Sunday, November 9, 2008

This Is.... My Favourite Quote

I'm a big fan of quotable quotes. I write good 'uns down when I hear them and stick them in places where I'll see them. For example...

On my Computer...
"Well behaved women seldom make history" (No idea who wrote it, but I LOVE it!)

On my Sewing Machine...
"What we vividly imagine, ardently desire, enthusiastically act upon, must inevitably come to pass" (Edward Sisson)

On one of my Pattern Pieces... I chance across it from time to time.
"No act of kindness is ever wasted" (again, no idea where it came from)

I also love the sage advice in quirky Chinese proverbs like...
"A man must wait on the side of a mountain with his mouth open for A LONG TIME before a roast duck flies in."
and
"Do not remove a fly from the forehead of your friend with a hatchet."


Ah... I could go on and on....

Thanks to Strawberry Kisses for this week's This Is theme.

11 comments:

KWu said...

The first quote is actually by the historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich who's now come out with a whole book on that theme: http://www.amazon.com/Well-Behaved-Women-Seldom-Make-History/dp/1400041597

colourdujour said...

a favorite from my childhood.
"He who laughs last, didn't get joke at first"

Jenny said...

You've got some good ones here:)

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I love all of these, but hadn't heard the roast duck one before. That's priceless. I'm going to write it down!

flossy-p said...

hahaha, your quotes cracked me up! It must be an amusing journey through your house with all these gems waiting for you in odd places :)

p.s. the hatchet doesn't work when trying to swat mozzies on your friends either... I must remember that.

Sharon said...

Great quotes! Those chinese ones will come in really handy! Thanks!

cindy said...

Oh no, and I have been carrying around my hatchet for all these years just it case.

Bellgirl said...

Yay! Now I'm off to wait for my roast duck :)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

They are great ones! I especially love the Chinese Proverbs!

one little acorn said...

Great quotes - and I do love your idea of having them posted in different places so you stumble on them from time to time.

Angelia said...

Your so tallented!!! Love your stuff!
Nice quotes!!
I love Mae West quotes! She was great!