Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Favorite quote or poem

I have to be honest... I don't have/know any.

Music has always been my forte. Words in lyrics were my literature growing up. I could buy a new country music CD and tell you the next several hits that would be released. I had a battle with one guy who was convinced that a song on a Lorrie Morgan CD would never get air time. Three weeks later, we heard it on the radio. Needless to say, he was speechless.

I'm glad kids today have to read a certain amount of books each quarter. I don't remember having to do that. If only I'd been introduced to Harlequin Blaze novels back then, I probably would have LOVED to read!!!

If someone read me a poem, my eyes crossed. I didn't get it. Boring! I guess its like opera, some get it, some don't. Odd twist of fate, my husband writes poems and I LOVE them. Maybe because they are about/to me! :)

Since becoming a writer and having gone 8 years of collecting rejection letters before I FINALLY sold, I came up with this quote: "Dream big or else you'll never know your full potential."

My husband, on the other hand, likes: "Dream small and you'll never be disappointed."

Which one do you like?


  1. Lines from songs really stand out for me rather than anything from poems. I am more of a music gal than a poetry lady!

    Great quotes...I can see the wisdom in each!

  2. I appreciate poems like I appreciate jokes. I love them during the moment but they refuse to stick with me. Song lyrics, on the other hand, become embedded in my head, heart and soul.

  3. I'm not a poetry fan either (apart from a few favourites) and agree with you about song lyrics.
    But I loved to read - I would devour books when I was a child and teenager. These days I don't have as much time to read as I would like.
    But I do think that, as writers, we should also read. Reading can SHOW us what works and what doesn't, and is a far more valuable lesson than all those writers' courses etc which TELL you what you should/shouldn't do.
    Must take my own advice and read more!