Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Quotes

This is a picture of my quote book. It is a journal that I keep where I record all of my favorite quotations. I have been keeping this quote journal for almost 10 years. There are some really beautiful things that so many different people have said and I record the ones that inspire me, challenge me, or remind me about something that I have forgotten.
Here are a few of my favorites
"Deliberately seeking solitude--quality time spent away from family and friends may seem selfish. It is not. Solitude is as necessary for our creative spirits to develop and flourish, as are food and sleep for our bodies."

"3 billion people on the face of the earth go to bed hungry every night. 4 billion people go to bed every night hungry for a simple word of recognition and encouragement."

"There are pot holes in the road less traveled. Some deep, some not so deep, some you dig yourself. Most are filled with mud. Many contains rocks. Once in a while, however, you will be walking along and step in one a bit more accommodating....shabby, green, and pulsing with life and it will tickle your feet like a clover."

I knew what I had to do, and there is no work too humble when you do it for a purpose.

Make the world a better and more beautiful place because you were in it.

and my all time favorite
"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. You learn that love does not mean leaning and company does not mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with you head up and your eyes open, with the grace of a woman not the grief of a child, and you learn to build all your roads on today, because tommorows ground is to uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in midflgiht. So you plant your own garden and you decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers, and you learn that you really can endure and that you really are strong and you really do have worth, and you learn with every goodbye, you learn.

1 comment:

dmoms said...

I love your quote book. i too love quotes but would not have thought about doing something like that - awesome.