X- X-ray…Quotes A-Z Challenge

Welcome back to my series of Motivational Quotes for Writers for the 2019 A-Z Challenge. We’ve almost reached the end of the alphabet and the end of April and now we’re up to X. My word for X was going to be the X-Factor which is that mysterious spark you see in talented people which seemingly defies definition. That’s a much needed ingredient for a writer, but I’m not sure whether you can manufacture that. Is it a case of you’ve either got it or you don’t? So sad, too bad?

Anyway, when I tried to find X-Factor quotes, I could only find references to the TV show. That wasn’t what I was looking for.

So, off I went looking for words starting with X as so many of us do in this challenge. There’s usually at least one letter that brings us to our knees and X is one of the most likely culprits.

However, as strange as it might sound, I actually found a fabulous X-ray quote which was even relevant to writing:

“He wished he had some kind of X-ray vision for the

human heart.”

― Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

Have you read The Memory Keeper’s Daughter? After reading that brilliant quote, I’m very tempted to give it a go.

While we’re talking about X-rays, this quotes about the discovery of the x-ray is also interesting:

“Great discoveries are made accidentally less often than the populace likes to think.”

(Commenting on how an accident led to the discovery of X-rays)”
― William Cecil Dampier, A Shorter History of Science

If you’re doing the A-Z Challenge, what did you come up with for X? I am not doing a great job with reading other blogs this year, but hope to catch up.

Best wishes,

Rowena

4 thoughts on “X- X-ray…Quotes A-Z Challenge

  1. maxwellthedog

    When I was a kid the kid magazines had ads in the back for all sorts of cheap things designed to appeal to the pre-teen mind. One of those was “X-RAY GLASSES” which purported to allow the owner to see through things including…clothes! Well, as you might imagine, I had to get a pair so I could check out the ladies, you know, under the clothes. They were a rip-off. I never got to see the good stuff. Darn near worse them out trying, though.

  2. Rowena Post author

    Ha! That”s hilarious. I remember hearing talkk of those and it wouldn’t surprise me if my brother had a pair. I wonder whether it would be worth trying to market them again…

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