...my favorite quote. Well, I have several that have been very significant to me over the years, for one reason or another. Each one of them has helped me feel better, overcome grief, become inspired or helped clarify a belief. Sometimes, reading the thoughts or words of someone else is just what you need and all of a sudden you are saying to yourself, "Yeah!! That's what I've been wanting to say!", or "Yeah! That's what I've been waiting for someone else to say!". The perfect quote at the perfect time is pretty powerful. Here are some of my favorites:
"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find
someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them
and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."~Dr. Seuss
the artist is alive in any person, whatever his work may be...he becomes
an inventive, daring, searching, self-expressive creature." Robert Henri
"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It
knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down
remorselessly all that stands in its path."
-- Agatha Christie
"There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us."
~Edward Wallis Hoch
of the spirit... are most gently soothed and made whole by the passing
years. Under the old scars flows again the calm, healthful tide of
life.... Under a great loss the heart impetuously cries that it can
never be happy again, and perhaps in its desperation says that it wishes
never to be comforted. But though angels do not fly down to open the
grave and restore the lost, the days and months come as angels with
healing in their wings. Under their touch aching regret passes into
tender memory; into hands that were empty new joys are softly pressed;
and the heart that was like the trees stripped of its leaves and beaten
by winter's tempests is clothed again with the green of spring. ~George
"You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind."
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
" I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I
believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe
that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong."