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.
– 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
– 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 ; )
– 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
– 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
– 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!
Jane Eyre was the first book I read that made me sob aloud uncontrollably.
I love a good fright and Poe knows how to build suspense and fear like no one else.
Quite possibly the funniest !@%$#% person alive. Just looking at the bookcover above makes me laugh.
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 …
for the "Stylish Blogger Award".
Thrilled to be recognized by such talents! Tricia xo