I have always been a word person. My mother used to say she thought I was born with a dictionary in my hands. (Now that is an odd visual.)
And I have always appreciated quotes, savoring the discovery of someone else’s way with words that makes me pause and think or even laugh out loud, thanks to their fresh perspective.
This blog? It was my second attempt at blogging — after my first blog never got off the ground. So, I shut that blog down, despite conventional wisdom back then being that writers needed to be blogging. Then, weeks later during a night of insomnia, I realized that I loved quotes enough to blog about them just because I had so much fun with them! And then I realized other people enjoy quotes, too. Next, the title “In Others’ Words” came to me. I determined to keep my posts shorts (300 words or less) and to invite conversation with my readers (the In Your Words questions). When I ran the idea past my agent, she said, “You should have insomnia more often.” And then we shared a laughed.
And quotes? Yes, they are “souls alive in ink” because they reflect other people’s hearts, their passions, their personalities. Quotes express things I feel but sometimes can’t find the right words … the best words. I find this amazing quote that says what I wanted to say. Sometimes a quote makes me stop where I am and go, “Huh!” because I hadn’t thought of that truth. Or I’d forgotten an important life principle and I needed to remember it. And yes, sometimes the quotes I read just make me laugh and appreciate being alive.
In Your Words: Just sharing what’s called “backstory” with you today. I’d love to know if you have a favorite quote or two. We’ve done this before and then I’ve had the chance to highlight them in future blogs.[ctt template=”8″ link=”7czb8″ via=”yes” ]In Others’ Words: The Power of Quotes https://wp.me/p63waO-2sU #quotes #perspective[/ctt] [ctt template=”8″ link=”aIoqE” via=”yes” ]”Most collectors collect tangibles. As a quotation collector, I collect wisdom, life, invisible beauty, souls alive in ink.” https://wp.me/p63waO-2sU #quotes @quotegarden #collectors[/ctt]