Chronicles of a yarn farmer, shepherdess, and fiber geek!

Chronicles of a yarn farmer, shepherdess, and fiber geek!

Quotes I Live By (or try to)

“We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max Depree

“I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.” – Harry S. Truman

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.” – James Russell Lowell

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” Desiderius Erasmus

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed up with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” – Galileo Galilei

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill

“Imagination is more important than intelligence.” – Albert Einstein

“She did what was unheard of, and she did it with unabashed pride. I’ve always admired women who live on the edge.” – Jane Frost, pilot (speaking of Amelia Earhart)

“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” – Harry S. Truman

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money, either.” – Robert Graves

“Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry D. Thoreau

“A sheltered life can be a daring life as well, for all serious daring starts from within.” – Eudora Welty

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure ‘til you know there is no hook beneath it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.” – Charles Mingus

“The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.” – W. R. Inge

“To a starving man, God can only appear in the form of bread.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The mark of a truly first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still maintain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Success…it is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.” – Wilfred A. Peterson

“My Mom said, “You won’t amount to anything because you procrastinate.” I said, “Just wait.” – Judy Tenuta

“To die but not to perish is to be eternally present.” – Tao

“The best mind-altering drug is truth.” – Lily Tomlin

“Do not judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.” – Native American saying

“Doorways are sacred to women for we are the doorways of life and we must choose what comes in and what goes out.” – Marge Piercy

“Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.” – Doris Lessing

“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.” – Amelia Earhart

“He who allows oppression shares the crime.” – Desiderius Erasmus

“To read with reflecting is like eating without digesting.” – Edmund Burke

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” – Mark Twain

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” – Aldous Huxley

“No bird soars too high if he soars on his own wings.” – William Blake

“Because I helped to wind the clock, I come to hear it strike.” – William Butler Yeats

“Never close your lips to those to whom you have opened your heart.” – Charles Dickens

“I am I and you are you. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. If we meet, it’s beautiful, if not, it can’t be helped.” – Fritz Perls

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” – Henry D. Thoreau

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” – Henry D. Thoreau

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann

“Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge

What you think, you create.
What you create, you become.
What you become, you express.
What you express, you experience.
What you experience, you are.
What you are, you think.
The circle is complete.
(originated from a book I read, can’t remember which one)