Quotes from TUNA BREATH

Greetings friends!

All the writing is done and my manuscript is being formally edited by a talented Balboa Press editor. So while I wait to receive my revisions, I thought I would share the quotes from TUNA BREATH I open each chapter with. Some are my original words, others are the words of people I admire, and a few are quotes that I stumbled across over the 3 years of working on Tuna Breath. Enjoy!

Many thanks,

Doug P.

TUNA BREATH chapter header quotes:

Chapter 1: Like “Nurse” with an “-iss”
The only certainties in life are “time” and “change.” The question you must ask yourself: is now the time to change?–Doug Pedersen

Chapter 2: Don’t Be an Oxymoron
Hope is the fuel that raises our standards. Losing it deletes our most basic desires.–Doug Pedersen

Chapter 3: Cut Your Hair and Get a Job
Chances multiply when you take them.–Doug Pedersen

Chapter 4: Tuna Breath
Negative self talk costs more than even the richest person can afford.  So be nice to yourself whenever possible … and know that it is always possible.–Doug Pedersen

Chapter 5: Run, Forrest, Run!
Now you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows.  From that day on, if I was ever going somewhere, I was running!–Forrest Gump

Chapter 6: Running with the Devil
Arrogance and rudeness are training wheels on the bicycle of life, for weak people who cannot keep their balance without them.–Laura Teresa Marquez

Chapter 7: Arrogance Isn’t Bliss
1. : exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate ones own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner
2.: showing an offensive attitude of superiority

Chapter 8: Misery Loves Arrogance
Part of every misery is, so to speak. the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.–C.S. Lewis

Chapter 9: Black Panther Party
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.–Colin Powell

Chapter 10: So Damn Lucky
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.–Bono

Chapter 11: That’s Life
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hare, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!–Bob Marley

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