Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Question of the Day...

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? If so, what is it, and why does it move you?

Maybe it's a famous quote, one of your own, or maybe passed down from grand dad.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

"If Trask buys radio..." I like to see if people react to it.

Anonymous said...

"We'll burn that bridge when we get to it" I don't even remember where I first heard this.

Anonymous said...

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Of course, it will eventually kill you.

4db065f6-5d82-11e2-a3d7-000bcdca4d7a said...

My wise old Grandmother..."the first 100 years are the worst". It was her point despite being only a 9th grade graduate that you can ALWAYS find something to complain or bitch about. Get over it - it comes with life. She had no tolerance for bitchy people!!

Thanks Grannie for a lifetime of memories and wisdom that have endured long since you're gone!

BloggerJoe said...

From "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" which my mom made me read when I was twelve (and it turned me into a writer): To look at something as if you're seeing it for the first time, or seeing it for the last time, thus is your life filled with magic.
The lead character's grandmother told her this. It's an amazing way to see life.

AtticCrazy said...

"When someone shows you who they are, believe them."
~Maya Angelou

Every time I meet someone and ignore this quote, I am always sorry later. Your gut instinct is always right.

Anonymous said...

“The death penalty is nothing more than sending a defective product back to the manufacturer. Let God fix it.” - Former firing squad member

jimmie taylor. said...

"Home is where my mom is." ~Brittany Murphy

Anonymous said...

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

Anonymous said...

On complaining about trivial stuff: "Get off the cross, somebody can use the wood."

Jimmie said...

Back when I was in college and worked at Walmart, there was a door greeter named John that I saw often. He was a tough old bird who had to have been in his 90's. He was a tough old bird that liked to stay busy. Some of us believed he was secretly wealthy. Well when he would be confronted with a situation concerning an uncooperative customer or a disagreement with another co-worker he would say, "It takes all kinds." If I'm ever in a frustrating situation with another person, I have to remember, "It takes all kinds." It really does.

glendenb said...

Shoot for the stars . . . even if you don't make it, you won't end up with a handful of crabgrass.

edmcan said...

If something seems too good to be true, it generally is.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious who the man is in the picture for this post??? He is flawless! Please let me know, thanks!

Anonymous said...

"Old king Cole was a merry old soul, sheep skin belly and a rubber tator hole"
~grandfather told me this, of course the first day of kindergarten i said it and had to stand in the corner, lol.

Anonymous said...

"Run your own race"

Steven said...

From Torch Song Trilogy-Harvey Fierstein's character Arnold to his mother.
"There's one more thing you better understand. I have taught myself to sew, cook, fix plumbing, build furniture - I can even pat myself on the back when necessary - all so I don't have to ask anyone for anything. There's nothing I need from anyone except for love and respect and anyone who can't give me those two things has no place in my life."

Anonymous said...

This is one I came across a few years back and I found them words to live by:

Life is an Opportunity...Benefit from it. Life is Beauty...Admire it. Life is a Dream...Realize it. Life is a Challenge...Meet it. Life is a Duty...Complete it. Life is a Game...Play it. Life is a Promise... Fulfill it. Life is Sorrow...Overcome it. Life is a Song...Sing it. Life is a Struggle...Accept it. Life is a Tragedy...Confront it. Life is an Adventure...Dare it. Life is Luck...Make it. LIFE IS LIFE...LIVE IT

Mother Teresa

Scot said...

"Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think." Jean de la Bruyer
Thats one of those statements I think about alot and find different values in it all the time. Try looking for the truth of that statement in yourself and the people around you.

Anonymous said...

In english, my favorite quote is: "All animals are equal but some more than others" (from Animal Farm by George Orwell).

Anonymous said...

"Life is a very narrow bridge. The most important thing is to not be afraid" -Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

RockyRides said...

“If you love your God more then you love your child… Then for God sake, don’t have anymore KIDS. Because denying your children love just because they’re Gay… IT'S SO WRONG!”

~~Anonymous..

And this one form Ellen D.

"We Cannot Let Intolerance Take Another Child's Life"
~~Ellen DeGeneres

Peter said...

" You can have a PHD from Harvard or MIT, but if you don't know when to zip up your fly or blow your nose, what the hell good is it?" My Grandfather told me this back in 1960, and it is so true!

BloggerJoe said...

I'm reminded of another my mom used to say: It's not that it takes all kinds, it's just that we got all kinds.

joe c said...

The advice that anyone making creative work must be willing to do to hone their craft: "Murder your darlings."

Anonymous said...

my best friend from high school used to always say "go with the flow"

it changed my life!!

Anonymous said...

"Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, and don't put up with those who are reckless with yours"

Kieron South said...

I keep on saying "as it goes" and "onwards and upwards". The last one I stole from Astro Boy but don't tell anyone shh.

Rudd said...

Socrates: Happiness is the exercise of one's vital energies, along lines of excellence, in an arena affording them scope.

Anonymous said...

You make plans god laughs

Will said...
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MARK CLARK said...

People don't change until the PAIN of remaining the SAME becomes too GREAT!" In other words, we have no motivation to change our situation until we can no longer stand our situation!

Anonymous said...

"Those willing to give up liberty for security deserve neither liberty nor security" -- Benjamin Franklin (or Thomas Jefferson, I've seen both given credit). In any event, it nicely sums up why I am a libertarian and find all governments, eventually, oppressive.

Anonymous said...

I have suffered through many tragedies, none of which ever occurred.

ChrisXXX said...

It says it all and can make a discussion come to a full halt.

I luv it and says everything quite well.

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
— W. Clement Stone