Tuesday Tidbits #76



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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!

Author’s Note: In the salutation above, I originally offered this as a “limited” series, as I was not sure how it may be received or how long I could keep it going. The continued support and kind words of my readers has given it a life I could not have anticipated. The series is now approaching the span of one and a half years, and for that, I thank all of you.

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The greatest challenge in writing is to be relevant to the current moment, but timeless enough to last.


There is never a need to over-embellish. As the simplest truths hold the greatest wisdom, so to the simplest words the greatest beauty.


Of course, my poetry is subjective, as is all real art. If I wanted to be objective, I would have been an accountant.


There are days when I think my writing is done. When inspiration eludes me, and the words do not seem to come. I wonder if I have said everything I could ever say. These are the times I seek out nature, if only to be reminded of how vast and beautiful the world we live in is.


Being a great conversationalist is not about how well you speak. It is all about how well you listen.


I want my words to reflect my true self, but they will never meet that measure. There are still dark corners of my own mind that I avoid and, therefore, relegate any concept of who I am to being incomplete.


Editing and sterilizing your poetry to appeal to a larger audience is akin to pulling the feathers off a dove and still expecting it to fly.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
22 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #76”
  1. beth says:

    I’m so glad you’re keeping this series going. I look forward to it every week-

  2. All of them are wonderful.
    but this one here: “Of course, my poetry is subjective, as is all real art. If I wanted to be objective, I would have been an accountant.” Indeed.
    xoxoxo..

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I liked seeing mention of an accountant!

    and I am a big fan of using simple words, perhaps because that’s all I know…

    another wonderful week of quotes…

  4. Wonderful thoughts as always and you are so right, art is always subjective, irrational, romantic and full of fantasy, as life should be, however not to those who aspire to worship rationalism and science…

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    I especially like the one about being a great conversationalist.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    I love all of these Brad. However, my favorite is

    “Editing and sterilizing your poetry to appeal to a larger audience is akin to pulling the feathers off a dove and still expecting it to fly.”

    Such a great point and sometimes I have been guilty of this, however, I think I might try very hard to stop doing that. There are some subjects if one is not a bit careful, you do indeed offend your readers. I have written such a poem, you have now given me the courage to perhaps submit it.

    Thank you Brad, I always learn something from you. Sending you lots of love. xoxoxo Jonikens

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Never let the fear of offending stop your true feelings. People are only offended when they choose to be. An open mind cannot be offended. Love back at you, Jonikins!

  7. kristianw84 says:

    I look forward to this series every week, even during the times I fall behind and dont actually read it on a Tuesday! And once again, all of these tidbits are wonderful! I especially love the one about plucking a doves feathers!

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