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My Favorite Quotes

Posted April 25, 2007

I like to start each day with an interesting quote. It can be inspirational, humorous or thought provoking.

I keep a list of quotes I like on my computer. Here are three of my recent favorites.

What about you? What is your favorite quote.

“You’re so much more intelligent when you wake up in the morning hungry, wet and cold.” (A.B. Coleman who donated Merchant’s Millpond to NC for a state park.

“Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.” (author unknown)

“To be truly content, we must be attuned to the influences of nature. We must know the sunrises and sunsets, starry nights and full moons, must hear the sounds of rushing streams and singing birds, and thrill to the splendor of the changing seasons. Those who live with the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never quite alone, or bored, or weary of life. As I thought about these things in the fading sunset, I began to understand why so many people have come under the spell and mystique of the mountain." (Harry Ellis)


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  • rchill Apr 26, 2007

    "If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." -- Albert Einstein
    Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. --Albert Einstein

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of earth all one's lifetime." -- Mark Twain

  • Tuck Apr 26, 2007

    "Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're trying to be so quiet?" - Bob Dylan

    "Art is your love letter to the world" - I wrote this one

  • Lion-Heart Apr 26, 2007

    From my favorite movie:

    "It's money and adventure and fame. It's the thrill of a lifetime and a long sea voyage that starts at six o'clock tomorrow morning."

    "Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast."

    Carl Denham from 'King Kong' (1933)

  • Lion-Heart Apr 26, 2007

    "I'm not bad.....I'm just drawn that way."
    Jessica Rabbit from 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' (1988)

    "Thou shalt not kill anything less than a fifth."
    W. C. Fields

    "The game's isn't over until it's over."
    "You can observe a lot just by watching."
    Yogi Berra

    "There's no crying in baseball!"
    Jimmy Dugan from 'A League of Their Own (1992)

    "Just a bit outside."
    Harry Doyle from 'Major League' (1989)

    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein

  • rchill Apr 26, 2007

    "Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson." -- Vernon Law

    "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic."
    -- Anonymous

  • rchill Apr 26, 2007

    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. --Albert Einstein

    We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we already have done.

  • urbudelar Apr 26, 2007

    Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. From Strength to Love, 1963, MLK

  • glw Apr 26, 2007

    MY FAVORITE....Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

  • wakegrrl Apr 26, 2007

    Two on my desk:

    "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could." -- Emerson

    "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." -- John Wesley

  • TheDude abides... Apr 26, 2007

    "Why Ike, whatever do you mean?"
    -Val Kilmer "Tombstone"




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