So we all hear about authors who love particular phrases, sometimes they’ll appear dozens of times in a novel. For me that phrase for ALL IS SILENCE was Too Much Testosterone or TMT. There are THREE [!] times it appears in the novel. A bit much? Yes, but it seems to be a good enough concept that other people are latching onto it.  I liked it, so I put it as a quote is on GoodReads

Not too much later, I found memes of it on WordPorn and Quoting.

Then, surprise, surprise, I found it on the header of an article about testosterone’s effects on the stock market here at CDR Capital in a post titled Men Behaving Badly.

But to top it all off, I was looking it up so that I could quote myself correctly and what did I find? Me. Misquoted in a Psychology textbook right under Bela Abzug. [Don’t know who Bela Abzug is, look her up, she rocks!] You can purchase the book on Amazon, though I’m not sure I’d recommend it, since they screwed up my quote! 😉

So are these the words I will go down in history for? Perhaps. It could be worse. My other favorite quote from ALL IS SILENCE?

“Lizzie ignored the hair in her armpits and on her legs. It had gone from stubble to dark hair. F*** it. End of the world rules apply.”

Not sure when I’ll continue this series. You can read Part I here.