Writer’s Quote Wednesday – G. K. Chesterton

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Be ready to participate with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.  Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

On your own blog post do a ping back to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  A ping back is when you embed (or copy) the http:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check my weekly prompt to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the http:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

 

JOIN ME! GET CREATIVE AND HAVE SOME FUN! TELL ME WHAT YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE IS!

This week I would like to share a quote from G. K. Chesterton:

WHO is G. K. Chesterton you ask?

Chesterton was born in London in 1874. Although he went to school at St. Paul’s he did not go to college. In my humble estimation, he was one of the most prolific writers ever. He wrote poems, plays, novels, short stories, epic ballads, and one of my favorite detective stories, “Father Brown.” I read that for all the novels he wrote (close to 100) Chesterton still considered himself a journalist. Amazon offers two of his books for free under classics. Click here to find the books. There is even an American Society dedicated to Chesterton.

I especially liked Chesterton’s quote above, because at the heart of all great story telling is a lesson, or moral to the story. Lessons in a story are crucial to the writing of a fairy tale.

Fairy tales are important to our society because they give children (and adults) an outlet to work out their own inner struggles which in turn allows them to find resolutions to their own problems. Fairy tales incorporate magic and wonder into a child’s imagination. They allow them to be kids. Disney understands the power of the fairy tale and has marketed movies to us, our kids, and grand kids, for just this very reason.

Fairy tales teach about good and evil. It is that particular lesson that is so hard for all of us to grasp. Within the layers of meaning the same message is repeated in a fairy tale – struggles in life exist, however, if you overcome the obstacles and hardships head-on, you will win in the end.


Tell me… what quote inspired you this week?

Thanks for visiting! I can’t wait to see all your quotes. Until next time,

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35 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – G. K. Chesterton”

  1. Ahhh! That’s one of my favorite quotes––ever! I love this quote from C.K. Chesterton, and I have used it on many occasions (I think we were sisters in another life). Preteens and teens like this quote a lot and the times I’ve used it during book reading/signing events(for The Basement) I’ve always gotten great reactions from them. It’s very inspiring to young minds to hear that they can overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable to them. 😀

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    • We are truly related from another life Vashti! I always chuckle at how much we think alike. 😉 I love Chesterton. If I could have gotten a degree in British Literature I would have! LOL!!! 😀

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  2. I also found a quote by Chesterton I liked and saved it for when I can take part on the Wednesday quote again, but I’m wondering if I’ll be able to find it…. He’s a good one!

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    • I agree, Olga. If I could have gotten a degree in British Literature that is what I would have done. There are so many authors I am drawn to. I must have been British in a past life. <3

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  3. Hi Colleen, I’ve published my first Writer’s quote, thanks! I don’t see the pingback here yet, but should show up soon. Your quote is lovely, a fairy world is really wonderful.

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