Writer’s Quote Wednesday – George Carlin

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!

All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

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. Click the links to go to the programs.

Be ready to take part 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.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! 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.

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Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) 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.

Are you ready to howl at the moon?

On SundaySeptember 27, 2015, we have a rare celestial event poised to make all of us howl at the moon! Not only will we have a full moon that night, but we will also have a total lunar eclipse happening at the same time.

Do you have goosebumps yet? Read on and see what the Old Farmer’s Almanac says:

“On Sunday September 27, it’s not just the Harvest Moon. It’s not even just the closest and largest Moon of the entire year. Added to all that, the Moon goes into a total lunar eclipse at the same time. And it’s visible from your front yard. Or back yard. Doesn’t matter.

It will be a wonderful thing to observe, and we’ll get into the what’s, how’s, and cool details next week. For now, let’s look at the wilder aspects that the media are already latching onto.

  • You see, astronomers may say that when the Moon comes close to us it has reached its “perigee.” But the media, at least the past few years, calls a nearby moon a “Mega Moon.” And if it happens on the same night it’s full, then watch out: We Have a Mega Full Moon.
  • That’s not all. When the full Moon goes into Earth’s shadow, astronomers call it a total lunar eclipse. Typically happens every year or two. But the media have started referring to this event as a “Blood Moon.”

Image credit: Space.com April 2014 blood moon

This article on EarthSky will give you the exact times that you will be able to see the blood moon eclipse around the world.

I could not think of a better way to spend this upcoming eclipse than with a quote from George Carlin! I think I have experienced a few of these howling moons in my day!

George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Wikipedia

Born: May 12, 1937, Manhattan, New York City, NY

Died: June 22, 2008, Santa Monica, CA

ChildrenKelly Carlin-McCall

Influenced byRichard PryorBill HicksLenny BruceMore

Image credit: Criticwire

Help me celebrate the craziness of the MEGA-moon and share a quote that inspired you this week!


59 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – George Carlin

  1. Oh, my, That moon event coincides with the Pope’s visit, just another reason for them to be worried in Philadelphia. Hope it goes off without incident. I’m planning to be away that weekend. Carlin was a brilliant wordsmith, and observer of life. Always poignant, always a favorite. Thanks, Colleen. 💕

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  2. Two of my favorite things: beautiful celestial events and George Carlin. One of my favorite quotes—about writing, about human nature, about everything—is from him: “Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.”

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  3. I was not aware of the Mega Full Moon coming and I look forward to seeing it. 🙂 It makes me wonder though- my sleep cycle gets disrupted at the full moon. Does that mean my sleep will be even more messed up if it’s mega? 🙂

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  4. George Carlin will forever be one of my heroes. He pushed the envelope but not just for the sake of shock factor. He thought about things. He dissected belief systems to the core and challenged his audience to think about things.

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