Thursday, April 7, 2011

RQ #19

It is a good thing for an educated man to read books of quotations.
Winston Churchill
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I got so tired of hearing those proverbs when I was a child. Now I use them all the time. Sometimes they are the best way to say what needs to be said. I teach them to my students. I have a collection of [quotes] for class discussion and writing assignments.
Marva Collins
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I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things.
Dorothy Parker
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If you were to be quoted in the future, what would your statement be?

10 comments:

Amanda said...

I love proverbs and quotes! The one by Winston Churchill is particularly good.;)

Carole said...

"We must not be so complacent as to be bored nor so busy as to not know who we are." - Carole Amateis-Lebruska

Jessica Nelson said...

I have nothing witty at the moment (can I blame it on morning-brain?) but I love quotes and actually just posted a funny one by Flannery O'Connor on my facebook. Heehee.
Seriously though, it's amazing what can be expressed in a quote.

Liza said...

I'd steal a quote from George Eliot. "It's never too late to be who you might have been."

Janna Qualman said...

I think mine would be something to the effect of:

"One's circumstance does not define their potential." --JQ

April said...

I am not quotable! And I'm at work and can't think right now...but...I like that last one!

Written Not With Ink said...

I have zero capacity for coming up with an original quote. :O But I do love them, and I agree with ol' Winston Churchill. I might head over to my *sniff* going-out-of-business Borders, which is now offering 60% off their inventory, and pick up a book of quotes I've been eyeing. While I can't come up with my own, reading others' is a great stimulator for story and blog ideas.

Barb

Katie Ganshert said...

"Our dreams are good, but if we focus on them more than Jesus, then we've missed the point."

the domestic fringe said...

Laundry - Unless we become a nudist, we can never get it all done. TG

Ok, so that's really not what I'd want to say to every generation who comes after me, but it might help a lot of women get over their housekeeping hangups. ;-) Besides, I can't think past my pile of laundry right now.
-FringeGirl

septembermom said...

I love a good quote. Let me try to think of one from me off the top of my head: "I couldn't hide from my heart." Janna, not sure why that came to me, but there it is.