Friday, November 20, 2009


Today is a light post. Work is crazy, especially since I'm trying to make some changes in that department. Changes in life, and life with diabetes can be hard.

I'm a quote person- I like them, I remember them, and I repeat them often.

Here are a some of my favorite quotes that help me in life and life and a few that make me laugh.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

  • "Life ain't a track meet-IT"S A MARATHON."
  • Ice Cube

  • "It's amazing what you can accomplish when you see someone else do the same thing."
  • Diane Odell

  • “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”
"What do you mean you don't eat no meat? Oh that's OK, I make you lamb" MY Big Fat Greek Wedding

  • "Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing." Michelangelo

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."
~Eleanor Roosevelt

"It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes."
~Sally Field

"Your gonna need a bigger boat." Brody Jaws

" I used to be Snow White, but I drifted~"

Mae West

"Consider the source."

John Kunik Sr.

"Be good, and if you can't be good be careful."
John Kunik, Sr.

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship
. ~Louisa May Alcott

Always act like you're wearing an invisible crown. ~ Author Unknown

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.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles," 1992 (commonly misattributed to Nelson Mandela, 1994 inauguration speech)


Karen said...

"Leave the gun, take the cannoli".

Okay, just kidding - although it is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies. :) Here is the real quote I want to leave here:

"It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be better than it was."

Elizabeth Joy said...

Another Pooh quote...


“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.”

And from American Beauty:

“It's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my life...”

tmana said...

For there is beauty in everything, and he is truly the wise man who endeavours to find this celestial light amidst the darkness of the mundane world.

Kelly Rawlings said...

"Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"
—Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling

Nan said...

love the quotes! and here's one that is very on the light side...

"i don't have to do anything...i'm a grown-up." Michael Scott

Unknown said...

"thou art God/dess" no idea but I hear it a fair ammount. and then this chant when I need to feel grounded yet empowered "earth my body, water my blood, air my breath, and fire my spirit." heard in a song by gaia's consort.

Anonymous said...

Pain reminds us that we are alive

Cherise said...

"if you want to be somebody and you want to go somewhere you better wake up and pay attention"- Sister Act 2

"I am the author of my own Dictonary"- Star Jones

"If we never had any rain, then we would never grow"-chorus from a gospel song

Naomi said...

From the movie Brigadoon: "It's not the heat, it's the humanity."

And from goodness knows where: "Enough is as good as a feast."

Scott K. Johnson said...

These are great!

Lora said...

"She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)." --Alice in Wonderland

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do." --Eleanor Roosevelt, as quoted by "Hotch" on Criminal Minds