Wednesday, July 09, 2008


I decided to do something a little different today. Lucy has given me the reins to her blog and I plan to make use of them! I’ve really enjoyed reading your comments so much that I wanted to hear what you have to say about, well, - EVERYTHING!!! I was reading a quote last night that really inspired me. "Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.” That’s pretty solid if you ask me! I thought that it would be interesting if I could hear some of your favorite quotes and possibly an example of how that quote made a difference in your life or someone else’s.

In the meantime I’ll leave you with a funny clip I found from on youtube. Authors can be so hillarious sometimes!!!


Amy said...

Great question! I am going to have to give this one some thought.

Cheri2628 said...

Here is a quote from C.S.Lewis that I love because it really applies to me.
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."

I also love this quote "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" I use this one frequently with my family! ;)

Angie-la said...

Oh! I like that one, Andre!
One of my faves an Indian proverb that is posted on my fridge:
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

Judy said...

CS Lewis is one of my favorites to quote. From The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: "It is only with the heart that one sees rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."

It reminds me that things are not always as they appear, and I need to trust my heart, even though it sometimes scares me silly.

Cryna said...

I really liked your quote, Andre. My favourite saying is:

Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present.

That has gotten me through some rough times, and I love the song that uses these words as well:

"THE FAITH" by: Rick Tippe

Norma sits all alone in the waiting room
Nurse says, "Your test results are in
Doctor will see you soon"
He says, "I'm sorry but there's no good way
To deliver bad news
My hands are tied
So the best thing I can do
Is share these words with you"

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift
That's why it's called the present
As long as you can keep the faith
Hope and love will lead the way
To a new beginning for now
Heaven can wait, keepin' the faith

Norma sits all alone in her livin' room
Wonders how she'll tell her family
And they should be home soon
Her husband says, "I promised you
For better or worse"
Holds her tight says, "We'll win this fight"
The key to life is in these words
He said


Eight years have come and gone
And Norma's doin' fine
She reachin' out, helpin' others
Who are just beginning their own fight
She tells them


(Yesterday is history)
Keepin' on, keepin' on
(Tomorrow is a mystery)
Keepin' on, keepin' on
Heaven can wait, keepin' the faith
(As long as you can keep the faith

flchen1 said...

Hmm... I'm not sure who coined this, but "She who laughs, lasts" because a sense of humor can get you through almost anything :)

Amy said...

After giving it some thought I am going with:
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
This was by Thomas Carlyle

Jane said...

"Only thing we have to fear is fear itself."~FDR

robynl said...

to thine own self be true.
Very profound in my eyes.

Lynnsplanet said...

This was something that was said to me many years ago when I cried out for help. I was stunned to find NY Bestsellers hanging out in a writer's chat when one of them told me -

"Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't write the way you write."

And a second popped up with the same advice.

Whenever I get to a point where I wonder if I should throw in the towel - this comes to my mind and I push onward.

The result - two books published, written my way.