Wednesday, May 21, 2014

When in Doubt...

" The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation."
~Isaac D'Israeli

I recently received a couple e-mail invitations to participate in a chain of one's favorite inspirational quote.  I haven't yet responded - not because I don't have one, but rather because I have so many that I am having difficulty choosing only one.

I started using quotations to inspire journal writing years ago, have favorite books of collections of quotes and a notebook of inspirational quotes from  books I've read.  For years, I've turned to a quote when I feel unmotivated to write or feel stalled or find myself chewing on an issue or concern.  A good quote always gets me going again.  

So one?  The most inspirational?  These are some of my current favorites...

  • "Things do not change; we change."     ~Henry David Thoreau
  • "The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now.  Another I is beginning."   ~ George Sand
  • "Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are."    ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • "Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do."      ~Jose Ortega y Gasser
  • "No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap."       ~Carrie Snow
  • "Life only demands from the strength you possess.  Only one feat is possible - not to have run away."            ~Dag Hammarskjold
  • "We have enough people who tell it like it is - now we could use a few who tell it like it can be."             ~ Robert Orben
  • "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."        ~Henry Ford
and...."Be kind - everyone is fighting a hard battle."