There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Who said that?
I know this because I love quotes. I am that person who can spend hours just reading short blurbs on those quote websites, instead of doing actual, productive work. I love quotes because, although they are taken out of context and are only part of a whole speech/idea/conversation, they can provide great insight into the mind and character of a person.
For example, Erma Bombeck was known for her pithy, hilarious commentary on being a housewife and mother- something I can relate to in many ways. Here's one of my favorites (because it's true).
|That's why I make them eat outside... ;)|
All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
The funny ones are some of my favorite quotes, like the one here from Bill Cosby.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
But I do enjoy the deeper thinking quotes as well.
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau
And creative types such as Lewis Carrol are always highly quotable.
|Me? A butterfly? Shut the front door!|
Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
When you are describing a shape or sound or tint, don't state the matter plainly, but put it in a hint, and learn to look at all things with a mental sort of squint.
|Imagination taking flight...|
I've found that sometimes a quote can help me if I'm stuck on a page or paragraph that I'm writing, or it can even inspire an entire story. Sometimes it just helps to refill my creative well without the commitment of reading a novel or watching a movie. And I find that there is a quote, from someone, somewhere, that fits almost any situation you find yourself in!
Tell me what some of your favorite quotes are! Funny, serious and thought-provoking, all are welcome...