Friday, August 6, 2010

For the Love of Lists: Quotes

Words move, encourage, challenge and inspire me. I have a journal dedicated to quotes. I've collected words that have left a mark on me in one way or another in this journal since 2005. Here are some of my favorites.

1. We must not be afraid of dreaming the seemingly impossible if we want the seemingly impossible to become a reality.
Vaclav Havel

2. After all that-- she was surprised to find that she still knew the words to the song in her heart... and she began to sing along.
Leigh Standley

3. To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory.
I don't know who said this one but it's my friend Ezra's fave quote and I love it too.

4. Let the beauty we love be what we do.
One of my all time favorites. Can't go wrong with Rumi.

5. One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide

6. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

7. If you think education is expensive try ignorance.
Derek Bok

8. As an artist, it is central to be unsatisfied! this isn't greed, thought it might be appetite.
Lawrence Calcagno

9. I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
Emma Goldman

10. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anais Nin

To Friday!


Cody said...

At the top of the mountain we are all snow leopards.

-Hunter S. Thompson

MommyLovesStilettos said...

I love quotes too :) And I have a notebook full of them as well :)

CurlyGirl said...

Lacy, I've been following your blog for most of the summer - found it through Curly Girl Design - and I think this is my first comment! I just had to share one of my favorite quotes (because I have a quote journal, too!)

"Anyone can slay a dragon, he told me, but try waking up every morning and loving the world all over again. That's what takes a real hero." (Brian Andreas)

spindelmaker said...

My Dad´s homemade motto is :
Nothing is impossible. It just a bit longer time.

Megan said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog! Every time I visit, it just oozes joy :) Thanks for sharing such beauty!

My favorite quote:

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about CREATING yourself."
- George Bernard Shaw

Tammie said...

Your uncredited quote is from Pierre Corneille.
One of my favorites is -

Courage does not always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
~Mary Anne Radmacher

Quiet Violet said...

"So as through a glass and darkly, the age long strife I see, Where I fought in many guises, many names, but always me." —General George S. Patton

Love that one! Love you too!

Kier's Serendipity said...

You are a girl after my own heart with this post and you have inspired me to make one of my own.