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13 Quotes About Success

Thursday Thirteen

Most people would like to enjoy success. Here are some inspiring quotes to set you on your way…

Thirteen Quotes About Success

1. There is no point at which you can say, “Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.” ~ Carrie Fisher

2. Anybody who’s really successful has doubts. ~ Jerry Bruckheimer

3. Do or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda

4. Don’t just stand there; make something happen. ~ Lee Iacocca

5. To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone. ~ Reba McEntire

6. Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed. ~ Mia Hamm

7. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can’t lose. ~ Bill Gates

8. Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong. ~ Muhammad Ali

9. Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles. ~ Walter Cronkite

10. Success is falling nine times and getting up ten. ~ Jon Bon Jovi

11. The key to success? Work hard, stay focused and marry a Kennedy. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

12. You only have to do a very few things right in your life—so long as you don’t do too many things wrong. ~ Warren Buffett

13. The person who knows “how” will always have a job. The person who knows “why” will always be his boss. ~ Diane Ravitch

Which quote speaks to you most?

Source: Reader’s Digest Quotable Quotes

13 Quotes About Love

Thursday Thirteen

This week I’m talking about love.

Thirteen Quotes About Love

1. Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. ~ James Baldwin.

2. Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock. ~ John Barrymore.

3. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. ~ Pearl Bailey.

4. Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole. ~ Samuel Richardson.

5. He gave me a look you could have poured on a waffle. ~ Ring Lardner.

6. Art is love. ~ William Holman Hunt.

7. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. ~ Pearl Bailey.

8. I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world. ~ Muhammad Ali.

9. Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come. ~ Matt Groening.

10. Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not. ~ James Joyce.

11. Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~ Erich Fromm.

12. Love is metaphysical gravity. ~ R. Buckminister Fuller.

13. Love affairs have always greatly interested me, but I do not greatly care for them in books or moving pictures. In a love affair, I wish to be the hero, with no audience present.

Source: Advanced Banter by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

Which one is your favorite? Or do you have another quotation about love that you’d like to share?

13 Quotes About Ideas

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I’m about to start plotting a new book and my mind is spinning with ideas. Ideas are the inspiration for my 13 this week.

Thirteen Quotes About Ideas

1. The best ideas come to me when I polish shoes early in the morning. ~ Johannes Brahms

2. Why is it I get my best ideas in the morning while I’m shaving? ~ Albert Einstein

3. Two ideas are always needed: one to kill the other. ~ Georges Braque

4. No man can describe how an idea comes to him. ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

5. Ideas come from space. ~ Thomas Edison

6. There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them. ~ George Orwell

7. Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen of them. ~ John Steinbeck

8. I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones. ~ John Cage

9. Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. ~ Howard Aiken

10. An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. ~ Oscar Wilde

11. It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. ~ Aristotle

12. If the idea is not at first absurd, then there is no hope for it. ~ Albert Einstein

13. Queen Victoria was like a great paperweight that for half a century sat upon men’s minds, and when she was removed their ideas began to blow about the place quite haphazardly. ~ H.G. Wells

I get my best ideas when I’m walking our dog or while having a shower. I have particularly brilliant ideas while showering.

Where do you get your best ideas?

Source: Advanced Banter, The QI Book of Quotations by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson

Thirteen Quotes About Age

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Many years ago, around 8.00pm, I’m told, I came into the world kicking and screaming. Yes, today is my birthday, so I thought age was a very appropriate topic for my Thursday Thirteen today.

Thirteen Age Quotes

1. I was surprised when I started getting old. I always thought it was one of those things that would happen to someone else. ~ George Carlin, Brain Dropping 1997

2. I am in the prime of senility. ~ Benjamin Franklin

3. You’re not old until it takes you longer to rest up than it does to get tired. ~ Phog Allen, Kansas basketball coach

4. He says he’s young at heart – but slightly older in other places. ~ Anon.

5. Old is always fifteen years from now. ~ Bill Cosby

6. One day you look in the mirror and you realize that the face you are shaving is your father’s. ~ Robert Harris, Sunday Times 1996

7. One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything. ~ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, 1893

8. The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence. ~ Art Linkletter, A Child’s Garden of Misinformation, 1965

9. First thing I do when I wake up in the morning is breathe on the mirror and hope it fogs. ~ Earl Wynn, Hall of Fame pitcher

10. The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything. ~ Oscar Wilde, Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young, 1894

11. As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer. ~ Robert Quillen, American author

12. Just when I finally got my head together, my body fell apart. ~ Anon

13. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. ~ Anon

I admit that sometimes I wish I were in my twenties again. I’d do a few things differently i.e. start writing much earlier than I did, but on the whole getting older isn’t too bad. The wrinkles can be a little scary, but it’s easy enough to avoid mirrors :-)

Does getting older worry you? Which of the above quotes is your favorite?