Wendy's favorite quotes


"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Monday, January 25, 2010

Quotes That Shaped My Character.

What win I if I gain the thing I seek?
A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy?
Who buys a minutes mirth to wail a week,
Or sells eternity to get a toy?
For one sweet grape who will the vine destroy?
Or what fond beggar, but to touch the crown,
would with the sceptre straight be strucken down?

From The Rape of Lucrece, by Shakespeare

This quote ran through my mind whenever I wanted to do something that might have far reaching consequences. It gave the moment of pause to look before I leap.



Another:

There is no chance, no fate, no destiny, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I knew that failure only came if I was not determined enough to see a project through. That the ultimate success or failure in my life could only be attributed to me.

Have you any quotes that shaped you?

4 comments:

renee1005m said...

There are many quotes that influence how I think, but one by Robert Frost stays with me all the time. "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; Define yourself."

That one always runs through my mind when I'm feeling defeated or just having a really bad day and it seems eveyrone is trying to tick me off. There are some others.

"Invitation to Dance-
It’s a Dance. And sometimes they turn the lights off in this ballroom.
But we’ll dance anyway, you and I. Even in the Dark. Especially in the Dark.
May I have the pleasure?"

I don't know why I like that one, but it stayed with me.

Of course I could fill the page but I won't. I'll give you one more that helps to keep things in perspective for me:

"Adults are just obsolete children, and the hell with them." Dr. Seuss.

Wendy said...

Ha Renee! That Dr. Seuss one is priceless! I am going to copy that.

I love the images that are in the dance one, and the first one feels very empowering.

Thanks for sharing!

Kaytee said...

Wendy I thought you wrote that poem. Great lines.

Wendy said...

Ha, Kaytee, nope. That was Shakespear. But thank you for thinking that :)