Slice of Life Story Challenge March 24 -Making The Most of Quotes
Making The Most of Quotes
My notebooks are liberally sprinkled with quotations. A significant number of them relate to writing in particular and learning in general. Some of them relate to the philosophy of living a fruitful life. Others are collected purely because they entertain me and make me smile.
Today I was doing some rereading of my current notebook and it further reinforced my penchant for the gathering of such uplifting and inspiring words.
So I then searched further back into my notebooks and found these entries:
‘What’s so romantic about living in a lighthouse? Let me tell you, it’s just me and a lot of fish –and I hate fishing.’
Lighthouse keeper being interviewed on radio
‘Sometimes you think you are finished with the book, but the book isn’t finished with you.’
Khalil, Grade one student P.S 20 Clinton Hill School, NYC
‘Your hormones are back and they’re jumping. I need to talk to your Grandma.’
Teacher at Bushwick Middle School to student
‘There is no permanent truth you can corner in a poem that will satisfy you forever. Stay fluid behind those black and white words. They are not you. They were a great moment going through you.’
‘From the 26 letters of the alphabet writers create an infinite variety of writing- but not from following a writing recipe.
‘Writers notebooks are crucial. But we must show students how writers read the world to find potential things to write about.’
'You can't make someone read, just you can't make them fall in love or dream.'
'Jesus apparently fed 5000 people with two loaves of bread and some fish. Some people call that a miracle. I call it tapas.'
Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2015
"I feel like I've swallowed a live cat and it's clawing at my insides.'
House Designer on Grand Designs TV Show
'Read a thousand books and your words will flow like rivers.'
'People are filling their smoothies with sadness. You know, kale, spinach and avocado.'
‘Give your children all of what they need, some of what they want, and the desire to strive for the rest.’
Lester Holt’s father.
Here is further proof of my proclivity towards collecting quotations. These are from my current notebook: