Quotes That Stick
There’s a lot of drivel on Facebook.
I don’t care what anyone ate for breakfast or that somebody is at Tires Plus having their tires rotated.
There’s also interesting stuff on Facebook.
I’m drawn in by the real-life soap operas, by the people who willingly, maybe compulsively, share their lives, their loves, their breakups, all their good and their bad.
I like a good quote, too.
A Facebook friend posted several quotes from famous people the other day.
It got me to thinking about some of my favorite quotes, quotes that have, in some way, touched me enough to stick with me.
Several are from movies, such as:
“Do, or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda in “The Empire Strikes Back.”
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
“Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’.” — “The Shawshank Redemption.”
“There are two kinds of people. Those who don’t do what they want to do so they write down in a diary about what they haven’t done, and those who are too busy to write about it, because they’re out doing it.” — “The More the Merrier.”
That’s a good excuse for me to use when people ask why my blog posts aren’t longer. Hey, I’m too busy to write about it, because I’m out doing it.
There are quotes from books I like, too. Just about any quote in “Illusions” rates among my favorites.
Here are a few of them:
“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”
“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.”
“Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
I like that last one.
How about you? What quotes touch you enough to stick with you?