Favorite Quotes

“When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, `I used everything you gave me.’” ~ Erma Bombeck

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“Be kinder than necessary, everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” ~ T.H. Thompson & John Watson

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“Sometimes love lasts a moment. Sometimes love lasts a lifetime. Sometimes a moment is a lifetime.” ~ Author Unknown

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“Happy people don’t necessarily have everything, they just make the most of everything they have.” ~ Author Unknown

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“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen!” ~ Conan O’Brien

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‎”If you know someone who has lost a child, and you’re afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, you’re not reminding them. They didn’t forget they died. What you’re reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that is a great gift.” ~ Elizabeth Edwards

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“You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” ~ Doug Floyd

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“I believe in the power of the personal narrative to change the writer and the reader. And so I believe every story matters. So the most important advice that I have for people is to be yourself. Be you, tell your story. Because that’s the one that people really want to hear because you’re the only one that can tell it.” ~ Vikki Reich

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“Be who you are and your life will transform for ever.” ~ Deepak Chopra

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“‘Kindness’ covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” ~ Roger Ebert

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“Everyone who have ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it, that makes a difference.” ~ Nolan Bushnell

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“You have to work harder than you think you possibly can. You can’t hold grudges, it’s hard, but you can’t hold grudges. And it doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, cuz that’s gonna happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up.” ~ Ben Affleck

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“Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.” ~ Garrison Keillor

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“It’s so easy to laugh. It’s so easy to hate. It takes guts to be gentle and kind.” ~ Jeff Buckley

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“The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand,
The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land,
The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains…
For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.” ~ Hardin Marshall

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“Forgive all those who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.” ~ Harriet Nelson

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”  ~ Dalai Llama

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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“Patience with others is love. Patience with self is hope. Patience with God is faith.”
~ Adel Bestevaros

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“Nothing carves out more space in our hearts than sorrow. And that’s the space where the love moves in.” ~ Meg Hutchinson

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“What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications. It will not be anything like what you think it will be like, but surprises are good for you. And don’t be frightened: you can always change your mind. I know: I’ve had four careers and three husbands. And this is something else I want to tell you, one of the hundreds of things I didn’t know when I was sitting here so many years ago: you are not going to be you, fixed and immutable you, forever.” ~ Nora Ephron

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“Always when judging who people are, remember to footnote the words ‘so far.’” ~ Robert Brault

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“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

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