favorite quotes

Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.
C.S. Lewis
It has been said that time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue, and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.
Rose Kennedy

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou
Scars remind us of where we’ve been, they don’t have to dictate where we’re going.
Criminal Minds
Do one thing every day that scares you. 
Eleanor Roosevelt
I’ll play it first, and tell you what it is later.
Miles Davis
Do not fear mistakes. There are none. 
Miles Davis
I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
John Cage
I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
Shelby, Steel Magnolias
We should handle it the best way we know how and get on with it. That’s what my mind says, I just wish somebody would explain it to my heart.
M’Lynn, Steel Magnolias
Every shoe has its pair!
Young H. Lee, my dad
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw

More than a Quote:
Late one evening, DL Moody, the premier American evangelist of the 1800s, arrived home from speaking at a meeting.  Emma, his wife, was already asleep.  As her exhausted husband climbed into bed, she rolled over and murmured, “So how did it go tonight?”
“Pretty well,” he replied.  “Two and a half converts.”
His wife lay silently for a moment pondering this response, then finally smiled.  “That’s sweet,” she replied.  “How old was the child?”
“No, no, no,” Moody answered.  “It was two children and one adult!  The children have their whole lives in front of them. The adult’s life is already half-gone.”
(from Too Small to Ignore by Wess Stafford)

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