Sunday, November 30, 2008

Quote of the Week

Do you see at the very bottom of this blog? I always put quotes there. Ideas that I find inspiring. Sometimes I post silly things like Dan Quayle's assertion, "What a waste it is to lose one's mind." Yeah. That should read, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."


The point here is that I like to put a little something at the bottom of the page to spur thought. My sister, S., thought maybe I could also take quotes from readers. Brilliant! So, now on the left hand side, because there's not already too much crap there, you'll see a heading, Quote of the Week. And guess who it will be from? Can you guess? Go ahead, I'll wait.

Yes--that's right! From you guys!

What saying provokes thought for you? What daily affirmation a la Stuart Smalley, makes your spine shiver with the profundity of it? Who moves you--Einstein, Emerson, Gibran? What funny, yet startlingly cogent, thing has your kid said recently? What world leader said something so stupid it makes your head spin?


Whichever quote that I deem worthy, will be posted on the left hand side of the page for the week. Or, until I think to do this again. Maybe it will be weekly. I think it should be--that would be fun.

OK. Start loading up the comments. You can enter as much as you want.

You know what the prize is? Honor! Old fashioned recognition of a job well done.

I roll old school...


Anonymous said...

3 come immediately to mind:

But all shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well. (Julian of Norwich)

I wake to sleep and take my waking slow. I learn by going where I need to go. (can't remember -- it's a poem)

Your right to be heard does not automatically include a right to be taken seriously. (Hubert Humphrey)

Susie said...

Something I heard recently (I'm not sure who said it first) not only makes me chuckle, but also makes me think about the day a head of me and how I can choose to live in it truthfully and be a light for others. And did I mention that it's funny :)

Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning Satan says,
"Oh shit...she's awake."

Another quote I love is from the author C.S. Lewis in his books the Chronicles of Narnia.

I believe it's the character Lucy who is asking about Aslan here. She asks, "Is He a tame lion?" the reply given to her is,
"No, but He's good."

Laura said...

I like those Tamsen. I looked up Julian of Norwich--need to read more.

Susie, the Satan quote is hilarious.

Anyone else?

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