Tuesday Tidbits #153


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!


Perfection is unobtainable. However, if we make that the goal, we will make what is good into something great along the way.

I always read a poem twice. Once with my eyes and once with my heart.

Anything can be poetry if all that is required is the label.

If your need for validation is sufficed by seeing your name in print, feel free to give your art away. There are plenty of people happy to profit from your work.

Prose has its place in art, but it is not at the head of the table.

Love can be expressed in words, but it is only recognized by action.

Dust cover artists make their living hoping you very much judge the book by its cover.


Now get out there and write something!


12 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #153”
  1. Actions, you said it well, actions are the essential, words can fly away. And I always tell people, don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. Sometimes things are good enough, perfection is a concept, good is real. Great thoughts as usual Brad. Greetings from a cold and rainy Valencia. All the best.

  2. beth says:

    yes, action shows the real display of love

  3. kristianw84 says:

    I am not sure I agree about turning something good into something great when chasing perfection. I mean, sometimes, maybe, but I feel it leads to disappointment. Perfection is a goal I can’t achieve, so I feel like I am setting myself up for failure.

    I wholeheartedly agree with the rest. Another wonderful series of tidbits, my dear!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Somebody mark the calendar. Kristian found a Tidbit she did not like. 🤣 Thank you, my dear friend!

      • kristianw84 says:

        To be fair, I did not say I did not like it. I just do not wholeheartedly agree with it, and although rare, there have been a few I have not completely agreed with. Remember the “letting go” one? 🤣 I do love this series!!

  4. I am guilty of the dust cover of a book being an interictal first impression of a book. For example, if it shows cowboys on horseback on the open range, I’m going to pass it by because that’s not what I like to read. If it shows a spooky empty house in the woods, I’ll look further to see if it’s a mystery or psychological thriller, which is my favorite genre.

    I agree that prose is considered “poetry” but not by the standards that were used to measure the world’s greatest poets. It’s a way for us ‘wannabe’ poets to say what we have to say without struggle for rhyme or syllables or line length, etc.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      We all make judgments about a book based on the dust cover. You are not alone. And prose is an important part of poetry, but it is sometimes the only part of someone’s poetry. Thanks for reading and commenting, sis. Love you to pieces!

  5. joyroses13 says:

    Good ones, Brad! Really like the one about reading with the heart! Have a great day.

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