Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February words of wisdom

Told you so. --Your Intuition

Once in a while, blow your own damn mind. --Unknown

The older I get the more I understand that it's okay to live a life others don't understand. --Unknown

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. --Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they want, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage. --Sir Winston Churchill

If you can't stand solitude, perhaps others find you boring as well. --Mark Twain

Never give up hope. Situations can change overnight, problems can dissolve in the light of a new day's sun. --Leon Brown

Pause and remember, the past is over and it cannot be changed, fixed or undone by continuing to think about it. The quicker we can get over our mistakes, understand the lessons and move forward, the healthier we become to ourselves and everyone around us. --Jenni Young

I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. --President Donald J. Trump

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the ongoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worse enemy to creativity is self-doubt. --Sylvia Plath

Write about what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open. --Natalie Goldberg

Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. --Barbara Kingsolver

When in doubt, have a man come though the door with a gun in his hand. --Raymond Chandler

Never discredit your gut instinct. You are not paranoid. Your body can pick up on bad vibrations. If something deep inside of you says something is not right about a person or situation, trust it. --Unknown

Being a good person does NOT mean you have to put up with other people's crap. --Unknown

Writers are lucky. Whatever the mood, no matter the longing, the writer can use his words to connect himself to any world he wishes to visit. --Alan Zweibel

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. --Kurt Vonnegut

Note to self: Don't measure your progress using someone else's ruler. --Unknown

People who love to eat are always the best people. --Julia Child

You can tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down. --Unknown

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. --Jose Harris

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. --John C. Maxwell

If you start thinking about being likable you are not going to tell your story honestly. --Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

What are you going to do with the people who are cursed with both hearts and brains? --Dorothy L. Sayer (Gaudy Night)

This country has shed more blood for the freedom of other people than all the other nations in the history of the world combined, and I'm tired of people feeling like they've got to apologize for America. --Fred Thompson

In the book of life, there are happy chapters, sad chapters and exciting chapters. Don't be afraid to turn the page and see what the next chapter is about. --Unknown

The man who has no imagination has no wings. --Muhammad Ali

When the devil keeps on asking you to look at your past, there must be something good in the future he doesn't want you to see. --Unknown

If someone treats you like crap, just remember that there's something wrong with them, not you. Normal people don't go around destroying other human beings. --Unknown

Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life. --Mark Twain

There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility. --Steven Spielberg

I have been broken. I have known hardship and I have lost myself. But here I stand, still moving forward and growing stronger each day. I will never forget the harsh lessons in my life. They made me stronger. --Unknown

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. --Maya Angelou

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. --Ralph Marston

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. --William Arthur Ward

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more. --John Burroughs

The less you respond to negativity, the more peaceful your life becomes. --Unknown

I no longer force things. What flows, flows. What crashes, crashes. I only have space and energy for things that are meant for me. --Unknown


Unknown said...

Where did John Lennon say this? What is the source?
I honestly believe that the only way we are going to get ourselves out of the messes we've created for ourselves is to find strong and independent leaders. It's going to take a revolution. Electing someone that isn't a politician is the only way. Perhaps a businessman. --John Lennon

Melinda said...

Sorry I took so long to respond - just had my first author appearance/reading Saturday and a writers conference the week before, so I'm just now cleaning out my emails from the past couple weeks.

I get most of the quotes from the internet (usually posted on social media pages), but since you asked I researched it and it looks like it's probably a bogus quote, so I'm going to remove it from the post.

I liked the quote because my father was a successful businessman and I always thought he'd be a great president because he was ethical, didn't play games and didn't take any shit from anyone. Interestingly, that's also why he would never want the job - having to deal with all that crap.

Thank you for reading!