the next time I leave blogging to the last minute. I know what you’re thinking – you ‘re looking forward to more quotes!

Enjoy your day. It is spring and guess what? We might get some snow flurries. A great day to write and drink hot coffee.

P.S.  Don’t forget my Book of the Month is Perplexity on P 1/2 and it is 99 cents!

 

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