Monday, March 06, 2006

She Said

From my E-mail. March is National Women’s History Month. Most famous quotes are from men, here are a bunch from women!

“I wanted a perfect ending… Now, I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”
-Gilda Radner

“All value resides in individuals. Value is distributed in individual space, Relationship economics is the framework for wealth creation. Deep support is the new metaproduct.” -Shoshanna Zuboff

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”-Zora Neale Hurston

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
-Maya Angelou

“All sins are attempts to fill voids.” -Simone Weil

“Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” -Gracie Allen

“We only keep what we lose.” -May Sarton

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” -Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Language is magic: it makes things appear and disappear.” -Nicole Brossard

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” -Emily Dickinson

“For fast-acting relief try slowing down.” -Lily Tomlin

“If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?”- Dolores Huerta

“Grace is available for each of us every day - our spiritual daily bread - but we’ve got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Love often leads to healing, while fear and isolation breed illness. And our biggest fear is abandonment.” -Candace Pert

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” -Mother Theresa

“Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.”-Lily Tomlin

“Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.” -Lily Tomlin

“Absence becomes the greatest Presence.” -May Sarton

“A true leader is not one you look up to because they are the best. A true leader is one that draws the best out in you.” -Anne Warfield

“The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.” -May Sarton

“When the night has been too lonely, and the road has been too long, and you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong, just remember, in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose.” -Amanda McBroom

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin

“Bloom where you are planted.” -Nancy Reader

“Only when the clamor of the outside world is silenced will you be able to hear the deeper vibration.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

“It is only through disruptions and confusion that we grow, jarred out of ourselves by the collision of someone else’s private world with our own.” -Joyce Carol Oates

“Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

“There is a reason why everything happens and everything happens for a reason. It is not up to us to ask why…just have a good attitude and think pleasant thoughts. Attitude is what it’s all about.” -Amy Krouse Rosenthal

“It’s easy to be independent when you’ve got money, but to be independent when you haven’t got a thing - that’s the Lord’s test.” -Mahalia Jackson

“Love is a great beautifier.” -Louisa May Alcott

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” -Katherine Hepburn

“A woman is like a tea bag. She only knows her strength when put in hot water.” --Nancy Reagan

“I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.” -Sara Teasdale

“I like not only to be loved but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave.” -George Eliot

“We are all pencils in the hand of God writing love letters to the world.” -Mother Theresa

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” ----Emily Dickensen

“. . .everything you believe depends on how afraid you are of life, and how well you want to know the soul of life, because life itself has its own soul.” -Caroline Myss

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.” -Ivy Baker Priest

“Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” -Sarah Bernhardt

“The richest man in the world is not the one who still has his first dollar he ever earned. It’s the man who still has his best friend.” -Marsha Mason

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” -Erica Jong

“We are living art, created to hang on, stand up, forbear, continue and encourage others.”- Maya Angelou

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” -Mother Theresa

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.” -Dolly Parton

“Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.” -Golda Meir

(What she asks of herself when she sits down to write. . .)”. . .to carve something highly important into a small enough amulet to fit inside a reader’s most sacred psychic pocket.” -Barbara Kingsolver

“You can write me down in history with hateful, twisted lies, you can trod me in this very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.” -Maya Angelou

“Rest and you rust.” -Helen Hayes


and my very favorite (but it was hard to pick just one) of all of these great quotes from women:

I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art. -Carrie Fisher

Which quote is YOUR favorite?

8 Comments:

Blogger Fizzy said...

Good Morning.
Hehehe just seen your comment about the Competition. Jo isn't a happy bunny coming second :)

These are very good quotes,my faves are:

“I wanted a perfect ending… Now, I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”
-Gilda Radner


“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” -Mother Theresa


“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” -Katherine Hepburn


“A woman is like a tea bag. She only knows her strength when put in hot water.” --Nancy Reagan

The last one is a bit "odd" but I understand the sentement

Have a good day :)

6:17 AM  
Blogger Grant said...

I liked the Mother Theresa God's trust quote best.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Fizzy said...

Just seen your comment lol I think that can be arranged...shhhhhh just don't tell anyone

11:45 AM  
Blogger deni said...

Oh they are all good and I can't decide. LOL

Thanks for the birthday wishes!!!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

I posted my favourite today---by June Carter Cash---but aren't we all the smart ones?

8:43 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Holy Crap, that list was so long, i think i've had another birthday!

I love the Ann Warfield quote :)

12:40 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

I like what Carrie Fisher said.

2:04 AM  
Blogger Magpie said...

i love the May Sarton quote, "you only keep what you lose"...this actually made me want to cry

*hugs*

2:30 AM  

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