Monday, September 19, 2011

Quote of the month - September 2011

This month I find I am hungry for inspiration where ever I can get it. I have been watching all my favourite beautiful, uplifting movies and reading my inspiring books, not to mention spending time with all my wonderfully visionary girlfriends !! So I decided to share a little selection of inspirational quotes accompanied by some darling artworks from my vintage collection of little golden books....may the words and pictures lift you to to a higher place of goodness, generosity, kindness, peace and love today !!

"To live a creative life we must first loose our fear of being wrong"

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, in order to have the life that is waiting for us."

"Make a life, not a living."

"Our environment should provide us with visible signs of tenderness."

"Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts."
Charles Dickens

"Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great."
Mark Twain

“Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by fleeing from it or finding a quick cure for it.”
Henri Nouwen

"Do we simply disregard the broken people of this world as if they are not deserving of love? Do we keep looking for Mr or Mrs Right, Mr or Mrs Perfect and disregard anyone who doesnt match up to that 'ideal'? I think true love is when one realistically sees anothers 'faults' - and we all have them - and decides to love anyway."

"You know when someone loves you because they make you feel special"
Sandra George

"It's the ability to change that turns frogs into princes."

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."
  Ashley Smith


“You don't think your way into a new kind of living. You live your way into a new kind of thinking.”  
Henri Nouwen
"Spring is all about renewal."

"With men, dont be swayed by 'cute'. Cute only lasts so long. Dont look at the bankbook, or the title. Look at the heart, look at the soul."
Michelle Obama

“We need to be angels for each other, to give each other strength and consolation. Because only when we fully realize that the cup of life is not only a cup of sorrow but also a cup of joy will we be able to drink it.”  
Henri Nouwen

1 comment:

  1. Excellent collection of quotes. I love me some quotes as can be seen here:

    Im going to have to add some of your quotes to my weekly 'A picture and a quote' series. They are very inspirational.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife


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