Hmmm… I’m in a pensive mood! As this is a time when I am just sitting around thinking, and then thinking some more, I’m going to share some quotes I’ve had written down for a while… for times like this when I am in a thoughtful mood:
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” (Abraham Lincoln)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” (Abraham Lincoln)
“Experience is what you get, when you don’t get what you wanted.” (Randy Pausch)
“Rejection is life’s protection.” (Alice Hunt)
Question: How are you?
Answer: Better than I deserve to be.
On tombstone: “I told you I was sick.”
How about you? Do you have any favorite quotes/thoughts?
PS>>> I’m working on taking the HAPPY over the RIGHT… but sometimes it’s just plain tough!
“I know well that happiness is in the little things.”
“I never exaggerate. I just remember BIG.” — Chi Chi Rodriquez
“Life is harder when you are stupid”…John Wayne
“When life is bitter admire the cup”…Anonymous
You can tell my bar is set fairly low! I’d much prefer happy over right and most of the time I find ignorance is bliss!
Mary Ann says
“Live simply so that others may simply live.” – Anonymous
add Susan Wittig Albert to the list of Moms who are sleuths — China Bayles — proprietor of an herb shop, tea room and catering business in the hill country near Austin TX — she’s actually a step-mom.
A good sword is the one left in its scabbard- Japanese proverb
Dress a goat in silk and it’s still a goat- Celtic proverb
If we don’t change direction we’ll end up where we’re headed- Chinese proverbs
as you can see I am a huge fan of proverbs…my favorite is the biblical proverbs
I know this is unrelated but I need help with writing the novel I’m working on. I was trying to come up with a name for my female protagonist and wanted to come up with a name that hasn’t really been used in the cozy mystery genre or a name that isn’t that frequent like Charlotte or Kate. This was on my mind and I was wondering if you could help me.
Thank you very much
I like the name Jacqueline. Pronounced jacque-lean. You can shorten it to a variation of Jackie for a nickname.
Thank you very much for the suggestion I like the sound of that name
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Rabia, I’ll be asking about your protagonist name question in a future entry…
thank you so much
Vickie B says
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain
If I knew where I’d fall, I’d sit down – Jan Koziej
Fear, not kindness, restrains the wicked. – Syrus, Maxims
Life is short, but troubles make it longer. – Syrus, Maxims
Nothing moves faster than gossip. – Virgil, Aeneid, IV, 174
Speech is given to many; intelligence to few. – Disticha Moralia
It’s best to do favors for people with good memories. –
Tears for somebody else’s troubles dry quickly. – Cicero
“If you keep doing what you did, you keep getting what you got.” That takes a second reading but I think it is great advice.
“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” – Lincoln
In the midst of great happiness, never promise anything. In the midst of great anger, never mail a letter.
Don’t see how you can be happy if you don’t believe in yourself. I have political arguments with friends. They know they are right. I know I am. We’re both happy. Maybe it all lies in illusion.
Danna - cozy mystery list says
I love your quotes! Thanks to ALL who sent those in. I am going to write a few down for future reference.