Seven Quick Takes Friday (vol. quotes)

— 1 —

I should clarify that it’s my favorite non-biblical quotes. Most of them are about writing and are hung up at my desk.

“I’d rather be caught holding up a bank than stealing so much as a two-word phrase from another writer.”
-Jack Smith

— 2 —

“Decisions become easier when your will to please God outweighs your will to please the world.”
-Anso Coetzer

— 3 —

“There is nothing more important than the words you are writing now.”

— 4 —

“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.”
-Jules Renard

— 5 —

“Writing and travel are the best things, the only things that always work, that always make me feel connected and whole.”
-George Crane, Beyond the House of the False Lama

My boss, who is both general manager AND editor in chief at my paper called himself a reporter Wednesday.
It hit me. He’s still a reporter. He may have to deal with budgets and cost analysis and decision making, but he’s still a reporter.
That never leaves.
I hope I still feel that way when I’m older.

— 6 —

“An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.”
-Montesquieu

— 7 —

“The world suffers nothing from Christians but hates them because the reject its pleasures.”
-St. Justin Martyr

That one is actually in my Catholic Daily Planner this week, and I love it. It may go up on the wall at my desk.

Have a great weekend!
God bless.

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One comment

  1. Koala Bear Writer

    These are great quotes. I like the second one – I should put it up around my desk. πŸ™‚ I’m dropping by from 7QT. I should share some of my favourite quotes in a future edition! πŸ™‚

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