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Favorite quotes

Posted Aug 16 2009 10:04pm
I love quotes. I like the really oddball ones, or inspirational ones that no one else knows about. I got heaps of inspirational quotes each time when I was in treatment, but most of them made me gag a little bit.

Be a butterfly!
You can do it!
Stick to it like a stamp!

Some of this I think I might have gone for if I hadn't heard them so frequently they became rather cliche. Instead, I've kind of compiled my own list of favorite quotes, and here are a few of my new favorites:

"There is no progress without struggle." --Frederick Douglass

"I will be as strong and as weak as I need to be." --Thomas S. Szasz

"If you're afraid of butter, use cream." --Julia Child

And my all-time favorite that I used at the conclusion of my second book:

"Trials never end, of course. Unhappiness and misfortune are bound to occur as long as people live, but there is a feeling now, that wasn't there before, and isn't just on the surface of things, but penetrates all the way through, that says: we've won this. Things are going to get better now. You can sort of tell these things." --Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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