Monday, July 21, 2008

Take a quote, Leave a quote

"You can learn more about a person from one hour of play than you can a whole year of conversation." ~Plato

What a guy, truer words never spoken! :) (I think this is why we stampers "bond for life" at swaps LOL!) :) I read this quote for the first time on a chalkboard at the Austin Children's Museum last week, you like?

Have a great quote for me? One you've newly discovered or an old favorite? please leave it here! :) I'll be home in a few hours with CHA scoop!!! Thanks for waiting!! :)


  1. Oh I love quotes!! Here's one I love:

    "Determine to live life with flair and laughter." ~ Maya Angelou

  2. This one hangs on the wall in my craft room:

    'Creative clutter is better than idle neatness'

    I don't know who originated it but they are someone after my own heart


  3. Hi Melanie,

    I was browsing looking for something inpsirational but fun and came across this one by a gentleman named Christopher Morley - "Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting" You can see how I used it here:

  4. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, Live the life you have imagined" ~Thoreau

  5. Here is a favorite quote of mine, author unknown:
    Trees teach us to stay grounded but also to never stop reaching for the

  6. I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

  7. "Be the change you want to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi

  8. Oh I love quotes too! I have a little notebook of them that I have come across and will jot down, lol. This is one of my not so old favorites:
    "You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it."
    Bill Cosby

  9. I just love this quote.

    “Never doubt that a small group of
    thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

    Margaret Mead

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  10. My favorite quote that I use in cards for difficult situations where I just don't know what to say is this: 'Today, and in all your days to come, believe in your heart that everything is going to be alright."

  11. Here's one I love "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" Chinese Proverb

  12. I too love quotes and have quite a few on my blog - but must add more....

    Here is one for you
    "smile - fresh air is good for your teeth!" unknown.

    Another "Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort" Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Have a wonderful day :)

  13. I love quotes and change my e-mail signature often with new ones- here's a few of my faves (that weren't already used:
    "One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it." ~Sidney Howard
    "Why Not" is a slogan for an interesting life.........."
    "One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it."
    ~Sidney Howard
    "I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is."

  14. This one's long... but I have always loved it AND it is available as a stamp from Unity!
    "And the day came when the risk it took to remain inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" by Anais Nin

  15. I also love quotes! I have a huge spreadsheet full of them cross referenced for occassion - I know... NERD!

    Here's my favorite;
    "Remember who you are and what you represent" Author Unknown

    Mother Hen

  16. hi mel not shur this iz a quote or not but theze r wurds i wil live bi frum now on


    aftr the last hospital visit i no this to b so vare tru


  17. I love quotes, too. I have notebooks full of them. It will be hard to just pick a few, but I will try. Here goes:
    "Let us be like the lines that lead to the center of a circle, uniting there and not like parallel lines that never join."
    -Hasidic Proverb
    "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
    -John Cage
    "Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."
    -Henry Ford
    "It ain't what a man don't know that makes him a fool, but what he does know that ain't so."
    -Josh Billings
    "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water."
    -Rabindranath Tagore
    And lastly, since I have sisters:
    "Big sisters are the crab grass on the lawn of life. (Linus describing Lucy.)
    -Charles Schulz

  18. What a fabulous quote!! And so true!! I really like this one:

    The most beautiful things in the world are not seen nor touched. They are felt with the heart.
    -- Helen Keller

  19. "There, but for the grace of God, go I"

  20. Here is my favorite quote, it helps me get through a tough day:

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain." ~Author unknown


  21. "Pretty is as pretty does" (don't know where this originated)

    "Love, and do what you like."
    --Saint Augustine

    "We will all find time to do what we really want to do."
    --William Feather

    "We do not remember days, we remember moments."
    --Cesare Pavese

  22. Not a quote, but great words to live by - check it out:

  23. I've always loved this from a Rolling Stones song of the same name: "Til the next time that we say goodbye, I'll be thinking of you."
    I used it as my senior quote and it's part of my SCS signature. It's a nice way to say goodbye.

  24. In the movie Akeelah and the Bee she reads a passage and it has stuck with me ever since it says..
    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? We are born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. As we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same" If anyone know who said it I would LOVE to know.. I keep it on my crafty desk to inspire me when my mojo leaves.

  25. Here's my favorite:

    Pray to God but continue to row toward shore - Russian Proverb

  26. "A well behaved woman seldom makes history" Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

  27. Hey Mel!!! congrats on your pub (not surprising at all!)

    Also, it was so much fun seeing you again! hope you had a safe trip home! hugs!

  28. I have about 3 notebooks full of quotes, Love em' Janine A

    Dont let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
    He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself, for every man has need to be forgiven
    Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
    No matter what scale we use, we never know the weight of anothers persons burden.
    Living on earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.

  29. This is just one I like, there are so many others. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
    JoAnn B.

  30. Here's a quote I like --

    "Creativity Takes Courage"
    Henry Matisse

  31. "Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance..."

  32. this is from one of my favorite (based on a true story) movies of a man wrongly accused of a murder 'The Life of David Gale' - I kept rewinding the movie to write the quote down.

    "Because in the way end the only way we can measure the value of the significance of our own lives is by valuing the lives of others" - David Gale

  33. Gee I can't think of anything brilliant without having to search somewhere! But when things aren't going right, or I'm caught off guard I always think to myself 'it must have happened for a reason' don't know if that's a quote, but it sure helps me look at the brighter side of things!

  34. Besides stamping and surfing stamping related sites, I love to read. Thus the following quote,
    "A person who won't read has no advantage over a person who can't read". Mark Twain

    Also, I keep a box of 3x5 cards on my computer table so I can jot down nifty quotes that I come across on the net. Often use them on cards.



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