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.
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And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
“and if no one really knows, then i guess the real difference between being a kid and being an adult isnâ€™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 youâ€™ll find the answer to â€œwhat do you want to be?â€ is exactly what youâ€™re doing.”
From a friend's blog. She is currently in her second year of TFA.
“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.” â€”Diane Ackerman
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
“Sin embargo, frente a la opresiÃ³n, 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.)
“â€¦who I am, and what I need, these are things I have to find out myself.”
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! 🙂
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
– Sir Winston Churchill
“We are men of action – lies do not become us.” The Princess Bride
â€œThe 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.â€- Michelangelo
â€œ…be careful when choosing what you're proud of–because the world has every intention of using it against you.â€
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility
“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.
Ginny Clair Hitt says:
â€œTo understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.â€ -William Faulkner
Fitting for this blog, from Charlie Wilson's War:
“Why is Congress saying one thing and doing another?”
â€œBe who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.â€- Dr. Seuss
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.
“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
“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
“this above all to thine own self be true” William Shakespeare (Hamlet)
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt
“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.”
“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]
“Stay hungry, stay foolish” — Steve Jobs
“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”
â€œThe thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.â€ â€“ Anna Quindlen
“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
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” -Plato
“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
“I didn't want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house'.” -Ann Richards
“Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.”
“Replace the fear of the unknown with curiosity”
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. – George Washington
“Well behaved women rarely make history” Unknown
“Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
â€” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The ambitions we have will become the stories we live.” Donald Miller
RJ Brooks says:
“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” Oscar Wilde
Deana Kneen says:
“The key to morality is first living a life worth remembering”
“What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say.” – Emerson
“Look good, Feel good, Do good” -Woman I babysat for
” Today you are you, that is truer then true. There is noone alive who is youer then you.” Dr. Seuss
“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!
“We adore titles and heredities with our hearts and ridicule them with our mouths. This is our democratic priviledge.”- Mark Twain
” to those whom much is given, much is expected” (paraphrased). – Luke 12:35
“why can't all men and women call themselves feminists, out of respect for those who fought for this?” – Ani Difranco
“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” -Bernard Williams
“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
“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. “The Great Gatsby” F Scott Fitzgerald
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi –
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.” -Thoreau
“Don't be so humble… you're not that great.” -Golda Meir
You don't go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater.
– Oscar de la Renta
“In life we cannot always do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Theresa
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.”
Sarah R. says:
“Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose.” – Friday Night Lights
“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
Miss M says:
â€œSweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life, so you bought some sweatpants.â€ Karl Lagerfeld
“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Galileo
I know now that there is no one thing that is true – it is all true.
“Fais de ta vie un rÃªve, et dâ€™un rÃªve, une rÃ©alitÃ©.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery”
“Make of your life a dream and of a dream, a reality.”
I like fashion to go down to the street, but I can't accept that it should originate there. Coco Chanel
“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
-Bertrand Russell (British author, mathematician, & philosopher)
“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
“There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.” Robert Alden
â€œThe fact is, sometimes itâ€™s really hard to walk in a single womanâ€™s shoes. Thatâ€™s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.â€
“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplain
“Fall seven times, stand up eight” -proverb
“If you are going to let one stupid prick ruin your life, then you are not the girl I thought you were.”
“Never eat more than you can lift.” –Miss Piggy
“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be”
~ George Sheehan
“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” – From the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-ExupÃ©ry
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
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
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
“The people who mind don't matter and the people who matter don't mind.” Dr. Seuss
“My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.” – Oscar Wilde
Life must be lived forward, but only understood backwards.
“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. Itâ€™s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.”
Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.
– Elsie de Wolfe
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” ~Walt Whitman
Let yourself be silently drawn
by the strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray.-Rumi
“There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women succeed.” -Madeleine Albright
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:
â€œHow shall you act the natural man in this Invented city, neither Rome nor home?â€
~ Ernest Kroll
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”
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. – Coco Chanel
“Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.”
â€” Cyril Connolly
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
” â€˜Oh, itâ€™s always the same,â€™ she sighed, â€˜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.â€™ ” -W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
“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
“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Timothy Leary
“The expression a woman wears on her face is more important that the clothes she wears on her back.” Dale Carnegie
“Never say never” Feivel and Henri in An American Tail
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. – Abraham Lincoln
Dr. Jean Grey says:
“this is the moment the rise of the oceans begins to fall and the planet begins to heal.” -Barack Obama
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.
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.
Just do it – Nike
“Persuasion deals in the coin of self interest with men who are free to reject what they find counterfeit.” Richard Neustadt
“Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity.” – Colin Powell
“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.” -Virginia Woolf
Amanda S. says:
“i carry your heart. i carry it in my heart.” -e.e. cummings
“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
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.
Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. Anne of Green Gables
“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.”
“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
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On. – Robert Frost
One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. -Dennis A. Peer
Lauren G says:
“Don't shit where you eat.” -Moonstruck
“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
“what do i think about the way most people dress? most people are not something one thinks about” – diana vreeland
“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
â€œProdesse quam conspici.â€
Meaning â€œTo accomplish rather than to be conspicuous.â€ The motto of my alma mater and words I hope to always live by.
Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it.
â€œThe 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.â€
— Lewis Grizzard
“Life does not put things in front of you that you are unable to handle.” –Unknown
Katherine K says:
“Nothing is really so very frightening when everything is so very dangerous.” -Gertrude Stein.
“When words and actions agree, the message is loud and clear.” â€“Mark Holcomb
“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze”
–Catherine of Siena
“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“You can't put a price on convenience.” – My dad
“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.”
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain …
“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
Jaime B says:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau
“Put on some lipstick, pour yourself a drink, & pull yourself together” – Elizabeth Taylor
“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, babiesâ€”God damn it, you've got to be kind.” — Vonnegut
You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you. –Isadora Duncan
â€œPeople tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren't already complicated enough.â€ Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” -Coco Chanel
“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
â€œTwenty 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.â€ Mark Twain
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Cliche, yet oh so true.
Liz Lemon: Why are you wearing a tux?
Jack: It's after six. What am I, a farmer?
– 30 Rock
Alison B. says:
Andy, from The Office: Iâ€™ll be the number two guy here in Scranton in six weeks. How? Name repetition, personality mirroring and never breaking off a handshake. Iâ€™m always thinking one step ahead, like aâ€¦carpenter…that makes stairs.
“Knowing is half the battle.” G.I. Joe
One of my favorites is: “You've gotta see the world before you can change it.” -Unknown
No Drama Mama says:
“Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you are scared to death.” Earl Wilson.
“Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.”-Gore Vidal
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you've imagined.” -Thoreau
â€œMusic washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.â€
“If I can't dance, I don't want your revolution!” – emma goldman
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut
“Don't take life too seriously, you'll never come out alive.”
“Comparison is the thief of all joy.” Anonymous
“When work feels overwhelming, remember that you're going to die.”
“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
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter” -Winston Churchill
“At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life”
“Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.” -Elsie de Wolfe
“Get on your knees and pray, then get on your feet and work.” -Gordon B. Hinckley
“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
The unexamined life is not worth living. -Socrates
“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.”
Sarah Bittner says:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. – Robert Frost
“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
Katherine Nolden says:
“History holds all things in the balance, including large hopes and short lives.” – Barbra Kingsolver 'The Poisonwood Bible'
“Now is the time to become a myth.â€
â€• Diane Von Furstenberg
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”
â€œDestiny 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.â€ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I really donâ€™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
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. -Mark Twain
“Be happy. It's one way of being wise. “
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Those who stand tallest are the ones that lightning finds. -Nancy Horan
All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.
It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word. –
One man's style must not be the rule of another's.
“Well behaved women rarely make history.”
“I was born with an enormous need for affection and a terrible need to give it.” -audrey hepburn
“A woman's charm is fifty percent illusion.” Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire
“It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them”
… –Adlai Stevenson
“Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” – Alice Walker
â€œPeople think happiness will simply fall into their laps. You have to aspire to it. And sometimes you have to seize it when itâ€™s kicking and screaming.â€
â€• Kresley Cole, Dark Needs at Night's Edge
â€œI really hate when guys are like. â€˜I CAN DRINK YOU UNDER THE TABLE.â€™ A: I have been drinking under the table. And B: Youâ€™re like double my body weight. Duh. I bet I can outâ€¦ crawl into tiny spaces you.” -My Drunk Kitchen
“I am a woman above everything else”-Jackie Kennedy
“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain
“Not all who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
“I love a woman with ambition. It's like a dog wearing clothes.” -Jack Donaghy from “30 Rock”
A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed.
“There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends.” ~Thomas Fuller
“The world is not interested in the storm you encountered, merely if you managed to bring in the ship”
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
– Mahatama Gandhi
He never chooses an opinion; he just wears whatever happens to be in style.
â€œTo those whom much is given, much is expected.â€ – JFK
“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
Who is wise? The one who learns from every person.
—–Pirket Avot (Ethics of our Fathers)
“Don't die dumb.” [our family motto, via my grandmother]
“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
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm”
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
Reposting with my email!
Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.
Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” ~ Unknown
“Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.” – anonymous (or Mark Twain)
“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” – Dorothy Parker
dont cry because its over, smile because it happened -dr. seuss
“Leap and the net will appear.”- Zen saying
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
“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
“Speak Truth To Power”
Never rest until your good is better and your better best.- Janet Reno (attributable to others, I am sure).
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver, in “Summer Day”
â€œFor me, that was a clicking moment. That this could all be a lot easier if you just go with it. â€œItâ€™s not: Iâ€™ve got to wear a bear suit. Itâ€™s: I get to wear a bear suit.â€ – Jimmy Fallon
“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.â€ –Maclean
Maverick: Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.
Air Boss Johnson: Thatâ€™s a negative Ghost Rider, the pattern is full.
“… 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.”
â€œI never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.â€
â€• Mae West
“Lighten up Francis” Sgt. Hulka from Stripes
Be you are and say what you mean because those that mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss
“…so many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.” – Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
“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
“Luck Is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
– Seneca, Roman philosopher c. 100 bc
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 Kingâ€™s Men
“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
“Shelves in the closet…happy thought indeed.”
-mini-series version of Pride and Prejudice.
“Patience achieves everything.” – Mother Teresa
“It is easy to be flexible when you are spineless”–Often repeated by my grandmother.
I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I bet I'd be darling at it. ~Dorothy Parker
“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
â€œI 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.â€ – Abraham Lincoln
â€œMy 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.â€ – Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem
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
“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.â€
â€• Eleanor Roosevelt
“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 didnâ€™t expect. Look. Listen. Learn. Stay open. Your destiny is awaiting you.” -Jillian Michaels
“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
“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
â€œTwenty 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.â€
“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)
YuYu Schatz says:
“Come to the edge, he said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, he said.
He pushed them and they flew.”
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” -Einstein
“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
Dux Femina Facti!
(The leader of the deed was a woman!)
“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
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.
“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 BuÃ±uel
“happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony” – gandhi
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
“If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain.”
“Never, never, never give up.”
– Winston Churchill
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.
â€• Audrey Hepburn
“Our freedom and power are determined by our willingness to take responsibility for future.” Ivan Illich
“The road to hell is paved with un-bought stuffed dogs.” – Hemingway
“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
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!)
THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRIES.