Giveaway: Kendra Scott Pendant

Oct 26, 2011


Kendra Scott Eme Feather Pendant ($45)

Today’s giveaway is for this graceful feather pendant by Kendra Scott.  The necklace is 14k gold plate over brass and boasts a 21″ chain.  This pendant is perfect for layering with other necklaces or wearing alone.  

To enter this giveaway, leave comment containing your favorite quote.  It can be witty, snarky, sentimental or inspirational.  Leave the quote that speaks to you the most unless, of course, the quote is insanely vulgar.

A winner will be drawn at random and announced on Monday.

PS. If you don’t sign in to comment with your e-mail address, you’re not eligible to win the giveaway.  Don’t worry, no one sees the address but me.


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  1. Melinda says:

    And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
    Galatians 6:9

  2. KRC says:

    “and if no one really knows, then i guess the real difference between being a kid and being an adult isn’t having your life together, but having the courage to deal with the challenges big and small, and the faith that it will all work out. and maybe eventually the clothes will be folded, the bills will be paid on time and you’ll find the answer to “what do you want to be?” is exactly what you’re doing.”
    From a friend's blog. She is currently in her second year of TFA.

  3. Tessa says:

    “I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature, as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder, as an architect of peace.” —Diane Ackerman

  4. Shannon H. says:

    “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

  5. Ann says:

    “Sin embargo, frente a la opresión, el saqueo y el abandono, nuestra respuesta es la vida.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    (In the face of oppression, looting and neglect, our answer is life.)

  6. lindsay says:

    “…who I am, and what I need, these are things I have to find out myself.”

    —Chinua Achebe

  7. Courtney P says:

    “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    Great giveaway, Belle! 🙂

  8. Sam says:

    “If you are going through hell, keep going.”
    – Sir Winston Churchill

  9. E says:

    “We are men of action – lies do not become us.” The Princess Bride

  10. Emily says:

    “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”- Michelangelo

  11. Michelle says:

    “…be careful when choosing what you're proud of–because the world has every intention of using it against you.”
    Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

  12. Dakota says:

    “Friendship outstays the hurrying flight of years and…abides through laughter and through tears.” -Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. I saw this quote at Hillwood Manor in the Friendship Walk that Marjorie Post's friends made for her as a collective gift. It's a paved path through the garden.

  13. Ginny Clair Hitt says:

    “To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” -William Faulkner

  14. Rachel says:

    Fitting for this blog, from Charlie Wilson's War:

    “Why is Congress saying one thing and doing another?”

    “Tradition, mostly.”

  15. Stephanie says:

    “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

  16. Monica Earle says:

    I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
    Audrey Hepburn

  17. Christina says:

    “We're not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” – W. Somest Maugham

  18. Mia says:

    “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” – William Gibson

  19. Tori says:

    “this above all to thine own self be true” William Shakespeare (Hamlet)

  20. Nancy says:

    no one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt

  21. Sara says:

    “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

    ~Eleanor Roosevelt

  22. CR says:

    “The game is false.”
    – me [a riff on 'the cake is false,' and reminds me that all the rules about getting ahead by taking advantage of people/cheating/generally being a horrible person are all wrong]

  23. Sophie says:

    “Stay hungry, stay foolish” — Steve Jobs

  24. D says:

    “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”
    William Wallace

  25. bt says:

    “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

  26. V says:

    “I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” – Ken Venturi

  27. Laura says:

    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” -Plato

  28. Erin says:

    “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

  29. szf says:

    “I didn't want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house'.” -Ann Richards

  30. KLR says:

    “Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.”
    -Randy Pausch

  31. MC says:

    “Replace the fear of the unknown with curiosity”

  32. Danae says:

    Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. – George Washington

  33. Anna says:

    “Well behaved women rarely make history” Unknown

  34. V says:

    “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses

  35. -Lindsay says:

    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  36. Hannah says:

    “The ambitions we have will become the stories we live.” Donald Miller

  37. RJ Brooks says:

    “Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” Oscar Wilde

  38. Deana Kneen says:

    “The key to morality is first living a life worth remembering”

  39. Marissa says:

    “What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say.” – Emerson

  40. Elle says:

    “Look good, Feel good, Do good” -Woman I babysat for

  41. Emily says:

    ” Today you are you, that is truer then true. There is noone alive who is youer then you.” Dr. Seuss

  42. Govvie says:

    “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Mark 12:28

    I try to remind myself of this while going about the daily slog: on the metro, in line for lunch, and while shopping in Georgetown!

  43. MidwestChic says:

    “We adore titles and heredities with our hearts and ridicule them with our mouths. This is our democratic priviledge.”- Mark Twain

  44. JW says:

    ” to those whom much is given, much is expected” (paraphrased). – Luke 12:35

  45. Em says:

    “why can't all men and women call themselves feminists, out of respect for those who fought for this?” – Ani Difranco

  46. JS says:

    “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” -Bernard Williams

  47. SD says:

    “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” – Oscar Wilde

  48. SLS says:

    “Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”
    Ben Franklin

  49. BBinGA says:

    So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. “The Great Gatsby” F Scott Fitzgerald

  50. Jaimee says:

    “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

    – Mahatma Gandhi –

  51. Erica says:

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.” -Thoreau

  52. SAS says:

    “Don't be so humble… you're not that great.” -Golda Meir

  53. E says:

    You don't go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater.

    – Oscar de la Renta

  54. ELH says:

    “In life we cannot always do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Theresa

  55. Nina says:

    In honor of birthday girl Sec. Clinton: “I happen to believe that the transformation of women's roles is the last great impediment to universal progress- that we have made progress on many other aspects of human nature that used to be discriminatory bars to people's full participation. But in too many places and too many ways, the oppression of women stands as a stark reminder of how difficult it is to realize people's full human potential.”

  56. Sarah R. says:

    “Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose.” – Friday Night Lights

  57. CML says:

    “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert F. Kennedy, 1966

  58. Miss M says:

    “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life, so you bought some sweatpants.” Karl Lagerfeld

  59. C says:

    “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Galileo

  60. Kate says:

    I know now that there is no one thing that is true – it is all true.
    – Hemingway

  61. JJM says:

    “Fais de ta vie un rêve, et d’un rêve, une réalité.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery”

    “Make of your life a dream and of a dream, a reality.”

  62. KRF says:

    I like fashion to go down to the street, but I can't accept that it should originate there. Coco Chanel

  63. Meg says:

    “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
    -Bertrand Russell (British author, mathematician, & philosopher)

  64. PS says:

    “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

  65. HG says:

    “There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.” Robert Alden

  66. Emma says:

    “The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.”

  67. Theresa says:

    “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplain

  68. Lauren says:

    “Fall seven times, stand up eight” -proverb

  69. Leila says:

    “If you are going to let one stupid prick ruin your life, then you are not the girl I thought you were.”
    -Legally Blonde

  70. C says:

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

  71. Kathleen says:

    “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be”
    ~ George Sheehan

  72. Ashley says:

    “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” – From the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  73. Ms. C says:

    Miss M, I love the sweatpants quote!! Mine is much less witty but (I think) equally true…

    “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.” -Margaret Thatcher

  74. Amy says:

    It was the tension between these two poles – a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other – that kept me going.
    – Hunter S. Thompson

  75. Kelly says:

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

  76. Dee says:

    “The people who mind don't matter and the people who matter don't mind.” Dr. Seuss

  77. Emily says:

    “My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.” – Oscar Wilde

  78. Jess says:

    Life must be lived forward, but only understood backwards.

  79. Jacqui says:

    “Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.”
    -Claude Monet

  80. Julie says:

    Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.
    – Elsie de Wolfe

  81. Clara says:

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  82. DB says:

    “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” ~Walt Whitman

  83. Weifei says:

    Let yourself be silently drawn
    by the strange pull of what you really love.
    It will not lead you astray.-Rumi

  84. Rebecca says:

    “There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women succeed.” -Madeleine Albright

  85. K says:

    One of my fav. places in DC is Freedom Plaza on 14th street (great view of the Capitol). There are a bunch of quotes about DC inscribed on the square, and this is my favorite:

    “How shall you act the natural man in this Invented city, neither Rome nor home?”
    ~ Ernest Kroll

  86. Shelby says:

    It's not the woman who dies with the most pairs of shoes who garners the prize; it's the one who has the most fun dancing in them. -from “What Happy Women Know”

  87. Lindsey says:

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

  88. aw says:

    “Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.”
    — Cyril Connolly

  89. Isabel says:

    Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
    -Benjamin Franklin

  90. marea says:

    ” ‘Oh, it’s always the same,’ she sighed, ‘if you want men to behave well to you, you must be beastly to them; if you treat them decently they make you suffer for it.’ ” -W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

  91. Melissa says:

    “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

  92. Meg says:

    “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Timothy Leary

  93. Montana says:

    “The expression a woman wears on her face is more important that the clothes she wears on her back.” Dale Carnegie

  94. RMR says:

    “Never say never” Feivel and Henri in An American Tail

  95. Emily says:

    When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. – Abraham Lincoln

  96. Dr. Jean Grey says:

    “this is the moment the rise of the oceans begins to fall and the planet begins to heal.” -Barack Obama

  97. Sarah says:

    Barbra Jean: Reba did you know that the universe contains millions of planets?
    Reba: And yet Earth is the one your ship landed on…
    Barbra Jean: millions of planets circling around millions stars circling around billions of galaxies all revolving around one point at the center of the universe.
    Reba: and…
    Barbra Jean: And that point… is NOT you

    Its kind of a weird quote/exchange, but its always a nice reminder that although it may seem as if the universe is out to get me – its not. Also, sometimes people have their own things to deal with, and it has nothing to do with me, so I shouldn't be quote so sensitive.

  98. LW says:

    Just do it – Nike

  99. LAR says:

    “Persuasion deals in the coin of self interest with men who are free to reject what they find counterfeit.” Richard Neustadt

  100. Mo says:

    “Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity.” – Colin Powell

  101. Angie says:

    “Arrange whatever pieces come your way.” -Virginia Woolf

  102. Amanda S. says:

    “i carry your heart. i carry it in my heart.” -e.e. cummings

  103. danielle says:

    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” –George Bernard Shaw

  104. Kate says:

    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

    – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  105. Kelley says:

    Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. Anne of Green Gables

  106. Liz says:

    “If you want a big thing, you've got to have nerve enough to cut out all that's easy, everything that's to be had cheap.”
    -Willa Cather

  107. EJ says:

    “You stop right there. You are a good person. Good things happen to good people.”


    “No. It's pure bullshit, sweetie. You're lucky as hell, so you might as well enjoy it.” – Drop Dead Gorgeous

  108. JB says:

    In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On. – Robert Frost

  109. :) says:

    One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. -Dennis A. Peer

  110. Lauren G says:

    “Don't shit where you eat.” -Moonstruck

  111. Emily says:

    “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.” – Lady GaGa

  112. Michelle says:

    “what do i think about the way most people dress? most people are not something one thinks about” – diana vreeland

  113. SarahT says:

    “All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players:
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts…”
    Shakespeare's As You Like It

  114. Laura says:

    “Prodesse quam conspici.”

    Meaning “To accomplish rather than to be conspicuous.” The motto of my alma mater and words I hope to always live by.

  115. R says:

    Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.
    Frances Wright

  116. Holly says:

    “The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.”

    — Lewis Grizzard

  117. TA says:

    “Life does not put things in front of you that you are unable to handle.” –Unknown

  118. Katherine K says:

    “Nothing is really so very frightening when everything is so very dangerous.” -Gertrude Stein.

  119. Holly says:

    “When words and actions agree, the message is loud and clear.” –Mark Holcomb

  120. Sarah says:

    “If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze”
    –Catherine of Siena

  121. Jen says:

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

  122. Corey says:

    “You can't put a price on convenience.” – My dad

  123. Jessica says:

    “Strong is what's left when all your weak has been used up.”


    “Some people follow their dreams. Others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission.”

  124. Sadina says:

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain …

    -Vivian Greene

  125. Theresa says:

    “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” J.K. Rowling

  126. Jaime B says:

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau

  127. Emily says:

    “Put on some lipstick, pour yourself a drink, & pull yourself together” – Elizabeth Taylor

  128. Kate says:

    “Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind.” — Vonnegut

  129. Kellie says:

    You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you. –Isadora Duncan

  130. Veronica says:

    “People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren't already complicated enough.” Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

  131. M says:

    “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” -Coco Chanel

  132. Anita says:

    “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Emerson

  133. Veronica says:

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

  134. Gwen says:

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Cliche, yet oh so true.

  135. V says:

    Liz Lemon: Why are you wearing a tux?
    Jack: It's after six. What am I, a farmer?

    – 30 Rock

  136. Alison B. says:

    Andy, from The Office: I’ll be the number two guy here in Scranton in six weeks. How? Name repetition, personality mirroring and never breaking off a handshake. I’m always thinking one step ahead, like a…carpenter…that makes stairs.

  137. Deborah says:

    “Knowing is half the battle.” G.I. Joe

  138. Rachael says:

    One of my favorites is: “You've gotta see the world before you can change it.” -Unknown

  139. “Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you are scared to death.” Earl Wilson.

  140. Katie says:

    “Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.”-Gore Vidal

  141. C says:

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you've imagined.” -Thoreau

  142. Haley says:

    “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
    -Berthold Auerbach

  143. a says:

    “If I can't dance, I don't want your revolution!” – emma goldman

  144. cia says:

    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut

  145. Emili says:

    “Don't take life too seriously, you'll never come out alive.”
    -Warren Miller

  146. eg says:

    “Comparison is the thief of all joy.” Anonymous

  147. j says:

    “When work feels overwhelming, remember that you're going to die.”
    -Unknown (

  148. Jen says:

    “I can go from blokey to girlie in 15 minutes and then I'm out the door. But that's the fastest I can do it. Becoming a woman takes work.” – Eddie Izzard

  149. Camille says:

    “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter” -Winston Churchill

  150. eet says:

    “At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life”

  151. Allison says:

    “Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.” -Elsie de Wolfe

  152. Amy says:

    “Get on your knees and pray, then get on your feet and work.” -Gordon B. Hinckley

  153. Rachel says:

    “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” -Helen Keller

  154. Caitlin says:

    The unexamined life is not worth living. -Socrates

  155. Georgeanne says:

    “Your journey had molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.”

    ~Asha Tyson

  156. Sarah Bittner says:

    In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. – Robert Frost

  157. Jennifer says:

    “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” EB White

  158. “History holds all things in the balance, including large hopes and short lives.” – Barbra Kingsolver 'The Poisonwood Bible'

  159. L says:

    “Now is the time to become a myth.”
    ― Diane Von Furstenberg

  160. Valerie says:

    “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”
    -Lao Tzu

  161. VKB says:

    “Destiny is usually just around the corner. Like a thief, a hooker, or a lottery vendor: its three most common personifications. But what destiny does not do is home visits. You have to go for it.” Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  162. Shannon says:

    I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and ships change, it is because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.

    – John F. Kennedy

  163. vb says:

    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. -Mark Twain

  164. KC says:

    “Be happy. It's one way of being wise. “
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

  165. vb says:

    Those who stand tallest are the ones that lightning finds. -Nancy Horan

  166. CH says:

    All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.
    -Pink Floyd

  167. BN says:

    It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word. –
    Andrew Jackson

  168. K says:

    One man's style must not be the rule of another's.
    Jane Austen

  169. B says:

    “Well behaved women rarely make history.”

  170. Mae says:

    “I was born with an enormous need for affection and a terrible need to give it.” -audrey hepburn

  171. strin012 says:

    “A woman's charm is fifty percent illusion.” Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire

  172. JT says:

    “It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them”
    … –Adlai Stevenson

  173. Marissa says:

    “Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” – Alice Walker

  174. maddie says:

    “People think happiness will simply fall into their laps. You have to aspire to it. And sometimes you have to seize it when it’s kicking and screaming.”
    ― Kresley Cole, Dark Needs at Night's Edge

  175. Meg says:

    “I really hate when guys are like. ‘I CAN DRINK YOU UNDER THE TABLE.’ A: I have been drinking under the table. And B: You’re like double my body weight. Duh. I bet I can out… crawl into tiny spaces you.” -My Drunk Kitchen

  176. espie says:

    “I am a woman above everything else”-Jackie Kennedy

  177. Colleen says:

    “It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain

  178. SmallFry says:

    “Not all who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

  179. Hae says:

    “I love a woman with ambition. It's like a dog wearing clothes.” -Jack Donaghy from “30 Rock”

  180. Kelly says:

    A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed.
    -Coco Chanel

  181. amoeji says:

    “There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.” ~Thomas Fuller

  182. Kate says:

    “The world is not interested in the storm you encountered, merely if you managed to bring in the ship”

  183. cginnyc says:

    The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

    – Mahatama Gandhi

  184. AG says:

    He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
    Leo Tolstoy

  185. Mel says:

    “To those whom much is given, much is expected.” – JFK

  186. CAG says:

    “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.” – Daniel Burnham

  187. maureen says:

    Who is wise? The one who learns from every person.
    —–Pirket Avot (Ethics of our Fathers)

  188. Jan says:

    “Don't die dumb.” [our family motto, via my grandmother]

  189. Christina says:

    “Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering–because you can't take it in all at once.” -Audrey Hepburn

  190. Rose says:

    “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm”

    Winston Churchill

  191. Rose says:

    Haha Jan – My grandma always says “When you wake up dumb, you're dumb all day”

    PS – I already put in a quote. I'm not trying to cheat;I just wanted to respond to Jan

  192. SLS says:

    Reposting with my email!
    Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.
    Ben Franklin

  193. Michelle says:

    Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” ~ Unknown

  194. K says:

    “Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.” – anonymous (or Mark Twain)

  195. Lindsay says:

    “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” – Dorothy Parker

  196. Niki says:

    dont cry because its over, smile because it happened -dr. seuss

  197. Emily says:

    “Leap and the net will appear.”- Zen saying

  198. Emily says:

    And an extra one for kicks, because it's funny: “This is why I love Kentucky. You all just want to watch horses, drink bourbon, and eat a lot of food.” -Chef Bobby Flay

  199. Emily says:

    “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ” George Bernard Shaw

  200. joyce says:

    “Speak Truth To Power”


  201. elz says:

    Never rest until your good is better and your better best.- Janet Reno (attributable to others, I am sure).

  202. EmW says:

    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver, in “Summer Day”

  203. S says:

    “For me, that was a clicking moment. That this could all be a lot easier if you just go with it. “It’s not: I’ve got to wear a bear suit. It’s: I get to wear a bear suit.” – Jimmy Fallon

  204. ccr says:

    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it” –Norman Maclean

    My dad tells me time and again that every lesson he needs and wants to teach me can about life be found in the pages of Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It or during the movie Top Gun. So here are two others, just for fun. (and for the record, so far, his advice has been right every time)

    “The world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana.” –Maclean

    Maverick: Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.
    Air Boss Johnson: That’s a negative Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.
    –Top Gun

  205. Katie says:

    “… I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”
    -Ray Bradbury

  206. Suz says:

    “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.”
    ― Mae West

  207. ED says:

    “Lighten up Francis” Sgt. Hulka from Stripes

  208. Sally says:

    Be you are and say what you mean because those that mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

  209. Nicole says:

    “…so many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.” – Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

  210. HH says:

    “It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” – George Sheehan

  211. Rosanne says:

    “Luck Is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

    – Seneca, Roman philosopher c. 100 bc

  212. Shelly says:

    How life is strange and changeful, and the crystal is in the steel at the point of fracture, and the toad bears a jewel in its forehead, and the meaning of moments passes like breeze that scarcely ruffles the leaves of willows.
    – Robert Penn Warren, All the King’s Men

  213. venu says:

    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    — Jane Austen

  214. CDH says:

    “Shelves in the closet…happy thought indeed.”
    -mini-series version of Pride and Prejudice.

  215. Carlin says:

    “Patience achieves everything.” – Mother Teresa

  216. CAT says:

    “It is easy to be flexible when you are spineless”–Often repeated by my grandmother.

  217. ~M says:

    I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I bet I'd be darling at it. ~Dorothy Parker

  218. E says:

    “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone…just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

  219. Becky says:

    “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln

  220. Lauren says:

    “My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so temperamentally unobtrustive, and so neurotically inarticulate that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests. And it always does. That is one last thing to remember: writers are always selling somebody out.” – Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem

  221. Leah says:

    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

  222. Cat says:

    “You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
    ― Eleanor Roosevelt

  223. Amanda says:

    “Be brave and be patient. Have faith in yourself; trust in the significance of your life and the purpose of your passion. You are strong enough to sit in the space between spaces and allow divine inspiration to shed some light. When you put positive energy and productive effort into the world it will come back to you. Occasionally in ways you might not immediately understand and on a time frame you didn’t expect. Look. Listen. Learn. Stay open. Your destiny is awaiting you.” -Jillian Michaels

  224. agb says:

    “I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” -Coco Chanel

  225. agb says:

    “I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” -Coco Chanel

  226. Ally says:

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    -Mark Twain

  227. Anie says:

    “Her eyes shone golden and spun like mandalas as she told them what she knew. She said: Love is hungry and severe. Love is not unselfish or bashful or servile or gentle. Love demands everything. Love is not serene, and it keeps no records. Love sometimes gives up, loses faith, even hope, and it cannot endure everything. Love, sometimes, ends. But its memory lasts forever, and forever it may come again. Love is not a mountain, it is a wheel. No harsher praxis exists in this world. There are three things that will beggar the heart and make it crawl—faith, hope, and love—and the cruelest of these is love.” Catherynne Valente (The Habitation of the Blessed)

  228. YuYu Schatz says:

    “Come to the edge, he said.
    They said: We are afraid.
    Come to the edge, he said.
    They came.
    He pushed them and they flew.”

  229. ashton says:

    The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.

    — Oliver Wendell Holmes

  230. Melissa says:

    “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” -Einstein

  231. Jilska says:

    “Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” -J.K. Rowling to the Harvard graduating class of 2008

  232. Rebecca says:

    Dux Femina Facti!
    – Vergil
    (The leader of the deed was a woman!)

  233. C says:

    “Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” -Hafiz

  234. Lexi says:

    Love the quotes idea! My fave quote is: “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”
    –Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963.

  235. therachel says:

    “If you were to ask me if I ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.” – Luis Buñuel

  236. M says:

    “happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony” – gandhi

  237. Lauren Rice says:

    “In a sense, it's the coming back, the return, which gives meaning to the going forth. We really don't know where we've been until we've come back to where we were. Only, where we were may not be as it was because of who we've become which, after all, is why we left.” -Northern Exposure

  238. Grace says:

    “If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain.”


  239. Sara says:

    “Never, never, never give up.”

    – Winston Churchill

  240. S says:

    Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can't take it in all at once.
    ― Audrey Hepburn

  241. southernerinlondon says:

    “Our freedom and power are determined by our willingness to take responsibility for future.” Ivan Illich

  242. E says:

    “The road to hell is paved with un-bought stuffed dogs.” – Hemingway

  243. Patricia says:

    “In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.” – Douglas Adams

  244. Christina MacDonnell says:

    “Nothing happens a in vacuum.”

    Said to me in the context of an art history class by my favorite professor ever during junior year of college – has been infinitely relatable to so many situations in my life since then while trying to make sense of things.


    (ps – LOVE the pendant!)

  245. Belle says:


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