I am one of those people who loves quotes. I like the fact that someone has once said something wise to summarise what I am thinking so easily that I don’t have to do it myself, and I think that quotes are a fantastic way to get you thinking.
“Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.” Anon
Some of the best quotes are anonymous; sayings and proverbs that have been passed down through the years but never changed, always relied on as little pearls of wisdom. It’s like the conversation you have with your Nanny about the little girl who used to live down the street and you played with as a child; both of you can see her in your mind’s eye but neither of you can remember for the life of you what her name was, or what her mum was called. And that’s how time works.
“You can’t leave footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?” Anon
I love this one. I talk a lot about wanting to go travelling and see the world (im working on it!) but I definitely do not want to leave my bum print on the sands of time, so I am going to be more proactive with my planning!
“Just remember…if the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off.” Anon
Always makes me laugh. Especially when I am having a bad day due to my own doing, like I have put my foot in it and said the wrong thing without thinking (my entire conversation with people is verbal diarrhoea), but this never fails to put a smile on my face.
But I think some of the most inspirational quotes come from Coco Chanel. She really was timeless and wise, and came out with some amazing points that can really help you through bad times. Plus she created some of the most fabulous scents!
What quotes inspire you?