My Novel: Watching a Glass Shatter – Quotes

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Although my attention has turned to writing my second novel, Father Figure, I thought it was time to share a few of my favorite quotes from my first novel, “Watching A Glass Shatter.” For more on this book, and to read 3 sample chapters, please go to Watching a Glass Shatter. For now, you’ll find some of my favorite quotes below…

Please feel free to share (as always) your thoughts on the quotes… bad, good or indifferent. I’d love to hear it all!

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“And in Ben’s case, although they only lasted ten explosive seconds, those moments managed to include all sixty-nine years of his life, each image punctuated by a blinding flash of pure white light and deafened by the harsh snapping sound of an old-time camera shutter.”

“The slow, melodic sound sliced away at the newly loosened threads that had once kept her heart intact and sheltered from truly acknowledging a widow’s pain. Her battered eyes betrayed any remaining fortitude she’d stored deep within her body and as the chords of “Amazing Grace” resounded from the chanter pipe, the cords of her soul once intricately woven into Ben ripped from Olivia’s chest.”

“None of those ugly cows would even fit in this couture. It would be as if we asked Miss Piggy to model a new petite line of muumuus.”

“Despite summer’s early attempt to burst on the scene, the weekend ushered in dark clouds and a cool, heavy rain. For Olivia, the tattered noise of the drops hitting the window were simply another item she added to the growing list of reasons why she couldn’t sleep.”

“It was a comfort for him to see their confused faces, knowing he was already ahead of his peers. But he never acknowledged them as his peers; even his classmates were inferiors.”

“Too many people relied on cell phones to track time and felt little need to wear a watch these days. For Olivia, the watch you wore made a statement. If you chose something large and showy, you were an attention-seeker. If you chose a digital timepiece, you had no respect for history. If you didn’t wear a watch, you weren’t detail-oriented. She wore her 1940’s Waltham silver and diamond antique watch around her wrist as a badge of courage to give her the confidence she needed to confront her son.”

“…stepped forward to reach for the towel, suddenly losing his grip on the handrail, his feet reaching the drops of water that fell from his skin. Within seconds, his legs gave way and his body slipped on the final step sending him a few feet forward, landing right on the “Welcome” rug where Olivia firmly stood. When he came to a full stop, with his naked body sprawled across the foyer and his legs spread wide apart, he closed his eyes and tried to hide the faint glimmer of a smile.”

“I’ll never be that little girl who imagines falling in love, stripping petals off a forget-me-not until the last one says ‘he loves me so.’ I won’t ever get to see a magic that can heal the world. And my heart knows what darkness lies in wait each night, stealing a piece with every sun that sets and moon that rises.”

“A day to come seems longer than a year that’s gone. It’s an old Scottish proverb. Years may pass, but when ye have somethin’ difficult to do, a decision that is just around th’ corner, a minute, an hour, a day can feel like an eternity. Ye can choose to think that we ne’er have enough time. Or ye can choose to believe we are given just the amount we need.”

“The gift of life is unlike any other gift one can receive. To imagine that two people come together, each bringing a requisite piece of the puzzle, feels like magic to someone like me. When this happens, destinies and paths are set, hopes and dreams begin to grow and love takes course.”

“She stood in silence, feeling the wind gently blow across her face, watching drops of pure white snow cascade across her husband’s grave and smelling the cold of winter begin to settle in.”

 


 

About Me
I am a writer. I am currently searching for an agent and looking at independent publishing options for my first book, Watching a Glass Shatter. To see more, please check out the website for this novel where you will find the first 3 chapters, character bios and sample quotes.

I am writing my second novel, Father Figure, with plans to finish it in December, 2017. As part of the process to engage with my fans and followers, I am publishing a weekly status on the progress of this second book. For a description of this book, check out the post where my friends and followers voted for this book as my second novel.

Beyond these two books, I have a number of short stories, poems and other novels in various shapes and forms. I also read A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll also find TV & Film reviews, Tags, Awards, Age/Genre/Book Reads and Author Spotlights, as well as the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge.

You can also access my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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18 thoughts on “My Novel: Watching a Glass Shatter – Quotes

    cwhiteweb said:
    July 8, 2017 at 3:28 PM

    “Too many people relied on cell phones to track time and felt little need to wear a watch these days. For Olivia, the watch you wore made a statement. If you chose something large and showy, you were an attention-seeker. If you chose a digital timepiece, you had no respect for history. If you didn’t wear a watch, you weren’t detail-oriented.”
    Love it!! Since I’m a watch person and can relate to this so well.
    You’re a great writer James. These are beautiful lines!

    Liked by 2 people

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 8, 2017 at 5:37 PM

      Thank you. I appreciate it. Sometimes I am good with words. Occasionally dialogue is a bIt stilted. Description, I rock! Lol

      When are we getting your next episode !!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    July 8, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    Beautiful segments! I love the watch one! And the little girl and live. They are perfection!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 8, 2017 at 5:35 PM

      Thank you. I like the watch too. My favorite is the funeral scene. I cry when I read it. It’s awful.

      Liked by 1 person

    bookishendeavors said:
    July 8, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Wow I never realized you were a writer, sorry for being so clueless & ignorant.

    “The gift of life is unlike any other gift one can receive. To imagine that two people come together, each bringing a requisite piece of the puzzle, feels like magic to someone like me. When this happens, destinies and paths are set, hopes and dreams begin to grow and love takes course.” This so beautiful.

    I wish you all the luck in the world on finding the right publisher for your book!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 8, 2017 at 6:59 PM

      Thank you so much. I appreciate it. I haven’t been vocal about being a writer. Mostly focused on reading and reviewing. But thought I should be more open!

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    inspirationpie said:
    July 11, 2017 at 11:37 AM

    Beautiful quotes, Jay! This one is my favourite:

    “She stood in silence, feeling the wind gently blow across her face, watching drops of pure white snow cascade across her husband’s grave and smelling the cold of winter begin to settle in.”

    Cold, lonely and sad. Showing without telling.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 11, 2017 at 12:14 PM

      Thank you. I like that one, too. Nothing about her, all about the weather around her. 🙂

      Like

    arguscreativeeyed said:
    July 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Writer🌠

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    arguscreativeeyed said:
    July 12, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Father figure, title is very nice

    Liked by 1 person

    writingfest said:
    August 9, 2017 at 6:47 PM

    Reblogged this on Novel Writing Festival.

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      August 9, 2017 at 6:50 PM

      Thank you so much. I will take a look when I get home tonight. I appreciate it.

      Like

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