Nominated for Quote Tag?

Okay… I’ve never responded to one of these because, like doing my taxes, I find this to be a baffling ordeal.  But, I’m going to give it a shot.

  • Choose a 19th century author
  • Post three to nine quotes from that author
  • Nominate three to six other bloggers


First, thanks to Raynotbradbury for the nomination.  She has a unique and compelling style of fiction when she gets going.  I enjoy modernists and so, it follows, that I enjoy her work.  She also reviews books from time to time.  I’ve purchased one, but haven’t read it, so all I can say is that she’s a pretty good salesperson…

First, I’m supposed to choose and author I like from the 19th century.  Three came to mind:  Herman Melville, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Charles Dickens.  Dickens would be the easiest way to mine pithy quotes; but, I’ve never mined pith.  I decided on Melville because I think, on an international level, he’s more obscure than Dostoevsky.  So…

Yet habit… strange thing!  What cannot habit accomplish?

We cannot live for ourselves.  A thousand threads connect us to our fellow man.

A whale-ship was my Yale and my Harvard.

Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.

Truth is in things, not in words.

And, my favorite:  To the last, I grapple with thee; from Hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.

My nominees are:

Deb Whittam.  Still my favorite blogger on WordPress, but that could change if I don’t see more wombat photos…

Aphorisms:  Simply adages but insightful and direct.

Patti at Wednesday’s Child:  She’s a solid prose writer and I’m curious as to what author she’d choose.

And, Jack Shalom:  Just because I like his style…

18 thoughts on “Nominated for Quote Tag?

  1. haha salesperson?? i’m too shy for that :))
    about quotes, great choice, going to add this one to my fav: ‘Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian’ haha
    And it was fun. Some way gives me a picture of what you are, MorePotatoes!

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  2. Thank you so much for the nomination! I will get to this one as soon as possible. Loved YOUR quotes, especially “Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.” Also visited (and am now following Deb Whittam) and left a comment on your hilarious guest-writer blog. Laughed ‘til I cried…thanks for that, too 😊

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      1. No idea but I am at a real disadvantage here – my library is 400km away, so you might get quotes from songs at this rate. 😟

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