Friday, December 17, 2010

Dolly Parton Without Cleavage

"A plot without action is like pasta without garlic, like Dolly Parton without cleavage, and like a writer without his similes." 
~ Dean Koontz

Poster may be purchased HERE 
 
I could not resist this quote. It's too perfect. 
Yesterday's post dealt with specificity of details--creating visual images. Similes are a brilliant and fun way to do that.  Just ask Dean Koontz!

***UPDATE:
For the funniest thing EV-AH, go to Sara's blog and die. I just made the biggest fool out of myself in front of my high school students because I had laugh-tears pouring down my face! 
WARNING: Don't read in public unless prepared to be stared at!

Have a great weekend!

32 comments:

salarsenッ said...

I agree. Great quote. Made this writer smile. Thanks, Shannon.
Enjoy your weekend...

Christine Danek said...

Love this. Thanks. This made me smile.
Have a great weekend!

Kelly said...

Fun quote! And who doesn't think of Dolly without thinking of her biggest assets!
Have a great weekend, Shannon!

Jonathon Arntson said...

I just watched 9-5 last night!

When I first read "like a writer without his similes" I thought it read smiles. My writing is without smiles. I'm working on that.

Happy holidays, Sharon!

Old Kitty said...

I cannot for the life of me ever imaging the gorgeous and rather fabulous Dolly Parton sans her cleavage!!

:-) Take care
x

Susan R. Mills said...

Love the quote! Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh that is funny! I love it. Grand quote!

Shari said...

Good quote and so true. Have a wonderful weekend.

Colene Murphy said...

Awesome quote! Thanks!

Laura Marcella said...

Hahaha, love it! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jennie Englund said...

Tee hee hee!!!

Great way to start the day!

Are you on Christmas vacation now, Shannon?

Quinn said...

Have a great weekend! Great quote!

Raquel Byrnes said...

So funny! And thanks for the autocorrect site...I laughed so much. =)
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Heather said...

What a fun quote, and from Dean Koontz! I love it! I need a good laugh so I'm off to read your link!

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the quote!

Sara McClung ♥ said...

haha I love the quote! And thanks for the shout ou! xoxo

Angela Ackerman said...

Ha, I love this quote! I definitely love my similes!

Elana Johnson said...

Great quote! I do have to say that I lean on the "no similes" side of writing. Sometimes they really take me out of the story...

Ann said...

Great quote!!! Just couldn't imagine my pasta without garlic.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love similes, mainly 'cause I suck at writing metaphors. ;)

Catherine Denton said...

Dolly wouldn't be Dolly. Hmm, maybe I need to add more metaphors.

Going now to check out Sara's blog. Something that funny MUST be viewed.

Vicki Rocho said...

Thanks for the link, that was HYSTERICALLY funny. OMG.

Jules said...

Loved the quote. Sorry I'm late Blogger plays tricks with my dashboard :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it! In my NaNo I've got several spots where I've left a comment like (insert brilliant simile here). Now just to find some brilliant similes :)

Patti Lacy said...

Great quotes, but I've really been making my metaphors and similes fit in the purview of the character's life.

An engineer gave me that tip when I called to ask him about bridge stanchions! He said, "A pastor's wife wouldn't know about that. Why would you use it?"

Amazing.
Blessings, dear Shannon!
P

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Shannon, you definitely caught my attention with this one. If that isn't a visual, I don't know what is. And now I know how you keep up with all this blogging -- you do it during class! :) By the way, my husband made me laugh so hard I was crying to such an extent my girls thought I was sad. I have never laughed that hard. Laughter is so good for the soul. :)

Robyn Campbell said...

I laughed and laughed and everyone was looking at me. I needed that, bff. And Dolly without cleavage? So hilarious. :)

Hugs and more hugs. :)

Jen Daiker said...

Who doesn't love a good Dolly Parton quote, lol.

Just a reminder! Be Jolly By Golly Blog fest is this Monday! Melissa and I look forward to reading your entry!

Jen/Jules
Unedited & Jules and the Stars

Shelley Sly said...

I like the quote, and I totally cracked up at Sara's blog. Thanks for the happy post!

Patti said...

Great quote. I'm headed to Sara's blog now. I need a laugh.

Theresa Milstein said...

Excellent quote!

On my way to Sara's blog for a second laugh.

Theresa Milstein said...

how did I get to Sarah's blog?

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