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Monday, June 14, 2010

Magic

Let's face it: Life sucks. Usually.

One of the things that keeps me afloat during the bombardment of sucky times is quotes. There's something about the simplicity of so much power in so few words that reminds me of the strength that can be found in the small things. Small things such as us. So I've started a quote-book; a random hodgepodge of quotes, song lyrics, book snippets, etc that I find awe-inducing, to help me remember that the greatest strength can come from the smallest places.


Example quotes:

"Life is infinitely stranger than anything the mind could invent..." Arthur Conan Doyle

"Keep Moving Forward." Walt Disney

"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." Christian D. Larson

"Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in the magic will never find it." Roald Dahl

"To each his own magic." THE SWEET, FAR THING, Libba Bray

"A small, clean part of me waits to warm and burst through the surface. Some quiet Melindagirl I haven't seen in months. That is the seed I will care for." SPEAK, Laurie Halse Anderson


My request of ya'll: I need more. If you have a favorite quote, song lyric, or book snippet, leave it in the comments for me. My word addiction thanks you!

7 comments:

Hayley said...

"To fear love is to fear life and those who fear life are already three parts dead"-Bertrand Russel, that's one of my favorite quotes. If I think of any else, I'll post them or email you.

Kaity Hall said...

I shall come to work (where I have internet access) tomorrow armed with my own Quote Book, which I have been keeping for almost 5 years. Then I will have some brilliant ones for you. Until then, here's a not so brilliant, but absolutely hilarious one:

"It's a dog eat dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"
-Author Unknown-

Have fun with your quote book.

~KK~

inthewritemind said...

"The pressure makes us stronger, the struggle makes us hunger. The hard lessons make the difference and the difference makes it worth it."--song lyrics from Fireflight's song "For Those Who Wait"

sraasch said...

Ooo, Kaity, I'm super jealous of your long quote book! Mines still a baby, hehe

Nick said...

"Listen guys, I put my pants on one leg a time, just like the rest of you. Except once my pants are on, I make gold-plated records" - Bruce Dickinson

Kathryn said...

Failure isn't the falling down, it's the staying down.

Don't know who wrote that one, but I love it. :)

sraasch said...

Ooo thanks, everyone! Loving these :)