Tuesday Tidbits #10



Welcome to the limited series, Tuesday Tidbits. A collection of quotes to provide inspiration, determination, and elevation. I hope you find something that brightens your day!



The digital age has left no ambiguity of our society for future archeologists to dig up, piece together, and unravel. Now our words last forever, where the hurtful lasts just as long as the healing. Our written words become now our legacy. Live up to the legacy!



Of course, I believe words are powerful. Every writer does. But words are just words. People are more powerful. They empower words through their perception. Any sentence can be epiphany or profanity, depending on your perception. Harsh words should fall aside like so many grains of sand and be perceived just as small.



The heart-broken writer is reclusive, unloved, and escapes in their ink. Their spirit animal must be the octopus. Not everyone gets something cool like an eagle or a lion. Mine must be the dung beetle, because I have been writing shit forever.



Words require definition in order to facilitate common thought. They are playful, but finite. Writing, on the other hand, defies definition and is infinite. Writing is when the small words defined are put together to create something larger and beyond elucidation.



If there is not contrast, composition, or creativity in your writing, it is like the painter who paints the canvas one solid color. You can’t argue that he didn’t paint, but you are left when nothing else to say.



Writers use words to promote their thoughts. But when success turns to promoting their words, their thoughts inevitably turn too.



One time, I wrote a long poem to express my love and desires to a prospective partner, whom I had known for quite a while, in my hopes to ‘know’ them physically also. My kids send five emojis to somebody on Tinder, and they are out the door for a booty call. And I call myself a writer.



Now get out there and write something!




18 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #10”
  1. yassy says:

    Thanks , Brad.

  2. beth says:

    these are really a good mix, brad. i especially enjoyed the, ‘words require definition…’ one –

  3. Ah I think I’m really gonna e joy your Tuesday Tidbits!

    I loved these, some really true and fun quotes, specially all the ones about writing and words.
    Keep sharing more! =) 💜

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Megha! This is a limited weekly series, but I believe I have enough to run for a few more months. I am so happy you enjoy them! Thank you for all your support! ❤

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Great tidbits this morning. Have a blessed day and stay safe. Love and hugs Joni. 😘❤️🙏💕

  5. kristianw84 says:

    The dung beetle made me laugh! I’m glad my days of dating were before the days of Tinder. I’m an old soul, it takes more than emojis to impress me. Hand written notes, however; now that’s romantic. Such a forgotten art!! Loved all the quotes, Brad. And I disagree about the dung beetle, by the way. I think you’re more like King Midas. Everything you write is gold! 😘

    • Brad Osborne says:

      You are too kind with your words. I am touched by your support and love. Your honesty and forthrightness are a steady course I can rely on in my journey of writing. You are deliciously fluffy and hard to let go of! 😘❤🥰

      • kristianw84 says:

        Well I think it’s important to encourage writers to keep going, to let them know how their words touch my heart & leave an impact. Your blog is one that I have bookmarked & look forward to reading. We share a gift, and Lord knows you have been nothing but supportive of me & my blog. It’s the least I can do, my friend. ❤❤

  6. Nathi says:

    Absolutely loved it, Brad!

  7. Jim Borden says:

    quite a mixture here; each one outstanding in its own right. Regarding the pictures of one color, sometimes they end up hanging on Art Museum walls…

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks for sharing the link. It is a great counterpoint to the thinking. Is an empty canvas then just as worthy? It is a lot to think about. Thanks for your support, Jim!

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