Thursday, February 4, 2010

Quote Me

I love quotes.  The random deep thoughts of others that strike a chord, that make you pause and say,
'Yes, that's so true'.
Some our achingly beautiful, others funny, many stay with you forever.  Here are a few of my favorites.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." Albert Einstein

"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves." Francois de la Roche Foucald

"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." G.K. Chesterton

"...within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be." Neuroscientist, Dr. R. Joseph

"Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn." C.S. Lewis

I hope that one day something I write will resonate strongly enough to be remembered forever. 
Or at least be good enough to be quoted on an episode of Criminal Minds.


  1. Thanks. Great quotes and I love great quotes. Yes, I guess we all hope to inspire others as we have been inspired.

  2. Oh, I LOVE that quote about fairytales and dragons. That might be the most compelling argument about censoring YA that I've ever read.

  3. I loved the dragon one too.

    What's the connection with YA censorship?

    One of the reasons I want to be published is the thought of people finding meaning in things my brain threw out while idling.

  4. My absolute favorite is the one about fairytales and dragons! I'm so glad you all liked that one.
    Linguista, I think Lisa/Laura meant that YA should not be censored as much as it is because stories can teach children how to deal with the real world. We like to pretend they don't know the bad things exist but they know, and its our responsibility to teach them how to handle those issues...or slay the dragons.


It helps to know I'm not just talking to myself.