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HollyS
04-21-2008, 07:17 AM
Thought I'd start a thread to inspire us all with some quotes. So the idea is when you are up next, think of a word with the next letter and then share a quote about that word. Try and think about words that can be used in scrapbooking. If it takes you a bit to find a quote, just post your word in here and come back and edit with your quotes so we have less likelihood of simultaneous posts or waisted research.

I'll start it off...(found several i liked)

A = Attitude

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. ~Betty Smith"

"Anywhere is paradise; it's up to you. ~Author Unknown"

"We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. ~Author Unknown"

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. ~Maori Proverb"

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~Robert Brault"

mosser77
04-21-2008, 08:01 AM
OOOh! fun! I'll do:

Beauty

"What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful."
Scott Westerfeld, Uglies, 2005

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."
Anne Frank (1929 - 1945), Diary of a Young Girl, 1952

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart” -Helen Keller

“You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her”

“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it” -Confucius

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.” -Miss Piggy:laugh: (maybe not appropriate for a scrapbook page, but funny!!)

amberlynn82
04-21-2008, 08:23 AM
This is fun!

C = Children

Making the decision to have a child - its momentus. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Children are our most valuable natural resource. ~Herbert Hoover

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. ~Hodding Carter

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. ~Louis Pasteur

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father. ~Lydia Maria Child

Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of life. ~Maureen Hawkins


My apostrophe key is broken so you will have to insert them where necessary. :)

~Amber

babyofmine
04-21-2008, 09:57 PM
oh, no! a loss of apostrophes would drive me batty! :laugh:

D = Dancing


Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. ~William Stafford

How can we know the dancer from the dance? ~William Butler Yeats

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. ~Edwin Denby

Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance. ~Mr. Miyagi, The Next Karate Kid, 1994

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! ~Constanze

Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. ~Author Unknown :biggrin:

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. ~Faith Whittlesey :gogo:

Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance. ~Peter Saint James

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. ~Kurt Vonnegut

HollyS
04-22-2008, 12:29 PM
Anyone wanna tackle E? Some ideas that come to mind...

Evil
Energy
Eager

mosser77
04-22-2008, 12:32 PM
I'll do it. It's my favorite letter :)

In honor of Earth Day, how about Earth?

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair." - Kahlil Gibran

"Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery." - John Ruskin

"Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains,
her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places." - Henry Beston

" It is always a great pleasure, and surprise, when you happen on
just the perfect place in which to plant some special treasure." - Margery Fish

"Keep your eyes on the stars, keep your feet on the ground." - Theodore Roosevelt

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." ~Native American Proverb

"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time." ~Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society

Victoria32
04-22-2008, 12:51 PM
Fame

nachtstern
04-27-2008, 08:28 AM
Fame hmm?

“Fame and riches are fleeting. Stupidity is eternal”
Don Williams, Jr

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau

“The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Fame is rot; daughters are the thing”
James Matthew Barrie

;)

scrappintwins
04-27-2008, 09:59 AM
Girls...

A girl is a giggle with freckles on it.

A girl is like a butterfly...
Pretty to look at....but hard two catch !


Little girls are like angels without wings.


Sugar and spice and everything nice.
That's what little girls are made of.

Daughters are little girls that grow up to be your best friend.

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.

Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angelshine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heartóeven when they are sitting in the mud, or crying temperamental tears, or parading up the street in motherís best clothes. Alan Beck

HollyS
04-29-2008, 09:47 AM
H = History

"False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news." - Adrienne Rich

"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future." - Alex Haley

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death” - Robert Fulghum

“You have to know the past to understand the present.” - Carl Sagan

"Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life." - Thich Nhat Hanh

amberlynn82
04-29-2008, 10:37 AM
I = Imagination

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world. ~Blaise Pascal

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. ~Carl Sagan

Nothing happens unless first we dream. ~Carl Sandburg

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ~Gloria Steinem

The world is but a canvas to the imagination. ~Henry David Thoreau

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. ~Lauren Bacall

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Dr. Seuss

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see. ~Duane Michals

amberlynn82
04-29-2008, 10:53 AM
I'll do it. It's my favorite letter :)

In honor of Earth Day, how about Earth?

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair." - Kahlil Gibran

"Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery." - John Ruskin

"Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains,
her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places." - Henry Beston

" It is always a great pleasure, and surprise, when you happen on
just the perfect place in which to plant some special treasure." - Margery Fish

"Keep your eyes on the stars, keep your feet on the ground." - Theodore Roosevelt

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." ~Native American Proverb

"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time." ~Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society


I LOVE these quotes, they are fantastic. I want to scrap some nature pages now just so I can use them!

nachtstern
04-29-2008, 01:19 PM
J = Joy

“Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes.”
Irish Sayings

“Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.”
Bill Cosby

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ... I get most joy in life out of music.”
Albert Einstein

“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.”
Charles R. Swindoll

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.”
Kahlil Gibran

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
Kahlil Gibran

“Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing.”
William Shakespeare

“Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.”
Swedish Proverb

“Thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.”
Buddha

Victoria32
04-30-2008, 02:09 PM
K is for Kindness

Plant a little kindness - gather lots of love
Kindness is the sunshine in which friendships blossom

"A kind and compassionate act is often it's own reward.
--William John Bennett"

"Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments."
Author: The Talmud

""Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.""
Author: Lao Tzu

elenasworld
12-29-2008, 06:40 AM
Wow!
What great quotes

I'll give it a try

L -- Love

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. (my favorite scripture passage)

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. ~ Barbara DeAngelis

Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone. ~
C.S. Lewis

Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas. ~ Dale Evans
(I found this one for a Christmas page and just havent figured out how to use it)

A heart that loves is always young. ~ greek proverb

I love you not only for what you are, but for what i am when i am with you. ~ Roy Croft

Love is the secret ingredient in the recipe of life. ~

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven ~ Karen Sunde

tweederbug
12-29-2008, 08:17 AM
Memories:

"A happy memory is a hiding place for "unforgotten treasures.""
Author: Paul L. Powers

"A mother's memories can never be erased from her heart."
Author: Jeniferjude

"Don't count the years...count the memories."
Author: Unknown

"Home is where your favorite memories are."
Author: Peter-Dirk Uys

"May loving memories ease the pain of your heart."
Author: Unknown

"The pain now is part of the happiness then."
Author: C.S. Lewis

christellevandyk
12-29-2008, 08:23 AM
ETA Can you believe we posted the same word at the same time?! Oh well, double the memories...

I'm glad this thread surfaced again! I missed it the first time around...

M = Memory

The painful memories of the past will shape our future; the moments we cherish last forever in a beautiful array of remembrance.
Author: Paul Acquasanta

Unless we remember we cannot understand.
Author: Edward M. Forster

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
Author: Jean Paul Richter

Memory is the cabinet of the imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and, the council chamber of thought.
Author: Saint Basile

It's a pleasure to share one's memories. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least the past is safe --though we didn't know it at the time. We know it now. Because it's in the past; because we have survived.
Author: Susan Sontag

What we learn with pleasure we never forget.
Author: Alfred Mercier

Memories are all we really own.
Author: Elias Lieberman

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Author: Edward de Bono

The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Author: Chinese Proverb

casey4
01-08-2009, 04:08 AM
Night --


Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.

-Antoine De Saint-Exupery