I am a collector of many things: books, mythical creature figurines, books, buttons, and books. Did I mention books? I am also a collector of quotes. Sometimes the message is a funny one. Other times, it has a profound effect on my life. Yet, others touch my heart and soul. That is what I am going to share with you today; My Thirteen Favorite Quotes.

  1. “It doesn’t matter where you are from, as long as you find where you belong.”- from the movie “Martian Child
  2. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”- Douglas Adams
  3. “I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence.

Two roads diverged in a wood and I-

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”- Robert Frost (The Road Not Taken)

4.“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands of me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.” -Anais Nin

5.“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand

6.“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”- Author Unknown

7.“Many people are born writer or artist and die without ever realizing it. Books go unwritten, painting unpainted. The fortunate ones are those who discover what they are meant to do.”- Nora Roberts

8.”I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”— Marilyn Monroe

9.”Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”— Apple Computer Inc.

10. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson

11.  “As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk

The Law runneth forward and back—

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf

And the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” Rudyard Kipling- The Law of the Jungle (from The Jungle Book)

12.“Never frown when you are sad because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.”- Unknown

This one is by far my favorite. It sends goosebumps all over my body every time I read it. When I shared it with my husband, he looked at me and said, “Exactly.” Being the girly girl I can be, I cried.

13.  “I will find you,” he whispered in my ear. “I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory. Two hundred years without you- then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied and killed and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest.” His voice dropped nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me. “Lord, ye gave me a rare woman and God! I loved her well.” Jaime to Claire- Diana Gabaldon (Dragonfly in Amber from the Outlander series)

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