One of my pleasures is to read quotes. We are surrounded by amazing quotes from extraordinary people. Some of these quotes are famous and some… not so much. Last week was my birthday, and my best friend came for a visit, so I chose to spend time with her, and the blog was rolled to the side. I still wanted to share something meaningful, so I decided to gather together some of my favorite quotes this month. Here are five quotes to make you think.

Quote One:

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be.
There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same; there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay

Quote Two:

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

Maya Angelou

Quote Three:

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Quote Three and a Half:

Because I love this quote so much and it makes me think about how life tests us, I am adding it too.

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym


Quote Four:

“Never give from the depths of your well, but from your overflow.”


Quote Five:

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

In Closing:

There are so many quotes that I have read through the years that make me consider all manner of interesting thoughts. I feel such gratitude to those who have written down these words, words that had me thinking of ways to muddle through this life that I am living in. And, the genius that connects each of us, when we read words that speak to our souls. Knowing that there are other people out there, who have written down thoughts that spark our wonder.

Your Turn...

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  • What about this quote speaks to your soul?

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