Here are some of my favorite quotes.
“This is your life. Are you who you want to be?” ~ Switchfoot
“You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster. Up, down. Up, down. Oh what a ride! I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together. Some didn’t like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it.” ~ Grandma (in Parenthood, the movie)
“Strange isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” ~ Clarence (It’s a Wonderful Life)
"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure." ~ Jack Lemmon (in Katie Couric’s The Best Advice I Ever Got)
“The lives that have been a blessing to you are those who have been unconscious of it.” ~Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest
“Luck is more about being open to opportunities – beyond how the task or situation presents itself.” ~ Tony Hsieh (author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. in Katie Couric’s The Best Advice I Ever Got)
“A house unclean is better than a life unlived.” ~ Rebecca West
“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”~ Alfred Adler
“Each morning when I open my eyes, I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it will be. Yesterday is dead; tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I just have one day, today, and I am going to be happy in it.” ~Groucho Marx (in Katie Couric’s The Best Advice I Ever Got) Who knew he was such a philosopher?
“…perfect love casts out fear.” I John 4:18
“If you ever lose your mind, I’ll be kind.” ~ Cole Porter, Friendship