Monday, March 22, 2010

Motivational Monday #1



I've decided to start an inspirational quote book, which is something that I should have done when I was 16 like most girls do. Every now and then I'd come across a quote in a magazine that resonated with me and would clip it out and paste it in my journal but it never amounted to any more than that.

To be honest, I found quotes boring. At least I thought I did, but now that I am older and wiser (humour me) I've realized that I just couldn't relate to them because I had no hope. That's really what quotes are, little bits of hope and love wrapped up into bite sized text.

We all know there's nothing more tedious than a large collection of someones favourite quotes so I will just post these two that are going to be the first entries into my hand written, hard bound, inspirational quote book.

"And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu


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Feel free to leave your favourite quotes in the comments section! I would love to see what inspires you and maybe be inspired myself to add it to my collection.

4 comments:

oktak said...

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever - Mahatma Gandhi

Love the Anais Nin quote!

Melissa said...

“After enlightenment, the laundry.” ~ Zen Proverb

Megan said...

I have a quote journal somewhere, it seems to have gotten lost in the move. (Nearly two years ago!) :(

One of my favorites is:
“Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.” - Bob Dylan

MrsDragon said...

I own that print! And love it!

I recently started recording some of my favorite quotes on my blog for a similar reason:

http://www.mrsdragon.net/search/label/quotables

One of my top faves:

Let's assume that each person has an equal opportunity, not to become equal, but to become different. To realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses.
--John Fischer