Friday, October 9, 2009

can i quote you?

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My Aloha Friday question this week is...

What is your favorite quote?

If you've ever left a comment here on Sunshine on my Shoulders, you may have noticed that I include a quotation of the day in that section. I love quotes. They make me smile. They make me reflect. They make me nod in agreement. They make me think.

I come across so many that I really like, that I started writing them down and keeping a journal of my favorites. The problem is, I now have such a large collection of "favorites," it's hard to pick out just one favorite. But for the purpose of this post, I will quote two of my top favorites.

"Live well ~ Laugh often ~ Love much"
~Bessie Anderson Stanley
(these are my words to live by)

and

"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children; one of these are roots, the other, wings."
~Hodding Carter

Try not to answer this question with a piece of scripture because that is going to be my question for next week; what is your favorite Bible verse(s)?

22 comments:

Michelle said...

I keep a quote journal too. Have ever since HS.

Here's one I love:
"We women talk too much for the comfort of men, but even then we don't tell half we know."
-Elaine Cannon

brspeer said...

It is the hardships that build character. ~Helen Keller

TheAngelForever said...

I love many quotes from Anne Frank. So many of her words are inspirational. How she saw the world with hope in her situation is beyond me.

Karen said...

As a procrastinator, I find that this quote will often give me the kick I need to get going.

"That which hinders your task, is your task."
Sanford Meisner

Sues2u2 said...

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
~ Bill Cosby

Gotta love the comedians.

blueviolet said...

Children should be seen and heard and believed.

Annie said...

Quiet you cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!

And from Darius Rucker, "It won't be like this for long" singing about how fast children grow!

MommyAmy said...

I think it'd probably have to be a couple lines from a Theodore Roethke poem: I wake to sleep and take my waking slow, I learn by going where I have to go.

Twincerely,Olga said...

Issaiah 43:10.That a scriptue though! OOPs!! great blog

Maxine said...

I don't know who said this quote, but it is a definite favorite:

"Children are messengers we send to an age we will not see."

I am a great fan of quotes too.

Pinaymama said...

maybe the golden rule as always: Don't do unto others what others don't want them to do to you."

shopannies said...

don't sweat the small stuff....
there's always tommorow...
big red truck....

Your hubby said...

I love quotes too, but you knew that :-) One of my fav's..."Kids don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care"

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

I go by - "Live and let live!"
It teaches that we should live how we want to and let other people live the way they want to with acceptance and no judgment. Tolerance! - it's what the world needs right now ...

kailani said...

My greatest fear is that there is no PMS and this is my personality!

LOL!

JamericanSpice said...

Mine is :

"We must stop regarding unpleasant or unexpected things as interruptions of real life. The truth is that interruptions are real life." - C.S. Lewis

MightyMom said...

my favs are the ones at the top of my blog.

particularly "life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, but about learning how to dance in the rain"

that's just me all over!

MightyMom said...

another quote is a motto for my life. it comes from a song by Gloria Estefan

"Quizas mi paso es lento, pero yo llegare'"

Amber said...

"When you're falling on your face, you're actually moving forward."

Anonymous but I could have said it. :)

Debra said...

"There Is No Strength Where There Is No Struggle."

I have no idea who said it, only that it is true.

Enjoyed visiting your blog this morning. Blessings

Just Mom said...

Anything Mother Teresa said. My favorite of hers is the one that pops up on the comments section of my blog: "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."

Tara said...

My favorite.."It is never Right to do Wrong to Do Right"

This always makes me think...