Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Words to Live By

So....summer apparently = inconsistent blogging.  Maybe by next summer I'll have my act together enough to pre-blog before the busy weeks.  Maybe.  It has been a long time since my last Listable Life.  Almost 2 months.  It is past due for another one.  This week, my favorite link up at Moments That Define Life has come up with a good one!  My 5 Favorite Quotes of All Time.

You may or may not know that I LOVE quotes.  There are quote magnets all over our fridge (much to my husband's dismay), somewhere I have a notebook full of random quotes I have written down, I have a Pinterest board called Words to Live By, specifically to pin quotes I like and want to remember.....I think you get the picture.

Now the tough part is narrowing it down to 5....but I will try.  So here are my 5 Favorite Quotes of All Time...or Words to Live By. 

1).  If you haven't figured it out by now, I LOVE Pink.  And I don't think you can ever smile too much.  Therefore, you can never have too much pink.  You can quote me on that. ;-)

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2).  I have always really enjoyed Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes.  I talked about this one not too long ago.  Coincidentally on another Listable Life post.  It truly is one of my favorite quotes.

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3).  Hysterical.  I just had to share this.  I know I'm ALWAYS Fine.  How about you?

                                  Source: via Katie on Pinterest

4). Since I really do love Emerson quotes, this is another one of my all time favorites.

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For the record, both of these Emerson quotes are on our fridge.  The hubby seems to think that when we move into our new house that there will be no refrigerator magnets on the new "adult" fridge.  I beg to differ. =)

5).  When the hubby and I got married, I had the worst time in the world figuring out a second reading for the ceremony.  (We picked one out immediately.  A poem that my father-in-law had written to my mother-in-law many years ago called Two Buddies.  Perfect for them, perfect for us.  They were kind enough to share it.) 

Anyway, (hey I made it through almost the entire post without going off topic) even though I like romance, I didn't want something suuuuuuuuuuuuuuper sappy.  And that is what EVERY READING is related to weddings.  After hours and hours and hours (I'm really not exaggerating) of searching the internet for the perfect reading, my mom found it.  A poem by Wildred Arlan Peterson called "The Art of Marriage."  I loved it.  And it has become one of my favorite quotes.  Even thought it is longer than a quote.  A lot longer.  But it's my blog and I'll cry call this a quote if I want to.

Obviously I was going to make it pink.  Because pink makes me smile. =)  What are some of your favorite quotes...or poems, readings, etc? Since I have clearly expanded on the definition of a quote.


  1. I too am a quote person.... and your first quote by Emerson has just stopped me in my tracks this morning. I tried downloading it so I can print it, but it has been removed from photobucket. I want a printable of that one!

    I also absolutely love your marriage quote. So beautiful and so very true.
    Thanks so much for linking up to Listable Life! I hope that we see more of you once we are into the fall season! :)

  2. Thanks Sharon! Now I have some homework. To find a printable version! Love Listable Life. Isn't crazy what summer does to blogging? Hoping to be back consistently soon!!!