Mischief & Mirth

“We’re still alive. If God were finished with us, we’d be dead.”  – Alf O’Shaunessy

“If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.” – G.K. Chesterton

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” – C. S. Lewis

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.” – Phyllis Theroux

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King

“The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it.” – Leo Rosten

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” – Elmore Leonard

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” – Isaac Asimov

“People want an emotional experience when they read, so write that way.” – Sol Stein

2 thoughts on “Mischief & Mirth

  1. Hi, I came over to thank you for your compliment on my blog. Had to stay and visit awhile. I really liked the post about the subway as well as the ‘About’ page. I used to have a Beagle as well. One of the sweetest dogs I ever had — although really all of them were pretty sweet. My first dog was a sort of terrier mix, and my mom named her Cookie because, at barely one-year-old, I used to take a bite of my cookies and then give her a bite. Then I’d take a drink of my bottle and give her a drink.

    I really like this mirth page as well. I’ll share another great Groucho joke that I have used often (being a writer, I felt a kinship with it):
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.
    Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
    Thought you might like to add it to your collection.

    Thanks again for the compliment on my site.

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