One-Liner Wednesday: Inspiring

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Pursuant to my repeated failures in cooking with sourdough starter, I embrace this quote:

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” – W. C. Fields

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone decides to quit.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “One-Liner Wednesday: Inspiring

  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    June 27, 2024 at 4:07pm

    Then I’m a damn fool.

    Any reasonable person would have quit months ago.

    But I’m learning and glad I’ve spent all this time on a particular piece of research, because I have plans for some of the little details I love.

    And, as I keep telling myself, what else would I do with this time? From my time on days when I simply can’t kick the brain on, I do NOT want to spend the rest of my life ‘entertaining myself’! I’d rather work, even if ‘work’ is the biggest euphemism possible.

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      Marian Allen

      June 28, 2024 at 9:01am

      Well, one can’t always take W.C. Fields’ advice. In fact, one SHOULDN’T take a lot of his advice. lol

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