Archives For Quoted

Uplifting quotes and images, gathered in themes.

Random compliments

02/21/2017

“I can live for two months on a good compliment.” ~Mark Twain


“People wonder why I give so many compliments out to strangers. I’m not being fake and I’m not looking for people to like me. But if I pass someone and I like something, I say it. “Love those shoes!” or “Great hair!” or “Wow your eyes are beautiful!” . . . Why? . Because life is hard and this world can be a sh!++y place and people are mean. You never know how much those few words mean to someone, you never know what hell they may be going through; and when you put positivity out there into the universe YOU yourself become a happier person. It’s hard to be nice and be miserable yourself. It’ll reflect from the outside in. I’m telling you . . . random compliment giving will change your life; and maybe someone else’s too.” ~J.S. Weatherhead

Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.

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[Images not mine; source info welcomed: sidebar link to Messages.]

Watch our words

02/20/2017

“Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.” ~Desmond Tutu

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We toss them around like they are nothingness… invisible air out of our mouths or thoughts from fingertips. We say we’re just being funny, sarcastic or ‘venting’ but words are things that carry energy and weight. Maya Angelou said they get into the fabric of our lives, our curtains and our clothing. Into our very being. We lighten our hearts and the world around us when we share words that help and don’t harm. Let’s scatter kindness with our powerful everyday words.

Just sit and read

02/18/2017

“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”

~Neil Gaiman

“If a book is well written, I always find it too short.”

~Jane Austen

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“I can’t imagine someone really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”

~C.S. Lewis

“I’ve lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.”

~George R.R. Martin

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Like a dog loves

02/18/2017

“I want to love like a dog, with unabashed devotion and complete lack of concern about what people do for a living, how much money they have, or how much they weigh.” ~Oprah Winfrey

“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” ~Mark Twain

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[Photos are not mine; found on Pinterest without original source. Notify me if you know the name of any of these photographers. Click on images to open.]

“Bless the house in which you wake, and the people who also sleep there. Bless your city and your country and your world. Bless everyone you will meet today. Bless everyone else who is driving along the freeway with you. Ask that your mind be filled with light, that you might be a channel for God’s love. You cannot do this regularly in a committed way and feel like your life has no purpose. When you give love you will feel love.” ~Marianne Williamson, Everyday Grace

“Love is my gift to the world. I fill myself with love, and I send that love out into the world.” ~Wayne W. Dyer

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[Images: blog.landofnod.com; laceandlocks.com; facebook.com/IncredibleJoy]

Look for stars

02/15/2017

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Our prime purpose

02/14/2017

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ~Dalai Lama
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“If you meet someone whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love and move along.” ~Wayne W. Dyer

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[hand lettering artwork source]

Fabulous You

02/14/2017

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” ~Oscar Wilde

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“I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” ~Maya Angelou