What words would you like to leave the world when you are gone?

I’ll be leaving the world my books, which are words enough, but besides that, this is how I’d like the world to see me:  “Pat Bertram has a marvelous ability to write the longest parables in all of literature. She unglues the world as it is perceived and rebuilds it in a wiser and more beautiful way.” — Lazarus Barnhill, author of The Medicine People and Lacey Took a Holiday.

Here are some other authors’ responses to the question of what words they would like to leave the world when they are gone. The comments are taken from interviews posted at Pat Bertram Introduces . . .

From an interview with Jim Magwood, Author of “The Lesser Evil”

Some goals are so worthy that even to fail is glorious.

From an interview with June Bourgo, Author of Winter’s Captive

Hmm…my writing career has come late in life for me. I have been a late bloomer with many things in my life. So I guess I would say: You’re never too old to follow your dreams and accomplish your goals. I don’t mind getting older, if I have followed my dreams. But I don’t want to get old and have regrets.

From an interview with Charlie Kenmore, author of “Earth Angel”

“There’s been a mistake.”

From an interview with Cynthia Vespia, author of “Demon Hunter: Saga”

Wow, that’s huge. I don’t know about words but I’d like to know that I made the world a better place for somebody just by being there for them. My words have always been “Live Your Dreams” Because life is short and dreams shouldn’t be dashed.

From an interview with Linda Nance, author of Journey Home

I tried…I really did and I did not give up.

So, what words would you like to leave the world when you are gone?

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5 Responses to “What words would you like to leave the world when you are gone?”

  1. Eleanor Anders Says:

    That’s a really good question!

  2. Mary Friedel-Hunt Says:

    To thine own self be true.

  3. AnnNoE Says:

    Nothing ever changes; nothing remains the same.

  4. Rod Marsden Says:

    They should be words out of one of my novels that says something about me in regard to family, friends and the world I have left behind. I suppose what might be added to what will be sorted out in time is this: ‘Rod Marsden spun tales and wove yarns. He didn’t have to visit Egypt to walk like an Egyptian with Aila, one of his blond nieces or visit England to find a noble dragon for Belle, a not so blond but just as feisty niece. He didn’t have to revisit the USA to see it change or read what Hippocrates wrote so long ago about sun and honey to appreciate liquid sunshine from Yamba bees spread on a slice of tank loaf bread. There were women who loved him whom he also loved. He was a writer. He was also very human.


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