Thursday, March 12, 2015

Life of a Blogger: Favorite Quotes

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My first time participating in Life of a Blogger and the theme is favorite quotes. Could I have picked a better week to join in? I think not. Now, I got all of these off Goodreads, so most of them are from books. No surprise there.

  • “A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.” ~ C.S. Lewis

  • “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." ~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  •  “Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.”  ~ Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

  • “What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh.” ~ A.A. Milne

  • “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” ~ Roald Dahl

  • “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't.” ~ Thomas Edison

  • “How mighty, how great the One must be, I thought, to send the heavens careening, and yet hear the cry of a single heart.” ~ Tosca Lee, Havah: The Story of Eve

  • “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • “And they lived happily (aside from a few normal disagreements, misunderstandings, pouts, silent treatments, and unexpected calamities) ever after.” ~ Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold

  • “I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” ~ L.M. Montgomery

  • “The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.” ~ Rita Mae Brown

  • “The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.” ~ Stephen King

  • “If there are words and wrongs like knives, whose deep inflicted lacerations never heal - cutting injuries and insults of serrated and poison-dripping edge - so, too, there are consolations of tone too fine for the ear not fondly and for ever to retain their echo: caressing kindnesses - loved, lingered over through a whole life, recalled with unfaded tenderness, and answering the call with undimmed shine, out of that raven cloud foreshadowing Death himself.” ~ Charlotte Bronte

  • “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  • “Forks are absurd," he scoffed. "They insult your food. They make it think you're killing it twice.” ~ Clare B. Dunkle

Some funny, some motivational, and some just super eloquent. By no means an exhaustive list.


  1. Oh my goodness. These quotes are keepers.
    My two favorites are the one with Poo and Piglet. I want to have that attitude Piglet has about each day, greeting every morning with a smile on my face and declaring it my 'favorite' day. It might not be the best day in the world, but with God and a positive outlook, I can make it that way.
    And the "Happily Ever After Quote" made me laugh. :p

    1. That's a great mindset to have. Winnie the Pooh is full of good ones, believe it or not!

  2. I really enjoyed these. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh, I love quotes! I have a little journal completely dedicated to them (although I haven't added to it in a while--perhaps I'll take a few minutes this weekend to do that!). There are so many wonderful quotes in this list. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I used to have a journal too. I don't know what happened to it, though, so I may have to start a new one!

  4. I like these quotes :D
    Especially that Pooh one :)

  5. Hahaha... the last one. :)

    Great quotes!

    1. I know! I cracked up when I first read that one. It's from The Hollow Kingdom, and that book is FULL of good ones!

  6. These are beautiful. I've always loved the one from Inkheart, and that C.S. Lewis one is truly great. :)


    1. Glad you think so. =) It was hard to choose just one from C.S. Lewis.

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