"Zest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer's make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto."
-- Ray Bradbury 1973
"Hey Homer, I can see your gusto!"ReplyDelete
"Shut up, Flanders."
In all seriousness, I should read this book; I love Bradbury.
Never read any of his work at all but that is a damn good quote.ReplyDelete
I thought so too, Lurker. That's why I picked it for my 100th post. Glad you enjoyed it as well.ReplyDelete
Hope you pick up a copy, Sean. And when you do, I'd love to hear what you thought of it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the wooo-hooo Jeremy. Never thought I'd have this much fun blogging. But it's great stuff. And since I'm rereading Bradbury, I thought it was a good one for 100.ReplyDelete
Nice one! Are there chocolaste chip muffins still left over?ReplyDelete
Yeppers, Bartender: Teleporting you and Claudia the leftovers. Enjoy :-)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your 100th post!!!ReplyDelete
Here's to 100 more!ReplyDelete
Thanks Savannah and Trey. It's been a hoot. And double thanks for reading.ReplyDelete
Zest and gusto are in among your specialities. Well done on 100! That's an enormous number. It's been a pleasure to read and salivate over so much. Here's to a second helping!ReplyDelete
Happy 100th post!ReplyDelete
Great job babe. Keep up the great work. And stop worrying about your titles taking two lines.ReplyDelete
Happy 100th Post Happy Whisk!ReplyDelete
(Barkley does a happy dance - Imagine Snoopy but green).
Grats! You have like 4x the followers I had at 100 posts! Great job! (I'm a little jelly)ReplyDelete
Congrats on 100 posts! And zest! Gusto! Such great words to live by when writing. In life, too. =DReplyDelete
Your blog is zesty and mouth watering at times. I'm not surprised you have so many followers.ReplyDelete
100th post - yeah!!! I salute you Ninja-style.ReplyDelete
Wow! Congrats!! You are the queen of zest and gusto!!ReplyDelete
Hi Porky: You are so kind. Love the second helping thing. Very fun.ReplyDelete
Thanks James: It's a lot of fun. Tim tells me you have a sure fire way of helping him not curse while removing stickers from books.
Hey Tim: It's true. I don't like long blog titles. But you know me, I'm always slashing paragraphs and pages. Smooch.
Hi Barking Alien: I see the dancing green Snoopy. So fun.
Thanks, _C: It's a shocker to me that people read my blog since it's mostly a fluff blog - but I am most appreciative, of you guys.
Hi RaShelle: They really are great words. Bradbury is the best when it comes to having fun at work.
Thanks, Susan: It's been a hoot.
Ninja-style - Wow, Alex: Thanks and much luck and fun with the A to Z Challenge.
Hi Alexia: And here all along I thought I was the queen of house work and dishes. Thanks for the upgrade.
Congrats on #100! And stop tempting me with pictures of chocolate chip muffins. Not getting much chocolate over here in Korea this week. :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on 100 posts, and I'm looking forward to many more!ReplyDelete
Hmmm, Risus: Then that darn teleporter must be jammed again because I know I put some in for you and your family.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Susan: Hope your coffee tasted yummy today and that you're having a kick ass writing day.
What a great quote! I love it. Thanks for sharing with us. Now ... I gotta go hunt up my zest and give it a shot of gusto :)ReplyDelete
It really is, Carol: Great book too. As for your zest and gusto. Honey, you've got plenty of that. Excellent job with that story and keep trusting yourself.ReplyDelete
Woo-hoo, 100th post! Great quote - thanks ~ :)ReplyDelete
Hi Donea Lee: It's one of my favorites.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your 100th post!! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jen. So nice to see you today.ReplyDelete