Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody. - Stanislaw J. LecHere I sit, unencumbered by inspiration, staring at a monitor, its screen as devoid of characters as my mind is of creative thought.
Thinking is only the process of talking to yourself. - Anonymous
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - Anonymous
A person may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him a prisoner. - Edward F. Halifax
Thinking things has been done through the ages; knowing things remains to be done. - Anonymous
Think all you speak, but speak not what you think. - Anonymous
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them. - Walter Savage Landor
I think, therefore I am. - Rene Descartes
Except for the large glasses, the bow tie, the suspenders and the long-sleeved shirt, the man in the graphic (above right) may as well be me.
So I thought if I was going to sit and think, why not look up some quotes about thinking and thought? Of course, the last quote above is one of the most well known about thinking.
What if I was to imagine I'm part of a video game? You know, one that requires one to think and to act. Can I pick off those Space Invaders™ before they overrun the outpost?
The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory. - Paul FixAs stated above, I decided to look up some quotes about thinking and thought. My thinking was that maybe an interesting quote or two might clear the cobwebs inside my cranium.
Blogging is totally weird. - NatI came across the following quote and like it because it begins with the words that are the name of my blog site:
Your blog is your unedited version of yourself. - Lorelle
Blogging is best learned by blogging ... and by reading other bloggers. - George Siemens
Your blog is what you say when there is nobody standing over your shoulder telling you what to do. - Lorelle
...it occurred to me that there is no such thing as blogging. Blogging is just writing - writing using a particularly efficient type of publishing technology. - Simon DumencoThen I found a quote which just might explain my current writer's block and seeming loss of creativity:
I guess my point is, if you’re one of these people considering giving up on blogging in exchange for paying more attention to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace, or whatever they throw at us mere mortals, bear in mind you are giving up on something rather unique and wonderful. - Hugh MacleodWell, I'm not considering giving up blogging by any means, but the quote does strike a nerve. While I do enjoy the connection with my old high school classmates and some bloggers, I realize that I have been spending more and more time on Facebook and less time on my blog.
Hmmm ... I guess I was inspired by those quotes after all!