Monday, February 22, 2010


I found my first Quote Book about a month ago in a box of old books. From there it, and the rest of the books, found a new home in the guest room closet. I have no inspiration today. My thoughts are not positive, happy ones and yet I promised to post something every day. And then I remembered my Quote book, aka my loophole. I found a way out; I don't have to post MY thoughts today. Today I can post thoughts that have inspired me or simply stopped me in my tracks to reevaluate.

"I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind."
~Emily Bronte

"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you."
~Aldous Huxley

"To get the attention of a large animal, be it an elephant or a bureaucracy, it helps to know what part of it feels pain. Be very sure, though, that you want its full attention."
~Kelvin Throop, III

"In the long run you hit what you aim for. Therefore, though you should fail immediately you had better aim at something high."
~Henry David Thoreau

"People will sometimes forgive you the good you have done them, but seldom the harm they have done you."
~W. Somerset Maugham

"Don't oppose forces, use them. God is a verb, not a noun."
~R. Buckminister Fuller

"While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes that right important."
~Walter Lippman

"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy."
~F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Well, being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and the left.
~Jean Kerr

"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that it all happened to you, and afterwards it all belongs to you."
~Ernest Hemingway

1 comment:

  1. Damn, these are all fantastic. Particularly the one about God being a verb and to use all that energy and force, not opposed it. One of the first lessons I learned in martial arts was to use someone's energy against them instead of just trying to block it...much more effective, I tell ya. You cannot stop what's already in motion, but you can always guide it towards a safer path.

    I get what you said about your thoughts not being positive or happy ones so you decided to use other peoples' instead - that's why I used pictures yesterday for mine. Same exact thing.

    And yes, I checked out Working Actress and am now following her - and I'm glad you found some of my dear real life and blogger friends!


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