I adore quotes. I get giddy when I find an eloquently composed statement or lyric that captures exactly how I feel or see the world. I am so grateful that there are so many people who are not only so much more insightful and poetic than I am, but also share that gift with the world. One of my initial blog entries was a collection of some of my favorite quotes. Since the list is always growing and changing, I decided I should dedicate a whole page to it. Presently, they’re not arranged in any specific order. Although, one day, I may be feeling productive enough (or desperately procrastinating for some other reason) and categorize them for simplicity’s sake. I feel each of these quotes says a little something about me, either presently or the person I’m trying to become, or is a great reflection of the world. In a sense, by reading these, you’ll be getting to know me. Enjoy!
“Sometimes what you think is the harder road turns out to be the only one worth being on.” ~ Panera Bread commercial
“Nothing in this world worth having comes easy.” ~ Dr. Bob Kelso, Scrubs
“Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.” ~ Archbishop Fulton Sheen
“It’s time to act upon what we believe, even if it involves sacrifice and standing out.” ~ Christina Mead
“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare not for woe, to give you a future and hope.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
“I always assumed growing up happened automatically as you got older, but it’s really something you have to choose to do.” ~ J.D., Scrubs
As a mother of six, I know that parents of large families don’t have more God-given talents or sunnier dispositions than parents struggling to raise one or two children. But we keep trying to forge spiritual growth out of the seeming rubble of everyday life. Our hearts don’t start any bigger than anyone else’s. They stretch to fit our families. ~ Karee Santos
Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. ~ Mark Twain
“For just as a body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. ” ~ James 2:26
“The reason most people fail instead of succeed is that they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment.” ~ Dacia Wiegandt
“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Making a living is not the same thing as making a life.” ~ Maya Angelou
“I try to be so tough, but I’m just not strong enough.
I can’t do this alone. God I need You to hold on to me.
I try to be good enough, but I’m nothing without Your love.
…Savior, please, keep saving me.” ~ Josh Wilson
“Be strong in the Lord and never give up hope.
You’re gonna do great things, I already know.
God’s got His hand on you so don’t live life in fear.
Forgive and forget but don’t forget why you’re here.
Take your time and pray and thank God for each day.
His love will find a way.” ~Sidewalk Prophets
“Seek the kingdom of God above all else and live righteously and He will give you everything you need.” ~ Matthew 6:33
“If we pray as though everything depends on God and work as though everything depends on us, the world will begin to change tomorrow.” ~ Deacon Jim Corder
“Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teaching.” ~ Hebrews 13:9
“You never see the hard days in a photo album… but those are the ones that get you from one happy snapshot to the next.” ~ Just Married
“Thus says the Lord, who created you…Fear not…I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the water, I will be with you; in the rivers you shall not drown. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned; the flames shall not consume you. ” ~ Isaiah 43:1-2
“Some things are true whether you believe in them or not.” ~ City of Angels
“Then many of his disciples who were listening said, ‘This saying is hard; who can accept it?’ As a result of this, many (of) his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him.” ~John 6:60, 66
“If one or more of the Church’s teachings doesn’t fit in with your lifestyle, what has to change is your lifestyle.” ~ Fr. John Corapi
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways and my thoughts above your thoughts.” ~ Isaiah 55: 8-9
“Every story has an end. But in life, every ending is just a new beginning.” ~ Uptown Girls
“For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“There is no normal life… There’s just life.” ~Tombstone
“It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb.” ~ Oprah
“It’s like I told the [boys]. Their daddy is a king. A king knows what to do and he does it.” ~ Mystic River
“Even when you have pains, you don’t have to be one.” ~ Maya Angelou
“You can tell a lot about a person by the way she handles three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” ~ Maya Angelou
“Christians of all times are called to be martyrs, for to be a martyr means, first, to be a witness and, second, to take up the cross. We are called to be witnesses to severe holiness, not to blend in with the culture so as not to be noticed… Further, if we are truly witnesses, then we will experience the weight of the cross and the sharp pain of the nails by going against the grain of the culture.” ~ Benjamin D. Wiker
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.” Matthew 6: 25-34
“They just wore us out. They just kept coming and coming at us until we couldn’t keep up anymore.” ~ Chase Budinger, University of Arizona forward re: Tiger Basketball Dec ’07