This month’s Blog-O-Sphere Think Tank question is: ” favourite quote(s)?” (and why? if you want to share..)
I definitely have one….actually I have several, so here is my short list aka my Top Five.
1. “Well behaved women seldom make history” ~~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
I stumbled across this quote a few years ago. It struck a chord deep in my soul. I could and probably should write a book about finding oneself and coming into your own. Let’s leave it at, the Genie has left her bottle and she ain’t ever going back in there. So when I found this quote, I thought, YES! Well behaved women seldom make history. Joan of Arc, Kate Hepburn, and others come to mind. If you are going to leave your mark on this world, I’m not so sure being a well-behaved woman/person is going to achieve that. So it has become one of my signature tag lines for my email and something I live by.
2. “I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” ~~ Joan of Arc
The determination that echos in this quote from Joan of Arc helps reinforce the understanding I have that fear is the worst thing any of us can feel as we approach a daunting task, make a decision, or anything else for that matter. Do not give fear the power to hold you back. Know that each of us is born to do something special. Joan of Arc inspires me with her courage, strength and faith.
3. “Destiny is made known silently” ~~ Agnes De Mille
Thanks to the Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, I was introduced to this quote early this year. When I am experiencing self-doubts, I find this quote lifts my spirits and my understanding that my destiny is right there, right in front of me, no matter how quiet it may seem at the time. I believe in letting my work speak about who I am as an artist, a person. Yes, I believe destiny is made know silently. Meditate on that one.
4. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~~ Albert Einstein
Mr Einstein was a genius; still is in my book. This quote just makes me smile and feel child like. Exhilarated, filled with anticipation. How true is it that we are only limited by our imagination? I agree that our imagination gives us a preview of life’s coming attractions! It’s one of my alternative email signature tags.
5. “Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person” ~~ Kathleen Krucoff 🙂
Yes, it’s my quote and what I like to use at the end of my blog posts. I like how positive this sounds and I want to encourage others to Aspire, yes, Aspire to be more as an artist….and also as a person. Strive to achieve what you aspire to be. I hope you find it encouraging.
These are my top 5 favorite quotes. What are some of yours?
Please see what my fellow blog-o-sphere think tank compadres have shared as their favorite quotes:
Andes Cruz: http://www.andescruz.wordpress.com/
Brad Severtson: http://hammeringoutaliving.blogspot.com/
Wendy Kelly: http://www.wendykianakelly.com/
Stephanie Clark: http://thethinkingsofacoldweathergirl.blogspot.com/
Barbara Donovan: http://barbaradonovan.blogspot.com/
Laura Flavin: http://www.modernbirdjewelry.blogspot.com/
Beth Cyr: http://bcyrjewelry.blogspot.com/
Thomasin Durgin: http://metalriot.blogspot.com/
Shaun Young: http://shaunyoung.ca/
Kathryn Cole: http://www.kathryncolejewelry.blogspot.com/
Natsuko Hanks: http://jewelrybynatsuko.blogspot.com/
And yes, I leave you with: Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person. 🙂 I truly mean it.