Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O: Opinion, Opportunity, and Opium

#atozchallenge O: Opinion - Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle and also Opinion is power - both by Thomas Jefferson

Be very wary of opinions that flatter your self esteem - Bertrand Russell

Opportunity - A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds - Francis Bacon

This coud but have happened once:

and we missed it;lost it forever - Robert Browning

In the world of publishing today, it is up to the author to take advantage of any and all opportunity, that's for sure.

Oleander or Opium for my deadly O dose - I chose opium. Poppies, a field of poppies from Wizard of Oz put our heroes to sleep until the Good Witch made it snow. Then they awoke from their drugged state. The entire nervous system is depressed and a fatal reaction can occur in 2-4 hours. Alas, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll wa supposedly created from his opium high, and the caterpillar's hookah was filled with the drug. Go Ask Alice why she's ten feet tall........


  1. I love the TJ quotes and Francis Bacon - so so so true. Opium is something I'm fascinated by because it's mentioned so frequently in literature, but is not a common drug used today, at least not in that form. Also, great title for a blog post!

  2. Good choices for the O post.
    Excellent quotes. Lovely to read.


  3. Hmmm, if ya think about it, for people who are overly reliant on the opinion of others, those opinions become almost as addictive as an opiate.