Quips and Quotes


 

This week I stumbled upon several meaningful quotes while thumbing through newspapers

and magazines.  It was like finding water in the desert.  I dedicate so much time to visual

consumption that I have neglected one of my first passions … the written word,  I love a well-

crafted phrase.  The right combination of words can be truly magical – evoking sentiment, laughter,

insight or inspiration.  I may produce a blog about “all things design” – that I admit is 85% photos

but I do consider the words as important as the images.  Hopefully I engage my readers with each

opening paragraph by delivering a thoughtful, humorous and/or compelling statement that reaches

them as much as the subsequent eye candy.  I guess I’ll find out when I review the stats for this

post since it’s heavy on prose and light on pics.  With that in mind, I should probably cease typing

my amateur novella and bring you the words of those much wiser, wittier and emboldened than I. 

   

 

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Career / Success

  

  

“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”

– Benjamin Franklin

  

  

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes of your goals.”

– Henry Ford

 

 

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

– Jim Rohn

  

 

“Nothing bothers me more than people who suck up and scream down.”

– Katie Couric

 

 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston Churchill

 

 

 

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Humor

 

“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

– Jim Carrey

 

 

“Guilt, the gift that keeps on giving.”

– Erma Bombeck

 

 

“Great ideas often start on cocktail napkins.  Especially when you consider a large vodka martini a great idea.”

– Advertisement for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas ; )

 

 

 

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 Love

 

“If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

– Michel de Montaigne

 

 

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”

– H,L. Mencken 

 

 

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

– Lao Tzu

 

 

 

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Life & Wisdom

  

“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.”

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

 

“Be polite to all, but intimate with few.”

– Thomas Jefferson

 

 

“Wise men make more opportunities than they find,”

– Francis Bacon

 

 

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”

– Lucille Ball

 

 

 

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Writing That Inspires 

 

My taste in writing is about as random as my taste in movies, music and art.  If there is a

common thread among the writers below, I don’t know what it is.  They’re just all so good!

 

 

 

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Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre was the first book I read that made me sob aloud uncontrollably.

 

Edgar Allan Poe

I love a good fright and Poe knows how to build suspense and fear like no one else.

 

David Sedaris

Quite possibly the funniest !@%$#% person alive.  Just looking at the bookcover above makes me laugh. 

 

Malcolm Gladwell

I have devoured his first three books – The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers – so What The Dog Saw is a must read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And since we're on the subject of writing …

Thank you to the following blogs for their recent accolades and mentions.

 

A Thoughtful Eye

 

Bijou and Boheme c/o Breakfast at Toast,

 

and Providence Ltd. Design

 

Stylish blogger 

 

for the "Stylish Blogger Award".

 

  

 

Thrilled to be recognized by such talents!  Tricia xo

 

8 thoughts on “Quips and Quotes”

  1. I was watching an episode of I Love Lucy yesterday that I saw as I was flipping through the channels. She is an awesome one-of-a-kind!!!

  2. Barbara – So glad my post has set you off on the right path for the weekend. I really could read Winston Churchill quotes all day long. Wise, funny and irreverent – my kind of guy ; )

  3. I know! I think Malcolm Gladwell is a genius and his books are absolutely fascinating. And who thought Jim Carrey could be sandwiched so nicely between Winston Churchill and Erma Bombeck? ; )

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