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Sunday, November 2, 2008

I love to collect quotes

I love to collect quotes. I don't quite remember when it started, but I have hundreds of them. At first the little pieces of paper just floated around and when I was looking for inspiration I first had to go and find those papers. Then one day I decided to start a section on my main website only with quotes.

I decided that I would put 50 quotes on a page and then keep on adding. Well, this morning I found I had another 100 quotes floating around that needed to be added to the website. To my surprise I realized that I have now 16 pages with 50 quotes each. Wow, that is 800 quotes. Just writing down those quotes on the page was like meditation and very inspiring.

I also make fontplays. Fontplays are pictures with quotes to show off a particular font. This way I can combine my love of taking photos with my love of fonts and quotes. I sell these pictures as postcards.

Here are a few examples:
"Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." ~Denis Waitley

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~Albert Einstein

"The truth will set you free, but first it will annoy you big time." ~Unknown

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." ~James A. Baldwin

"We face each karmic event time and time again until we react with gratitude. Only then do we move into a new dimension of life. The law of grace transcends the law of karma." ~Robert Coon

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." ~Winston Churchill

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." ~Edgar Degas

"The purpose of life is joy." ~Dalai Lama

"The life you lead is the lesson you teach."

"The only thing that holds you back from getting what you want, is paying attention to what you don't want." ~Abraham Hicks

"To evolve each day, you simply take something that annoys you, and you learn not to be annoyed by it. This is real growth." ~Chris Walker

"Those that irk you have come by your invitation to help you find peace where you once thought it absent." ~Alan Cohen

"Creativity is a typoe of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual." ~Arthur Koestler

"Only those who are willing to risk going to far will be able to find out how far on can go." ~T.S. Elliott

"The best way to feel better is to become better at feeling." "The best teachers are ALWAYS learning, often from their students." ~Anne Strieber

"We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace." ~Aristotle

"When we are no longer able to change a situation. We are challenged to change ourselves." ~Victor Frankl

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." ~Pablo Picasso


Beadturtle said...

I love collecting quotes too :-) Thank you, these ones are very nice examples!

:: MARLIES COHEN :: said...

You are welcome. I am pleased to hear that others like collecting them also.