Quote Challenge Day #3

And so we arrive at the conclusion of this three day quotation challenge themed on Genius to Insanity. A very liberal interpretation but having journeyed through Einstein and Poe we arrive at madness and a book by Lewis Carrol you might have heard of entitled Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Not that Carrol was mad…far from it…it takes total genius to pluck this from the imagination….

There are obvious mad quotations I could use but some I have already bunged into blog comments on other people’s posts…I’ve therefore decided on different ones, unexpected ones for those that know me to tie in with the challenge theme…


Quote number one



The axiom this is impossible crawls all over, the homework at school will draw out parents with an eye roll and a nod, the student failing to grasp relativity (on topic, see Day One), the illustrious computer say no (previous post) and turning things into gold…the alchemists dream that marketing agencies selling us rubbish seem to have got their heads round.

For the imagination and writer nothing is impossible…except a mind that says it is, whereupon the Hatters reply holds resonance. For me I am Alice…publishing seems the elusive impossibility…deep down I have a Hatter arguing the toss. Time will out as the saying goes…


Quote number two



I love the Cat. The words hold truth although within the blogosphere reality holds strange meaning. Realities converging through wires and wifi in a virtual environment that breathes a community no less alive than a small local community in your neighbourhood. The difference being no coffee shared with cake. However, local communities don’t touch all corners of the globe and that, my friends, is where imagination is indeed the weapon against reality. Obviously that is a metaphorical ponderance but consider where those you know here come from, cultures diverse to our own, beliefs different to our own…and yet I am proud to know that all of us share one powerful thing….friendship and a will to get along…in a world of reality with politicos and newsΒ that is invariably down on everything and ever creating its own agendas…can you truly argue with the Cat?


Quote number three



I am not even going to try and argue with the Rabbit…suffice to say…well, nothing…I can’t apart from nod wisely and think deeply.

And that, my friends leads me to consider nonsense…and this leads me to a parting poem…one you may have heard rather than read. Heard in the film perhaps by the Hatters rendition performed by the brilliant Jonny Depp. And if not then shame on you…the sequel is imminent πŸ™ƒ

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!’

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One two! One two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

‘And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe


Rules of the challenge

(Copied from the nomination by Intentergy’s post)

If you accept the challenge, post 1-3 quotes for three days and nominate three other wonderfully talented bloggers to the challenge as well.

For my part I’d like to see if the following three bloggers will participate, although at this point in time I’m not sure if I’m supposed to nominate three bloggers per day…these are picked from commenters as penitence for, well, being brilliant enough to stop by.

  1. Thepurpleturnip
  2. Nikki
  3. Abbie


Think of it as shameless blog cross promotion if it pleases you more 😁


I leave you with a final quote from the master of horror Stephen King






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    • Thank you so much Karen. Odd thing is…I don’t intentionally start off trying to be funny it just starts with the of word and things just flow out…I think it’s the entire opposite of my writing genres. If you look at some of them on here humour might present but generally it’s far more serious stuff…although someone did suggest I try s humour book…I thought that was a terrifying idea πŸ™ƒ


    • Excellent, one does compliments so very badly…they are incredibly humbling so meh it’s OK works far better. It means one must strive harder and raise the benchmarks 😊

      I have a working premiss which runs like this…if somebody likes a post anywhere (I’ve here, on another blog comment I’ve made or post) then I am duly obliged to visit them and in 99% of cases I follow them immediately because I’ve found this community awesome from day one…which was only in January when I entered the fray with trepidation and extreme WTF is this all about newbie mode. The other 1% of cases is amnesia…I look, but time is short and I regret to say I oft forget to go back when time is long…. If memory serves you liked a comment on Ben Hubermans Daily Post. I popped over and thought must come back and comment when time is long…but in finding it was a cool blog hit follow there and then with every intention of popping back to comment and peruse. Alas for you this may involve a modicum of rambling πŸ™ƒ

      I also visit meet and greets. In fact a blogging friend has one starting up this weekend…I say friend not lightly even though I only met her at the last one two weeks ago. Great places to seek out new friends….which is odd…my entry point was to promote my writing but finding good people like yourself was an unbelievable bonus. I can dig out the link if you like?

      Thank you kindly for commenting and following πŸ˜‡

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  2. Genius to insanity, hmm? Of course I couldn’t say “no” when you’re speaking to me in my native tongue (nudge nudge wink wink).
    I’ll have to see what I can come up with. Oftimes the largest question to me is where the insanity stops and the genius begins.
    Thanks for including me, my friend. It IS an opportunity to cross-share works, and quite engaging, all at once.

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  3. Oh, Gary…your brilliance is blinding….I just love everything you share….you are funny and deep and dark (as in your amazing horror works)….these quotes are awesome and thought-provoking…and, although others are starting to tell me that my writing reminds them of Lewis Carroll, you were the first…I read Alice In Wonderland when I was a teen, but never again…and it is so interesting to find that I think in such whimsical terms…I wouldn’t have made the connection given that my literary inspirations include writers like Judy Blume…anyway, thanks for sharing, big brain πŸ™‚

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