Do book or movie lines stick with you? How about quotes by notable figures, past or present? Bible verses, classic literature, or political speeches - has anything jumped out at you lately? Have any provided inspiration for your work?
Our family often tosses movie lines back and forth, and I wondered recently how this influences my writing. My first thought is the humor factor, for many lines are either funny or we apply them to situations in a humorous way. My second thought is the timeless application of these or any other words that have stuck with me. What things of lasting value do they spark or possess?
I like to examine the way words are put together and how they sound. If a line from a film, is it spoken with an accent? Another consideration is emotion; is it true to life or something only heard in the movies? How would this translate into characters for a book?
What do you think? Am I the only one who does this? :)
Who Said It? Inspiration in Action
Brownie points to anyone who can tell me who said the following. Answers at the end of the post. Perhaps one will spark an idea for your next project!
1) It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time.
2) I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until I finally became that person - or he became me.
3) Imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
4) Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
5) No more rhymes now I mean it!
Villains & Guest Posts
Just in case you happened to miss Stephen Tremp's Home and Away series last week, he had a guest post about villains here Friday, and I was his guest Saturday. Click here to check out Stephen's post. Click here to check out my post over at Stephen's Breakthrough Blogs.
Speaking of guest posts, Susan Reinhardt of Christian Writer/Reader Connection will be guest posting Tuesday over at Susan Panzica's Eternity Cafe. Will stop back tomorrow to post a reminder, but wanted to give you a head's up. Susan Reinhardt's Mom is in the hospital. Her Mom is doing okay, but I am sure they'd appreciate your prayers.
I think I'll be skipping my regular Thursday post this week to catch up on visiting my blog friends, and for some much needed down time. Thanks to all of you for your wonderful support these past weeks. You've been a great encouragement.
What quips and quotes inspire you? Have any sparked a story or article idea lately?
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1) Abraham Lincoln
2) Cary Grant
3) Albert Einstein4) Benjamin Franklin
5) Spoken in the film The Princess Bride