Quote Me.

Day 27 of 365:

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

{Daily Post Writing Prompt}

“Quote Me” – ha!  I wonder if there will ever come a day when people are quoting me, instead of the other way around.  🙂  …probably not…

My choices of favourite and often used quotes has changed and grown as I have changed and grown and journeyed through my life.

For instance, when I was in high school, I had a habit of quoting Kurt Cobain, almost every 90’s teenager’s messenger boy:PRS-SE-Angelus-Standard-Electro-Acoustic-Guitar

“I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”


When I was in college, I loved quoting lines from my favourite movies of the time.  Namely, Pulp Fiction, which is full of awesome and witty one-liners that I think should be paid attention to:

“Just because you are a character doesn’t mean that you have character.” (The Wolf)


And then I became a mom to a little boy.  My outlook, and search for enlightenment, changed dramatically.  As most parents will often find, Dr. Seuss is an endless wealth of inspiration and wisdom to lovingly impart on your child and live by as you raise him/her:






“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”


Yes, I have loved and lived and learned from many wonderful, meaningful quotes throughout every stage of my life.  I am grateful for being able to look into the meanings behind somebody else’s wisdom and takeaway whatever it is that I need to at that moment in my life.

However, there is one quote that I will always keep close to my heart and refer to frequently.  It was given to me in the form of a “best wishes” type card from a dear, sweet friend of mine just about 10 years ago now.  At the time, she wanted to help me through a very rough period in my life.  I was sort of lost and at a crossroads and really needed direction.  I can honestly say that her gift to me in the form of this simple card helped more than she will ever know.

I love these words so much, I keep them framed and hanging above my desk:


And yes, I have used this quote in previous blog posts.  I use it everywhere I feel it is relevant.  Gilda’s straightforward outlook on life’s quick direction changes is like a breath of fresh air to me.  So thanks, Gilda.  And thanks, Darbs.  😉

Further to this whole quotes thing, just lately I am also in love with these two:



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C.S. Lewis

Amen to that!


Anyway – that’s enough quoting for now….



-Janice 🙂


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