Saturday, November 1, 2014

Current Favorite Quotes- Hey give it a chance you might like them

I have been thinking of these quotes - some are original and some are from wonderful books I have read and movies I keep going back to.

Michael Oher: Courage is a hard thing to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or mistake, but you're not supposed to question adults, or your coach or your teacher, because they make the rules. Maybe they know best, but maybe they don't. It all depends on who you are, where you come from. Didn't at least one of the six hundred guys think about giving up, and joining with the other side? I mean, valley of death that's pretty salty stuff. That's why courage it's tricky. Should you always do what others tell you to do? Sometimes you might not even know why you're doing something. I mean any fool can have courage. But honor, that's the real reason for you either do something or you don't. It's who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage, and that's pretty good. I think that's what the writer was saying, that you should hope for courage and try for honor. And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too.
Lately I have been getting inspired by "The Blind Side". For some reason it is speaking to me on a level that even if things are tough - my kid can do it too and be the best he can be. 

Here is another one that makes me think of the boy and how most people view him:
“He was ignorant, but a lot of people mistook ignorance for stupidity, and knowingness for intelligence.” 

As always Dumbledore- JK Rowling is able to turn a phrase and keep me thinking:
“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” 

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.” 

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” 

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” 

“It's very hard to grow up in a perfect family when you're not perfect.” 

I'm a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There's others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there's another type that's not a visual thinker at all, and they're the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics.

Then there are my own - I call them my finest Mom moments:

"_____ put your clothes away before Kitten pees on them!"

"You are not actively serious, are you?"

"Could've, would've and should've mean absolutely nothing" (I think I have pointed out before that the boy hates this one)


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