Monday, September 26, 2011

Adventures of an e-Book Bookie, 19: More Writing Quotes and a Free eBook


The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic—in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea—know to medical science is work.

—Thomas Szasz


To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.



Because if you are like most people, then like most people you don’t know you are like most people.

—Daniel Gilbert


A work in which there are theories is like an object which still has its price-tag on it.

—Marcel Proust


One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.

—Hart Crane


As a writer I believe that all the basic human truths are known. And what we try to do as best we can is come at these truths from our own unique angle to reilluminate those truths in a hopefully different way.

—William Goldman


The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not the anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.



The moment a writer picks up his pen, he is no longer himself or entirely of this world.

—Richard Selzer


I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you’re an idiot.

—Steve Martin


We just can’t make the best of a fate until it is inescapably, inevitably, and irrevocably ours.

—Daniel Gilbert 33

When we open our eyes each morning, it is upon a world we have spent a lifetime learning to see. We are not given the world: we make our world through incessant experience, categorization, memory, reconnection.

—Oliver Sacks


Who controls the society’s memory controls its will.

—Phillip J. Hilts


And, of course, any writer who pays attention to critics is an ass.

—John D. MacDonald


Words are loaded pistols.

—Jean-Paul Sartre


We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.

—Eric Hoffer


Tomorrow is promised to no one.

—Walter Payton


No right or wrong storytelling answer exists. Ever.

—William Goldman


If it was easy everyone would do it.

—Billie Jean King


Storytellers have been getting us through the night for centuries. Hollywood is the current campfire.

—Gloria Steinham


All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.

—George Santayana


Stability in language is synonymous with rigor mortis.

—Ernest Weekley


We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.

—Francois duc de la Rouchefoucauld


Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

—William James


Why does Charlie Sheen refer to his nostrils as “The Olsen Twins”?

Because both pairs are snotty as hell and filled with cocaine.


Here's a "coupon code" to download my jokebook for free and check it out.

If you have an iPhone or an iPad or Nook or Kobo or Adobe Digital Reader go to:

and click on "A Man Walks Into a Bar..." and click BUY (you'll have to designate which device you're downloading to) and enter the coupon code yb48k and you'll get it for free. ("Act Now..." "Limited Time Offer..." "Local Restrictions Apply..." "It's New..." "It's Improved..." It's Old Fashioned...")

If you don't have a e-reader go to and download the "Kindle for PC" and then go to the link above and download to your newly downloaded Kindle for PC.

Or you can just go to the link above and download a free PDF of "A Man Walks Into a Bar..." to your computer.

Please try this out and give the jokebook a read.

Then leave a little blurb/review at either (or both) Smashwords or

It's funny; it's free; it's fun.

Thanks, that's all,


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