Friday, September 30, 2011

Quotes and Cookies: Great People

Many thanks, Tara of Tara Tyler Talks for the Blog on Fire award!

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

Mark Twain

I love being a writer because the writing community is chock full of really great people. People who make you feel like each person's journey to becoming great is a group effort. Everyone pulls each other up together. You are all truly amazing.

Just one of the million reasons why I love you guys!

If I could send you all real cookies instead of just virtual ones, I totally would.

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Have an awesome weekend, everyone!

27 comments:

John Waverly said...

I love the tag line. It reminds me of a quote:

"Everyone needs something to believe in. I believe I'll have another cookie."

Francesca Zappia said...

Aw, this is way too true. Ever since I joined the writing community back at the beginning of the summer, I've felt pretty much nothing but love.

Cristina said...

YES! the writing community really is awesome :)

Jessie Humphries said...

Amen sister!

Donna K. Weaver said...

You are so dead on with this. The writing community seriously rocks!

And my jeans just got tighter looking at those yummy cookies. Ugh!

Kelley said...

I love the writing community!

Sorry my comment on Wednesday got eaten by Blogger... must have been super hungry. Should have eaten those cookies up there instead ;)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Abby said...

Another great quote and so true! Have a great weekend!

J. A. Bennett said...

Oh how you tease me with the cookies... Have a great weekend!

Mark Noce said...

Awesome, inspiring quote! The cookie is pretty good too:)

E.R. King said...

Great quote! Thanks for sharing!

Iain said...

I couldn't agree with you more!
I've only been blogging for a short while, and the encouragement, and camaraderie is just amazing :o)

Peggy Eddleman said...

John-- That might be the single greatest quote I have ever heard.

Francesca-- Me, too. Isn't it great?!

Cristina-- Agreed.

Jessie-- Why is it I got a sudden mental image of us in wimples?

Donna-- It really, really does. And haha! Don't worry-- the feeling goes away as soon as you stop looking at them. :)

Kelley-- I love it, too. And yes! It should've eaten the cookies instead! Funnily enough, blogger gave your comment back! I deleted the one I put in for you. I hope you have a great weekend, too!

Abby-- I hope yours rocks, too!

J.A.-- Yep. That's how I have fun on Fridays. :) Have a great weekend!

Mark-- Nothing goes better with a great quote than a great cookie in my mind!

E.R.-- Thanks! And you're welcome!

Iain-- It's amazing how much encouragement and camaraderie comes from this world! I love it.

Tara Tyler said...

you're welcome!
and virtual cookies are better sometimes, no calories!

Carrie Butler said...

So true, Pegasus! The writing corner of the blogosphere is just a big ol' lovefest, most days. :)

Have a great weekend!

Elle Strauss said...

That stack of cookies looks amazing! And I couldn't agree with you more about the writing community!

BECKY said...

My mouth is watering sooo much. Can you please mail me a package of REAL cookies!? :)

Shakespeare said...

Don't worry about the real cookies. These already added a pound to my thighs!

Not that it matters. Support is so necessary. Writing can make us feel solitary, but encouragement from others can help us face the WIP, or edit, or send out more queries.

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

I'll take a cookie!

You also have a wonderful weekend.

Krista said...

Such a great Mark Twain quote. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Kane said...

Mark Twain and cookies; add a cup of tea and I am all set.

Stephanie Black said...

The writing community is AWESOME!

Lan said...

I've never come across a group of people who are more open and helpful than the blogging/writing community I've met on here. It's amazing and I am grateful for all the insight I've received from everyone who comments on my blog!

Talli Roland said...

You keep making me hungry!

And I completely agree. The people in blogland are FABULOUS!

LisaAnn said...

Beautiful quote, and I completely agree. This writerly community we have is amazing, and I couldn't do this without everyone helping me along! (Also, it's time to see if I can find some cookies of my own...) :)

JRuud said...

Loving the quote!! I love meeting other writers - even over a blog. It's such a wonderful community.

I hope we can talk more!

Those cookies look delicious by the way.

-Jess

Nas Dean said...

The writing community is warm and sharing and I love it!

Thanks for the cyber cookies!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Tara-- So true, so true.

Carrie-- I agree, CABbie.

Elle-- I know. I want to pull one out of the stack and hope no one notices...

Becky-- I think I might just have to do a giveaway some time with real cookies as the prize!

Shakespeare-- I agree. Support from others doing the same thing is SO helpful!

Dawn-- Go right ahead. Thanks! I hope your weekend was great, too!

Krista-- You're welcome!

Susan-- I hope you got your cup of tea! :)

Stephanie-- It really, really is.

Lan-- I know, right?

Talli-- Sorry about that. :) I agree. FABULOUS.

LisaAnn-- I hope you got your cookies!

Jess-- I totally agree! Meeting people via blog is SO much more fun than I ever thought it would be!

Nas-- Me, too. And you're welcome!