Things I Wish I’d Said First (No. 1)

I love quotes. I don’t know why I do, but I do. Always have.

Thanks to the fabulous interwebs, I get the opportunity to see quotes arranged in a more artistic way. Fun fonts. Cool pictures. Funny, pretty, serious, whatever gets the point across-people have spruced up their way of sharing quotes.

Thanks to Pinterest, I get to see these things pop up quite often. I’ve started a new board called “Things I Wish I’d Said First.” And on it, I pin these lovely quotes or funny things that were said and that I loved.

Here, I share some of them with you. (I titled this post with No. 1 because I’m bound to share more in the future.)

So true:

Emerson knew that actions speak louder than words:

Amen to this one (Even though Mama showed me how. I just can’t get it right.):

Something I appreciate more after being married to a software engineer:

What about this is so hard, Starbucks? What?! (Sunira showed me this one.)

Gimme that old time relig…umm…. wisdom. Seriously love Plato’s reminder.

Silence is still golden.

I think it’s easy to forget this, but important to remember. Makes it easier to give someone the benefit of the doubt.

My philosophy on laundry until Mom said no more when I got out of high school.

And my philosophy on life as I’m pretty much always an optimist. Well put, Neil Patrick Harris.

These aren’t my favorite quotes of all time (well, some of them might be headed that way), but they’re definitely some things that I agree with, laughed at, and/or want to remember.

Have any funny quotes you’ve seen lately that you want to share?


16 thoughts on “Things I Wish I’d Said First (No. 1)”

    1. You probably don’t have to say things like this to your girls group, but before K-Life last night I overheard this – “Just make sure you clean it up after it explodes, k?”

  1. I am an enormous Jim Henson fan so, appropriately, two of my favorite quotes come from him:
    My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.
    The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.

  2. Here are a few that made it onto my facebook wall:

    “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”
    — C.S. Lewis

    “There is a very fine line between love and nausea.”
    — Coming to America

    “People need a passport to come down here.”
    — Sweet Home Alabama

    “There is one thing which a man can always do if he chooses, and that is his duty.”
    — George Knightly, in Jane Austen’s Emma

    “Everywhere there is the persistent and insane attempt to obtain pleasure without paying for it….’Let us have the pleasure of conquerors without the pains of soldiers; let us sit on sofas and be a hardy race.’ …All around us is the city of small sins, abounding in backways and retreats, but surely, sooner or later, the towering flame will rise from the harbor announcing that the reign of the cowards is over and a man is burning his ships.”
    – G.K. Chesterton

  3. A few my Dad always said:

    * A strong code of ethics is life’s most reliable compass.
    * There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

    – Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change.

    – I think it’s a myth that you get through trauma. people expect to get over loss, and I think that’s wrong. You never get over losing someone. The feeling of loss never leaves. You just come to accept it and understand it in a softer way. ~ Jada Pinkett Smith

    I love quotes also. I have a notebook full of favorite quotes.

    1. I love that you have those quotes from your dad memorized and written down. That’s really special. I bet you can still hear his voice when you think of them.

  4. Little things are little things but faithfulness in little things is a very great thing.
    ~Amy Carmichael

    I’ve actually seen this attributed to Mother Theresa but I think it actually was first stated by Amy Carmichael, missionary who rescued little girls from abuse and bondage in India

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