I love a good quote.
I love when someone puts together the just right words (not too many, not too few) in just the right order, and says something that’s wise or funny – or both.
It might be something I read, or something I hear. I’ve been known to pull my car to the side of the street so I can write down a great quote I heard on the radio.
I’ve collected quotes for years, and what follows are a few of them. When I know the attribution, I include it:
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. – Unknown
The graveyards are full of indispensable men. – Charles de Gaulle
I don’t mind getting older – it’s the aging I hate. – Unknown
I can forgive and forget…it is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things…I would have to make a list, a very, very long list and make sure I hated the people on it the right amount…No, we always have a choice. All of us. – M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans
I never learned anything while I was talking. – Larry King
Children are smarter than any of us. You know how I know that? I don’t know any children with a full-time job and children. – Bill Hicks, Readers Digest
Teachers don’t teach for the income; they teach for the outcome. – Unknown
Don’t look back – we’re not going that way. – Unknown
A bad breakup is pain from a onetime source, like surgery; a bad relationship is every day and indefinite, like torture. – Carolyn Hax, advice columnist
When science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they’re not it. – Bernard Bailey
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde
We never gave each other presents, either, because every day we spent together was a gift. – Isabel Vincent, Dinner with Edward
And, because we are…still…in a pandemic: