Have you noticed the many deep and profound quotes/sayings out there on twitter and facebook flashing on your monitor by the hundreds? There is just so little time in a day to read them all. To be quite truthful, I barely give them a glance anymore. Profound quotes have become the new Bazooka bubblegum comic. A quick read and then discard. Sometimes, if it seems extra profound, I pass it along by clicking RT or share, but it has to be really, really deep.
Just today I’ve read, “If you trust the winner within you, you will win.”
Win what? I don’t even know what that means. I did not press RT. Sorry. It wasn’t profound enough for me. I have higher standards than that.
Next I read, “The rainbows of life follow the storm.”
Really?! Okay, tell me something I don’t know. Like: “After the rain, it’s always soggiest.”
My personal favorite, as a writer, has to be this jewel: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this quoted and still can’t remember the name of the guy that supposedly wrote it. Not that it matters. After being beat over the head five hundred times with a broken bottle, you don’t necessarily want to feel the weight of the full bottle. So, I probably won’t look up his book and read it. It sounds a little too profound for me.
Besides, I have about five hundred books already that I haven’t read, and depleting that stack is a massive endeavor while trying to keep up on all the quotes and sayings tweeted and facebooked daily.
For those of you who really love quotes, here are a few of my own:
“A book unread gathers dust, unless it’s an ebook.”
“Pray Valentine’s Day doesn’t land in the middle of your lady’s PMSing.”
“There is light at the end of the tunnel, unless it’s a really cloudy night.”
“Never feed your dog salsa and beans.”
“Hollywood is stranger than fiction because they won’t stick to the manuscript.”
Do you have a favorite quote or saying? Come on! Share it with us.