Friday, February 24, 2012

Snippets of Wisdom, part 2

In case you missed Wednesday’s post, this week I’m sharing quotes from writers whom I have decided are infinitely wise in our open-mindedness.

I’m going to focus today on sharing quotes about life, in hopes that something here reaches out and touches one or two of my readers. Okay? Okay.

“The journey of 1000 miles starts with one step.” ~Jess Smart Smiley author of Upside Down, A Vampire Tale

“Being a grown up is not a prize you win. It’s something you reach out and take for yourself.” ~Sandra Tayler

“When you know you don’t know it all, you’re willing to learn.” ~Stacey Whitman, Senior Editor, TU books.

“Everyone is making it up as they go.” ~Tracey Hickman

“Very few times in our lives do we have a choice that will change our entire future.” ~James A. Owen, author of Drawing out the Dragon

“We have to get over the fear of making mistakes, even when we make them.” ~Stacey Whitman

“Be willing to forget what you know and just be who you are.” Jennifer Nelson

Okay, now it’s your turn. At some point in your life, you’ve heard a quote (don’t deny it, I know you have!) that changed you. Or at least made you really think. What was that quote and who said it?

7 comments:

Carolyn V said...

I can't think of one right off the top of my head, but there's some amazing quotes out there!

Katie Dodge said...

I LOVE quotes. My last post actually was all about that. I'm on a James A.Owen kick right now, so I love anything he says. :)

Melanie Fowler said...

I'm sure you've heard this one.

'Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that's why it's called present.'

or

'I wish I was a glow worm, cause glow worms are never glum. Because how can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum.'

I don't remember who said these, but they are funny things I like to remember lots of times.

The quote I love now is

'Being busy means being productive.'

Kimberly Job said...

I love quotes. Two favorites:

"It will turn out all right in the end. If it isn't all right, it isn't the end."

"Self love is knowing who you are, where you've been, what you've done, and loving yourself, not in spite of it, but because of it."

Angie said...

Well, lots of General Authority quotes, but one that I have on my blog is, "Success flourishes only in perseverance--ceaseless, restless perseverance." That had a profound impact on me. Baron Von Richtofen (aka the Red Baron) said that.

Renae W. Mackley said...

I liked your Tracey Hickman one about making it up as we go. That makes me relax and feel better. It usually works, unless you're being judged on American Idol and you forget the words. You can't make it up as you go and return the following week. Some things take planning.

L.T. Elliot said...

You named some pretty fabulous ones. One I love is from Howard Tayler. "Anybody can say you can't write. Don't let anybody say you don't."