Tuesday Tidbits #27

 

 

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!

 

 

If you attempt something, there is the very real possibility you may fail. If you do not try, you are promised failure.


 

 

It happens to all of us. We slave, sweat, and cry over our work to create our best art. We edit, polish, and nurture our final draft into existence with great labor and love. And as soon as we publish it, we find the one word we wish we had changed.


 

 

Writing is a gift. But not some gift of linguistic talent or prowess for the writer. Our words are a gift, given through us, to others. If they are never shared, the gift can never be received. And a gift never received, stops being a gift.


 

 

Writers often refer to ink when they talk about putting their words to paper. But as much as we edit, remove, erase, and rearrange things on the way, it would be more apt to say we penciled something.


 

 

Do you remember that thing that popped into your head yesterday, that you thought would be a great subject for, or beginning to, a future piece of work? Yeah, me either. That is why you should never be without pen and paper.


 

 

It is good to be mindful in what you write. It is better to be mindful of what you say. It is best to be mindful in what you do.


 

 

When what you want to say flies in the face of societal norms, it becomes even more vital that you speak out. And speak out loudly with conviction. Yell it, if you have to. Dissent was never intended to be whispered into a room full of noise.


 

 

Now get out there and write something!

 

 

 

Comments
16 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #27”
  1. Brad, I love this series (limited, I know) because you present the truth as we all know it but as we sometimes forget it or ignore or never say it. Great advise beginning with the first tidbit and all the way through. And yes, that happened to me yesterday, I thought of a great way to start a poem and I repeated it to myself a thousand times thinking I will not forget it and…well you know the rest…I cannot think of it to save my life! You are so right, we must not depend upon our feeble memory we must write things down! Thank you so much my friend and all the best!
    Francisco

  2. beth says:

    Wonderful- and I love thinking of words as gifts to be shared

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Once again, I love all of them, but that last quote really spoke to me.

  4. Michael Milonopoulos says:

    Inspirational my friend, and a great start to my day. Much love

  5. Jim Borden says:

    so many great ones this week, Brad. The last one is particularly relevant today.

    It’s amazing how often the second one comes true, and the fifth one happens all the time to me…

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    So true my friend. I love reading this series. One thing that is for sure is not being without something to write on. That has happened to me many times. A lot of my ideas come to me while I am waking. I should always keep reading glasses, paper and pencil by the bed. Great post Brad. Have a great Tuesday evening. Love 💕 Jonikins

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Tidbit #1 is what I try to live by. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I figured out that it’s better to have tried and failed than to not put yourself in the game.

  8. My oh my I really love your tuesday tidbits!
    They always have the most carefully picked and oh so relatable quotes. I always end up ruminating over them.
    My favourite from this addition are these :
    “Writing is a gift. But not some gift of linguistic talent or prowess for the writer. Our words are a gift, given through us, to others. If they are never shared, the gift can never be received. And a gift never received, stops being a gift.”

    “Writers often refer to ink when they talk about putting their words to paper. But as much as we edit, remove, erase, and rearrange things on the way, it would be more apt to say we penciled something.”

    Both so accurate and beautifully written.
    💜

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