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What’s Your Favorite Quote?

Tell me please!  I want to know what your favorite quotes are.  I love quotes.  I could spend hour upon hour reading quotes, then I sometimes share them with you!  I want your favorite quotes, it could be a famous quote or a quote from you or your family/friends.  All I ask is that you keep them clean, I don't want to lose my family friendly status.

I plan to use your favorite quotes.  I will use each of your quotes on this crazy little blog.  Every quote I use I will link back to you. Sound okay with you?

And for all your trouble I am giving away some of my friend's cookbooks.    We are so stinkin' proud of her.  You know, Ree aka The Pioneer Woman.  I don't think I have ever mentioned her on this site before.  HA!  Who am I kidding?  Absolutely no one. 

Her new book The Pioneer Woman Cooks is on the New York Times Best Seller list, it is flying off the shelves at your local bookstores and Wal-Marts.  Don't wait for them to be restocked,  I am giving away not one copy, or two.  I am giving away a SLEW of them.  Do you know how many a slew is?  Stick around and you will see.  I was going to close the comments tomorrow night, but then thought the whole quote thing might take longer.  So…

Here's the deal:

Leave your favorite quote in the comments of this post.  Only one quote per comment please.  You can leave as many comments as you like, but please do not just enter the same comment 5 times, etc. Those will only be counted once.  Now, if 5 different people use the same quote that is great, and it must be a pretty darn good quote.  :) 

Time will officially be up Tuesday night at 9 pm, CST. 

I can't wait to read your quotes!!  So, if you are ready to begin.  Here we go…

On Your Mark!

Get Set!

GO!!!!

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895 Comments

  • Reply Mary Stewart November 15, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional

  • Reply Rebecca November 15, 2009 at 10:23 am

    “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” -Dolly Parton

  • Reply Dee November 15, 2009 at 10:23 am

    All time favorite:
    “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” -Aldous Huxley

  • Reply Sharyn November 15, 2009 at 10:23 am

    We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails – Dolly Parton

  • Reply Meggie November 15, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Eat dessert – think of all the women on the Titanic that waved away the dessert cart!

  • Reply Linda Ortega November 15, 2009 at 10:23 am

    The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~Benjamin Franklin

  • Reply leslie November 15, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker. Ogden Nash.

  • Reply Babs November 15, 2009 at 10:24 am

    “What fresh Hell is this?”
    -Dorothy Parker

  • Reply Shelby Austin November 15, 2009 at 10:24 am

    It takes a village to raise a child.

  • Reply Maureen November 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

    That which does not kill us only serves to make us stronger!

  • Reply Delta Whiskey November 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

    “I love you.” ~My husband.

  • Reply Katy November 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Those who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents–Andrew Carnegie

  • Reply Harriet M. Welsch November 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply Sherry Grace November 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

    “The heart knows what the mind can only imagine.” I made that one up my ownself, but you can quote yourself, can’t you?

  • Reply leslie November 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

    If you obay all the rules, you miss all the fun. Katherine Hepburn

  • Reply Dana (The Homesteading Housewife) November 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Cleaning the house while the children are still growing, is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing! – Phyllis Diller
    Dana (@) homesteadinghousewife.com

  • Reply Aurora November 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

    When you can’t have what you want, its time to start wanting what you have – Kathleen A. Sutton

  • Reply leslie November 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

    PS: OBEY

  • Reply Angela November 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Some kind of help is the kind of help that helping is all about. Some kind of help is the kind of help we can all do without. -Shel Silverstein

  • Reply Pam Fletcher November 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

  • Reply Sybil November 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Cleaning while your children are growing is like shovelling while it’s still snowing.

  • Reply Lisa November 15, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply wishcake November 15, 2009 at 10:27 am

    “Live every week like it’s shark week.” – Tracey Morgan (30 Rock)

  • Reply Jacqueline Frey November 15, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I love the quotes and quips of Oscar Wilde…
    “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.”

  • Reply Carla Alexander November 15, 2009 at 10:27 am

    If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit by me.

  • Reply Carrie K November 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be. ~Clementine Paddleford

  • Reply ncsuemme November 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

    “A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.”
    Robert Oxton Bolton

  • Reply DeeAnn November 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

    May I never get too busy with my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion.-Thomas Jefferson

  • Reply ashley November 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

    “all i want is good honest dancin’, and people to enjoy their selves.” – jesco white, the dancing outlaw.

  • Reply Eileen November 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

  • Reply maybelline te November 15, 2009 at 10:29 am

    “You buy furniture.You tell yourself,this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life.Buy the sofa,then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong,at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled.Then the right set of dishes.Then the perfect bed.The drapes.The rug.Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest,and the things you used to own,now they own you.”
    ~Chuck Palahniuk

  • Reply Paola Maciel November 15, 2009 at 10:29 am

    “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde

  • Reply Amy November 15, 2009 at 10:29 am

    May those who accept their fate find happiness — those who defy it, glory.

  • Reply Michelle November 15, 2009 at 10:29 am

    “Each friend represents a world in us, a world not possibly born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
    ~ Anais Nin

  • Reply KatyaR November 15, 2009 at 10:29 am

    “I keep searching for ‘I shall walk the Earth, and my hunger shall know no bounds,’ but I keep getting redirected to WeightWatchers.”
    Ianto Jones (Torchwood)

  • Reply Jacqueline Frey November 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

    “You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.” Jack Black

  • Reply Wendy November 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

    “Look for the dream that keeps coming back. It is your destiny.” seen in a picture of a fortune cooking on Flickr.

  • Reply Andrea Watts November 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Things that are different can’t be the same-unknown

  • Reply Janet Frasier November 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

    “Well-behaved women seldom make history” – Louise Thatcher Ulrich

  • Reply april November 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

    “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” ~Groucho Marx

  • Reply Jenni Smith November 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

    “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.” -Henry James

  • Reply april November 15, 2009 at 10:31 am

    “The definition of success–To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one’s self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived–this is to have succeeded.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Reply Marcie Vargas November 15, 2009 at 10:31 am

    “The crazy flowers bloom there too”- Jack Kerouac

  • Reply Andrea Watts November 15, 2009 at 10:31 am

    A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
    Mark Twain

  • Reply Carrie K November 15, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Taken out of context I must seem so strange. ~Ani DiFranco

  • Reply april November 15, 2009 at 10:31 am

    “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most” ~ Mark Twain

  • Reply Lynda November 15, 2009 at 10:32 am

    People don’t remember what you said, but they do remember how you made them feel

  • Reply Maureen November 15, 2009 at 10:32 am

    It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
    Albus Dumbledore

  • Reply Sarah November 15, 2009 at 10:32 am

    “If you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me.”

  • Reply Andrea Watts November 15, 2009 at 10:32 am

    If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.
    Abigail Van Buren

  • Reply Katrina November 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

    History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. – Winston Churchill

  • Reply april November 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

    “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

  • Reply Carmen O November 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

    The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.

  • Reply Paola Maciel November 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

    “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!'” – Jack Kerouac

  • Reply Ashley November 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Good people drink good beer – Hunter S. Thompson

  • Reply Lauren November 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

    “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel.

  • Reply Andrea Watts November 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

    A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
    David Brinkley

  • Reply Emily Smith November 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.
    The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square
    holes. The ones who see things differently.
    They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect
    for the status-quo. You can quote them,
    disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them.
    But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
    Because they change things.
    They push the human race forward. And while
    some may see them as the crazy ones,
    we see genius. Because the people who are
    crazy enough to think they can change the
    world, are the ones who do.

  • Reply Julie November 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Today is the tomorrow you wished for

  • Reply Kelly Smith November 15, 2009 at 10:34 am

    “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us” – AW Tozer

  • Reply Crystal November 15, 2009 at 10:34 am

    “Ever tried, Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett
    I thought of this quote often while going through my pre-nursing classes. I bet it will be a constant companion while I’m in the nursing program also.

  • Reply Carrie K November 15, 2009 at 10:34 am

    A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine. ~Origin Unknown

  • Reply Andrea Watts November 15, 2009 at 10:34 am

    A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
    Honore de Balzac

  • Reply Rachael Rossman November 15, 2009 at 10:34 am

    “Dream. Believe. Dare. Do.” – Walt Disney

  • Reply Merry120 November 15, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I like quotes that make me laugh. My father in law is full of them. Some of my favorites are:
    “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes” and “The Lord hates a coward”
    Both are usually said many times during a card game. 🙂

  • Reply Beth November 15, 2009 at 10:34 am

    “Because you are alive today means God thinks you will do some good, either for yourself or for others, that would go undone if you were to die this instant.” From the book The Real Meaning of Life.

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

    “Se Hace Camino Al Andar,” translated as “We Make The Road by Walking”, or “We Make the Path as We Go.” -Antonio Machado, Spanish Poet

  • Reply Lareina May November 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. –Groucho Marx

  • Reply Kirsten November 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Eating with the fullest pleasure – pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance – is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend. -Wendell Berry

  • Reply Peggy November 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Grow old with me–the best is yet to be.

  • Reply Anne November 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

    No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky. -E.B. White, Here is New York

  • Reply Shirley B November 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

    “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” Seneca

  • Reply Lauren November 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • Reply april November 15, 2009 at 10:35 am

    “Never eat more than you can lift.” ~Miss Piggy

  • Reply darceneaux November 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

    “I believe in low lights and trick mirrors.” – Mae West

  • Reply april November 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

    “A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

    “Henai Ma Tov Umaniam, Shevet Achim Gam Yachad,” translated as “See How Good and Pleasant It is for Brothers to Dwell Together in Harmony.”–Israeli Folk Song

  • Reply Kathy November 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

    If life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

  • Reply Lynn November 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I don’t work out. If God intended for me to bend over he would have put diamonds on the floor.

  • Reply veggiebelly November 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

    “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi

  • Reply april November 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

    “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” ~Albert Einstein

  • Reply Christina November 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

    “I can be right or I can be happy. I choose to be happy.” -my husband

  • Reply Theresa Key November 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

    That is uglier than homemade sin. (my Grandmother)

  • Reply Leslie November 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Love doesn’t make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
    ~ Franklin P. Jones

  • Reply Ashley November 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

    “What is the meaning of life? Whatever you want it to be.” – James Frey
    I’m not sure why this quote is so striking to me, but I think of it all the time.

  • Reply april November 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

    “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7

  • Reply Mary November 15, 2009 at 10:38 am

    “The fate of empires depends upon the education of the youth” ~ Aristotle

  • Reply Carmen O November 15, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read. Mark Twain

  • Reply april November 15, 2009 at 10:38 am

    “Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re the Charlie Browniest.” ~ Linus Van Pelt

  • Reply Anya November 15, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. –Karen Kaiser Clark

  • Reply april November 15, 2009 at 10:39 am

    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~Mae West

  • Reply Whitney Alexander November 15, 2009 at 10:39 am

    We’re adults. How did that happen, and how do we make it stop? -Meredith Grey

  • Reply Emily Smith November 15, 2009 at 10:39 am

    He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster, for if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. ~Nietzsche

  • Reply Hannah L November 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. George Bernard Shaw

  • Reply Alisha Brodrick November 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

    A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
    -Theodore Roosevelt

  • Reply Christa R November 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

    In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. -Mark Twain

  • Reply Ronda Mullen November 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

    “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein

  • Reply robyn November 15, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. ~~ Marianne Williamson

  • Reply Ronda Mullen November 15, 2009 at 10:41 am

    “Arrogance is ignorance.” My own quote, Ronda Mullen

  • Reply Marisela Cabrera November 15, 2009 at 10:41 am

    age isn’t hold old you are but how you feel
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Reply Gretchen November 15, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning the devil says, “OH NO, SHE’S UP”!

  • Reply Ronda Mullen November 15, 2009 at 10:42 am

    “I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.” Albert Einstein

  • Reply Katie Stasiak November 15, 2009 at 10:42 am

    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • Reply Paola Maciel November 15, 2009 at 10:42 am

    “You can’t love anything more than something you miss” – Jonathan Safran Foer

  • Reply Summer Cook November 15, 2009 at 10:42 am

    “How lucky I am to have so much to lose.” -Catherine Newman

  • Reply Natalie November 15, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I have two. The first is from “Doctor Who:”
    “What’s a horse doing on a spaceship?”
    “Mickey, what’s Pre-Revolutionary France doing on a spaceship? Get a little perspective!”
    And then from Walt Disney:
    “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

  • Reply Ronda Mullen November 15, 2009 at 10:43 am

    “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

  • Reply Kelli November 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

    “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they go right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart, so that better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

  • Reply Hannah Johnson November 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. -Yogi Berra

  • Reply Summer Cook November 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

    My perception is my reality. (unknown)

  • Reply becky November 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

    “No matter how together we may appear, even to ourself, buried deep within our heart is the vague sense that something is wrong, dreadfully wrong.”… Larry Crabb;

  • Reply BEV November 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

    After receiving permission on the phone from her mother to stay a while longer,my visiting 6 year old granddaughter turned to me and said “I can’t wait to not leave!”

  • Reply Theresa Key November 15, 2009 at 10:45 am

    “If you don’t like this speed, you won’t be a bit happy with the next one!” Used by my Grandmother when you tried to make her hurry up.

  • Reply Teresa November 15, 2009 at 10:45 am

    This is a totally bizarre one, but it is from PW herself. I always anticipate her saying it:
    “Hello, is this thing on?” (in relation to is anyone listening?)

  • Reply Katelyn November 15, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. -Dr. Suess

  • Reply Hannah L November 15, 2009 at 10:46 am

    The wisest men follow their own direction. Euripides

  • Reply Alisha Brodrick November 15, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
    -Theodore Roosevelt

  • Reply Critty November 15, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I adore quotes! I have many favorites…here is one of them…
    Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
    –Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Reply Ronda Mullen November 15, 2009 at 10:46 am

    “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein

  • Reply Jeff H November 15, 2009 at 10:46 am

    You can get everything in life you want if you help enough other people get what they want.- Zig Ziglar

  • Reply Kristen McD November 15, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Mothers of little boys work from son up to son down.

  • Reply Cameron November 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

    “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

  • Reply merlin November 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

    “Life is an occasion, rise to it”
    From the movie, Mr.Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

  • Reply Lisa Spangenberg November 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Oh this is hard — I collect quotations:
    Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
    —H. L. Mencken 1880 – 1956

  • Reply Ronda Mullen November 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

    “Don’t be so open-minded that your brains fall out.” My own personal quote, Ronda Mullen (even though I am sure I have heard others say it as well.)

  • Reply Marisa November 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Extraordinary people
    DO
    what ordinary people do not do.
    My father always says that- not sure who said it originally.

  • Reply Critty November 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
    — C.S. Lewis

  • Reply M.J. Jacobsen November 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Life is a rat race…..but even if you win, you are still a rat. Lily Tomlin

  • Reply Heather November 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

    “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies” Shawshank Redemption

  • Reply Alisha Brodrick November 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

    I am a part of everything that I have read.
    -Theodore Roosevelt

  • Reply Karen T November 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

    “Lack of preparation on your part should not constitute an emergency on my part.”
    “Don’t associate with unsavory characters–tattooed, bearded mud-wrestlers .”
    Both quotes courtesy of my mom–my hero, my guide and now my angel. 🙂

  • Reply Deenie November 15, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

  • Reply Cas November 15, 2009 at 10:49 am

    “Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free til they find someone just as wild to run with them.”
    Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)

  • Reply Alisha Brodrick November 15, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
    -Theodore Roosevelt

  • Reply Kare November 15, 2009 at 10:49 am

    One that’s always resonated is a Helen Keller quote. “Keep your face to the sun and you cannot see the shadow.”

  • Reply Sara Padgett November 15, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Be the change you want to see in the world. – Gandhi

  • Reply Kim November 15, 2009 at 10:49 am

    “We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful. Think right, act right; it is what we think and do that makes us who we are.” Elbert Hubbard

  • Reply Teri November 15, 2009 at 10:50 am

    You are what you eat

  • Reply Dawn November 15, 2009 at 10:50 am

    To my kids when they say ‘it is fair’…. The fair only comes to town once a year…

  • Reply MsMc November 15, 2009 at 10:51 am

    All fart no sh*t.

  • Reply LuckyDuck63 November 15, 2009 at 10:51 am

    “I am no longer afraid of storms, for I have learned to sail my own ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott
    “We’re all worms. But I do believe I’m a glow worm.” ~ Robin Williams
    “Joy is not in things; it is in us.” ~ Richard Wagner
    “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” ~ Robert Frost
    “Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.” ~ Thornton Wilder
    “If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” ~ Eleonora Duse
    “Age does not always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.” ~Garrison Keillor
    “Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.”
    ~ Alice Walker
    “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  • Reply Karen T November 15, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Trust thyself–every heart vibrates to that iron string. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
    this quote got me through high school 🙂

  • Reply Alisha Brodrick November 15, 2009 at 10:52 am

    In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
    -Theodore Roosevelt

  • Reply Kimber November 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

    “Do or do not, there is no try.” – Yoda 🙂

  • Reply MsMc November 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

    When life gives you lemons, have a tequila shot :-))

  • Reply Kendra Y November 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

    “Life is not measured by
    the number of breaths we take,
    but by the moments
    that take our breath away.”

  • Reply Kimber November 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

    “You have to do what you’re good at.” – Me!

  • Reply Stephanie Curtis November 15, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Be yourself, everyone else is already taken

  • Reply Stephanie Curtis November 15, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Age is a state of mind

  • Reply Mary November 15, 2009 at 10:55 am

    “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” –Groucho Marx (Sure, it’s not particularly deep, but the Marx Brothers crack me up!)

  • Reply Brianna November 15, 2009 at 10:55 am

    We’re grownups. When did that happen and how do we make it stop?
    Grey’s Anatomy

  • Reply Vickie E November 15, 2009 at 10:55 am

    If you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time to clean (my mother Diane Cook)

  • Reply Melissa N November 15, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away – unknown

  • Reply Amy Lou November 15, 2009 at 10:56 am

    As long as there is life, there is hope.

  • Reply Kwana November 15, 2009 at 10:56 am

    “Don’t go for the okey doke.” – My Nana.
    She has plent more where that came from.

  • Reply Deenie November 15, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Step away from the chocolate………..and nobody gets hurt!

  • Reply Stephanie Curtis November 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Friends are all the decorations a home needs

  • Reply Alisha Brodrick November 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.
    -Voltaire

  • Reply Harriet Hensley November 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

    my favorite — Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass….It’s about learning to dance in the rain. Vivian Greene

  • Reply Kara November 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein

  • Reply Michelle Herritt November 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

    “You totally look and act like mom! Everyone thinks our mom is hot, so… if you didn’t talk anymore you’d be set.” My youngest brother Brad, to me last night over drinks.

  • Reply Brenda November 15, 2009 at 10:59 am

    When caught between two evils, I generally pick the one I’ve never tried.
    –Mae West

  • Reply Alisha Brodrick November 15, 2009 at 10:59 am

    In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
    -Voltaire

  • Reply Carrie November 15, 2009 at 10:59 am

    “Well-behaved women rarely make history”
    -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
    “There are two ways of meeting difficulties; you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.”
    -Phyllis Bottome

  • Reply Amelie November 15, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Persistence, not perfection.

  • Reply Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 11:00 am

    “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered to us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” C.S. Lewis

  • Reply Kate November 15, 2009 at 11:00 am

    “There is no such thing as a weird human being, It’s just that some people require more understanding than others.”
    -Tom Robbins

  • Reply 4tunate November 15, 2009 at 11:01 am

    The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear. – Buddy from Elf

  • Reply Alisha Brodrick November 15, 2009 at 11:01 am

    It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
    -Voltaire

  • Reply Kara November 15, 2009 at 11:01 am

    If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.
    Woody Allen

  • Reply Shauna November 15, 2009 at 11:02 am

    “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” (Oscar Wilde)

  • Reply Kara November 15, 2009 at 11:03 am

    A laugh is a smile that bursts.
    Mary H. Waldrip

  • Reply anne November 15, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I don’t give peole hell. I only tell them the truth and they think its hell.

  • Reply Shauna November 15, 2009 at 11:03 am

    “Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.” (Dorothy Parker)

  • Reply Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 11:04 am

    “Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.”
    Paris Hilton

  • Reply Christa November 15, 2009 at 11:04 am

    life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.. it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

  • Reply Melanie Baker November 15, 2009 at 11:04 am

    “Everyone must bow before madmen.” – Pirandello, Henry IV (I think…)

  • Reply Becky Jackenheimer November 15, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

  • Reply Chrystal November 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

    The real question is, Why is there silverware in the pancake drawer?

  • Reply Marcia S. November 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

    More fun than a barrel full of monkey’s.~ My Hubby

  • Reply Melanie Baker November 15, 2009 at 11:06 am

    “Society, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I may weep undisturbed. She will hang the night with stars so that I may walk abroad in the darkness without stumbling, and send the wind over my footprints so that none may track me to my hurt: she will cleanse me in the great waters, and with bitter herbs make me whole.” — Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

  • Reply Deenie November 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

    True friends are the ones you can say anything to………..and they love you anyways.

  • Reply Jenny November 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

    “Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.” – Oscar Wilde

  • Reply Ryan November 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

    There’s no place like home!

  • Reply Gretta November 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it. (C. S. Lewis)

  • Reply Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

    “I invented ‘It’s a good thing’ before you were even born.”
    Martha Stewart

  • Reply Kara November 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
    G.K. Chesterton

  • Reply Barb November 15, 2009 at 11:08 am

    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

  • Reply Lindy November 15, 2009 at 11:08 am

    If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t have to lug around this camera. – Lewis Hine

  • Reply Jen W. November 15, 2009 at 11:08 am

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

  • Reply Selena November 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

    If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit by me. 🙂

  • Reply Sonia November 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

    “May your world be full of color and may your crayons never melt.”
    =]

  • Reply Dezi Allen November 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

    If you really want to be happy, no one can stop you.

  • Reply Anne Wierenga November 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

    “It’s okay to lose sometimes…Unless you’re in a gunfight” Ethan W age 8

  • Reply Slice of Pink November 15, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I have a renewed commitment to elegance, she said, in case you think I’m just spending money for the fun of it. –Brian Andreas

  • Reply Pat Byrne November 15, 2009 at 11:10 am

    If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score? – Vince Lombardi

  • Reply ballerinatoes November 15, 2009 at 11:10 am

    “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” Ogdon Nash

  • Reply Stacie November 15, 2009 at 11:10 am

    The best things in life aren’t things…

  • Reply Heidi November 15, 2009 at 11:10 am

    “Love is not blind – It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.”
    -Will Moss

  • Reply Deenie November 15, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I’ll have what she’s having.
    **When Harry Met Sally**

  • Reply Caroline Zeimet November 15, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. – Rainer Maria Rilke
    My personalized version: Be with the questions, live into the answers. – Caroline Zeimet

  • Reply ++MIRA++ November 15, 2009 at 11:11 am

    “Perfection is simply a form of deception” -Samer Bazzi

  • Reply kasia November 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Carnies…..they have small hands……. smell like cabbage…..

  • Reply Christina November 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    “You may be on the right track but, You’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers

  • Reply Melissa N November 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    “There’s something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she’s only measured water in it.” – Erma Bombeck

  • Reply Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    “If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it.”
    Beyonce Knowles

  • Reply Stacie November 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Life isn’t measured by how many breaths you take, but by how many times your breath is taken away.

  • Reply Kelly November 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo

  • Reply MichelleSG November 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I married a drama queen and I think that is why this is my fav quote (I don’t know who originally said it, sorry)
    This too, in time, shall pass.

  • Reply Kate November 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    “If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.”
    -Tallulah Bankhead

  • Reply Jen W. November 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Satan’s greatest deception was convincing the world he didn’t exist.

  • Reply Christine Box November 15, 2009 at 11:13 am

    “The only time to eat diet food is while you are waiting for the steak to cook.” – Julia Child

  • Reply Jenifer Parris November 15, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes. ~
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply sammeem November 15, 2009 at 11:13 am

    “You should never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

  • Reply llhh November 15, 2009 at 11:13 am

    It is more blessed to give than to receive.
    BIBLE, Acts 20:35

  • Reply Bettye Coates November 15, 2009 at 11:13 am

    What if God decided to take away the things you forgot to thank him for?

  • Reply D November 15, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Albert Einstein’s: Imagination is more important than knowledge.

  • Reply Becky November 15, 2009 at 11:13 am

    “Inconceivable!” -Vizzini from The Princess Bride

  • Reply Theresa November 15, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Dogs must go to Heaven. After all, who could deserve it more?

  • Reply D November 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

    And one I find myself saying to my husband lately: “You’re my peace of mind in this crazy world.” from “Beautiful in My Eyes” by Joshua Kadison

  • Reply Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

    “May I be a girl who is more concerned with the growth of her soul than the ceasing of her pain”
    Elizabeth Prentiss

  • Reply eric pearson November 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

    “silence makes even idiots seem wise for a minute.” Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  • Reply Monie November 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Enjoy life…this is not a dress rehearsal.

  • Reply 4tunate November 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

    “You’ll have to be more specific than that, Dwight. I get like eight emails a day.” -Micael Scott, The Office

  • Reply Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 11:16 am

    “I know how to write Chinese, I just don’t know how to read it.”
    Emme McKie, age 5

  • Reply heather November 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

    “A southern girl is a girl who knows full well that she can open a door for herself but prefers for the gentleman to do it because it demonstrates a sense of respect. After all, every girl wants to be treated like a princess. We know how to make sweet tea and grits while telling you anything about any football team in the SEC. We pick our battles and fight with the heart of a pitbull while still maintaining grace and elegance. Our mystique is that of the soft-spoken, mild- mannered southern belle who could direct an army, loves her momma and will always, always, be a daddy’s girl.”

  • Reply Jen W. November 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

    If with ink the oceans filled and were the skies of parchment made, if every stalk on earth a quill and every man a scribe by trade, to write the love of God above would drain the oceans dry, nor could the scroll contain the whole, tho stretched from sky to sky.

  • Reply Monie November 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

    ‘That’s a lotta water’
    My nephew when he saw the ocean for the first time.

  • Reply Peggy Forshee November 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

    When God created man she was only joking!

  • Reply heather November 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

    “A southern girl is a girl who knows full well that she can open a door for herself but prefers for the gentleman to do it because it demonstrates a sense of respect. After all, every girl wants to be treated like a princess. We know how to make sweet tea and grits while telling you anything about any football team in the SEC. We pick our battles and fight with the heart of a pitbull while still maintaining grace and elegance. Our mystique is that of the soft-spoken, mild- mannered southern belle who could direct an army, loves her momma and will always, always, be a daddy’s girl.”

  • Reply 4tunate November 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

    “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose….”
    -Jim Elliot

  • Reply Dezi Allen November 15, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I can’t see this one, even though I thought I posted it. Sorry if I already did.
    No one ever hurt their eyes by looking on the bright side.

  • Reply Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 11:18 am

    “There is no division into sacred and secular; it is all one great, glorious life”
    Oswald chambers

  • Reply Karine November 15, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I am, not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. –Socrates

  • Reply Monie November 15, 2009 at 11:19 am

    ‘This looks like God’
    My nephew, when I had covered him in my collection of rhinestone jewelry from head to toe.

  • Reply Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 11:19 am

    “I’m not a witch, I’m your wife!”
    Overheard at the mall on Saturday

  • Reply Dezi Allen November 15, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Even the Lord does not judge a man till the end of his days.

  • Reply Jen W. November 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

    The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
    –Shirley MacLaine

  • Reply Karine November 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Truth is such a rare thing; it is delightful to tell it. –Emily Dickinson

  • Reply Sharyn November 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Mom has boring clothes, but she is NOT a boring person – my 9 year old to her 4 year old brother, yesterday.

  • Reply Kristine T November 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

    “Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed.”
    -Elle Woods

  • Reply Jen W. November 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as the headlights, but you make the whole trip that way. -E.L. Doctorow

  • Reply Kathy M November 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

    The only difference between where you are and where you want to be is what you do.

  • Reply Karine November 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Yes’m, old friends is always best, ‘less you can catch a new one that’s fit to make an old one out of. –Sarah Orne Jewett

  • Reply Peggy Forshee November 15, 2009 at 11:22 am

    “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde-

  • Reply Shawnee November 15, 2009 at 11:22 am

    “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34)

  • Reply Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 11:23 am

    “Our God is a God of second chances.”
    James McDonald

  • Reply Monie November 15, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Sometimes people come into our lives and then quickly go, and we are never, ever the same.

  • Reply Dezi Allen November 15, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Because I have a brother, I’ll always have a friend.

  • Reply Bree November 15, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Well-behaved women never make history.

  • Reply Michelle November 15, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Do not fear death! Fear an unlived life……

  • Reply Amber Polk November 15, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Only the spoon knows what’s stirring in the pot.
    Sicilian Proverb

  • Reply Kara November 15, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
    Mark Twain

  • Reply Jenn-It'sSewSweet November 15, 2009 at 11:25 am

    A woman is like a teabag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply Dorothy November 15, 2009 at 11:26 am

    [God] has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. He does not have to deal with us in the mass. You are as much alone with Him as if you were the only being He had ever created. – C.S. Lewis

  • Reply Karen B. November 15, 2009 at 11:27 am

    “Your life is your message to your children.”
    Gandhi (paraphrasing)

  • Reply Becky T November 15, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Oh I love quotes!
    My favorite (though I don’t know the author):
    “I’ve decided to quit my job, drop out of society, and wear live animals as hats”
    It just speaks to me on soooo many levels 🙂

  • Reply Bree November 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

    A woman is like a teabag-you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply Kelly November 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

    When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. -Chinese Proverb

  • Reply bobbie November 15, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Carpe diem!!

  • Reply Sonja Chandler November 15, 2009 at 11:29 am

    “Just when I start thinking it’s as good as it can get, this crazy life does somethin just to let me know I havent seen anything yet” -Brad Paisley

  • Reply Melissa November 15, 2009 at 11:30 am

    “Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. ~A.A. Milne

  • Reply Melissa November 15, 2009 at 11:30 am

    You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis

  • Reply Peggy Forshee November 15, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Imagination is more important than knowledge… -Albert Einstein-

  • Reply Melissa November 15, 2009 at 11:30 am

    “Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content.” – Helen Keller

  • Reply Melissa November 15, 2009 at 11:31 am

    “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” -C.S. Lewis

  • Reply Jenn November 15, 2009 at 11:31 am

    He who looks for a brighter tomorrow and finds no beauty today,
    Has somehow missed the joy of living, somewhere along the way.
    Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but on what happens inside of you.
    Harold B. Lee

  • Reply Jena Snyder November 15, 2009 at 11:32 am

    “Once you’ve put a thought out into the world, it can be disagreed with vigorously – even violently – but it cannot be unthought. This is the greatest gift that a writer offers the world.”
    — Salman Rushdie

  • Reply Wendy Pippin November 15, 2009 at 11:32 am

    “This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted. ”
    -C.S. Lewis

  • Reply Deenie November 15, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I remember a guy saying this, and it cracked me up:
    “I’m so bright, my mother calls me SON”

  • Reply Melissa November 15, 2009 at 11:32 am

    “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” -C.S. Lewis

  • Reply Michelle November 15, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Never sugar coat anything you have to stay, It’s usually a lie and it causes cavities.

  • Reply Melissa November 15, 2009 at 11:33 am

    “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” –Westminster Catechism

  • Reply Cindy Dylis Wilson November 15, 2009 at 11:33 am

    The best things in life aren’t things.

  • Reply Peggy Forshee November 15, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
    -Joseph Campbell-

  • Reply Kristine T November 15, 2009 at 11:34 am

    “Life becomes much easier when you trust that the universe will take care of you.”
    -From my Year 2009 Horoscope

  • Reply Peggy Forshee November 15, 2009 at 11:35 am

    You only get one chance at first impressions

  • Reply Elizabeth November 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love… true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
    –Secondhand Lions
    This is how I try to live – believing the best about everyone and giving people the benefit of the doubt. It’s not easy, but it’s important.

  • Reply Chrissy November 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

    “Whatever you are – be a good one” -Abraham Lincoln

  • Reply Beth D. November 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

    “A persons a person no matter how small.” ~Dr. Suess

  • Reply Frosty November 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.
    Alice May Brock

  • Reply Kenny November 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

    “Empty your mind, be formless like water, if you put water into a cup it becomes the cup, put water into a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow, water can crash. Be water my friend.” -Bruce Lee

  • Reply Sherry November 15, 2009 at 11:37 am

    *If you do what you have always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.
    *You never know where you’re going ’til you get there.
    *Yeah, and monkeys might fly out my butt.

  • Reply Kenny November 15, 2009 at 11:37 am

    “Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.” -Bruce Lee

  • Reply Michelle November 15, 2009 at 11:37 am

    The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and Lie about your age. Lucille Ball

  • Reply Sherry November 15, 2009 at 11:37 am

    It ain’t your age, it’s your mileage.

  • Reply Kenny November 15, 2009 at 11:38 am

    “In theory, there is no difference between theory & practice. In practice, there is.” – Yogi Berra

  • Reply Brenda Andreasen November 15, 2009 at 11:38 am

    That is slicker than snot on a doorknob!

  • Reply KD November 15, 2009 at 11:38 am

    “We did the best we knew how, and when we knew better we did better.” That’s from my wise grandma, and encourages me to do my best every day. 🙂

  • Reply Sandra E. November 15, 2009 at 11:38 am

    A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. –Arnold H Glasow

  • Reply Aimo November 15, 2009 at 11:38 am

    “My favorite four-letter word is ‘shop.'” (Joan Rivers)

  • Reply Liz November 15, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel Because Those Who Mind Don’t Matter and Those Who Matter Don’t Mind.
    – Dr. Seuss
    🙂

  • Reply Barbara November 15, 2009 at 11:39 am

    It’s all going to be okay in the end,
    If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.

  • Reply Chrissy November 15, 2009 at 11:39 am

    “Time’s fun when you’re having flies” – Kermit the Frog

  • Reply Donna Dear November 15, 2009 at 11:40 am

    A person’s a person no matter how small. Dr.Suess

  • Reply Karen Arndt November 15, 2009 at 11:40 am

    We can ask and ask but we can’t have again what once seemed ours forever. ~source unknown

  • Reply Angie November 15, 2009 at 11:40 am

    “She flies with her own wings” – Latin Proverb

  • Reply Chrissy November 15, 2009 at 11:40 am

    If it has tires or testicles, it’s gonna give you trouble.

  • Reply Gennie Catastrophe November 15, 2009 at 11:40 am

    “People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.”
    — Lemony Snicket

  • Reply Vanessa November 15, 2009 at 11:41 am

    My Daddy always said, “You are defined by your actions.” because your actions speak in louder volumes than your words ever will. (that last part I added – apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, eh?) 😀

  • Reply Lois November 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

    We do not the remember days…
    We remember the moments”
    Sorry I don’t know where it came from.

  • Reply Vanessa November 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. – Mahatma Ghandi

  • Reply Kenny November 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

    “Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal.” -Tupac Shakur

  • Reply Margarida November 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

    My favorite quote is
    “Não sou nada.
    Nunca serei nada.
    Não posso querer ser nada.
    À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.”
    which translates to
    “I am nothing.
    I will never be something.
    I cannot want to be something.
    Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams of the world.”
    by the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa

  • Reply Vanessa November 15, 2009 at 11:43 am

    My co-worker Josephine who lived in the Florida panhandle for a time, “I was busier than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs!!!”

  • Reply Angie November 15, 2009 at 11:44 am

    The will of God will not take you where the grace of God cannot protect you!

  • Reply G&S November 15, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Never take a person’s dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you.

  • Reply Megan h November 15, 2009 at 11:44 am

    All you need is love!

  • Reply Jennifer H. November 15, 2009 at 11:44 am

    “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”
    John Wayne

  • Reply G&S November 15, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Treat others as you want them to treat you.

  • Reply Chrissy November 15, 2009 at 11:45 am

    “We can’t all be heroes. Someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” – Will Rogers

  • Reply Megan h November 15, 2009 at 11:45 am

    If it flies, it dies. – my husband

  • Reply Debbie November 15, 2009 at 11:45 am

    People show you who they are

  • Reply Jennifer H. November 15, 2009 at 11:45 am

    “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
    Maya Angelou

  • Reply Lindy Leigh November 15, 2009 at 11:46 am

    If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead~ Johnny Carson

  • Reply Megan h November 15, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Be the change you want to see in the world.

  • Reply Jennifer H. November 15, 2009 at 11:47 am

    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou

  • Reply Vanessa November 15, 2009 at 11:47 am

    And my sweet hubby, who I think is actually quoting Kant when he says this, but he says it so often I’ll just say it’s from him, “Universalize your maxims!” Which basically means if you believe one thing, be consistent even in different contexts. He uses this in debates… and he debates with anyone/anything that will let him. Lord help me.

  • Reply G&S November 15, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Respect is what we owe; love is what we give.

  • Reply Debbie November 15, 2009 at 11:48 am

    There is only one happiness in life….to love and to be loved

  • Reply Ginny November 15, 2009 at 11:49 am

    “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, and take what you get”
    …my father-in-law

  • Reply Debbie November 15, 2009 at 11:49 am

    “No three words have greater power then “I Love You”

  • Reply G&S November 15, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Respect yourself is you would have others respect you.

  • Reply Gennie Catastrophe November 15, 2009 at 11:50 am

    “They must find it difficult – those who have taken the authority as truth, rather than truth as the authority.” – massey
    “People who drive Volvos are now considering piercings. They are so mainstream now that no one even comments any more.” – Walter Hewitt

  • Reply Melanie November 15, 2009 at 11:50 am

    There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has the right to blame us.
    – Oscar Wilde

  • Reply Sharon November 15, 2009 at 11:50 am

    “whomever said freedom was free…never loved a soldier” unknown
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. (Eleanor Roosevelt) ”

  • Reply Michelle November 15, 2009 at 11:51 am

    The squeaky wheel gets the grease!

  • Reply Sabrina November 15, 2009 at 11:51 am

    If you expect the unexpected, doesn’t that make the unexpected expected?

  • Reply Tara November 15, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Fall down seven times, get up eight. – Japanese Proverb

  • Reply shelle November 15, 2009 at 11:53 am

    It’s never too late to live happily everafter.

  • Reply Rebekah November 15, 2009 at 11:55 am

    If I wake up but don’t open my eyes, will the day go away? – Peppermint Patty in Peanuts

  • Reply Paola Maciel November 15, 2009 at 11:56 am

    “People always clap for the wrong reasons.” – the one and only Holden Caulfield

  • Reply Susie @ Hick Chick November 15, 2009 at 11:56 am

    The snarky comment of a stranger (or a co-worker) no longer has the power to ruin your day.

  • Reply Kristen M. November 15, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Reply G&S November 15, 2009 at 11:57 am

    “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
    –Winston Churchill

  • Reply Paola Maciel November 15, 2009 at 11:57 am

    “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan

  • Reply April November 15, 2009 at 11:58 am

    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 11:59 am

    “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” I wish I knew who originated the statement.

  • Reply Kenny November 15, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.” -Buddha

  • Reply April November 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.” ~Unknown~

  • Reply Julie Argo November 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    here’s one of my favorites: “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Einstein. Loooooove that one. (I guess I should mention that I’m a science teacher.) 🙂

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
    -Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply mandy November 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    If music be the food of love, Play On! (Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night)

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    A friend is someone who knows all you faults and likes you anyway.
    -wisdom from a Snoopy poster =)

  • Reply kim welker November 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    You get out of it, what you put into it.
    My kids heard this ALOT:)

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    My favorite quote is by John Wayne:
    “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway”

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    my second favorite quote for the Duke – “Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much”

  • Reply Meghan E November 15, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I love thee with the breath, smiles, and tears of all my life and if God choose I shall but love thee better after death. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Reply Libby W November 15, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -Theodore Roosevelt

  • Reply Libby W November 15, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” -George Halas

  • Reply April November 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    “We must stop living the life we have planned in order to start living the life that is waiting for us.” ~Joseph Campbell~

  • Reply Libby W November 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    “Don’t compromise yourself, it’s all you’ve got” -Janis Joplin

  • Reply jilly November 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Everything in Moderation… me.

  • Reply Libby W November 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    “Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.”

  • Reply Deenie November 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    You smile, oh, and then the spell was cast.
    **From the song AT LAST**

  • Reply Joy Burrow November 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.– Garth Brooks

  • Reply Nancy B November 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Never teach a pig to sing – it’s a waste of time and it annoys the pig.

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    John Wayne quotes:
    “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”

  • Reply Earlene November 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Bloom where you are planted

  • Reply Norah November 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    “Hope comes with every new dawn”

  • Reply Dawn McFall November 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Can’t fix stupid….Joey Logano

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Will Rogers Quote:
    “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”

  • Reply anichila November 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    “Tap tap. This thing on?” – pioneer woman

  • Reply Margaret November 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Because WHAT is possible in ART becomes thinkable in LIFE

  • Reply Kristin T November 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

  • Reply Margaret November 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Infinite goodness has wide arms. Dante

  • Reply Margaret November 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Family faces are magic mirrors. Buckley

  • Reply Lindsey Z. November 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world. –Mahatma Gandhi

  • Reply Margaret November 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Joy is not in things, it is in us! Richard Wagner

  • Reply Cathy Bell November 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply Heather November 15, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    If there isn’t a God then who pops up the next Kleenex?!

  • Reply Chelsea November 15, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    When I was three I spilled food on my new dress and my grandparents were worried that I would be upset, but I said “Who cares.” and it has stuck with the family ever since when something happens that is just not the end of the world.

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    “I definitely feel I do have God in my corner.”

  • Reply Jody November 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    “Bald men are better lovers”
    My Grandma

  • Reply yourstrulydear November 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran

  • Reply SarahC November 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    “attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?” and “tough times never last. Tough people do.” don’t know who said them. 🙂

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    “Men aren’t like us. They’re much more fragile and needy. The fact they think that we’re the needy ones is a testament to our superiority.” (I don’t believe it, it just makes me laugh.)
    -Angela Montenegro, “Bones”

  • Reply amy November 15, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Life is not measured by moments, but by moments that take our breath away.

  • Reply yourstrulydear November 15, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”
    -Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Reply yourstrulydear November 15, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    “its daytime you douche”
    -blades of glory

  • Reply yourstrulydear November 15, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
    -Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Reply Risa E November 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin to Pooh

  • Reply Pez November 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” (Aesop)

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Reply Tracy in SW WA November 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    One of the advantages of being disorganized is the joy of discovery. – A.A. Milne

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Last one….
    I could never resist the call of the trail.
    Buffalo Bill

  • Reply katie November 15, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.
    -Emily Dickinson
    And I love it.

  • Reply yourstrulydear November 15, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    “Even a blind hog can find an acorn every once in a while” -my father-in-law, on the loss of Alabama to Utah (football) last year haha

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
    -Abraham Lincoln

  • Reply Kimberley M November 15, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    “death leaves a heartache no one can heal. love leaves a memory no one can steal”

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
    -Shawshank Redemption

  • Reply Tammy Smith November 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Bite Me, my sisters farvorite.

  • Reply Jane November 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Be prepared, not scared.-Ed Smart

  • Reply sharon November 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for”

  • Reply Spruce Hill November 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher
    It rings true for me, I am a breast cancer survivor.

  • Reply sharon November 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'”

  • Reply sharon November 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    “there will come a time when you believe everything is finished… this will be the beginning” -Louis L’Amour

  • Reply sharon November 15, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    “you can’t lose what you don’t put in the middle… but you can’t win much either” -Rounders

  • Reply Franny November 15, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    “Well-behaved women seldom make history” – Louise Thatcher Ulrich

  • Reply sharon November 15, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    “the chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want at the moment”

  • Reply sharon November 15, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    “I know the world’s a b*tch don’t get me wrong,
    You’ve got to give the world the finger,
    You’ve got to sing a happy song” -Rhett Miller

  • Reply sharon November 15, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    “my life’s in shambles, i need pie.” -Multiplicity

  • Reply Jane November 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    The way we spend our days, is of course, the way we spend our lives – Annie Dillard

  • Reply Kimberly O'Rosky November 15, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    ” we could learn a lot from colors: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and all are different colors…but they all have to learn to live in the same box!”

  • Reply Paula Guarino November 15, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    “One has fear in front of a goat, in back of a mule, and on every side of a fool”
    Edgar Watson Howe.

  • Reply Jene November 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    From my dear Grandmother who lived through the depression and this quote continues to be relevant today.
    Use it up
    Wear it out
    Make it do
    Or do without.
    http://www.jenesgems.com

  • Reply lisa November 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much. – Jacqueline Kennedy

  • Reply Mama Rita November 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    The beauty of a life well-lived never dies… it continues to embrace and inspire us.

  • Reply Jane in KC November 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

  • Reply Lauren November 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” -Hillel

  • Reply Libbie November 15, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world. — Gandhi

  • Reply Adam and Aaronne Livingston November 15, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Happiness is inward and not outward; and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. ~Henry Van Dyke

  • Reply Shelly November 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship. -Dorothy Parker

  • Reply Lori November 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Coco Chanel

  • Reply Astaryth November 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Do not meddle in the Affairs of Dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

  • Reply Jen Graham November 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    “When they placed you in my arms, you slipped into my heart.”

  • Reply manorbooks.wordpress.com November 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    “Begin as you wish to continue!” ~ My Grandmother

  • Reply Michelle November 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    “…I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you.” Cathy Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

  • Reply Pam McGlone November 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    “Never eat more than you can lift”- Miss Piggy

  • Reply Shannon November 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

  • Reply Shel November 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Life isn’t only about speed

  • Reply manorbooks.wordpress.com November 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    “Chance favors the prepared life.” ~ Old Family Saying

  • Reply Faith patton November 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    What goes around comes around!

  • Reply Kacey Thayer November 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Not sure where I found this quote or who it was by but it found me when I desperately needed it:
    “You have to choose to be bitter or better.” I remind myself of that quote when I need to take a step back and be positive.

  • Reply manorbooks.wordpress.com November 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear!” ~ Jonathan Swift

  • Reply Amber Guffey November 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss

  • Reply Jen November 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea. Isak Dinesen

  • Reply Linda November 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    “In acceptance lieth peace.”
    Amy Carmichael

  • Reply Mireya November 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    For every 60 seconds of anger, you lose one minute of happiness.

  • Reply Pam McGlone November 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    “All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt” – Charles Shultz

  • Reply Katie November 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Time Wounds All Heels…
    Not sure who said it, but it’s funny.

  • Reply Linda November 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    “Work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?”
    Ronald Reagan

  • Reply Kay November 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    “If we are well prepared, death brings no terror. From an eternal perspective, death is premature only for those who are not prepared to meet God.” – Elder Russell M. Nelson

  • Reply manorbooks.wordpress.com November 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    “A life well-lived is a life well-given.” ~ St. Therese of Lisieux

  • Reply cerahsee November 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    It takes a mighty big dog to weigh a ton.

  • Reply St. Fairsted Farm/ ang November 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    …like shootin’ fish in a tub (Papa English)

  • Reply Melissa November 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    “Do not accept what you hear by report, do not accept tradition, do not accept a statement because it is found in our books, nor because it is in accord with your belief, nor because it is the saying of your teacher. Be lamps unto yourselves. Those who, either now or after I am dead, shall rely upon themselves only and not look for assistance to anyone besides themselves, it is they who shall reach the topmost height.” -Buddha

  • Reply Helen November 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I… I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. (Robert Frost )

  • Reply Kay November 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    “When we allow ourselves to feel ‘encircled about eternally in the arms of his love’ (2 Nephi 1:15), we feel safe, and we realize that we don’t need to be immediately perfect. We must acknowledge that perfection is a process. This is a gospel of eternal progress, and we must remember to appreciate the journey.” – Bonnie D. Parkin

  • Reply manorbooks.wordpress.com November 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    “Work first, play second.” ~By Me!

  • Reply Caroline November 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
    -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • Reply Katie November 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Dogs come when you call, cats take a message and get back to you.
    (? Just think it’s funny)

  • Reply Joy November 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    “Act pretty now.” My Grandma

  • Reply Sarah S. November 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    My favorite quote may be a little risqué for some of you, but I love it none the less:
    “Love is the answer, but while we are waiting for the answer, sex raises some very good questions.” — Woody Allen

  • Reply Kacey Thayer November 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    “Gentlemen there is no fighting in the war room.” from the movie Dr. Strangelove

  • Reply Kathy November 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    “My Dreams, watching me said, one to the other…this life has let us down” – anonymous

  • Reply Martha November 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Do yourself a favor, before it is too late and without thinking about it too much at first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it.
    Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

  • Reply Linda Powers November 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    “One sure way to lose
    another woman’s friendship
    is to try to improve
    her flower arrangements.”
    Marcelene Cox

  • Reply Nancy November 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Alea iacta est.
    It’s Latin for “The Die is Cast.”

  • Reply Kacey Thayer November 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    “I hear your voice and I pay attention because I know it will be on the quiz later.”
    – my husband to me one night

  • Reply Pam McGlone November 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    My dad’s favorite quote was always: “do ducks have lips?” He’s now deceased but I can still hear him say this!!

  • Reply manorbooks.wordpress.com November 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    “If he is this way now, imagine the menace he will be at 14.” ~ By Me

  • Reply katie November 15, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of the morning sun, becoming ever brighter until the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18

  • Reply Kathy November 15, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    “If you can’t stand the heat stay out of the kitchen” Harry S. Truman

  • Reply Laura Olds November 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    “The good old days weren’t always good and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.” – Billy Joel

  • Reply Pam McGlone November 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    The golden rule – “do unto others as you would have others do unto you”. That says it all!

  • Reply manorbooks.wordpress.com November 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    “If you can’t be happy fat, you’ll never be happy thin!” ~ By Me

  • Reply Dee Schnautz November 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    “It’s how you ride the trail that counts!”
    Dale Evans

  • Reply gloria duncan November 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    go big….or stay home

  • Reply katie November 15, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    I think shy is boring, I think depressed is too. I think pretty is nice but I’d rather see something new. All these plastic people with their plastic surgery. I got a big, big beautiful and hey I got it for free. Ani DiFranco

  • Reply Natalie November 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    You can pick your friends. You can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your friend’s nose.

  • Reply katie November 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Good is the enemy of great!

  • Reply Rae November 15, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Grow old along with me….the best is yet to be.

  • Reply Karen November 15, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Man plans, God laughs.

  • Reply Margi in Ky November 15, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    People at the top of the hill did not fall there.

  • Reply Laura November 15, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Well-behaved women seldom make history.

  • Reply libby November 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    There is no charge for awesomeness.
    Kung-fu Panda

  • Reply Stephanie November 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    “Everything happens for a reason” and “you have to have bad times to appreciate the good times!”

  • Reply Dorrie November 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege. – Unknown

  • Reply Billie Mac November 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    This world & then the Fire works! A quote from my Dad.

  • Reply Barbara November 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Nothing valuable was ever lost by taking time – Abraham Lincoln

  • Reply Kay B November 15, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice! 🙂

  • Reply Kristen November 15, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I have quite a few favorites, but this is a good one:
    Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home? -Paul Newman

  • Reply Dawnmarie November 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. -Helen Keller

  • Reply Dawn November 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    You can’t become the person you want to be, by remaining who you are.

  • Reply Dawnmarie November 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I love ya like a chubby kid loves cake 🙂
    ~A great friend of mine

  • Reply Lacey November 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    “Weekends don’t count unless you do something completely pointless.” -Calvin and Hobbes

  • Reply Kay B November 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

  • Reply Katey November 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Be the change you wish to see in the world. Gandhi

  • Reply Dorrie November 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it.

  • Reply Rae November 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    When life hands you a lemon….make a margarita

  • Reply Katey November 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without loosing your enthusiasm.”
    -Winston Churchill

  • Reply leslie November 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it. Groucho Marx

  • Reply DonnaB November 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    This too shall pass…

  • Reply Shari Klaes November 15, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    “keep on, keep on, keep on keepin’ on!” from The Brady Bunch 🙂

  • Reply Dawnmarie November 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.” –author unknown

  • Reply Lily Teague November 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learnt something from yesterday.”
    The inscription on John Wayne’s tombstone.
    Lily at thesurpriselily.com

  • Reply Debbie in Memphis November 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~ Bob Hope

  • Reply Kay Gilbert November 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    “It is whaat it is. Can’t help it, can’t change it.” Ronnie Gilbert – My husband

  • Reply Debbie in Memphis November 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ Dalai Lama

  • Reply Kay Gilbert November 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    “If you break it, then it is broken.” Ronnie Gilbert – My Husband

  • Reply Stephany November 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    It is not the home that I love,
    but the life that is lived there.

  • Reply Debbie in Memphis November 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~ Mark Twain

  • Reply Katie Harrison November 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

  • Reply Lily Teague November 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    It doesn’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep. — an old weathered cowboy
    Lily at thesurpriselily.com

  • Reply janice November 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    “Stick a fork in me, I am DONE” my own quote, Janice Gutierrez

  • Reply Dorrie November 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life. – Bob Barker

  • Reply Beth November 15, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    “Maybe a dingo ate your baby”
    Meryl Streep in A cry in the Dark

  • Reply leslie November 15, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.

  • Reply Jackie November 15, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Set me adrift on a sea of hope, I’ll set my sail to a new horizon

  • Reply Candace Steele November 15, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    You can shoot the tiger, or stay out of his way, but you cannot pronounce him a vegetarian. Richard Mitchell

  • Reply Toni Schneidt November 15, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Funny one, from the CW’s hit show, “Supernatural”– Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cakehole. And I do use this, LOL

  • Reply Lily Teague November 15, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    There are three kinds of men: those that learn by reading, those that learn by watching, and those that just have to go ahead and pee on that electric fence. — cowboy wisdom
    Lily at thesurpriselily.com

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    “Which is bigger, inches or square inches?”
    –The “great” football announcer, John Madden

  • Reply Marlyss November 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
    Maya Angelou

  • Reply Dorrie November 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it. – Samuel Butler

  • Reply Connie November 15, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    What goes around , comes around. It reminds me to treat people with kindness and respect.

  • Reply Jackie November 15, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be

  • Reply Dorrie November 15, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. – Roger Caras
    This is true for all pets.

  • Reply Mary Christnight November 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Life is too important to be taken seriously

  • Reply Kaama Malvin November 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.”
    – Abraham Lincoln

  • Reply Liz B November 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

  • Reply Shari November 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Good is the enemy of great…David Foster

  • Reply Judy in Tulsa November 15, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    A sign with a quote I bought for my daughter for her house.
    I Kiss Better than I Cook!

  • Reply Shari November 15, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Happiness is a choice

  • Reply Lorie Cox November 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    “Many people have gone further than they imagined they could because somebody else thought they could.”

  • Reply Carrie Lee November 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. -Robert Brault

  • Reply Michelle Sonka November 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got”
    Pastor Shelly Neel

  • Reply Shari November 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Joy is better than worry any day

  • Reply Fish November 15, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.-Wendell Berry

  • Reply Beth November 15, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    The mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  • Reply Shawna November 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.”
    Jackie Kennedy Onassis

  • Reply Marilyn November 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. ~John Gunther

  • Reply Judy in Tulsa November 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Carl Sandburg:
    A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.

  • Reply Monica Twa November 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford

  • Reply Leighann Closson November 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    “Slump?!? I ain’t in no slump!! I just ain’t hittin’!” —Yogi Berra—

  • Reply Lynn in WI November 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
    Plato

  • Reply Dorrie November 15, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Always on my mind – forever in my heart.

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    ‘Greater good?’ I am your wife! I am the greatest GOOD you are EVER gonna get!
    -The Incredibles

  • Reply Kaye November 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Behold, I make all things new. -Rev. 21:5

  • Reply ChaEsq November 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. (Mother Teresa)

  • Reply Janet Biernacki November 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    “sitting in a cookie jar does not make you a cookie”
    JSB

  • Reply Candace Steele November 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.” –Leslie Grimutter

  • Reply Lee Ann stutz November 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Bloom where you are planted. ~unknown

  • Reply ChaEsq November 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. (RFK)

  • Reply Candace Steele November 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    “Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.” — George Eliot

  • Reply Candace Steele November 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I do not understand the mystery of grace–only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us. -Anne Lamott

  • Reply Cindy Latoures November 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

  • Reply SQlinn November 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    “I never drink water. That is the stuff that rusts pipes.” W.C. Fields

  • Reply ChaEsq November 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature. (C.S. Lewis)

  • Reply Ley November 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -J.K. Rowling.

  • Reply Candace Steele November 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Just because you got the monkey off your back, doesn’t mean the circus has left town. -unknown

  • Reply Jackie November 15, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    “I am a believer in punctuality, though it makes me very lonely.” E.V. Lucas, English writer and publisher (1863-1938)

  • Reply Kara November 15, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
    Sam Keen, from To Love and Be Loved

  • Reply Candace Steele November 15, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.

  • Reply codi November 15, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Man is never so tall as when he kneels before God — never so great as when he humbles himself before God. And the man who kneels to God can stand up to anything.
    Louis H. Evans1
    Isaiah 9:6-7 NLT

  • Reply SQlinn November 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    “Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” Albert Einstein

  • Reply ChaEsq November 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. (C.S. Lewis)

  • Reply Kaye November 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I’m just a nobody tryin’ to tell everybody ’bout somebody that can save anybody -Denver Moore, Same Kind of Different as Me

  • Reply ChaEsq November 15, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on that tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. (Desmond Tutu)

  • Reply ChaEsq November 15, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Be obscure clearly. (E. B. White)

  • Reply Jenny Rose Ford November 15, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    put on your big girl panties and get over it.

  • Reply ChaEsq November 15, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. (Galileo)

  • Reply Jackie Harper November 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
    –Rose Franken
    Best love quote ever!

  • Reply Nancy Cutrer November 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

  • Reply Debbie Bastiaanssen November 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Seemed like a good idea at the time! – my husband.

  • Reply Carly D November 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    “There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”

  • Reply Carly D November 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    “Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.”

  • Reply Jessica November 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
    — C.S. Lewis

  • Reply Beckie D. November 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    You can get glad in the same pants you got mad in.

  • Reply Carly D November 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    “We are all pretty bizarre, some are just better at showing it.”

  • Reply Circle F November 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    “We can see it in others, but we can’t see it on ourself” … my dad 🙂

  • Reply Jamie McBride November 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    “There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother’s age.”
    ~~Benjamin Spock

  • Reply Robin Norman November 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Nothing will drive you to prayer as quick as parenting (on a church sign somewhere in Steilacoom, Washington)

  • Reply Elizabeth November 15, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    “We are not owners, we are only passing thru” – Robert Redford’s character in Out of Africa

  • Reply Circle F November 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    um sorry … “We can see it in others, but we can’t see it IN ourself”

  • Reply Beckie D. November 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    It’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

  • Reply Sarah November 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

  • Reply Jamie McBride November 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    “You mess with the bull, you get the snot.” ~~ My oldest son, Sage

  • Reply Carly D November 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    “Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.”

  • Reply Sarah November 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    A clean house is the sign of a misspent life.

  • Reply Jessica November 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and a ordinary woman and their ordinary children. – G.K Chesterton

  • Reply rachel November 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    “From now on, I’ll connect the dots my own way.” -Calvin & Hobbes
    🙂

  • Reply donna sikorski November 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind~~~Dr. Seuss

  • Reply Pam D November 15, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    “Remember who gives wet kisses, and the next time you see them, wave from across the room.”
    from “Really Important Stuff my Kids Have Taught Me” by Cynthia L. Copeland

  • Reply Robin November 15, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance and Germany doesn’t want to go to war.

  • Reply Pam D November 15, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    You’ll have a lot more respect for a bird AFTER you try making a nest.
    from “Really Important Stuff my Kids Have Taught Me” by Cynthia L. Copeland

  • Reply jjk November 15, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Tell me who you go with and I’ll tell you what you are….my mother

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    There is no pit so deep that HE is not deeper still…
    Betsey Ten Boom
    The Hiding Place

  • Reply aphrodite November 15, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
    -Benjamin Franklin

  • Reply Pam D November 15, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Sometimes, the squeaky wheel gets kicked.
    from “Really Important Stuff my Kids Have Taught Me” by Cynthia L. Copeland

  • Reply Nicole November 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
    If you can’t eat it or play with it,
    Just pee on it and walk away. unknown

  • Reply JenPack November 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    “I’d be Jewish if it wasn’t for bacon and Jesus.” – Mandy Smith (a college friend)

  • Reply Lovinafarmboy November 15, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. The courage to continue is what counts.” Winston Churchill

  • Reply Pam D November 15, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Hitting the kid with the ball might get you the ball, but it won’t get you anyone to throw it to.
    from “Really Important Stuff my Kids Have Taught Me” by Cynthia L. Copeland

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    True love is neither physical or romantic. It is the acceptance of all that is, has been , or will never be.
    Author unknown

  • Reply Reesha November 15, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.” Christoher Robbins

  • Reply Susan.eagan@gmail.com November 15, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”
    ~Winnie The Pooh

  • Reply Lynn Bruce November 15, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    “All you need to start an insane asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people.” — My Man Godfrey (movie)

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    It is poverty to think that a child must die so you may live as you wish.
    Mother Teresa

  • Reply Susan November 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. i’ll always be with you.”
    ~ Winnie the Pooh

  • Reply Lacey November 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    The LACK of money is the root of all evil.

  • Reply Susan November 15, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    “If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”
    ~ Winnie the Pooh

  • Reply Susan November 15, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
    ~ Winnie the Pooh

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Always be a little kinder than necessary for everyone is fighting some sort of battle.
    James M. Barrie

  • Reply Mamacita November 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    You have to do your own growing, no matter how tall your daddy was.

  • Reply Susan November 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I guess you can tell I love Winnie the Pooh quotes! Here is my last one….
    “You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.”
    ~Winnie the Pooh

  • Reply Ohiogirl November 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I am what I am and that’s all that I am.
    popeye the sailor man

  • Reply Robin November 15, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Raising teenagers is like trying to nail Jello to a wall – Jim Fay (I believe)

  • Reply Ohiogirl November 15, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Of course you know, this means war.
    Bugs Bunny

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Do all the GOOD you can,
    By all the means you can,
    In all the ways you can,
    in all the places you can
    to all the people you can,
    as long as ever you can.
    John Wesley

  • Reply Robin November 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    “When nobody around you seems to measure up, it’s time to check your yardstick” – Carol Alexander

  • Reply Ohiogirl November 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    “If what you’re doing isn’t working, try something different.”
    Greg Dean

  • Reply Lucy November 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Only you may write the definition of who you are!

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
    Jim Elliot

  • Reply Dianna Baker November 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

  • Reply Crystal November 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
    -Robert Frost

  • Reply Ashley Marie November 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    “My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!”
    -the 1998 movie Practical magic!

  • Reply Rachel November 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”

  • Reply Robin November 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.

  • Reply Mary C November 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Be the change you want to see in the world!

  • Reply Rachel November 15, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    “Make the decision to love once, then manage that decision daily!” -Jill Chambers

  • Reply Debbie Dankelson November 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    What prayer can’t – worry won’t.

  • Reply Victoria November 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Good things happen when you meet strangers. Yo-Yo Ma

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Marriages are made in heaven. But, again, so are thunder, lightning, tornadoes, and hail. 😉
    Unknown

  • Reply Allison Hoggard November 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    “love ya, love ya love ya” said in a low, growly voice and with a smile on her face, by my mom.

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is useless.
    Psalm 127:1 NLT

  • Reply Rebecca Loudon November 15, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.
    ~Ludwig van Beethoven
    Rebecca Loudon
    http://radishking.blogspot.com

  • Reply Robin November 15, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.

  • Reply Naomi Bannister November 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?
    Satchel Paige

  • Reply Alicia November 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    “Nobody ever said it would be easy. They just promised it would be worth it.” -Dr Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy) 🙂

  • Reply Ley November 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    “To die will be an awfully big adventure.” -J.M. Barrie

  • Reply Shalva November 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
    — Dr. Seuss

  • Reply grammydoris November 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Today you are You, that is truer than true. Today there is no one who is Youer than You.
    ~Dr. Seuss in “Happy Birthday to You!”

  • Reply Ley November 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I love the first “yo’ mama” quote:
    “Villain, I’ve done thy mother!” -Shakespeare

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Everyone always says to be yourself… like ‘yourself’ is this definite thing… like a toaster, or something.”
    Angela Chase, My So-Called Life

  • Reply Shannon Roberts November 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    I always tell my kids ………”Your lucky your cute!” Which I strongly believe God did that to us parents for a reason.

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Here’s another
    “Sometimes someone says something really small and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.”
    Angela Chase, My So-Called life

  • Reply Shannon Roberts November 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Sooooo, I have been told I can have a potty mouth & my favorite saying now on the cleaner side is “What the Sam Snead!??!!”

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindnes in your eyes, kindness in your smile, and kindness in your warm greeting.
    Mother Teresa

  • Reply Ashley November 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
    -Shel Silvertsein

  • Reply Shannon Roberts November 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    NOBODY BACKS BABY IN A CORNER! Dirty Dancing

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Here’s some Dolly quotes:
    I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde.
    Dolly Parton

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
    Dolly Parton

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Forget the former things;do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;do you not perceive it?
    Isaiah 43 :18-19

  • Reply Sally November 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    “My momma used to say, Life is like a box of chocolates”

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
    Dolly Parton

  • Reply Jen Logan November 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” The Notebook

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    And her signature quote:
    It costs a lot of money to look this cheap!
    Dolly Parton

  • Reply grammydoris November 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Dang! I can’t believe I screwed up my favorite quote. Please chalk it up to old age and I hope you’ll delete or disregard my error. Thanks!
    Here’s the correct quote:
    “Today you are you, that is truer than true.
    There is no one alive who is youer than you.”

    ~Dr. Seuss in “Happy Birthday to You!”

    Doris (or Grammy Doris) dorisandpete@hotmail.com

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    “If you’re a woman, you’re supposed to be satisfied if you get the crumbs. I don’t want just the crumbs, I want the whole cake and I want the icing and everyone deserves the cake and the icing.”
    Billy Jean King

  • Reply Shannon Roberts November 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ~ Mister Rogers

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
    Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Reply Angie November 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    “Mom, did they have color back when you were a kid?” asked by my son, who thought the world was black and white (because that is what the tv shows from “back then”!!)

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
    Jane Wagner

  • Reply susan November 15, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    May your life be like a roll of toilet paper, long and useful!

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    “Girls do what their mothers tell them. Ladies do what society tells them. Women make up their own minds.”
    Karen Kijewski

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    “When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
    Alexander Graham Bell

  • Reply Velvet November 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    “Everything happens for a reason!”

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Time is too slow for those who wait.
    Too swift for those who fear.
    Too long for those who grieve.
    Too short for those who rejoice.
    But for those who love, time is eternity.
    Henry Van Dyke

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Building boys is better than mending men.
    Charles Spurgeon

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    “It’s not so much our fading youth we worry about as our fading future.”
    Anne Graham Lotz

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply susan November 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    When a problem comes around,you must flip it!

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    There is a very fine line between “hobby” and “mental illness”
    Dave Barry

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Go often to the house of they friend;for weeds soon choke up the unused path.
    Scandinavian Proverb

  • Reply Kolein Velvette Carlson November 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    “and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk to blossom” – anias nin

  • Reply Shannon Roberts November 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    The body is capable of most anything, its the mind you have to convince.

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.
    Anne Lamott

  • Reply Joan Kiger November 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Make new friends, but keep the old.
    One is silver, and the other gold.
    (Old girl scout song)

  • Reply Wendy (songbirdwc) November 15, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    “If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” – Abraham Maslow

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Opportunities are usually disguised by hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
    — advice columnist Ann Landers

  • Reply Mary Beth November 15, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    “Creativity is the Freedom From Fear” Tom Groth, my college advertising teacher.

  • Reply Rebecca November 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    “I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people and I expect the same from them. ” John Wayne

  • Reply Paula Jones November 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    “Man plans; God laughs.”
    ….A wise Jewish quotation.

  • Reply Linda V November 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Old chinese saying.

  • Reply Amy November 15, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    “Don’t wait to make your son a great man – make him a great boy.” ~Author Unknown

  • Reply Maria November 15, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
    W.B.Yeats

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. Achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others and that’s nice too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.”
    actress Helen Hayes

  • Reply Kimberly November 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.
    Dorothy Parker

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.
    – writer Jennifer Unlimited

  • Reply Tina November 15, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    “After all… tomorrow is another day.” – Scarlett O’Hara

  • Reply virginia November 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel

  • Reply sars November 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    “‘ll admit I may have seen better days, but I’m still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut.” Bette Davis in All About Eve.

  • Reply Tina November 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    “If you can’t run, you walk. If you can’t walk, you crawl. If ypu can’t crawl, you find someone to carry you.” – the television show Firefly

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    – Philippians 4:4-7

  • Reply Paula November 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    A wise man once said, “Learn to write your hurts in sand and Carve your blessings in stone.”

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.
    Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias

  • Reply Fiona November 15, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    ‘I’ll give you a definite maybe’
    Samuel Goldwyn

  • Reply Luce November 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for letting us share. I love quotes, obviously. So finally:
    I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from the minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things.
    Dorothy Parker

  • Reply Emily November 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Your mom.

  • Reply Amy November 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
    —Dr. Seuss

  • Reply jul taylor November 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
    Isak Dinesen

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Life is funny.
    -a dear friend

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    We always have to laugh. If we don’t laugh, we’ll cry.
    -coworker wisdom

  • Reply Crystal November 15, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
    -Saint Augustine

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Confucius say, “He who fart in church sit in own pew.”

  • Reply Donna McCullen November 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Honey, laughter through tears is my favorite emotion. Steel Magnolias

  • Reply Kim in Ohio November 15, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    “To the world you are one person, but to one person you are the world.”

  • Reply Crystal November 15, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
    -Charles M. Schulz

  • Reply jennifer November 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Keep your nose clean (my grandmother used to say that all the time!) =)

  • Reply Marsha Signore November 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    The best is yet to be

  • Reply Stephanie C. November 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Harry: I keep trying to die but they won’t let me.
    Duke: Well, you can’t have everything.
    The Notebook

  • Reply Marisa November 15, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Normality has become the nemesis of network news. –Spiro Agnew

  • Reply Jessica H November 15, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
    – Oscar Wilde

  • Reply Gayle November 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    My theory on housework is if the item doesn’t multiply, smell or catch fire or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you? Erma Bombeck

  • Reply Christy November 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Good judgment comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgment. – author unknown.

  • Reply Pat November 15, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    The choices you make dictate the life you will lead.

  • Reply sheila November 15, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    “Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand – strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO – What a Ride!”

  • Reply Yvonne M November 15, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    That which does not kill you makes you stronger.

  • Reply Esther Sunday November 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I’m all for progress as long as it doesn’t involve change.
    By: An Unknown Person To Me

  • Reply Pat November 15, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.

  • Reply Erin S November 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    “A word to the wise ain’t necessary — it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”
    – Bill Cosby

  • Reply Ali November 15, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Count your many blessings, count them one by one.
    Count your many blessings, see what God has done.

  • Reply Erin S November 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
    – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  • Reply Diane November 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    We drink from wells we did not dig.

  • Reply Kate Fortune November 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.
    Dereke Bruce

  • Reply Kate Fortune November 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance. Anon

  • Reply Junebug November 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
    `Mother Teresa~

  • Reply Christen B. November 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    “Well behaved women rarely make history” – Marilyn Monroe

  • Reply sheila November 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Life isn’t about how to survive the storm,
    but how to dance in the rain.

  • Reply Kate Fortune November 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Dogs have owners, cats have staff. Anon

  • Reply Erin S November 15, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    “Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.”
    – Plato

  • Reply Sandy Foster November 15, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
    ~Benjamin Franklin

  • Reply Chuck_H November 15, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    — Albert Einstein

  • Reply Kellie Bright November 15, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    “You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.” Bill Watterson

  • Reply Junebug November 15, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a
    love letter to the world.
    Mother Teresa

  • Reply Erin S November 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    “Inside all of us is a Wild Thing.”
    – Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

  • Reply Junebug November 15, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
    Mother Teresa

  • Reply Laurie H November 15, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured. -Gordon B. Hinckley

  • Reply Junebug November 15, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.
    Mother Teresa

  • Reply Kate Fortune November 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Dogs have owners, cats have staff. Warren Rubin
    Sorry, I didn’t put the right source in first time round!

  • Reply Laurie H November 15, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
    -Albert Einstein

  • Reply Erin S November 15, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    “One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.” – Alexander Chase

  • Reply PaisleyPam November 15, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Never say more than is necessary.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan

  • Reply Heather Hughes November 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.

  • Reply Kati W November 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    “What in the sam hill are you doing, Walter?” Scout Finch

  • Reply leebee86 November 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I’ll live while I am alive and sleep while I am dead.

  • Reply Karen November 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    If you tolerate it — you lose the right to complain about it! Rev Run

  • Reply Sarah Tucker November 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Mother Teresa

  • Reply Kati W November 15, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    “Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop, grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow, it was hotter then: a black dog suffered on a summer’s day; bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.” Scout Finch

  • Reply Sarah Tucker November 15, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “Since you get more joy out of giving to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply Sarah Tucker November 15, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” -Elbert Hubbard

  • Reply Sarah Tucker November 15, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply Kati W November 15, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    “Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’.” Reverend Sykes

  • Reply Susan Evans November 15, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear (from my Grandma).

  • Reply Susie Cantrell November 15, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    “And o’er the hills and far away
    Beyond their utmost purple rim
    Beyond the night, across the day,
    Through all the world she followed him.”
    – Tennyson (1842)

  • Reply Stacy November 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    money doesn’t grow from trees

  • Reply Kati W November 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” Scout Finch

  • Reply Deputy's Wife November 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Not only do I not know what’s going on, I wouldn’t know what to do about it if I did.
    -George Carlin

  • Reply Beach Girl November 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I love this quote…..
    Give us the clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for, because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
    Frank Morgan, Chaplain US Senate, 1947

  • Reply Mikey November 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Not all who wander are lost – Tolkien

  • Reply Mikey November 15, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing – Edmund Burke

  • Reply Mikey November 15, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I wake up every day determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day difficult. – E. B. White

  • Reply Linda Green November 15, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Live life as though there is no tomorrow.

  • Reply Kati W November 15, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

  • Reply Susie Cantrell November 15, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    “It isn’t the great big pleasures that count the most;
    it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.” – Jean Webster

  • Reply Tiffany Stuart November 15, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I can’t pick just one. But fun to see others answer.

  • Reply stephanie November 15, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.
    Dr. Seuss.

  • Reply Suzanne Goodnight November 15, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    All I’m after is a lifetime of laughter

  • Reply anna l'americana November 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    “The street where they make all the money is broken” H. Funk, 8 yrs old.

  • Reply Melanie S November 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    “You gotta be tough if you’re gonna be stupid.”
    (family friend)

  • Reply Jenni in KS November 15, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Most of the favorite quotes I can think of are long. I’m long-winded (when I write), and I guess I like long-winded quotes:o) My very favorite is too long to put here, so I will link it. http://timshel.org/timshel.php
    Usually I think of just that one word, timshel. Without context, it doesn’t mean anything, though, so you really have to read the passage. Or read the whole book and you’ll understand even more. If I ever get my tattoo, this one word will be somewhere in it.
    P.S. Don’t enter me in the contest since I already have a cookbook. I just couldn’t resist leaving a comment.

  • Reply Jane Lanier November 15, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
    -George Washington-

  • Reply Ruth November 15, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    “The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.” Marjorie Pay Hinkley

  • Reply Bridge November 15, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us dragons exist, but ecause they tell us dragons can be beaten. C.K. Chesterton

  • Reply Laura M. November 15, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Suffering passes, while love is eternal. That’s a gift that you have received from God. Don’t waste it. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Reply Ann M. November 15, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    “What we have here is a failure to communicate,” from Cool Hand Luke

  • Reply Becca November 15, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    “I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life … to put to root all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
    —Henry David Thoreau

  • Reply cjwsbg November 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Despite the high cost of living these days, it is still quite popular.
    ~anonymous

  • Reply Barbara November 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    “Don’t feel sorry for me, baby” from the movie Last Holiday

  • Reply Kathy November 15, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

  • Reply Kathy November 15, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain.
    Louisa May Alcott

  • Reply Barbara November 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.
    — Alexander Woollcott

  • Reply RD November 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.–Peace Pilgrim

  • Reply Faith Patton November 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Work like you don’t need the money,
    Sing as if no one can hear you,
    Dance like no one is watching,
    Live as though it is heaven on earth.

  • Reply Jane George November 15, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    “what ever you are, be a good one” A.Lincoln

  • Reply Faith Patton November 15, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.”

  • Reply Mary Diniz November 15, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    If you can’t climb the tree by yourself, you don’t need to be climbing it.
    (said to my kids when they were small

  • Reply Jenny November 15, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  • Reply Sandie in WI November 15, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other. ~Henry David Thoreau

  • Reply RachTurner@me.com November 15, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    We don’t stop laughing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop laughing. – Michael Pritchard

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    “Keepin’ it real!”
    -Ree Drummond, aka: The Pioneer Woman

  • Reply another joy November 15, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    “I don’t make the news, I just report it!”
    -Ree Drummond, PW

  • Reply Karen Bringol November 15, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Don’t squat with your spurs on.

  • Reply Sarah November 15, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    “O you who love clear edges more than anything, watch the edges that blur.” -Adrienne Rich

  • Reply Emily November 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    To live is to suffer. But to survive…. well, that’s to find meaning in the suffering.

  • Reply Carmen D November 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Regrets are for those that haven’t learned anything in life.

  • Reply Amy November 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.
    Muhammad Ali

  • Reply Erica November 15, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

  • Reply Amy November 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I’ve never seen a purple cow and hope to never see one, but I can tell you, anyhow, I’d rather see than be one.
    -Anonymous

  • Reply Elaine November 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Life is short so break the rules and forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. (Author unknown)

  • Reply Dawn Willliams November 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.~unknown

  • Reply Jennifer S November 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Jump squarly into the swirl of life. SARK

  • Reply Dawn Willliams November 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.~ Mother Teresa

  • Reply Dawn Willliams November 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Love Wins. ~Mars Hill Bible Church

  • Reply Elaine November 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Home is the place where, when you go there, they have to take you in.” – Robert Frost

  • Reply Elaine November 15, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings

  • Reply Amy November 15, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.
    Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
    -Groucho Marx

  • Reply April November 15, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    “This tastes like NOTHING!!”
    – What my nephew said after tasting regular oatmeal instead of the brown sugar oatmeal that he’s used to. –

  • Reply Dawna Boswell November 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    “Just remember, girlie: You can slide ’em a lot further on bullcrap than you can on sandpaper.”

  • Reply Elaine November 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou

  • Reply Christy November 15, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    You do the best with what you know and when you know more, you do better.
    Sorry I don’t know who to attribute that to.

  • Reply Mom to H3 November 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    “God helps those who help themselves.”

  • Reply Allison November 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Ignorance is bliss.

  • Reply Christy November 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply Elaine November 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

  • Reply Karen Saltzman November 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.

  • Reply Lisa November 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

  • Reply April November 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    “Two roads diverged in a wood and I —
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.” ~Robert Frost~

  • Reply Allison November 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    “Sexier than socks on a rooster”
    Very common quote here in mid Tennessee

  • Reply Allison November 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    “Finer than frog hair”

  • Reply lisa November 15, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    “It is finished.” -Jesus Christ

  • Reply Erica November 15, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    “May your life be crowded with unexpected joys.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • Reply April November 15, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~St. Augustine~

  • Reply Michele November 15, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets. ~American Proverb

  • Reply Allison November 15, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

  • Reply Marisa Haugen November 15, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” -Michael Pollan

  • Reply Becki November 15, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.
    -Erma Bombeck

  • Reply Allison November 15, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

  • Reply Allison November 15, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.

  • Reply Allison November 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Where there is love there is life.

  • Reply Linda November 15, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “I am gonna send you to the moon”

  • Reply Allison November 15, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    The truth is more important than the facts.

  • Reply Allison November 15, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Love all, trust a few.

  • Reply Linda November 15, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Dinner is ready when the fire alarm goes off.

  • Reply Allison November 15, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    A witty saying proves nothing.

  • Reply Cynthia November 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” Randy Pausch

  • Reply Indigo November 15, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Tell me who you love and I will tell you who you are
    -Houssaye.

  • Reply Indigo November 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.
    -Doctor Who (cult British sci-fi series)

  • Reply Laurie Damron November 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
    ~Elbert Hubbard

  • Reply Indigo November 15, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    The hardest thing in this world is to live in it.
    – Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

  • Reply Kate November 15, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    ohhh, this is the other side of that!!!

  • Reply Sandy November 15, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    “That which does not kill you is your life. Deal with it.” from my mother

  • Reply Sandy November 15, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    “you do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” C.S. Lewis

  • Reply Hilltop Farmwife November 15, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    “Laughter is the best medicine”

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    “I’m so glad they found each other – it kept two other people from being so miserable”
    Debbie Shea

  • Reply Jennifer November 15, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are absolutely right!

  • Reply Beckie D. November 15, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    If you can’t say anything good about anybody don’t say anything at all!

  • Reply Catie November 15, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Courage is grace under pressure.

  • Reply Jacqueline Strawder November 15, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Every crow thinks hers is the blackest.

  • Reply Lydia November 15, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Liquor talks loud when it gets out of the bottle.

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Never mistake endurance for hospitality.

  • Reply Beckie D. November 15, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    cleaning up after children is like stringing beads without a knot on the end

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    As someone once wisely pointed out, the person you will spend most of the rest of your life with is yourself, and therefore, you owe it to yourself to become as interesting as possible.

  • Reply Rita Conley November 15, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Every man is the architect of his own fate.

  • Reply Diane Kuffler November 15, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    “You just can’t fix stupid.”
    Words to live by, in my opinion!

  • Reply Abigaele November 15, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    “Face It Girls, I’m Older And I Have More Insurance” Fried Green Tomatoes

  • Reply Jacqueline Strawder November 15, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. – Buddha

  • Reply Abigaele November 15, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    “Towanda” Fried Green Tomatoes

  • Reply Tara November 15, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Well-behaved women rarely make history.

  • Reply Jacqueline Strawder November 15, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. – Emily Dickinson

  • Reply Jacqueline Strawder November 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now. – Joan Baez

  • Reply La Luz November 15, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Alice Roosevelt really did say “if you can’t say something nice about someone, come over and sit by me.”

  • Reply nicole m November 15, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache. -Marjorie Pay Hinckley

  • Reply Liz November 15, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.

  • Reply Luna Chris November 15, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    My quote: “We each create our own reality.”
    Luna Chris

  • Reply Amber November 15, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    If you live in a glass house, dont throw rocks.

  • Reply Luna Chris November 15, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    (Caught looking at a sexy man, she said.)
    “I might be married, but I ain’t dead yet!”
    ~Dolly Parton

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.
    The Bridges of Madison County

  • Reply Lorie Byrd November 15, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” — Ronald Reagan

  • Reply jimaie.marie November 15, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    “And time stands still when no one understands you When you don’t quite understand yourself But just know this that God is faithful Even if you don’t have faith yourself ” -MxPx (Tomorrows Another Day)

  • Reply Amber November 15, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Believe half of what you see and none of what ya hear.

  • Reply sandy krout November 15, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    food is essential to life; therefore make it good – truett cathy

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted” Randy Pausch (1960-2008)

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked” Warren Buffet

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    “In a conversation, remember that you’re more interested in what you’re trying to say than anyone else is” Andy Rooney

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Reply Debbie Shea November 15, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    “If you have everything under control, you’re not going fast enough” Mario Andretti

  • Reply Cyndi Harris November 15, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot

  • Reply Kimi Bollman November 15, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    “Ask often, demand nothing, and reward generously” – Dona Sherman.
    My horsetraining mentor. I love her. It applies for all of life as well!

  • Reply Cyndi Harris November 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia

  • Reply Susan November 15, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    You don’t quit playing cuz you get old…you get old cuz you quit playing~Red Steagall

  • Reply jimaie.marie November 15, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    “If you love someone you say it, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise the moment just passes you by…” -My Best Friends Wedding

  • Reply jimaie.marie November 15, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    “Everything is always ok in the the end. If it’s not ok, then it isn’t the end.”

  • Reply jimaie.marie November 15, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    “To thine own self be true.” -Shakespeare

  • Reply jimaie.marie November 15, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”- Cecil Beaton

  • Reply Kate November 15, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

  • Reply Amy November 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Joy, my love, joy in all things,
    in what falls and what flourishes.
    Joy in today and yesterday,
    the day before and tomorrow.
    Joy in bread and stone,
    joy in fire and rain.
    In what changes, is born, grows,
    consumes itself, and becomes a kiss again.
    Joy in the air we have,
    and in what we have of earth.
    ~”So Much Happens in a Day” trans. Alastair Reid

  • Reply Shana November 15, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    “I’m your huckleberry” Doc Holiday – Tombstone

  • Reply Dana Niemeier November 15, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do!

  • Reply Karen H November 15, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    I am not 40 something. I’m 39.95 plus shipping and handling.

  • Reply duge November 15, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present. ~Babatunde Olatunji

  • Reply Jane Weeden November 15, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.
    Mark Twain

  • Reply karen k November 15, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Reply Shanners November 15, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    “Every day is a good day. Some are better than others.” Ralph K. Manly

  • Reply Shanners November 15, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    “It is not your aptitude, but rather your attitude that will determine your altitude.”

  • Reply Laurie November 15, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Life without love is like a tree without a blossom or fruit. ~Kahlil Gibran

  • Reply Vicki November 15, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    — Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Reply Mari Y November 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    “I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.”–Calvin (Bill Watterson)

  • Reply Becky November 15, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” -Oprah Winfrey

  • Reply Becky November 15, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    “You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way again.” -Azar Nafisi

  • Reply Becky November 15, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” -Elizabeth Stone

  • Reply Amy J in SC November 15, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I already have been blessed with a copy of PW’s but I guess another would make for a happy friend this Christmas. Here goes…
    “Well! I’m actually feeling rather good about this. I think we all arrived at a very special place eh? Spiritually. Ecumenically. Grammatically.” ~ Jack Sparrow

  • Reply Theresa November 15, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
    –Mother Teresa

  • Reply Kate November 15, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    “Love your neighbor as yourself”

  • Reply Kate November 15, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    “As you wish”
    Westley to Buttercup, The Princess Bride

  • Reply Kate November 15, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    “What were you thinking???”
    My mom to her husband when he dropped the camera. FYI, his response is quote-worthy as well: “I was thinking I wished I hadn’t dropped the camera.”

  • Reply Orghlaith November 15, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    The world has not ended yet because it is tomorrow in New Zealand.

  • Reply Jamie S. November 15, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.[Plato]

  • Reply Laurie Fronhofer November 15, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    “You can’t handle the truth” from A Few Good Men

  • Reply quiltingdaisy November 15, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    You made your bed now lie in it, ~~from my grandmother

  • Reply GE Barrett November 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    All things are possible…

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