The new writers quote challenge is hosted by Jacqueline (,

Bernadette (

and Joan (

This week, Joan (her first challenge) “invite[s] you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge. Here is my offering for this week:”

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
James Baldwin


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Also from Joan:

P.S. We are continuing the same format and here that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a pingback to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it in your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

We are looking for more hosts to join in the fun.  So if you would like to pick up the challenge of hosting, just let one of us know.

For last week’s postings, you can check this link.

Joan’s prompt and poem she wrote reminded me of one of my mother’s numerous mantras borrowed, no doubt, from her strict single father raising her in the 1930s and early 1940s. I heard this countless times – when like Joan’s child – I pointed out that there seemed to be two sets of rules, or I imitated the adults in some manner.

Do as I say

Not do as I do

                        Bernie (and the millions, trillions of other parents who uttered these same words)

© Lorraine