Saturday, November 05, 2005

Today's quote

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain

Your turn: I hope you'll take a couple of minutes to share one of the following (or both):
  1. Three words that this quote makes you think of.
  2. Another inspirational quotation that you've come across and would like to share here.

21 comments:

Valderbar said...

carpe the carp

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
- http://www.quotationsbook.com/authors/4012/Jean_Kerr

Tammy said...

Hi Carmi!

Ok, this is a quote from a book, and it's attributed to a man, rather than a woman. But I've always thought that it was beautiful, and hope that my husband thinks of me in the same way.

"I am nothing special; of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough."
~Nicholas Sparks~
~~The Notebook~~

Heather said...

That's a great quote. It really helps me, because I am really bad about being afraid of change.

colleen said...

I just got home from 2 back to back trips...so the quote made me feel a little tired. But wait...Here's a good one: The greatest inspiration is a deadline.

kenju said...

Carmi,it is 1:45 am and I ought to be asleep. I will have to come back to answer this - as my brain will not be working well enough at present.

Plain Jane said...

Strangely enough one of my most favorite quotes involves "dreaming" as well.

"The man who has no imagination has no wings."
Muhammad Ali

doug said...

Morning Carmi, 11:30 for me here in SoCali, and still up and at it....

"Forward, Onward, Ahead."

My Qoute.....
"dreaming is like walking underwater - BOTH take Gravity to succeed." Doug 1990

Randomly jumping at this point in Micheles M and G today ..... good to read ya again... I posted a couple very interesting looks at family life recently.....


and as I am fond of doing lately

word verification analogies!

"oeizb" =
"Onward, Ever Into Zydelico Boundaries!"

Tabor said...

"It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad,
it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened Yesterday
and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.
Let us, therefore,
Live but one day at a time."

From the poem Two Days We Should Not Worry by an unknown author.

Somewhat different from the put you face to the wind and look to the future that your quote seems to be saying. That quote reminds me of the week I left home for graduate school and I never looked back.

Beryl said...

Hi Carmi
Not sure where I got this quote from but I used it in my yearbook the year I graduated........

"Life is like footsteps in the sand, each step leaves an impression behind you".

Hope everyone is well....tc

Beanhead said...

This one hit home today. So my three words are directed at myself!
Get over yourself....

Can't think of any quotes right now just trying to catch my breath for the day.

mar said...

I currently like what Green Day sings:
"This is the dawning of the rest of our lives...
This is our lives,
On holiday"

Via Michele's this early afternoon.

dena said...

It's a very short trip. While alive, live. - Malcolm Forbes

Love this thread. I'll be back to follow it throughout the day.

visiting from michele's this morning.

phoenix said...

Sailing, the ocean and the wonderful smell of the salt air!!

Hi from Michele this time :)

Leanne said...

So true Carmi, thanks for the reminder.

Here is my fav...

"The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions."

Alfred Lord Tennyson

mar said...

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon
we had so many different plans for the last weeks of the year and here we are, everything changed. I should write a post about this ...
Michele sent me again your way

Shannon said...

While not all inspirational, these are some of my favorites:

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
- Apollinaire

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?"
- Milton Berle

"Do or do not. There is no try."
- Yoda

Michelle Pessoa said...

The quote made me think that if I had joined the police force, or some other union-type job twenty years ago, I would have retired with pension this year! :(

Visiting again via Michele's.

Sandy said...

Hi Michele sent me today, but I'd have stopped by anyway. :)

Three words from that quote - no way. The whole thing is thought provoking.

ribbiticus said...

yup. carpe diem has always been one of my faves.

always liked this one from helen keller: never bend your head. hold it high. look the world straight in the eye". :)

Michelle Pessoa said...

A quote:

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

-- Mark Twain


Visiting again via Michele's.

Dak-Ind said...

here from michelles again, the only saying i can come up with right now is one my great grandmother used to say all the time "Keep your pecker up!" of course in the old days pecker was your mouth (kisser) so it meant keep your chin up, but either definition is nice!