Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thursday Thirteen 174: Random Quotes

I'm always copying down quotes or passages I see in books, on calendars--heck, even lines of dialogue from TV or movies. Some are witty, some inspirational; a few are both. Here are thirteen random quotes I've come across this year.

1. The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
~Sally Berger

2. The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.
~ Emile Zola

3. Big results require big ambition.
~ James Champy

4. Above all, do not appear to others what you are not.
~ Robert E. Lee

5. We are what we imagine ourselves to be.
~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

6. Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
~ Greek proverb

7. The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
~ Mark Twain

8. There's always time to read. Don't trust a writer who doesn't read. It's like eating food by a cook who doesn't eat.
~ Laura Lippman

9. Within our dreams and our aspirations we find our opportunities.
~ Sue Atchley Ebaugh

10. Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.
~ Paul Bryant

11. Love dictates, but a kiss writes the secrets of the heart.
~ Anonymous

12. Giving is a necessity sometimes...more urgent, indeed, than having.
~ Margaret Lee Runbeck

13. If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

LINKS TO OTHER THURSDAY THIRTEENS:(Please leave your link if this is your first visit!)
Adelle Laudan * Colleen * Rekaya * i beati * Xakara
Jill Conyers * Kimberly Menozzi * CountryDew * Judy
Hazel * Darla M Sands * Harriet * Tatiana Caldwell
Paige Tyler * Alice Audrey * Jennifer Leeland
Shelley Munro * Jeanne St James * Maria


Adelle Laudan said...

These are all great I think I like #8 the most Happy T13!

colleen said...

I like silly and kissing!

Heather said...

Adelle: thanks, I really like that one, too!

Heather said...

Colleen: LOL...they go together rather well, don't they?

Rekaya Gibson said...

My favorites are #8 and #13. Thanks for sharing.

The Food Temptress

Heather said...

Rekaya: So much truth in number thirteen, no? Thanks for visiting!

i beati said...

excellent list

Xakara said...

I LOVE quotes, thanks so much for sharing! Now I have more to add to my collection. :)

Happy TT,


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jillconyers said...

Great quotes. A few more to add to my collection.

Kimberly Menozzi said...

My favorite is the Vonnegut quote. So very true, and it's been proven time and time again.

And I couldn't agree more with #13. ;)

Happy TT!

CountryDew said...

Those are terrific quotes. I like them all.

Judy said...

Happy TT! I like number 2 and need to put it on my computer! That and number 1 .. can you tell I'm a procrastinator? It's hard getting started.

Hazel said...

I like the Greek proverb, #6 and #13 very much!

Darla M Sands said...

I like how numbers four and five contradict and yet compliment one another. Happy TT!

I am Harriet said...

Enjoyed your quotes!

Have a great Thursday!

Paige Tyler said...

Great quotes!


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Tatiana Caldwell said...

Great list, #1 and #9 are moving me especially right now ...

Alice Audrey said...

4 is easy to say, but most of us don't even know how we come across.

Jennifer Leeland said...

I love the Zola quote! How true.

Heather said...

I beati: Thank you!

Xakara: Thanks, I'm glad you like them.

Jill: Hehe... Happy to add to your collection.

Kimberly: Glad you like the Vonnegut and Wittgenstein quotes! *g*

Anita: Thanks, I'm glad you like!

Heather said...

Judy: Definitely great advice, I hope they continue to encourage you.

Hazel: Thank you, those are two of my favorites as well.

Darla: Perhaps I should have put them in reverse order? You are what you think you are, but don't try to fool others into thinking you are what you are not? *G*

Thanks, Harriet, glad you enjoyed!

Heather said...

Paige: Thanks!

Tatiana: I'm glad numbers one and nine are helping to inspire you!

Alice: Very true. I think it's also true that we are different people, depending upon the group(s) we are with at any given time.

Jennifer: Yes, the two definitely go hand in hand. I need to remember that one right now and get my but in gear where holiday cards are concerned. Know what I want to do, just need to actually do it.

Maria said...

I love these. I think my favorite is the Mark Twain one.

Shelley Munro said...

#8 is so true. I like the one about kissing and love. :)

Heather said...

Maria: Twain was definitely one witty curmudgeon! *g*

Shelley: I'm partial to the Laura Lippman quote, too. I just picked up a few of her books at the library's used book sale to try and can't wait to dive into one.

Alice Audrey said...

I actually had some problems with that in Madison. I ran with three, incompatible groups. Everything was fine as long as they stayed separate, but when I got people from both groups talking to me at the same time there were problems.

Heather said...

I can see where that could cause problems. I confess, it's one of the reasons I've been reluctant to join facebook. There are some groups of people I don't want coming into contact with each other, LOL.