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Friday, March 25, 2016

MAY I QUOTE YOU...

Anyone who knows me knows that I love quotes. I love searching for them, quoting them, comprising them, etc. What are quotes anyway but a few beautiful words of wisdom? I love to take the quotes that really speak to me and use them in my art. I recently constructed a large “Dream Board” in which I utilized several of my favorite quotes as they are generally things I strive for in my own life. 

As I was surfing the net  today I happened to discover some more wonderful gems at www.Lifehack.org, entitled “10 Funny Life Quotes, That are Surprisingly Profound,” by Vincent Nguyen.These are awesome…and so true:  


1. “Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you.  Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to be sure.” –Murphy’s Law


2. “Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.”  -Mignon McLaughlin


3. “Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” -Brian Gerald O’Driscoll


4. “The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”  -Erma Bombeck

5. “When I die, I want to die like my grandfather, who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.” -Will Rogers


6. “Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.” -Unknown


7. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” -Zig Ziglar


8. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” -Abraham Lincoln


9. “Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead.” -Bill McGlashen


10. “Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit down and shut-up.” –Unknown.

I also found another article at Lifehack.org entitled, “30 of The Best Quotes Ever,” by Krissy Bradywith the following dos and don’ts:

“Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.”
-Oliver James

“Flatter yourself critically.”
-Willis Goth Regier

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
-Mark Twain

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
-Cyril Connolly

“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.”
-Virginia Satir

“Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself.”
-Steve Maraboli

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.”
-Roger Babson

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.”
-Kurt Cobain

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
-Chinese Proverb

“Where’s your will to be weird?”
-Jim Morrison

“Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own.”
-Angelina Jolie

“Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”
-Joss Whedon

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
-Oscar Wilde

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.”
-Sylvia Plath

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
-Anaïs Nin

“To find yourself, think for yourself.”
-Socrates

“If you seek authenticity for authenticity’s sake you are no longer authentic.”
-Jean Paul Sartre

“If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.”
-David Carradine

“When one is pretending the entire body revolts.”
-Anaïs Nin

“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.”
-Dodinsky

“Do what you must,
And your friends will adjust.”
-Robert Brault

“Just let awareness have its way with you completely.”
-Scott Morrison

“We must be our own before we can be another’s.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“This above all: to thine own self be true.”
-William Shakespeare

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
-Dr. Seuss

“Imitation is suicide.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope that any or all of these will inspire you. What are your favorite quotes?



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