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Quote Wednesday — West

A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever. – Jessamyn West

Sometimes I have this fear.  I fear that my boys will be crushed by cruel words.  I want to protect them from those words.  And yet, I know that it is inevitably for them to experience the hardships of life.  I just hope that they can understand that most of those words don’t matter (though they hurt) and don’t inflict those words on anyone else.

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday — Plato

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” — Plato

Do you become emotional when in love?  Surprisingly I do.  Usually I am a pretty straight forward person.  When in love, I become a mushy girl.  I feel a bit silly, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday — Montaigne

I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself. — Montaigne

We humans have the capacity to create or destroy, to a superhero or a villain.  What will you choose to be today?

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday — Zusak

“Some people are beautiful.  Not in looks.  Not in what they say.  Just in what they are.”  — Markus Zusak I am the Messenger

In a culture obsessed with physical beauty, I love this little reminder. 

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday — Wood

“One is always considered mad when one perfects something that others cannot grasp.”  — Ed Wood

Thank you Mr. Wood.  Love it!

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday — Dahl

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.  Those who don’t believe in magic never find it.” — Roald Dahl The Minpins

 

Not a book of his that I have read…  but I do love this quote.  I wish all people could have childlike wonder when viewing the world.  We live in an extraordinary place and time.  Enjoy it!

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday — Carroll

“I wonder if I’ve changed in the night? Let me think.  Was I the same when I got up this morning?… But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” — Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

One of my all time favorite books.  I read this to the boys last summer and they really got into it.  We didn’t have time to read Through the Looking Glass before they left for Indiana.  So, it’s definitely going on our summer reading list.

I find that this book, more than most I read, has some great quotes about life and identity.  I find that I ask myself the same exact questions that Alice does throughout her journey.  Maybe that’s why I’ve always loved her as a character. 

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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