Sometimes you just need a good quote…to put things in perspective.
Now and then the hustle and bustle of the world around us gets obnoxiously loud and difficult to wade through. We all know how easy it is to suddenly feel like we’re moving through a thick swampy marsh. But, we MUST remember to remember (…if that makes any sense…) to call upon our favorite sayings to get us to the end of that rainbow, workday, in-law visits…whatever!
Quotes are an integral part of our history, a necessary component to our culture and way of being. We need their uplifting spirit and should call upon their wisdom more often. We must remember they come from somewhere…someone… whose story will continue to illuminate our lives long after they’ve gone. If we can realize a saying’s message, we can deeper understand a person’s life and their meaning. So, here are a few quotes I’ve found that really hit home to me…
“A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.” – Shirly MacLaine. Singer, dancer, film actress, theatre actress, writer, journalist.
“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.”
– Thomas Jefferson. The third president and main author of the Declaration of Independence.
“For the earth is only an atom in the universe of worlds.” – Edgar Cayce. The “sleeping prophet” and father of holistic medicine.
“The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades!” – Demetri Martin. American comedian, writer, artist, musician, actor, and humorist.
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato. Famous philosopher and writer of the fourth century B.C.E. in ancient Greece.
“Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” – Mark twain. American writer, publisher, humorist, entrepreneur, and lecturer.
I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.” – Katharine Hepburn. Renown actress, and an unconventional thinker.
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”– Winston Churchill. Radio broadcaster, Nobel Prize winner and literary genius.
“Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie.” – David Mamet. American playwright, screenwriter, and film director.
“It’s the little things that count” ~ Unknown