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Monday, March 31, 2008

Fun Monday ~ Words that inspire


Robin, the Pensieve one, was in charge of this week's topic....please share words that inspire and motivate you--brief or bloviatory, silly or serious, from great world leaders to last night's Comedy Central...from a Hallmark greeting card to your favorite book. Choose one, choose many; let the quotes stand on their own or tell where you first read or heard them and how they affected you. There's a lot of leeway with how this topic can be handled.
I don't have a huge, long list. Just a few that have meaning to me.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
-Frank Lloyd Wright
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Nature does nothing uselessly.
-Aristotle
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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
-Albert Einstein
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If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
-Mark Twain
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And a few from my favorite actress, the very wise Katharine Hepburn -
~If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
~If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
~Enemies are so stimulating.
And my all time favorite: Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Now go take the time and read what other folks have chosen as their inspirations! Click HERE to find a list of this week's participants.
Thanks for hosting this week, Robin!

29 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Love Mark Twain.....the cantankerous ol' man that he was. He was brilliant.

kitten said...

Very good! I really like the ones by Albert Einstein & Mark Twain!

Pamela said...

Oh yes.. .K Hepburn was quite a woman. She wasn't afraid to say what she thought.

Joy T. said...

LOVE Katherine Hepburn! So wise and someone I really admired.

Jenn And The City said...

Love the Katharine quotes. Thanks for sharing.

IamwhoIam said...

Katharine Hepburn a woman after my own heart

nikki said...

The Mark Twain quote was great, seeing that I can't remember anything anyways. Great job.

Alison said...

great quotes..the last one made me giggle.

storyteller said...

Love the Mark Twain and Katharine Hepburn quotes especially, but all are wonderful.
Hugs and blessings,

Tiggerlane said...

I like the Aristotle quote! So...if I'm a freak of nature, what does that mean?

Faye said...

Your quotes about nature makes me regret that I no longer feel as connected to the change of seasons, etc. as I did as a child. I need to work on that. your blog is written by someone who obviously appreciates nature.

jientje said...

The one by Einstein is really ... genious I think!

Sayre said...

I must have tried A LOT of new stuff because I lost count of my mistakes a long time ago!

Katherine Hepburn and my paternal grandmother - could have been twins separated at birth. There are days when I really relate to the men/women next door quote!

Stephanie mama drama said...

You're the only one I've seen today to quote the great Ms. Hepburn. I LOVE her. When I grow up, I want her moxie!!

ChrisB said...

I love them all~ I totally agree with Mark Twain and I had to laugh at the last one but actually I kind of agree~ well sometimes!

Sauntering Soul said...

I think I like the last one the best!

mjd said...

The nature quotes seem just like the image of you, a person who deeply values life.

jennifer said...

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything!

Love that!

Jennifer

Rose said...

I love the quote about nature.
I enjoy Nature so much. Like mjd says I think it is because I value life too much to pass on anything beautiful.

the planet of janet said...

katharine hepburn totally rocks my world!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Thanks for your visit to my place today..I like the quote about women and men...just move to different bedrooms, when the kids move out...and connect when needed.....

Jan said...

I love the Twain quote, actually they're all fine quotes. Thank you.

my4kids said...

"~If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."

I've always loved that one!

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

Amen to that last one!

Ari_1965 said...

Mark Twain was a one-man quotation machine, wasn't he?

BS said...

Great choices - each and every one of them.

lisa marie said...

Lots of great thoughts here. :) I love tht nature does nothing useless. And enemies are pretty stimulating, I have to admit. :)

Karina said...

That Mark Twain quote about the truth is one of my favorites! But I have to admit, the very last quote? LOVE IT. I might have to hang that outside my door or something! hahaha

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Ah! Love them ALL! I've been bouncing around the FM list all week (out of order) and it's always a rush to read an entire list I haven't read before. Well, the Twain one I had, but it ALWAYS makes me SMILE.

Katherine Hepburn's were marvelous and her thought that "enemies are so stimulating"? Well, I've never thought of that before, but it sure is the truth.

Thanks for joining in this week!

:)