November 18, 2013…I am grateful for quotes and sayings.
A book of quotes occupies the corner of my office desk. When inspired by epic words, I add them to its pages so that I can look back on them for inspiration. Occasionally, I add quotes from friends, in hopes those words will one day trigger funny memories. Today’s entry highlights 18 of my favorite quotes and sayings from the little book in my office.
1. Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
2. See the good all around you, even if you have to squint.
3. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” ~Erma Bombeck
4. You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. ~Edith Head
5. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Maya Angelou
6. Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs. ~Farrah Gray
7. Be patient. Our prayers are answered, but not always on the exact day we’d like them to be.
8. You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at. ~Tina Fey
9. Offering friendship to someone that asks for love is like giving bread to someone that is thirsty.
10. Your failure to plan is not my emergency.
11. I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life…who taught me about quiet strength and dignity. ~First Lady Michelle Obama
12. There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~Nelson Mandela
13. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
14. Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If he isn’t there the first time, chances are you won’t be needing him again. ~Dilbert
15. The mother of all evil is speculation. ~Gordon Gekko, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
16. Don’t be too bitter to be blessed.
17. Confessions are agreeing with God that you were wrong.
18. A sobering thought: What if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential? ~Jane Wagner
K. Jones ♥