Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Favourite quotes from books


I’ll be honest, this prompt from Long and Short Reviews had me a bit stumped, as I don’t tend to remember quotes from books. However, there was one quote which I did find particularly inspirational, since it inspired my novel Photograph. In an essay in Isaac Asimov’s Gold, he describes how he felt when Robert Heinlein got a story published in the Saturday Evening Post.

“We all dreamed of publishing in the SEP (I, also) but that was like dreaming of taking out Marilyn Monroe on a date. You knew it was just a dream and you had no intention of even trying to make it come true. And now Bob had done it. He hadn’t just tried, he had done it.”

The feeling of someone else stealing your impossible dream was a major factor in Photograph. 



My heroine Tara has had a crush on celebrity theme park owner Liam Wilder all her life, but considered it a harmless indulgence since he was always going to be outside of her world. So when her twin sister Azure meets him after winning a radio competition, falls in love at first sight and marries him, to Tara this is an unforgivable betrayal.

So what are your favourite quotes?

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  1. That was a lovely quote. Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. I can see why that was a story starter. It's inspiring. :-) Love it. Great post.

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  3. Interesting quote. Dreams are so important, achieving your goals are part of what life is all about. Don't you think?

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    1. I do - and in Asimov's case it was proof that you really can achieve what you think is impossible.

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  4. I love this story. Crazy how something so simple can inspire such creativity.

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    1. Possibly the reason Photograph is my favourite of all my stories.

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  5. Great quotes, how easy it is to take what someone says and add it to your story. Nice twist on the end for Tara.

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  6. That's an interesting quote! Thanks for sharing! :)

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