Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Quotes That Make Me Smile

1. “Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

2. “Dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

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

4. “Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the
senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends.
They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.” – Helen Keller

5. “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” – Twyla Tharp

6. “Sure God created man before woman, but you always make a rough draft before creating the final masterpiece.” – Anonymous

7. “I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time and prevents arguments.” – Oscar Wilde

8. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. – Les Brown

9. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

10. “Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. – Winston Churchill

11. “I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking
them.” – Jane Austen

12. “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun
and – SNAP – the job’s a game.” – Mary Poppins

13. “I always knew I was destined for greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

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Posted in Uncategorized on 11/02/2006 04:09 am


  1. Diana Peterfreund

    I had originally heard #8 the other way around: “shoot for the stars/land on the moon” which makes a lot more sense to me as the stars are farther away… I wish the quote were really like that…

  2. you’ve got some great ones! #7 cracked me up.

  3. Colleen Gleason

    Ha ha…rough draft. Love it!

    Thanks for coming by!

    Mine’s up–13 Things Cluttering my Desk while I’m Trying to Write My Next Book!

  4. As a perpetual abuser of end of sentence prepositions, I love #10! :)

  5. I love the first quote!

    The one by Winston Churchill made me lol as a former elementary teacher. :)

    Thanks for visiting!

  6. Those are some great quotes!

  7. AWESOME list! I wrote some of those down for pick me ups when I need them.

    Happy TT! Mine is up! check it out!

  8. I love “words of wisdom” too. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Very inspiring :). Thank you!

  10. Great – laughed outloud at the rough draft one!

  11. Tragically, the Oscar Wilde quote is my life’s motto. Which means that I am very obnoxious, of course.

  12. excellent!

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