Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Reader Inspired Post

This is post #101. Isn't that nuts?? This had me contemplating my readers. Several of my readers are also facebook friends of mine who I pay to read my blog. I mean whose houses I clean so they will read my blog. Lets just say they happen to read my blog.

If you are indeed my facebook friend please know I have not only diligently read your favourite quotes listed (and everything else you happen to list), but the literary snob in me has determined the merit of said quote as I'm also highly pretentious. I tend to think quotes reveal as much about the admirer as they do the writer. These are the crème de la crème I have found among my friends pages. I'll put the first name of the person who led me to the quote. This is flattering, not at all creepy. Well, maybe a little of both.

"If you are a dreamer come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher a liar, a hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer, if you're a pretender come sit by my fire, for we have some flax golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!"
Shel Silverstein - Thank you Mary! This led me to look for further quotes of his and I found this one that is forever in my memory.

“Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect-- But tell me the truth.” I've never in my life been more accurately described.

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world"
Anne Frank - Mel

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain- Priscilla

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross - Elda

"I like pigs. Dogs look up at us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
Winston Churchill- Tim

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today."
Dale Carnegie - Holly

“The silence of good people is worse than the actions of bad people.”
Malalai Joya- Keri

"To love another person is to see the face of God"
Victor Hugo- Alicia

"life should be fragrant, rooftop to the basement"
U2- Shawna

"The world is a book, and those who don't travel read only a page."
St. Augustine- Nicole

"In the depths of winter, I find in me invincible summer"
Albert Camus - Shelly

Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.
rumi- Leah

Here is mine:

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. - Sophocles

Thank you readers for the inspiration. Thank you to the writers for all the wisdom. Thank you everyone for supporting this blog! It means the world to me you continue to visit.

I'd also like to give a special mention to a dear friend of mine and an inspiring woman who received her referral yesterday for a beautiful little boy... AND girl!!! Two little angels!! Ruth, I am simply ecstatic for you!!

Jessa xx


  1. these are oh so great!!!!! loved this post x

  2. Thank you!!! I have a severe quote addiction, and I love discovering new pearls of wisdom.; )


  3. I actually love the Bertrand Russell quote that you used on one of your last posts, "inspired by love guided by knowledge". I want to use it as the tagline for my photography ;)
    I adore your blog. To #101 and BEYOND!!!!!!
    p.s.-thanks for adding name/url. I couldn't post before and ohhh how I wanted to!

  4. Aw, I'm so flattered that you read my sidebar! That Shel Silverstein poem defines me. I'm definitely going to file away some of those other gems too. Thanks!

  5. Thank you Jessa!!!!!! I am so moved, and inspired by YOU!!

    Thank you for being so excited for us - it's finally starting to sink in and it feels sooooo great. And I offer a little dance of joy already for the day that YOUR referral comes - that, too, will be the best of days!!!

    Thank you thank you!!

    Ruth xo

  6. Keri, That is my all time favourite quote. In fact it's going to be my next tattoo. I love the equal importance to love and knowledge.; )

    Mary, I love your quote!!! I had never heard of Shel Silverstein before, he is amazing!

    Ruth, Thank you!! I know you will be cheering loudly when I get to announce ours, until then I'm going to revel in your joy. ♥


  7. I can't believe I made it on the list!! I feel so smart, and yes I realize I quoted someone else ;)

  8. Alicia, you are so smart!!! Trust me, like attracts like. ; )


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