Friday, 29 January 2010

Day 5

Day 5: Your Favourite Quote

If you know me at all, you know that I love the Things People Say. Therefore, there is no way on earth that I have one, and only one, favourite quotation. I have favourites from the kids (which I posted here), I have favourite inspirational quotations, favourite funny quotations, favourite literary quotations, favourite things that professors, family, and friends have said. I shall give an example of each. (Except the kid quotations, because that already has its own post.)


"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -Howard Thurman

(Got that one from Yaya's blog-- thanks, Yaya!)


Most things said by Groucho Marx, Dave Barry, and Eddie Izzard.


"Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'

'I dare say you haven't had much practice,' said the queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'
~ Lewis Carroll

"There are daggers in men's smiles." ~Donalbain in Shakespeare's Macbeth


"Buck up, buck up! It's like a lesbian gym mistress!"
~my Shakespeare prof in London


Dad asks a question, and Eco answers correctly.
“That’s exactly right, Rick!”

(And no, my brother's name is not Rick. Not even close. To this day, it is one of our greatest family mysteries... why did Dad call Eco Rick?)


"I'm always sober...when I'm not drunk." ~Jill

“I know about as much Danish as Sarah Palin has foreign policy experience… meaning I can see Denmark from my house.”
~Nancy (she was studying abroad at the time)

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE quotes!

    Confucius and Mother Theresa are always good ones. So are Helen Keller ones.