Q is for Quotes

photoI love quotes, and have printed quotes hanging all over my office.  I collect quotes in documents, put them on my Facebook page, and occasionally will bring them out in conversation.  Quotes feel to me like mini-poetry, thought provoking and beautiful.

“Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” -John Barrymore

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” -Stephen King

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” ~Leo Buscaglia

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” -Winston Churchill

“There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.” -Drew Barrymore

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates

“You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.” -Bill Cosby

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.” -Francis Bacon

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration.  The rest of us just get up and go to work.”  I’ve seen this credited to Stephen King and to Chuck Close.  I’m not sure who said it, but I love it.

If you have any favorites, I’d love to hear them.  A great place to find quotes for any occasion is Brainy Quotes.  Everyday can be a great day.  Just start with a positive attitude and move on from there.

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One comment on “Q is for Quotes

  1. Dustin says:

    “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.”

    A nice kick in the pants to get my day going. Thanks for the quick motivation.

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