Thursday, February 24, 2011

No quote this week …

At least not from me.

I walked early this morning (finishing up in a pouring rain), showered and started packing for a short trip to the beach. I drove all afternoon (mostly in a pouring rain) to get halfway there, and will be a passenger for the remainder of the trip tomorrow.

I'm going to unplug, as much as it's possible, for a couple of days. I'll have my phone, to stay in touch with my husband, but I'm going to try to back away from the laptop. We'll see how that goes. If our hotel has wi-fi, all bets are off. Heh.

Since I'm not going to be around in the morning for a Friday Quote Day, I thought I'd ask for your favorite quote. Who inspires you? What motivates you? Do you have a favorite thought that gets you through the tough times, or helps you appreciate the life you love? I'd love to come back to an e-mail inbox full of great thoughts and words.


gingersnapper said...

Young lady, what do you mean, NO QUOTE? That is the first thing facing me this morning, the lack of a quote. Man you are getting lazy.

I can't choose a favorite. I tend to like Oscar Wilde snottiness, but that doesn't seem appropriate here. No wait! My absolute favorite of his is "You are who you pretend to be." That's actually been inspiring to me a few times - though I doubt he meant it that way. It's a sort of "fake it til you make it" idea, and it's given me courage to get through an ordeal now and then.

But it's also a warning (or promise) that you are what you do. You can't immerse yourself in a role day after day, thinking "I'm not really like that, I'm just in this for the money or the experience" or whatever.


gingersnapper said...

Ooh! Ooh! I just found another quote that I adore, on someone else's blog:

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

Now damn, isn't that a brilliant picture of perseverance and faith in one's self. Those existentialists, saying the darndest things.

MarilynB said...

One of my favorites when I think I want to over eat is, "Enough is as good as a feast."