Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

Thanks to T. Wayne of A Joyful Process for nominating me for the three day quote challenge. The rules are to select up to three quotes each day for three consecutive days, and nominate three different bloggers in each of these posts to do the same challenge. FINAL DAY!!

Today, I decided I was going to share some of my favorite quotes and I’m going to break the rules by sharing more than 3.


Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it.
What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism
is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.
ou do not know what wars are going on down there
where the spirit meets the bone. 
― Miller Williams

Kindness is more important than wisdom,
and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
– Theodore Isaac Rubin

Be daring, be different, be impractical,
be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision
against the play-it-safers, the creatures of commonplace,
the slaves of the ordinary.
– Cecil Beaton

I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love.
Love above all. No… not the artful postures of love,
not playful and poetical games of love for the amusement of an evening,
but love that… overthrows life.
Unbiddable, ungovernable – like a riot in the heart,
and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture.
Love – like there has never been in a play.
– from “Shakespeare in Love”

Those who sing pray twice.
– St. Augustine

Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up.
If a guy punches you he likes you.
Never try to trim your own bangs and someday you will meet a wonderful guy
and get your very own happy ending.
Every movie we see, Every story we’re told implores us to wait for it,
the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the exception to the rule.
But sometimes we’re so focused on finding our happy ending
we don’t learn how to read the signs.
How to tell from the ones who want us and the ones who don’t,
the ones who will stay and the ones who will leave.
And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy,
maybe… it’s you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over,
freeing yourself up for something better in the future.
Maybe the happy ending is… just… moving on.
Or maybe the happy ending is this,
knowing after all the unreturned phone calls, broken-hearts,
through the blunders and misread signals,
through all the pain and embarrassment
you never gave up hope.
– from “He’s just not that into you”

I wanted a perfect ending.
Now I’ve learned, the hard way,
that some poems don’t rhyme,
and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Life is about not knowing, having to change,
taking the moment and making the best of it,
without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious ambiguity.
– Gilda Radner

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends
and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
– Attributed to Mother Teresa

Finally, I nominate these 3 bloggers to participate in the challenge:

Claremary from Around Zuzu’s Barn

Jacqueline from A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales

In Between Moderation


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  5. I stopped dead in my tracks with the Miller Williams quote. I have a sister-in -law who has crossed me off her list and will not even acknowledge my existence. I’ve felt so powerless for so many years. But I am not powerless after all…I have the gift of compassion, and I can heap it on her in generous amounts! Thank you, JacquelineO!


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