Tuesday Tidbits #33

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!


Poetry books are slim pickings for literary agents who work from percentage commissions. They do not sell enough to garnish their interest or expertise. A poet will need to be their own agent, their own biggest supporter, and their own manager. The only thing you don’t have to be for yourself is your own critic, as there are always plenty of those for your work.


We love quotes. The short, easily digestible, and witty sayings that personify some great truth in life, which drag the name of the speaker into the realm of being eternally remembered. They often become tenets or anthems to our own lives. They are, to us, truly words to live by. And you can quote me on that!


I do not love every poem I write, but I often share them anyway. I want to be measured in completeness, for both my successes and my failures. I do not want to foster the thought that any writing is easy or always good.


A letter, a poem, a lyric, or even a sentence, handwritten and presented to the person of subject is the greatest gift one can give to another. Your words will remain with them and be repeated throughout their years, even long after you are gone.


You can take my freedom. You can take my life. But you can never take my words from me. They will always be mine and I will always speak them.


After seeing the obvious and rampant hate and bigotry of the past, reflected so brightly in our modern times, I am forced to recognize the hidden more subtle hues of it that still live within my own thoughts and heart. With every majority you glorify, and every minority you vilify, you teach me to be a better person and to want a better society. Your reverse psychology is working. Thank you!


The one great thing about writing is that it forces every writer to look long and hard at ourselves and the world we live in. In that introspection, we find out many truths. Some good, some bad, but all true. And that is how we grow as people and as a society.


Now get out there and write something!

12 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #33”
  1. beth says:

    I love the ‘I do not love every poem I write, but…’ – I agree, they should be shared anyway.

  2. Fantastic Brad! I love this series! Your quotes are spot on my brother and yes, I do too, I don’t just put out there what I think is perfect, I prefer to be judged as a human being with brilliance but with rubbish as well…

  3. Very nice, Bradikins ❤️🖤

  4. Jim Borden says:

    I never thought of our words being a gift we can give to someone, but I know I like receiving such gifts…

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Another excellent series of quotes! I especially love the one about a handwritten note. I just sent a care package to a friend & it was very well received, more so than I thought. 🥰

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