Quotes – Mine, Your’s and Ours

January 23rd, 2014 2 Comments


Quotes are like a sunset, they are often stunning, come into our lives softly, and leave silently….but can last a lifetime in our minds.

In this blog post you will find some of my quotes, and many others that I find compelling enough to keep. Let them speak to you, as they do to me, and take from them what has meaning to you.

Personal Quotes 

Often, the most truthful statements are those to which no voice is given.

…and, sometimes there simply are no words…there’s only the blood moving slightly faster in our veins…and we know what “it” is…no words could do “it” justice.

I may appear to be laying on the surface of the earth, but in reality, I am clawing my way to the center of existence, inch by inch, and moment by moment. The unknown awaits me.

I find flaws in most things. The secret is to quietly slip past them but experience their essence. They matter, simply because they exit, but they should not be held tightly.

Ask yourself, what pictures do you see on the walls of your mind?

Love isn’t a fixed asset…..

If “you” don’t do anything, something will still happen…and life will go on.

Ask yourself, is it ok to do something bad for a good reason? 

Love everyone, it takes the guesswork out of it.


© Shari Adams

And some of my favorite quotes from the noted authors:

Don’t water your weeds. – Harvey Mackay

I have never agreed with my other self wholly. The truth of the matter seems to lie between us. – Khalil Gibran

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. – Albert Einstein

Faith is a journey into the mystery and wonder of God, and that journey will always take us beyond the road maps of our human past…..journey well. – John Shelby Spong

When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. – Edward Teller

As the great 21st century philosopher, Johnny Depp, has said, “There are four questions of value in life…What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.” – from Patti Digh’s Commencement Address at Guilford College

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close. – Pablo Neruda

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished? – Rumi

There is a force within which gives you life – seek that. In your body lies a priceless gem – seek that. If you want to find the greatest picture don’t look outside, look inside, and seek that. – Rumi

I long to escape the prison of my ego and lose myself in you. – Rumi

Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong. – Lao-Tzu

Secretly we spoke, that wise one and me. I said, Tell me the secrets of the world. He said, Sh… let silence tell you the secrets of the world. – Rumi

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. – Ayn Rand

Love talked about is easily turned aside; but love demonstrated is irresistible. – Stan Mooneyham

Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. – Author Unknown to me

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And some people still wonder why some are afraid when they are told they are loved. – Author Unknown to me

Always remember there are only two kinds of people in this world – the realists and the dreamers. The realists know where they’re going. The dreamers have already been there. – Robert Orben

Your work is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into a new awareness. Your job is simply to do your work sacredly, secretly, and silently which will emanate Light wherever you are and those with “eyes to see and ears to hear”, will respond. – The Arcturians

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. – Helen Keller

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. – Harvey Fierstein

Hope is wishing something would happen. Faith is believing something will happen. Courage is making something happen. – Author Unknown to me

If you don’ go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts

We must love them both – those whose opinions we share, and those whose opinions we reject. For both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in the finding of it. – St. Thomas Aquinas

….one of the strongest motives that lead persons to art and science is flight from everyday life, with its painful harshness and wretched dreariness… – Albert Einstein

A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. – Leo Rosten

If you want to know what you think, take a look at what you’ve created. – Author unknown to me


When you get to my age, you’ll measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have loved you, actually do love you.  That’s the ultimate test of how you’ve lived your life. – Warren Buffett in his article “10 Ways to Get Rich” 

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I love short quotes..one of my favorites ..I’m such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own…Woody Allen


    Hummm, well I question Woody’s assessment of himself, but it is funny!! Thanks!