Category Archives: Quote Wednesday

Quote Wednesday – Aida

I want nothing in the world but myself to protect me and I won’t lie down, roll over, and die. — Aida

There’d be no ties of time and space to bind me and no horizon I could not pursue. — Aida

Quotes from one of my favorite musicals.  Back in 2000, my two best friends and I traveled to NYC for Spring Break.  We wanted to see a broadway show, but were pretty lean on cash.  We happened to notice a sign for “Student tickets” outside of the theater housing Aida.  We inquired and walked away with $20 tickets.  I thought we would be in the nosebleeds, but no, we were first row orchestra.  Holy crap!  We could see the individual sweat beads on the actors.  It was crazy!  I loved the show and the music.  After the show, we went to the backstage door to try and meet the stars.  The actress playing Aida, Heather Headley graduated from high school in my home town.  We waited and waited.  We met tons of the actors.  We chatted, we got autographs, but we really wanted to see Heather Headley.  Finally she came out of the stage door.  We immediately tried to grab her attention.  She came over.  We asked for autographs and photographs.  She obliged and asked us where we were from.  “Fort Wayne, IN!” we cried.  Then she asked us what high school we went to.  “Snider.”  “Too bad” was her reply.  She graduated from Snider’s rival, Northrop.  We had a great laugh about it, chatted a bit more, and then it was time to leave.  I’ll never forget my spring break trip to NYC, but seeing Aida and meeting Heather Headley was definitely the highlight for me.

“Elaborate Lives”

“Written in the Stars”

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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Quote Wednesday


Quote Wednesday – Holmes

Life is a romantic business. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

Screw Valentine’s Day, I always get romantic during the holidays.  Maybe it’s just the music and the treats.  Or maybe it’s just life…

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Posted by on December 12, 2012 in Quote Wednesday


Quote Wednesday – Twain

Shut the door — not that it lets in the cold, but that it lets out the coziness. — Mark Twain

To be honest, I’m kind of missing the cold and snow.  (I said kind of)  Wearing a light jacket with short sleeves, just isn’t the same as snuggling up in a cozy sweater with a mug of hot tea.  I may be missing it a bit, but I am grateful for feeling comfortable consistently.  I’ll be back in Indiana for Christmas where I’m sure I’ll get my fill of cold.

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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Quote Wednesday


Quote Wednesday – Gilbert

Did nothing in particular and did it very well. — W.S. Gilbert

This sums up my Thanksgiving holiday.  I hung out with the family and boys.  We lounged.  We watched movies and tv.  We read.  We just enjoyed each other’s company.  And it was glorious…

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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Quote Wednesday


Quote Wednesday – Sands

It is extraordinary how music sends us back to the memories of the past, and it is the same with smells. — George Sands

Some of my favorite smells:

  • Grass after its cut
  • Right before rain storms
  • Tea (chai or mint)
  • Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies
  • Clean laundry
  • Dirt (potting soil)
  • Babies
  • Sandalwood

What are some of yours?

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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Quote Wednesday


Quote Wednesday – Tolkien

Still ’round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate. — J.R.R. Tolkien

Looking for that new something around the corner today…  Maybe a bit of direction.

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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Quote Wednesday


Quote Wednesday – Disraeli

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. — Benjamin Disraeli

How much effort do you put into your work?  If it isn’t much, nothing incredibly will come.  I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.  While I need a job, I am confused by what I want.  What will make me want to work hard?  What will I ultimately enjoy, even if the day to day can be rough.  I want a passion that could create something genius.

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Posted by on November 7, 2012 in Quote Wednesday