Quotable Me - A Piece Of My Mind
Danny, an editor friend of mine and I were chatting on the phone. We were just chatting as friends do. We used to live close to each other and meet for lunches. He now lives in Miami and I live in Maryland.
Our calls were give and take. He asked about my radio shows and I asked about his wife and kids. He asked about my move to my new apartment. I asked about his July 4th…typical conversation between friends that are catching up.
Then, out of the clear blue, he blurted out “I was reading your Night Owl Column over the last few months, I miss you having writer’s quotes with your articles.”
“What?” I replied at my end of the phone.
He said something that surprised me. “Your quotes and ideas from others inspire me. I don't know where you find them, but they seem to hit the nail on the head...and it sparks my day. I tend to share the quotes on Facebook and with friends”.
I thanked him and thought about he said.
Well Danny, this column is for you!
Enjoy these quotes and find inspiration in what others have passed on.
The trouble with writing a book about yourself is that you can't fool around. If you write about someone else, you can stretch the truth from here to Finland. If you write about yourself the slightest deviation makes you realize instantly that there may be honor among thieves, but you are just a dirty liar—Groucho Marx
Intelligence is an extremely subtle concept. It's a kind of understanding that flourishes if it's combined with a good memory, but exists anyway even in the absence of good memory. It's the ability to draw consequences from causes, to make correct inferences, to foresee what might be the result, to work out logical problems, to be reasonable, rational, to have the ability to understand the solution from perhaps insufficient information. You know when a person is intelligent, but you can be easily fooled if you are not yourself intelligent.--Isaac Asimov
I had a line in one of my movies - 'Everyone knows the same truth.' Our lives consist of how we choose to distort it. One person will distort it with a kind of wishful thinking like religion, someone else will distort it by thinking political solutions are going to do something, someone else will think a life of sensuality is going to do it, someone else will think art transcends. Art for me has always been the Catholicism of the intellectuals. There is no afterlife for the Catholics really, and there's no afterlife for the arts. 'Your painting lived on after you' - well, that doesn't really do it. That's not what you want. Even if your painting does have some longevity, eventually that's going to go.
There won't be any works of William Shakespeare or Ludwig van Beethoven, or any theater to see them in, or air or light. I've always felt you've got to live your life within the context of this worst-case scenario. Which is true; the worst-case scenario is here.--Woody Allen
If you need drugs to be a good writer, you're not a good writer.--Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery)
I have fun with ideas. I play with them. I'm not a serious person and I don't like serious people. I don't see myself as a philosopher. That's awfully boring—Ray Bradbury
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.--Gene Roddenberry (Creator of Star Trek)
Accept the fact that achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose in your life.--Ayn Rand (in 'Atlas Shrugged']
Having a support system is huge for writers. My parents were always encouraging and told me they were behind me, whether or not I made it in the business. My wife was always there for my successes and failures. It's easy to find hundreds of reasons to quit writing. Surrounding yourself with people that want you to succeed helps you to write on.--Stephen J Cannell (Creator of 21 Jump Street and the A Team)
Reach for the Stars
Columnist: Bennet Pomerantz has covered the Audio medium for the last 20 years. He has syndicated newspaper columns, AUDIOWORLD and "Movies of Your Mind", in Affaire De Coeur Magazine. In which he showcase his vast and diverse knowledge of the spoken word medium.
He is also known as a media review critic (books, music, graphic novels, DVDs, CDs) in his weekly syndicated newspaper column "A Piece of the Page". He also is a ranked media reviewer for Amazon.com. http://www.facebook.com/bennet.pomerantz1 / E-mail: email@example.com