Quotes To Live By

30Nov08

Image by mandj98

Image by mandj98

More quotations from my notebooks, which I feel are very pertinent to the way I would like to live my life, and also to the philosophy of this blog:

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it, than we have to consume wealth without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw

Don’t just be better than your contemporaries or your predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.
-Harvey Fierstein

and because Christmas is coming up:

If you never did, you should.
These things are fun,
and fun is good.

Dr. Seuss

What inspiring quotes do you choose to live your life by, if any?

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6 Responses to “Quotes To Live By”

  1. The back of my mini Moleskine is for quotations!! Recently I’ve been liking the below.

    “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to lie that nothing else can bring.” – Oscar Wilde

    “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” – Harry Winston

    “Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.” – Jacques Prévert

    And of course, the mug which I featured on my blog, saying “Happiness is a cup of tea and a new magazine”!!

  2. OK I’m going to test out Dr Seuss’s quote :)

  3. mmmm quotes are lots of fun. i have this notebook that i fill with thoughts, poetry and little quotes that i like or agree with. sort of like a blog on paper haha. :D

    and i actually have that george bernard shaw quote in there, i just love it. very insightful and very true.

    here is one of my favourites:

    ‘in short measures life may perfect be.’
    ben johnson

    we all need reminding that the small things are good, don’t we? life is not all about pomp and parade…

    great post!
    thanks for all your lovely comments, they were such a joy to return from holiday to.
    hope you are well!
    XXX

  4. Very inspiring! I love that there is a Dr. seuss quote too- I ADORE those books <3
    One of my favourite quotes is from the original “Charlie and the chocolate factory” movie,when Willy Wonka says:
    “A little nonsense now and then
    is relished by the wisest men”
    Isn’t that great?!

  5. These are all great! @ simi – when I read that all I heard Gene Wilder singing it in my head!

  6. Mm. I like that third one especially.

    “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
    — Roald Dahl

    “Don’t for heaven’s sake, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense.”
    — Ludwig Wittgenstein

    “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”
    — Albert Einstein

    “I believe the only way to get through this life is laughing, mostly at myself.”
    — Shannon Hale


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