Wednesday, November 19, 2008

quotes and more quotes

Mark tonight was looking for his old yearbooks and found a couple journals of mine in one of the boxes he brought up from the basement. I started leafing through them and had forgotten that I use to love writing down some of my favorite quotes. Or if I heard a new one, I would write it down on the side of the paper or at the bottom, just about anywhere in my journals. I thought I would post a few of my favorites that I had forgotten about and have been rejuvenated by.

Quote 1)
I am not afraid of the storm, for I am learning to sail my ship
Louisa May Alcott
Quote 2)
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instructions
Anne Sullivan (Helen Kellers Teacher)
Quote 3)
Follow your bliss
Joseph Campbell
Quote 4)
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves
In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer
Albert Camus

That last one is one of my favorites. Especially after moving to Washington. In the winter with all the rain and dark skies I have to remember that within me is light and the power to have a positive attitude and that summer WILL come.
What are your favorite quotes?


Shellee said...

I used to do that too, back in college. I've kind of gotten out of the habit but here are a couple of favorites...

"To love someone means to see him as God intended him."~Fyodor Dostoevsky~

"Words are plentiful, but deeds are precious." ~Lech Walesa~

One Year Older and Wiser Too said...

Me too!

Here's one from Kung Fu Panda "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift, that's why they call it the present."

One more: "You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you." Mary Tyler Moore

Okay, last one: "People will forget what you said, and will forget what you did, but they will not forget how you made them feel." Unknown

johnny368 said...

I think I like the last one from your list....but there is one that I really like:

"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

~Franklin P. Jones