3 Quotation Challenge

Greetings! I’ve been nominated by Amy Reese to participate in the Quotations Challenge in which one provides three quotations over the next three days or all in one post. I choose three quotes in one day, mostly because I’m busy and can’t guarantee when I am next on my blog.  I don’t normally do challenges, but this one seemed fun so Amy, thank you for nominating me.

Be sure to visit Amy and her wonder blog AmyReesewrites.com I’ve been reading Amy for many years and she is one of the few bloggers that I’ve become friends with.

So here are my three quotes.  Some people have comedic quotes, writing quotes or scholarly quotes but I’m a complicated person, so I have picked three quotes that reflect that.


Isn’t that a great quote from one of the most prolific and imaginative writers of our time?   So many people make writing out to be difficult.  It may be difficult to write something worthy of time being spent reading it but writing itself shouldn’t be hard.  If you get writer’s block a lot then maybe find something creative you don’t feel blocked when doing it.  I am an awful artist. Therefore, I rarely draw.  If I tried to sing in Mandarin then, I wouldn’t get far and so I do something I can do without thinking and write.


I have always enjoyed reading and collecting quotes and have several books of them.  I came across this one by accident when I was driving around Normandy, France and literally happened across Camp Patton wherein there is a statue of the man himself on which the above quote is inscribed.  As someone who spends far too much time thinking of the worst possible outcomes in everything, this is a reminder that they should often be ignored.


I’ve always been a great Star Trek fan for the sci-fi and the imagination, the characters and their integrity.  I think Mr. Spock is possibly the greatest fictional character of all time, and I like how his attributes are intelligence, pacificism, truth, logic, and loyalty.  We all spend so much of time at work or dragged to family functions to be with people that perhaps ordinarily, we wouldn’t choose to spend our time with.  If friends really are the family that we choose to have then what better friend can there be than Spock and in his sacrificing his life to save that of his friends, what better example can there be of friendship?

I am now to nominate three bloggers to continue the 3 Days Quotation Challenge. Remember, you can put them all in one post if you decide. Of course, you can do anything you like. The quotations you choose can be about anything you like.

The Rules:

1.) Either once a day for three days, post a quotation, or post all three quotations at one time. It is your choice.

2.) Nominate and notify three other bloggers of the challenge.

3.) Thank the blogger who nominated you.

The nominees are under no obligation to complete this challenge, but it would be fun if you do. I am nominating bloggers who I think would like this challenge.

My Nominees: 

1.) Jen Owenby and her blog Jens Thoughts Writing, Reading And Life

2.) Francis Pettitt for his blog From London to Longoio (and Lucca and Beyond) Part Two

3.) Nancy W. Boyer with the always thoughtful Boyer Writes blog.

If you do it, great! If not, please no worries.

Thanks so much. I hope you have enjoyed my quotes and reasons for liking them.

About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including several #1 sellers. I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. I run my private tours company with one tour stated by the leading travel website as being with the #1 authentic London Experience. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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