Tuesday Tidbits #51


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!


For all of time, since the birth of poetry, it has well reflected the world in which it was written. As modern poets, we are encumbered with the responsibility to keep that true. We must take in all things and endeavor to return them in the purest written form.

We removed human from humankind when we removed humane from the human mind.

I have never been blind, but I can close my eyes and imagine it. That imagination is what allows writers to write beyond their own personal experiences. The ability to place themselves within another’s perspective and articulate what they find there. It is not always easy, but it is humbling and insightful.

If a man is so desperate and hungry that he would steal a loaf of bread, who has really committed a crime?

I imbibe on poetry like a drunkard to wine. Seeking out new and old vintages alike. And supping until my head swims with intoxication, brimming with the hallucinations of the woven words. I unfold into the stupor of daylight dreams and fantasies unseen by the temperance of sobriety. Drink, drink, drink to the last!

The man with one shoe, envies the man with two. Just as the man with none, envies the man with one.

We can be neither mindless with our hearts nor heartless with our minds.


Now get out there and write something!


14 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #51”
  1. There are many great gems in this post!

  2. beth says:

    the removal of ‘humane’ says it all

  3. The second and the last one are really very good. Thank you for sharing these!

  4. kristianw84 says:

    I love all of these, but the one comparing poetry to wine stuck out to me the most!

  5. My favourite series, and this edition is solid gold. I truly appreciate your tidbits today because you’ve touched upon some of the things I really feel strongly about. And I would say that if a man has to steal a loaf of bread to feed his family, there are many…and not him…who have committed atrocious crimes. Great work my friend!

  6. Jim Borden says:

    the shoe one and the loaf of bread one really hit home for me this week;
    we’ve got to do a better job of helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
    great job…

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    I like so many of these, but I like the last one the best. We should always be cognizant of using our hearts and minds, often in conjunction.

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