Monday, 27 January 2014

52 Lists / Five


Joining in with Ema at Made In Hunters and her 52 Lists project.

This week: Favourite quotes

"A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure."
Henry Kissinger

On Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
"Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards
...and in high heels."
Bob Thaves

"We all change. When you think about, we're all different people all through our lives, and that's okay, that's good. You gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all of the people that you used to be."
Matt Smith as Doctor Who in The Time of The Doctor

"The most important thing...is not winning but taking part: the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well."
- Pierre de Coubertin

The following three quotes are taken from my favourite book I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith

"Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression."

"Things you let yourself imagine happening, never do happen."

"The key to all knowledge comes in words of just one syllable, apparently...
There's one last page left to write on. I'll fill it with words of just one syllable.
I love. I have loved. I will love."
* I've always thought the text in italics would be a lovely epitaph.

It's getting super chilly out there.
Wrap up warm and have a cosy week! x

11 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a list - my favourite quote is ' we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars' Oscar Wilde

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    1. Ooh, I like that one! It's very visual. x

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  2. I love that diamond quote! And the last one is very poignant. My favourite is one from Dr Seuss "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You" as it reminds you of how fun it is to be yourself x

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    1. That's a great one! Dr Seuss is fantastic - so many quotable phrases! x

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  3. Great selection. One of my favourites is from Jack Kerouac: 'Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.'

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    1. That's definitely one to live by! x

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  4. Excellent thoughts! I love inspirational quotes, and it is always fun to see what is lifting others. Just the other day on Pinterest I found this: "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." (Pablo Picasso) <3

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    1. That's a clever quote. I think I'm still looking for my gift! x

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  5. What a gorgeous list!! I've scrolled up and down it a gazillion times already but I just can't choose a favourite...maybe Bob Thaves'. A good ladies life lesson.
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. Definitely - especially when life gives you blisters! x

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  6. These are all fabulous quotes! And you've prompted me to finally put Dodie Smith on my tbr list.

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