May I Quote You?

One of Mama Kat’s Writing Prompts this week suggested that we list six of our favorite quotes. For the past few years, I’ve been on the lookout for quotes to use on the cards I make. But many of my favorite quotes are ones I discovered many years ago. Here are my six (plus a bonus), in no particular order:

1.) “Bloom where you’re planted.” I don’t recall where I first heard or saw this quote, but it’s a favorite, and seems especially appropriate for this time of year.

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2.) “Life with you is like a road trip; we may not always know where we’re going, but it’s a sweet ride.” This is a quote I saw within the past couple of years. It seems to perfectly describe my life with Motor Man.

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3.) “Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand as stone: kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own.” (Adam Lindsay Gordon)  I remember seeing this quote in the early 1970’s. A friend was experiencing some trying times; as it turned out, my “listening ear” resulted in blessings for us both.

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Our friends’ home, destroyed in a 2011 tornado

4.) “The sun setting is no less beautiful than the sun rising.” This was on a poster in the nursing home where my Mom was a resident in the 1990’s.


5.) “If you’re too busy to listen to your children, you’re too busy.”   I saw this quote in a Christian magazine when Marshall was a toddler, and taped it to the inside of a kitchen cabinet door. Is there a parent who, at times, isn’t guilty as charged?

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6.) “Ah, that’s the reason a bird can sing; on his darkest day, he believes in spring.”  (Douglas Malloch) Another of my more recently discovered quotes.


And because I couldn’t choose just six, here’s your bonus quote:

7.) “Sometimes God calms the storm; sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.”  I’ve used this several times on cards I’ve made for friends experiencing difficult times.

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Credit was given to the authors of these quotes, when I could find that information. Many of these seem to be just “sayings”, and the authors are unknown.

If you’d like, feel free to share your favorite quotes. (I’ll add them to my collection!)

Linking up to Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.

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32 responses to “May I Quote You?

  1. I love quotes – yours are all keepers!

  2. Love the first quote. Yes, those were primroses you asked about the other day. Yours look like the ones you asked about. I think one of the reasons I was drawn to your blog was your “Currently Blooming” updates. It seems to capture TDOM.

  3. Love the quotes….especially the one about God calming the storm or not! A special favorite from now on!

  4. Loved all of your quotes; a recent favorite that’s framed in my (new) office is “Falling down is part of life; getting back up is living.”

    Cheers! MJ

  5. Great quotes all! My favorites are numbers 6 and 7. They truly touch me this morning. I have two, one is a saying and it is probably an overused expression but it has put me on the right path when I was lost a few times~Follow your bliss. And this quote by Henry David Thoreau which I believe works well for picture takers and people that love the outdoors~”Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” Good Morning Dianna!

    • Thanks, Pix! I’d heard “Follow your bliss”, but the 2nd one is a new one. You’re right: it’s perfect for those of us addicted to taking pictures! Have a good day, my friend.

  6. These are all wonderful! A few I had not heard before. That last one is one of my favorites and I saw that one about being too busy to listen to your children several years ago and find myself constantly reminded of it.

  7. What a lovely way to start my day! Thank you.

  8. Pawsome quotes! Thanks for sharing =^.^=

  9. These are great. Thanks! Ellie

  10. What a wonderful group of quotes AND photos! Your cards are really lovely and always meaningful…..the quotes AND artwork are perfect. They touch those of us who are lucky enough to get them…..


  11. I love how we all pull up our favorites, and they are so varied. Yours are some of my favorites this morning.

  12. Loved your choices! I really liked the one about sunset & sunrise!

  13. ♥ Loved, loved, LOVED your post today! I also am a quote collector. Got an entire notebook full of them and am constantly adding more as I come across them. The photos you chose to accompany the quotes were wonderful! Thanks for sharing them all with us making our day a bit brighter!

  14. That’s not your car is it 🙂 Loved those quotes, xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  15. oh – you do know I’m a bit of a quote fan! LOVE number three – that’s new to me and a very powerful one! Also…have always loved the one about kids and business…still melts my heart every time I see it!

  16. Always looking for great quotes to accompany my photos. I spend as much time searching and enjoying reading them as I do editing the photo. thanks for sharing these. I’m already thinking about how I can apply them.

  17. these are all really wonderful. thank you for sharing their message.

  18. I love quotes and you’ve chosen some good ones. I know that cool car steals the show in the second photo, but the house looks so much like our previous home in the country. I miss that porch!!

  19. Some awesome selections here; quotes & photos !
    I wouldn’t even know where to begin listing some of my favorite quotes 😉

  20. I really enjoyed all these quotes! Especially, “bloom where you’re planted.” Thank you so much for sharing!

  21. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Dianna, loved all the quotes. They all speak to us in one way or another.
    and the pictures are grand.

  22. Really enjoyed this post. My Grandmother Baker’s was “This too shall pass”. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Great quotes! I especially liked the bird who still sings, even in his darkest days.

  24. Fun! My husband’s great uncle used to say, about a meal, “Plenty, such as it was ~~ good, what there was of it.”

  25. “Bloom where you’re planted” sounds a lot like ‘Dance with who brung you,” one of my faves.

  26. I really liked #6, hadn’t heard it before.

  27. Your collection of quotes reflects the beauty of your heart.
    Your photos and quotes are truly inspirational. 🙂

  28. I especially like #2, and the photo you have with it is perfect!

  29. What wonderful quotes! I love the pictures along with them…nice touch!

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