Posts Tagged ‘quotes’

to quote or not to quote… for me that’s never a question

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Xander Harris quote from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Xander Harris quote from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

I am obsessed with quotes. I am. I waste hours searching for the perfect quote to put in a photo book, on a birthday card or in a review. Quotes speak to me.

So today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. (I am, of course, hoping that you will then post your favorites and that I will discover still more cool quotes.)

I am exceedingly fond of the words of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965). That man had better quips than almost anyone in 20th century politics. Here are some of his better bon mots:

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”

“A modest man, who has much to be modest about.” (On Clement Atlee)

“Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.”

I love to travel and, when back at home, almost always make a photo book documenting my wanderings. I like to put a quote about travel on the back of each book. Here are a few I’ve used recently:

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine. (more…)