Friday, April 20, 2012

R is for Ridiculous



"Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous
if you earn no money."

~ Jules Renard


I love the sentiment here. Buuuuut, I'm pretty sure there were plenty of people who considered me ridiculous for pouring so much time into something before I got paid for it. But do you know what? It's okay to look ridiculous! Check this out:


"It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them."

~Agatha Christie


See? It just makes us more loveable.

*raises a cookie in toast* Here's to all the people in life who thought we were loveable even without thinking we were ridiculous. :)


Photo credit and recipe link from Lisa is Cooking

(Apparently spring is making me want summer.)

Have a ridiculously fabulous Friday, everyone!

26 comments:

Jack said...

You first comment is awesome! A writer can write about all sorts of bizarre weirdness and yet still be considered a genius!

Tonja said...

Love the quotes, but I think there are more people who think I'm completely ridiculous to have given up a great job to write - and to never have my house sparkling clean because the WIP comes first. Whatever.

Steph Sessa said...

I like how being ridiculous can apply to dreams and not just personality. Dream ridiculously and then go after and don't worry about what people think :)

Chris Fries said...

I've spent most of my life looking ridiculous in one form or another, so I'm ok with being a ridiculous writer, too. ;^)

Great post!

JeffO said...

I suppose that is the ridiculous thing, isn't it? That we can put years of effort into something and never get paid for it. Writing does make me ridiculous, especially when I start pulling at my hair because I can't get this #%&@ right!

Trisha said...

Whenever my mum says to me, "Trisha, you're a complete NUT!" I take it as a great compliment. hehe

TerryLynnJohnson said...

the writing community is great to help with feeling like a nut. Lots of us nuts out there!

Valerie Hartman said...

Absolutely wonderful Agatha Christie quote. I DO love it when someone is "ridiculous," even if that just means funky shades, colorful shoes or daring to write their dreams. Anything to show originality and independent thinking rocks--and then pushes me to want to same.

I want to be MORE ridiculous, so bring it on! Oh, and I want one of those s'more cookies, too!!!

Patti said...

I think when people look ridiculous, you see more of their authentic self. Have a good weekend.

Jessie Humphries said...

Oh boy, ridiculous is my middle name. But whatev, its better that some other things I've been called!

Angela Cothran said...

Oh, I love that quote by Christie!!! I find that the more human people are the more I like them. They feel real and honest.

Amanda Olivieri said...

Love the quotes! People totally think I'm ridiculous for spending so much time on something I don't get paid for. Oh, well :)

Krista McLaughlin said...

First, I want that cookie. :)

And I love being ridiculous! It's much more fun than living a boring life. :)

Jay Noel said...

Every time I see the word "ridiculous" I can't help but imagine Scooby Doo saying "ridicurous."

Sorry, I'm just being redicurous again.

Julie Daines said...

The cookie distracted me. Where you saying something about...

Cookie.

Brenda Sills said...

Whoa! I love that Agatha Christie quote! Love, love, love it! Thanks for happyizing my day!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

One of the reasons I like the people of Blogville so much is because the ridiculousness is in abundance, but we all get it.

Joshua said...

That's it. I'm making s'mores tonight. Might even make them with chocolate chip cookies.

BECKY said...

How can you mention summer at the same time you show that scrumptious cookie! I really need to lose weight!!! Acckkkk!!!

Tara Tyler said...

its because if they can be ridiculous fr you or around you, they are comfortable and trust you =)

ridonkulous!

Carrie Butler said...

Shiny. Let's be ridiculous. ;)

(Okay, so I tweaked the line a little...)

Jenny S. Morris said...

Yum, that cookie looks amazing.

Here's to being ridiculous.

Annalisa Crawford said...

It is pretty ridiculous - you earn very little per hour (even a £10,000 advance is low divided by the hours and hours of writing time), you're constantly told how bad you are (rejections), you constantly tell yourself how bad you are... but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Well... perhaps that £10,000 would be nice, but...

Kitty said...

Well, anyone who knows me personally already reallizes how ridiculous I am. Those cookies have me yearning for campfires!!

Gwen said...

Seriously, that cookies took my breathe away. Mmm, cookie.

Nicole said...

Holy cow - that cookie looks delish!