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Life Quotes…

Quote The local radio station I listen to on the way to work has a feature where one of the presenters shares a cheesy ‘life quote’  each day, usually for the others to mock. You know the kind of ones…that if you said them out loud, rather than in your head, you’d probably feel a bit silly. (A bit like this one).

I can understand people liking quotes like these, maybe even finding some strength in the words that they relate to themselves…they’re just not for me really. But, I doubt you’d find a writer who doesn’t like quotes at all: they’re like little pieces of word art that you can hang inside your head 🙂 And with pinterest and the amount of ‘word art’ you see in shops these days, it’s easy to see that words as art is more popular than ever.

I have to admit, I am quite partial to quotes about creativity, inspiration and the weirdness of life… Several of my favourites – like this from Einstein – are on the walls around my little desk (my writing cave/corner), mixed in with ones that are aimed at getting me writing and not procrastinating.

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You know the type: “What are you waiting for?” “Do more of what makes you happy” Sometimes you have to be tough with yourself to get anything done!

To stop me collecting quotes on my wall, like the books on my shelves, I’ve taken to popping them on to a Pinterest board whenever I come across them (if you’re interested, you can see the type of thing that makes it here); or the little quote feature in Goodreads is pretty nifty for collecting any of the writerly ones you come across there.

 

 

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Writers Words of Wisdom

I came across this post this week, showcasing famous quotes from writers who died in 2014, and thought it was worth sharing. Some amazing authors passed away last year – Maya Angelou remains a favourite of mine after I was introduced to her writing during high school English – and this article features some of their most memorable and inspiring words. Click the link below to see the feature.Maya Angelou quote

http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/i-began-to-exist#.wgMKmDZWxa

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Day 28 – Your Favourite Quote from a Book

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When I said I was going to try the 30-day challenge – I should have pointed out that I’m giving it a go(ish) – rather than delivering the full 30 posts.

Because I’m not really up for a ‘Woman Vs Books’ challenge of epic proportions, I’ve picked my favourite days and topics from Becky’s list, and will post them over the next few weeks. Of course, in line with my logical thinking, I’ll not be doing them in any kind of order, I just picked the ones I liked best 🙂

So, let’s get started, with the first post – Day 28 ‘Your Favourite Quote from a Book’

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling.

Made it onto my list off the top of my head, then I trundled off to have a quick flick through the quotes I’ve marked on Goodreads in the past. I found that most of my favourite quotes aren’t from fiction books – and the person whose words I love the most come from Albert Einstein:

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

I loved that for someone with such a scientific mind, he understood the importance of art and imagination – science and logic alone will only get you so far – the leaps forward are in the creative minds that bend the rules.  I have the ‘reality’ quote on a picture above my ‘ready/writey’ chair.

I think this is my favourite one for love/relationships – so simple, but such an honest feeling:
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

There are a number of other ones by AA Milne that touch on similar themes – love and loss, without being cheesy – perhaps it’s because Piglet and Pooh had such an open simple relationship, that this makes sense to me…? I love honey too 🙂

How about you – what are your favourite quotes?

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