"There is a Blog Break this week. We apologize for the inconvenience to the saturday specials. Jim Blow took the day off to go see the new Avengers movie, and ended up spending the day googling upcoming Marvel/DC movies instead of writing to his fans. He is very self-centered and only cares about what he wants to do. Today, he wanted to look up movies. Sorry, but when we asked--begged--him to write on his blog, all he would say was 'Did you know they're making a [marvel movie, marvel movie, easter egg, secret, spoiler, marvel movie, dc movie, dc movie, etc, etc.]'. Sorry. See you next week!"
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Jim's Favorite Quotes (or at least some of them):
“Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.”
--Edward George Bulwer Lytton
I love to write, and it has often occurred to me that in my writings, anything can happen. Through story, I have a sort of power to an extent. That is why, when I found this quote, I loved it. This quote puts things perfectly! In addition, more can be accomplished through writing, than through fighting. War is done by sword, but peace is done by pen.
“Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.”
Each and every mood is a choice. We choose to be happy, and we choose to be sad. This quote is meaningful to me because that’s what it expresses. It says that we don’t just get to be happy when things around us are going well. Instead, we can be happy if we merely choose a better perspective!
“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.”
There is always an effect to a cause. Everything we do brings about a result. For everything we do, something comes of it. Not all of our actions will bring about a positive result. However, if we don’t act at all, there will never be a chance of positive impact.
“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
Real friends stay with us until the end. There will always be trials for us. In those dark times of need, we must have someone to rely on. Those who can’t be there for us, will take off when trials come at us like tsunamis. We need people who will stand at our sides when those storms hit.
“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
People always want more. They can never truly be content with what they have, when there is something they don’t have. Even if they get that stuff they don’t have, they’ll still have an unhealthy desire to want more. We need to learn to be content, and thankful for what we do have, and not angry that we don’t have what we don’t.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
In modern society, people do things very systematically. They’re almost like drones. We must get back to our lives. To our imagination. Doing things logically--never taking risks or chances with adventure--can only bring us so far. Imagination will take us wherever we want to go. We just have to let go, and be willing.
“Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.”
When in an angry state of mind--something we choose to be in--we aren’t very in control. It is at these times we say things we regret, and do things we did not mean to do. While we are angry, we say things we don’t mean, and we say a lot. We need to stay in control, choosing to be happy, despite the seemingly upsetting situation. A wise man is he who never has to apologize for things he said.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is facing a harder battle.”
People have a strange tendency to be selfish. They only ever care about themselves. Nobody could ever understand the pain they go through, because everyone else obviously has it easier. That is not true! We need to be kind to everyone, because it would surprise you how much harder their battles are, than yours.
“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”
Those who stay quiet are constantly thinking. There is so much going on in their heads. Extroverted people express everything that goes on in their mind. They can say so much, without ever saying very much at all.
“You can never build your happiness on someone else’s unhappiness.”
--Jeffrey R Holland
Some believe that the only way to achieve their own happiness, is at the expense of another’s happiness. This will never work. If you make someone unhappy, in the hopes of making yourself happy, in the end you will be more unhappy than they. Happiness is a choice. Attempting to strip somebody else of this joyous feeling is just wrong. It is a wrong that will haunt your own happiness forever.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
“Don’t worry about what I’m doing. Worry about why you’re worrying about what I’m doing.”