Friday, July 22, 2016

Words to live and love by


Good morning, all!

Am taking the coward's way out today because, like Sophia, I hadn't realized this was a five Friday month, and was thinking about what to do for next week.  Then I really looked at the calendar.
But hearing from the world's brilliant people is more fun than 'listening' to me, anyway.

Got the idea for this blog because I was checking out the Wayfair website (One of my favorite distractions - have never ordered anything, but it all looks so cool!)  And there was a wall hanging with this quote from Coco Chanel - KEEP YOUR HEELS,  HEAD,  AND STANDARDS HIGH.
I love it!  So, went looking for other quotes we don't run across all the time.  It seemed appropriate to us to quote from the subject of love.

YOU CAN'T BLAME GRAVITY FOR FALLING IN LOVE - Albert Eistein

LET US ALWAYS MEET EACH OTHER WITH A SMILE, FOR THE SMILE IS THE BEGINNING OF LOVE - Mother Teresa

SPREAD LOVE EVERYWHERE YOU GO.  LET NO ONE EVER COME TO YOU WITHOUT LEAVING HAPPIER - Mother Teresa

I HAVE DECIDED TO STICK WITH LOVE.  HATE IS TOO GREAT A BURDEN TO BEAR - Martin Luther King

LOVE IS SMOKE MADE WITH THE FUME OF SIGHS - William Shakespeare

TO LOVE AND BE LOVED IS TO FEEL THE SUN FROM BOTH SIDES David Viscott

BEING DEEPLY LOVED BY SOMEONE GIVES YOU STRENGTH, WHILE LOVING SOMEONE DEEPLY GIVES YOU COURAGE - Lao Tzu

LOVE IS A SINGLE SOUL INHABITING TWO BODIES - Aristotle

AND JUST BECAUSE WE NEED SOME LAUGHS . . .

A WOMAN'S MIND IF CLEANER THAN A MAN'S: SHE CHANGES IT MORE OFTEN
- Oliver Herford

A DAY WITHOUT SUNSHINE IS LIKE, YOU KNOW, NIGHT - Steve Martin

I BELIEVE THAT IF LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, YOU SHOULD MAKE LEMONADE . . . AND TRY TO FIND SOMEBODY WHOSE LIFE HAS GIVEN THEM VODKA, AND HAVE A PARTY  - Ron White

GO TO HEAVEN FOR THE CLIMATE, HELL FOR THE COMPANY - Mark Twain

AND IF WE LET THE FOLLOWING HAPPEN, WE'D ALL BE UNEMPLOYED . . .

I LOVE DEADLINES.  I LIKE THE WHOOSHING SOUND THEY MAKE AS THEY FLY BY - Douglas Adams

Hadn't heard that quote from Shakespeare before.  The man did have a way with words.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and that you'll think of brilliant observations so that one day, the world will be quoting you!



21 comments:

  1. While in San Diego for RWA, Catherine Lanigan, Rula Sinara and I visited the rooftop lounge at the Hyatt. Not only did we have a fabulous view, it was interesting to see quotes inscribed on some of the windows. Reading your post, I wish I would have taken pictures of more of them, but I did take a picture of one that read: "A simple hello could lead to a million things." Anonymous

    I thought this quote was particularly appropriate for a group of authors!

    Thanks for the fun post, Muriel, and we missed you in San Diego!

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    1. Thank you, Kate. I thought about all of you all weekend. That's a lovely quote. It is true that you never know what'll happen when you extend yourself to someone else. Memorable words seem to have become a part of decorating - I love that.

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  2. Muriel, What a great Friday morning post when we all need more love and happiness in our lives. The world suddenly (or maybe not so suddenly) seems filled with negativity. That's why this group is so wonderful. Always upbeat and positive. I love all of your quotes. I have one from Bette Davis I like. "Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone--but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding." Have a good Friday and a fab weekend.

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    1. I think that quote would be worth a whole day's discussion. I think it's true on one level - really learned that when we adopted our children. We think love solves everything, but it doesn't. You have to be a shrink, a master negotiator, a mind-reader, and a mystic to deal with them. But, then, I think it's love that leads you to want to be all those things and stretch yourself like Gumby to be all they need. So, pliable and yielding is good, isn't it? Like I said - worth an all-day discussion. Brace yourself - I'm coming over! Happy weekend!

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    2. Exactly, Muriel. I've always thought it means love is the rock on which you build life, but in all relationships you must be flexible.

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  3. Thanks Muriel! This post brightened my morning. I had a good laugh too. It was a perfect pick-me-up before getting back to work!

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  4. You're welcome, Tara! Write something brilliant so we can quote YOU, oh, Maven of Weddings!

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  5. What a great collection of quotes! Nice to begin the day with positive thoughts

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    1. Thanks, Mel. Wishes for a wonderful day.

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  6. Muriel, this was one of the best posts ever. One of my guilty pleasures is spending hours browsing through Bartlett's Book of Great Quotations---when I should be writing, or tweeting or something productive. But as always, my soul inhales these wise words. I think this one reason I love Pinterest so much. And I quote a lot about Coco all the time. She's one of those people I wish I had met.
    And I have to say...that when Kate and Rula and I were up there looking out on gorgeous San Diego...I DO love reading quotes and using them in interior décor. Then I realized, I've been doing that in my home..bit by bit. What does THAT say?
    Love, loved this post.

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! I love my Bartlett's, too. When I was in school, I had quotations all over my Pee-Chee folders (does anyone else remember those?) We have quotes all over the house, too. So that done on stair risers - quotes painted on them. It was so beautiful. Happy weekend!

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    2. That's supposed to be "saw" that done on stairs.

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  7. Thanks for the fun post, Muriel. I especially like Aristotle's, about love being a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

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    1. Doesn't a profound thought from someone who lived literally ages ago make you feel connected to the past and everyone in it? Thanks, Linda. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Because your wonderful post is all about love and because A. A. Milne is my hero, “It's so much more friendly with two.”

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    1. Yeayyy for A.A. Milne! And in Oregon, we're having a "blustery day, Pooh."

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  9. Love all these sayings, Muriel, especially the last one about deadlines. And wouldn't you know, my computer has gone on strike today. ☺️

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    1. Wow. What good fortune! Time to research people and food by going to dinner with someone, don't you think? Have a wonderful weekend, Leigh!

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  10. Love them all, Muriel! The Steve Martin one made me laugh out loud. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Love that one, too. And the Shakespeare quote is amazing to me. You have a great weekend, too, Amy.

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