Saturday, February 29, 2020

Quotable Quotes by BJ Neblett

Quotable Quotes by BJ Neblett

Interesting that writers as myself go about our job with the intent of having the words we pen reach out and touch others in positive and uplifting ways. And yet, we are always surprised when we find ourselves quoted by those very same readers. I have once again been honored to have a quote from one of my stories find its way into public speech. It was just the other night, and the occasion was that of the Charlotte Business Journal's Women In Business Lifetime Achievement Award. The lovely recipient, Carol Lovin chose a line from my short story George to punctuate how we are all indeed the sum total of our experiences. You can read and learn more here:
However, this latest accolade reminded me of just how many and different and varied lives writers touch in so many different ways without really realizing. We can count our success in book sales and seller rankings. But is that really what motivates great story telling? I think not. An author may write a 90,000 word novel. But to have one single line touch a person in such a way as to remembered and quoted and passed along to others is the true sign of a job well done.

I am often asked to publish some of my quotes and their original sources. Here are just a few from my published books and stories... and a couple from works yet to come! Enjoy.

“We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.”
            From George by BJ Neblett

“Man is a malcontent; a disaffected sojourner, seeking Elysium. Someday, when we can freely move in time, through space, even into the other dimensions, I’m afraid we will be disappointed. Like Alice, man, too, will discover life isn’t any better – or worse – through the looking glass, only different.”
                        Collin Crowly from Elysian Dreams by BJ Neblett

 “The things we keep hidden deepest inside are often those that need most to be released.”
                        Princess Haylee from Princess Haylee by BJ Neblett

 “Love knows no boundaries, seeks no guidance; obeys no rules.”
                        From No Boundaries by BJ Neblett

“We’re all victims of our rearing, carrying the sins of our fathers like so much baggage; fearful of the demons inside escaping.”
                        From No Boundaries by BJ Neblett

“I am just a roadside attraction on your journey down life’s highway, a place you stop briefly before moving on. Years from now, in a long forgotten box of memories, you’ll come across one of my souvenirs and think of me. And maybe you’ll smile.”
                        BJ Neblett

More to come......
“Love knows no boundaries, seeks no guidance; obeys no rules.”
                        From No Boundaries by BJ Neblett

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