Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for Quotes

Thought I'd share some quotes that inspire me.

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.” - Christopher McDougall

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:18

"You should never be ashamed of your struggle
because you standing here is a sign of victory."
~ Christopher "Lil C" Toler

"It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does."
~William Faulkner


This last one may not seem all that inspiring, but it makes me laugh, which ... laughter is a form of inspiration, right?

"There's no secret handshake. There's an IQ prerequisite, but there's no secret handshake."
~ Troy Dyer from the movie Reality Bites

Are there any quotes that inspire you that you'd like to share?

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  1. I love Faulkner's quote!

    It seems like a lot of people are writing about quotes today. I did, too! :)

  2. I like the one by McDougall. I'm doing a whole month of quotes for the Challenge! :)

    Happy A-Z!

  3. I loved McDougall. Old McDougall had a lion, e i e i oooooooooo...

  4. I'm a big fan of quotes (and many of the ones you included). One of my favorite quirky writing quotes is: "Writing should be like a woman's skirt. Long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to keep it interesting." :)

  5. Oooh, I love quotes and even collect them :) These are great, and it reminds me that I need to watch Reality Bites sometime.

    "Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you." -William Arthur Ward

    “Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.” -Kurt Vonnegut

    1. Thanks for sharing those quotes. Amazing!

  6. love your quotes--one of my favorites "the past is never dead, it's not even the past"--william faulkner

  7. My sister told me this growing up, and it's really helped me get through life. "If you're not happy without it, you'll never be happy with it."

  8. That first one is kind of chilling.

    That last one is a total favorite. Love me some R.B.


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