Tuesday Tidbits #144


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 problem with being placed on a pedestal is that, from there, every direction is down.




I do not know that my life would grant me access to heaven, so I have surrounded myself with good people and hold out hope for a divine and lenient plus-one policy.




I did not start writing seeking fame and fortune. I started writing in search of acceptance. Once found, fame and fortune seemed frivolous.




The full beauty of a subject is not found staring directly at it. You must see the periphery. You must envision all that surrounds and reflects the subject. It is in the margins that the greatest truths are found.




I am uneasy when people think that I am more than I am. But I am a real handful when they think that I am anything less.




You cannot move people to emotions if what you write holds no journey for the reader. They must travel from where they are to where you want them to be. Your words must convey this journey.




Poets, politicians, pundits, and professors all share a unique trait. Though diverse in form and function, they all love to hear themselves speak.


Now get out there and write something!



14 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #144”
  1. beth says:

    good ones! I especially like the one about being uneasy …

  2. kristianw84 says:

    I always mean to mention how I love your description of these tidbits! “A pool of poignant and powerful prayers for prose” is so clever! Sonetimes, they make me laugh. Your ability to come up with a new one every week is commendable!

    Once again, I am struggling to choose a favorite. I think heaven would allow you in. I mean, I imagine we all have our own definition of heaven. My heaven would not be “heaven” if you weren’t there. 😘

    I believe I see you as more than you see yourself. Do I make you uneasy, my friend? 🙃❤

    Excellent, as always!!

  3. All most interesting and true but the last one rules!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    while acceptance is nice, so would fortune! and I’d prefer not to hear myself talk, even though that’s part of what I do for a living 🙂

  5. Beloved brother, You really “hit it out of the park” this week! I’m glad I don’t have to pick a favorite, because I adored each and every one of your tidbits!

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    I love the point of not always looking at the obvious and studying the periphery to see the subtleties of other points of view.

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