Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday Words

I have a friend who loves nothing more than collecting quotes. She can read books, watch TV, and find quotes to fill up her journal. Yes, she has an entire journal. I read some of her quotes once, and wondered what made them significant to her. Some seemed profound, while others didn't appear special at all. They ranged from classic literature to Gilmore Girls. When I asked her why she chose those quotes, she said that they made her happy or they reminded her of a moment in her life.

Since I've been away from blogging for a while, I was going to write some excuse on how I busy I've been..blah..blah..blah.. but instead I stumbled across this quote:

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangeo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

And I realized, that I have been busy... however I also been lazy. I've been making to-do lists (as suggested in a previous post), but still I have plenty of time to go online (like now!), watch TV, walk around the house bothering the dog and looking for food, and lie in bed.

I'm going to try to keep this in mind all week! But for the record, Einstein and Pasteur never had Youtube or dvr to distract them :)

Any good quotes pushing you through the week?


  1. I have to admit I am much like your friend. I have several word documents on my computer with quotes. One for quotations in general, one for quotations from books, and one for quotations from tv/movies. I love finding great quotes. They often come in handy as a teacher. And I agree they make me happy or remind me of certain moments in my life. I have not heard the quote by Brown that you shared, but it will be added to my list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hey stumbled upon your blog. I love quotes I have collected a million of them.
    Please stop by my blog and say hi!

  3. I once kept a journal full of quotes. I did it for just for the fact that certain quotes made me smile for a moment and I wanted to remember that moment.
    The quote you used if absolutely fantastic and so true.

  4. Nice quote! I know what you mean about being busy! Sometimes, I feel like time flys by too fast though! hehe