Quotes ~ Read Ours ~ Add Yours

ImageWe all question our place in the universe: Artist job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for emptiness of existence. Gertrude Stein

Quotes: Enjoy & Share. Being a writer ~ I read many quotes and list them to inspire a low moment or moments when moving forward needs some clarity.  Sometimes being inspired in the moment to share a quote that came through – angst – inspiration – a person – animal  – nature.

This is an invitation to, please do share, or use these quotes, please list the author or unknown. Thank you

These Robins are from a migration I photographed one day. Enjoy

“Things turn out best, for those who make the most of what turns out”  John Wooden

Sometimes life is bitter and some moments are worth the bitterness.  Me

Life has much uneasiness; that is certain. Always remember that, and it will never surprise you. James Boswell 1740-1795 Daily Rituals by Mason Currey

Honor and commitment: it’s been hard goddamn work, man. Feel like I spent 10,000 years on planes and railroads, like I blowed my chops off… I never tried to prove nothing, just always want to give a good show. My life has been my music, it’s always come first, but the music ain’t worth nothing if you can’t lay it on the public. Louis Armstrong 1901 – 1971

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” Lenard Cohen

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination”
Oscar Wilde

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”  Martin Luther King

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A stranger is only once, then an opportunity. MicheleElys

 “Every human is aware – it is what they are aware of, is what makes each person an individual and sets us apart” MicheleElys

Ergo the phrase “separate but equal.”

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RE: Compassion. That is a long standing issue with everyone who goes to CoDA. Each person has to figure out where the line is for themselves. Giving to and caring for others is indeed compassion but if it deprives or oppresses ones self it is codependency. Yes it needs fuller discussion but, for me, that needs to be in the future. I now have a tripwire in me that goes off when I cross the line; very helpful but not infallible. Barbara ConroyImage

Who stands for nothing will fall for anything (unknown)

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Why complicate life?

Miss someone? ….Call

Wanna meet up? ….Invite

Wanna be understood? ….Explain

Have questions? ….Ask

Don’t like something? ….Say It

Like something? ….State it

Want something? ….Ask for it

Love someone? ….Tell it

We just have one life. Keep it simple 

Storm

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Your life is already good. You live in abundance instead of scarcity. You are able to manifest things that you truly want (including a man who is emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically healthy for you). Not only are you unafraid of growing, you lean into the occasional discomfort of personal growth.  BillC california gentleman

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Never thought my fingers would stammer. MicheleElys  

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Another quote from above:   Some people say, “dream.” Others say, “chase your dreams.” Those who know their purpose say, “why chase your dreams when you can live them?” Bill C california gentleman

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 Life shouldn’t be methodically finding the safest path from one day to the next. Greg

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By Cher: Movie ~Burlesque    Image

Been down to my knees;

Been past my breaking point,

You have not seen the last of me!!!

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Though I believe “matches” may be best for lighting candles, while good company ignites conversation, which may require additional candles on hand.

(this was given to me, forgot from whom)

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 Waldo Emerson on Friendship

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship

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Bertrand Russell

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

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RE: When something in life is going too slow.

It is like molasses going up an icy hill. MicheleElys

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A stranger is only once, then an opportunity

MicheleElys

When I think I am in control, life shows me that I am not! MicheleElys

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By the by, complacently does not create transformation. Sometimes living on the edge of our comfort zones, can lead us to greater freedom. (Firecracker! MicheleElys)

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Someone wrote:

.Watch your thoughts, for they become your words.
Choose your words, for they become your actions.
Understand your actions, for they become your habits.
Study your habit. s, for they become your character.
Develop your character for it becomes your Destiny (unknown~forgotten)

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Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams & reality – if you can dream it you can make it so. Melba Davis

ImageAnother Quote??

Image“Things turn out best, for those who make the most of what turns out”

ImageReflection ~ you ~ I ~ We

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Storm says:

    I have found this belief to be very helpful to me:

    Why complicate life?

    Miss someone? ….Call

    Wanna meet up? ….Invite

    Wanna be understood? ….Explain

    Have questions? ….Ask

    Don’t like something? ….Say It

    Like something? ….State it

    Want something? ….Ask for it

    Love someone? ….Tell it

    We just have one life. Keep it simple.

    It maybe just a small belief to others, but it’s a very simple and clear rule to me.

    Respectfully,

    Storm

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    1. MicheleElys says:

      Storm

      This was lovely, may I put into the blog itself?

      Thank you for sharing. And I do not see long responses as negative. We all have something to say and it needs to be revealed; wondrous how most people feel and yet so many times they feel alone in these feelings.
      I am here to say, none of us are here alone and it’s time – through this wondrous online venue to share and have the connectedness we all desire to each other.
      It is very apparent to me when I read from people, where they are at in life. Some still really hurting, and the grief is consuming but yet so important to be with yourself in those moments. Others are in many a different shade of colour and I appreciate everyone’s input, although some do not wish to be public and that boundary I do not cross.
      Thank you Storm
      MicheleElys

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  2. Storm says:

    Yes! If that is your wish, then I am honored!

    Respectfully,

    Storm.

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  3. Storm says:

    Hi MicheleElys,

    My grandparent and father have always been, the important people in my life, and taught me about respect for others ,for nature, for animals and most of all woman!
    The way is was put to so I could remember was this way ” Respect her like your mother. Protect her like a daughter. Love her like a wife. There are the thoughts of a good man “. Oh I loved my mother as well, just never saw very much of her! I understand nature and animals far better then I do men, woman are woman and they are the most interest humans of this planet. Equal, no!, for men have still much to learn and learning most of the time is right there within arms reach!

    Respectfully,

    Storm

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