Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thoughts for Thursday (2)

Happy Thursday everyone! I've been busy moving all week. I'm mostly moved now and just have to spend this afternoon/evening scrubbing my (old) apartment from top to bottom. (Not looking forward to that!)  By Friday morning I'll be totally moved in and (hopefully) by Friday night I'll be mostly unpacked. Wish me luck. Even though today will be long, I'm soooo glad it's almost Friday! :D

So, onto our meme!

Welcome to Thoughts for Thursday!

Thoughts for Thursday is a new meme hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  .  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Readers may respond by either commenting on the quote I put forward or contributing a quote of their own. I'll include a linky list, or you can just respond in the comments.

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is the sea. I'm collecting mermaid novels for my TBR, so I thought it would be appropriate. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

Today's quote is by one of my all-time favorite authors, Joseph Conrad. Conrad actually was a sailor and his immortal novella, Heart of Darkness (which I re-read at least once a year) is loosely based on his experiences.

"The sea has never been a friend to man. At most, it has been the accomplice of human restlessness."                     
                  --Joseph Conrad

What do you think Conrad meant? How can we apply this to our stories and/or characters? What does it make you think of? Does anyone have any other cool quotes about the sea/ocean to share?



  1. Restless people and restless ocean? Sorry, forgot to engage my brain this morning...

    1. Sounds like a good line of thought to me Alex. Thanks for stopping by! :D