The Quotidian, October 7, 2010 ~ Chains

“We forge the chains we wear in life.” ~ Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 to June 9, 1870)

Charles Dickens was a British novelist and writer of short stories. His novels included The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1839) and Great Expectations (1861). According to Wikipedia, his novels and short stories “due to their popularity have never gone out of print.”

[Source of quotation:, accessed October 3, 2010. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed October 3, 2010].

Do you have self-forged chains? If so, I urge you to examine the chains which shackle you and keep you from what you really want and really deserve in this life. Break them and be free, and live to your potential.

Blessings to you, dear reader.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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3 Responses to The Quotidian, October 7, 2010 ~ Chains

  1. I absolutely LOVE Dickens!! This quote is one of my favorites of his. Thanks for posting.
    How’ve you been, Andy? Thinking of you.

    Write on!

  2. Carolyn,

    No “Andy, where in the dickens have you been?” ~ ??

    Thank you, Andy

  3. LOL!! You’re absolutely ‘write’ Andy — I’m feeling a little humbug tonight!!

    Write on,

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