Feel Free to Quote Me


If you know me well, you know that I love a good quote. My Google home page has two separate widgets on there – one for daily cheeky quotes, the other for daily literary quotes. Dig that. Just a sec, let me pop over there and see what they say….

Literary Quote:
“I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.”
– William Faulker (American Writer)

Cheeky Quote:
“Dad, is it all right to take things from people you don’t like?” – Lisa Simpson

Not bad…sometimes they’re really good, sometimes, not so much.

Since I’m all about reader participation, I thought I would give you guys and gals an opportunity to share your some of your favorites here. They don’t have to be the “be all end all” favorites, because if you’re like me (there are some effective medications available), picking a favorite quote is like picking a favorite book. There’s just too many good ones to choose from.

Okay, I’ll start with a couple from my kids:

Here’s my son’s first memorized scripture verse (Age 3): “Follow me, and I will make you fishers. Amen”

And here’s one from my daughter last night (Age 8): “I don’t really care for queso, but I’ll take some of that melted cheese you got there.” (I don’t know where she gets that from.)

Favorite passage of scripture: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9a

And here’s a few other I like just because I like them:

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
– Judy Garland

“If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world, it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets off and makes you different from every other living creature.”
– Bruce Barton

“If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you.”
-Charles Kingsley

“There is a logic of color, and it is with this alone, and not the logic of the brain, that the painter should conform.”
-Paul Cezanne

And just for fun, one more:

“If you want to be a holy man, you have to be committed. When you make a decision you cannot waver in any way. You’d never see Gandhi during a hunger strike sneaking into the kitchen in the middle of the night. “Gandhi, what are you doing down there?” “I, um, I thought I heard a prowler and was going to hit him over the head with this giant bowl of potato salad.”
-Jim Carrey

Okay…your turn. Talk to me…

But before you do, be sure to catch Part Two of Billy Coffey’s interview with Lynn Rush today about the call that every writer dreams about.

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