Sure I have a favorite quote. But when it came time to share it I realized I don't have just one favorite quote but many. In fact, I have a journal where I periodically commit new quotes to my long list of well-loved quotes. I collect quotes like I collect shoes. How about you? What's your favorite quote? What do you think that says about you, your mood, and your current position in life?
What I came to understand about myself is that my favorite quote changes often and perhaps that is the very nature of quotes. Just like a different pair of shoes complements an outfit so does the quote complement our current station in life whether it be love, encouragement, life or the many variants that affect us daily.
I also realized my journal of quotes had four common themes.
- I usually approach things with humor and sarcasm (and I have a filthy mouth).
- I'm drawn to quotes from Albert Einstein, Winston S. Churchill, and Mahatma Gandhi.
- In every quote, a strong human nature prevails.
- I would have liked to have been friends with Audrey Hepburn.
So without further ado, my favorite quote right now is one that I have partially borrowed from my friend Marcel and molded to fit my life experiences.
"I can sum up everything I have learned about life in three words – LIFE IS BIG." -- Ursula
I'm interested in what your favorite quote is and why. Please consider sharing either in the comments section below this blog or in Facebook or Google.
And because I can't help sharing my other favorite quotes:
"Sarcasm, because beating the shit out of people is illegal."
"What doesn't kill you fucks you up mentally."
"Believe it or not I have heart; it's just cleverly hidden in my cleavage."
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -- Thomas A. Edison
"Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them." -- Anonymous
“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite” ― Cassandra Clare
“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri
"If you can't appreciate my foul mouth, you surely aren't worthy of my filthy mind!"
"I may act like a princess but I fuck like a porn star."
"Honey, if I can still walk to the kitchen after sex, you don't deserve a fucking sandwich."
"Stop, drop and roll doesn’t work in hell."
"Yet, despite the look on my face, you’re still talking."
“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.” ― Albert Einstein
"The KISS MY ASS lines forms to the right."
"You say WICKED like it’s a bad thing."
Stepping outside of the box
"There is absolutely no excuse for the way I am about to behave."
"There is no such thing as a conservative hero."
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." – Audrey Hepburn
“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.” -- Lloyd Shearer
"He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left." -- Chinese Proverb
"For what is curiosity if not intellectual temptation?"
"The quieter you become the more you can hear." – Ram Dass
"With great strength comes great responsibility."
“We accept the love we think we deserve.” ― Stephen Chbosky
“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.” -- Nicholas Sparks
"There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." – Edith Wharton
Thinking about my daughter who died
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." – Maya Angelou
“Where there is love there is life.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.” ― Winston S. Churchill
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ― Mother Teresa
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in getting up every time we do.”-- Confucius
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." -- Anonymous
"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." -- Winston Churchill
"Some people say I have a bad attitude. I say SCREW them."