“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”
― Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
― Steve Jobs
“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
― Albert Einstein
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.”
― Audrey Hepburn
“Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.”
― John Donne, The Poems of John Donne
“In each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice. We’re each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid, something real….”
― Libba Bray
And last, to my writer friends:
“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit, but also the spirit of his friends.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
Hey, I hope you find time to check out some of the other A-Z April Challenge blogs here:
April 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm
Amazing quotes, Patti! Thanks for sharing this collection, and for your beautifully soothing photo as well. 😀
April 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm
You are very welcome, Linda. I’ve been a little introspective lately and these quotes fit well with my thoughts…and the O post 🙂
April 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm
A great collection of quotes, Patti. And you know from my Purple Passages feature how much I like quotations. The Dr. Seuss one is choice–and true!
April 17, 2014 at 6:21 pm
Yes, I always enjoy a good quote. Glad you liked them too. Seuss was the first one that caught my eye AND made me laugh.
April 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm
What a scrumptious batch of quotes;)
April 17, 2014 at 7:48 pm
As is your recent Y poem, Kimberly! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a great note!
April 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm
What a pleasure to share these. Thanks Patti!
April 17, 2014 at 8:11 pm
Thank you, Dennis!
April 17, 2014 at 8:14 pm
April 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Thanks for cruising by and waving 🙂
April 17, 2014 at 9:09 pm
Wonderful! My favorite one is – ummm….let’s see…..Nietzsche! That’s a nice image – carrying the spirit of a friend.
Beautiful photo! You’re so talented, Patti.
April 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm
That may be my favorite too, at least at the moment. And you are too kind. Thanks again! Hugs again!!
April 17, 2014 at 9:56 pm
A great post Patti and a wonderful picture of the creek.
xxx Hugs Galore xxx
April 17, 2014 at 10:25 pm
Thanks, David. I was driving down the road, saw that scene out my window, hit reverse (I LOOKED FIRST!) and grabbed my camera to take a few shots out the passenger window,
Gigantic Hugs Back!
April 18, 2014 at 9:29 am
Excellent quotes and beautiful photo. I miss Washington!
April 18, 2014 at 9:29 am
We miss you!