Sunday, May 15, 2011

Be inspired.

I keep a little journal full of inspiring quotes that really touch me. One of my favorite things is to look for new quotes to add, because there are so many great people that lived and live in the world, and I love to be able to appreciate a little piece of them by writing down things they once said. I secretly hope that someday, people will write down things I have said in their little quote journals, just to know that maybe my words could be significant. Anyways, I thought I'd share some of my favorite quotes from my journal, and hope you'll like them as much as I did:

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. -Mother Teresa

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. -Victor Hugo

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law. -Voltaire (really liked this one :P)

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. -Emily Dickinson

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving. -Paulo Coelho

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. -George John Nathan

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. -Anne Roiphe

In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. -Paul McCartney

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. -Henry David Thoreau

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. -Albert Einstein

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abraham Lincoln

Great hopes make great men. -Thomas Fuller

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. -Thomas Fuller

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams. -Hosea Bailou

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. -William Shakespeare

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. -Winston Churchill

Some of them might seem cheesy, but I think it's reassuring to know that famous people have thought and felt the same way as someone as average as myself. I have alot more, so maybe I'll post more sometime.

--Ugh, actually, looking at these quotes, I sound like a 60 year old woman talking about the old days and preaching "believe in your dreams" to a bunch of teenagers. Why do I always sound so maternal? Oh well, I still like the quotes :)


  1. Hey there. thanks for the comments.
    These quotes are wonderful. I love that Mccartney Quote. I used to write it in the front pages of my notebooks.
    I love quoting people too but its usually quotes by people who I'm obsessed with. :D
    You have a really cute blog btw.
    and I love Harry Potter too :D I dont think I can stop reading those books, ever! :D

  2. WHOA. This was amazing. You've inspired me! I think I'm going to start keeping a little journal like that, too. It sounds so cool!

  3. That's so cool that you keep a quote journal!!! What a great idea!! I want to do that too!!
    I love the Shakespeare one!!


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