I used to have a recipe box of index cards filled with quotes I liked. I’m having tremembering them now, but there are a couple I can think of.
“For his anger last a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime. Weeping may remain for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5. This was my confirmation verse when I was 14; I sort of picked it at random, but it resonated with me because it was hopeful.
From Be Satisfied With Me by St. Anthony of Padua
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” H.D. Thoreau. I remember when I first read Walden I though it was the purest and most amazing writing ever.
I also quote a lot of movies and songs. Usually just in my head, but if you watch Steel Magnolia’s with me and or my mother, you won’t be able to hear the movie because we’ll be quoting back and forth. It’s like that with me and Cohiba in the Hangover movies, Role Models, Hot Tub Time Machine… There are also some songs I like to quote: “I never tried to give my life meaning by demeaning you.” Ani DiFranco.
How about you?
Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
Source: Quote Me