If you know anything about me then you know I absolutely love a good quote. I am also a strong proponent against reinventing the wheel and believe that great minds do in fact think alike (not sure who coined either of those phrases).
My love of quotes, inspiration, and motivation was sparked by an early obsession with books and the one and only Megan Vadnais, my graduate assistant supervisor and mentor. Megan loved to leave post-it notes around our office with quotes, sayings, and cute anecdotes as a way to help form connections and positive outlooks, or at least that is what I thought at the time. Upon the conclusion of my graduate assistantship Megan gifted me with a wonderful calender of quotes. Those quotes now make up a quote quilt on a wall in my office.
Friends, colleagues, and many of my students continue to bare witness to my love, and continuous use, of quotes. Which even sparked a past Peer Counselor of mine to make me a customize quote box, which I love. Today, I get quotes and inspiration from a variety of places to include books, shows, movies, songs, or even every day conversations. Check back often, you might even find yourself featured here one day. If so, I will do my best to ask permission first, but at the bare minimum I will always attribute.
So this post is dedicated to my continued passion for, and love of, quotes- and from time to time I will continue to post quotes, food for thought- or Today’s Words of Wisdom, as I will call them.
What is in your quote box?
Here’s a little of what is in mine:
“The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.” – Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice
“To be or not to be” – William Shakespeare
“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get” – Forrest Gump
“There is a thin line between love and hate.” –A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (motion picture)
“You know when you know what you know what you know” –Afeni Shakur, Evolution of a Revolutionary
“Faith is something we believe so strongly that it becomes a fact to live by” -Hebrews 11, The Bible
“Service is the rent you pay for room on this Earth” -Shirley Chisolm
“You never really have anything until you give it away.” -Anon
“The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“Everybody is Somebody!” ~Lean on Me, A motion Picture
“I love you not for my mind, or my heart. I love you for my SOUL and that’s a place only You and God can go.” -Tyler Perry, Madea’s Family Reunion (Motion Picture)
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“Title Divine is Mine” -Emily Dickinson
“You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever.” -Anon
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only that ever has.” – Margaret Mead