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A-Z April Challenge; O is for Own It

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A creek near my home in Westport, WA. No relation to this post, just soothing to my eye.

A creek near my home in Westport, WA. No relation to this post, just soothing to my eye.

“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.” 
― Michel de MontaigneThe 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. SeussOh, 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. FranklMan’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 DonneThe 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:

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2014.html

Author: Patti Hall

Writer, daughter, sister, mom, niece, grani, and friend. Works-in-progress; 3 children's books, some poetry and a memoir series, "Souvenirs from My Heart." Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the beach, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy. I am a widow (2009), lost my sis in 2012, my aunt and a precious grandson in 2013.

16 thoughts on “A-Z April Challenge; O is for Own It

  1. Amazing quotes, Patti! Thanks for sharing this collection, and for your beautifully soothing photo as well. 😀

  2. 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!

  3. What a scrumptious batch of quotes;)

  4. What a pleasure to share these. Thanks Patti!

  5. 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.
    *hugs*
    Ellespeth

  6. A great post Patti and a wonderful picture of the creek.
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx

    • 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!
      P

  7. Excellent quotes and beautiful photo. I miss Washington!

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