Word Up!

A place where I put some quotes, sayings and words of wisdom I find around here and there. Maybe they will inspire, make you laugh or scratch you head in wonder.

Feel free to add in your own via the comments :)


“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”
~Sophia Loren

“Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Continue to learn.
Appreciate your friends.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.”
~ Marry Anne Radmacher

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”
~John De Paola

“Live Together, Die Alone.”
~Jack Shephard, Lost

“…if we’re going to mutilate this vegetable, we’d better do it before your father gets back.”
~Alien Nation, Night of Screams Episode

“Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!”
~ Auntie Mame

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.”
~ Martha Graham

“In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing.”
~ A River Runs Through it

“…and I know what to do now. I have to keep on breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise, and who knows what the tide could bring?”
~ Tom Hanks, Castaway

“We know the prodigality of nature. How many acorns are scattered for one that grows to an oak? And need she be more careful of her stars than of her acorns?”
~ A.S. Eddington

“Everybody dies alone”
~ Captain Malcom Reynolds, Firefly: Out of Gas Episode

“I love the solitude of reading. I love the deep dive into someone else’s story, the delicious ache of a last page.”
~ Naomi Shihab Nye

“For Frodo.”
~ LOTR, The Return of the King

“Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.”
~ Kathleen Norris


“The world is led by love. It kneels before it in awe”
~ The Village

“If there are bugs that big, I want to head back to where its safe”
~ Ghost Hunters (The big bald guy)

“A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets”
~ Titanic, the movie

“It’s funny how we’re beginning to talk on computers and send text messages by phone.”
~ SL Resident, Kadin Redgrave

“Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.”
~ Gene Tierney

“Life is pain; anyone who says different is selling something”
~ The Dread Pirate Roberts


You dress elegant women. You dress sophisticated women. I dress sluts.
~ Gianni Versace

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”
~ Og Mandino

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
~ Jean Cocteau

“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
~Marlene Dietrich


“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose”
~ Indira Gandhi

“Miracles happen all the time, you just have to believe!”
~ Saving Grace

“Taking coolness for my lodging / I relax”
~ Basho

“Be careful what you wish/plan/pray for:
The human mind is formidable,
It will always bring it to fruition”
-Brace Coral


“you cant trust somebody who thinks you’re crazy”
~Penelope Cruz

“We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors.”
~ Sun Tzu

“You can drink my top and smoke my bottom.”
~ Jane Fonda
(On David Letterman Show explaining the merits of her fabulously fashionable eco-friendly pantsuit she was wearing: Spun milk-yes milk!-and silk shirt, natural hemp pants)


“Pack your own parachute.”
~T.L. Hakala

“Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.”
~ Ernest Shackleton

“As surgeons keep their instruments and knives always at hand for cases requiring immediate treatment, so shouldst thou have thy thoughts ready…”
~ Marcus Aurelius

“A man can believe in a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.”
~ Norman Douglas

“Fearlessness may be a gift but perhaps more precious is the courage acquired through endeavor, courage that comes from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one’s actions…”
~ Aung San Suu Kyi

“I hate flowers. I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.”
~ Georgia O’Keeffe


“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thought. With our thoughts, we make our world.”
~ The Buddha

“One may have friends all over the world, but very few will truly know your heart”
~ Chinese Proverb

“A wise woman our family knew…used to say that the world was divided between people who could be trusted to do what they said they’d do, and everyone else.”
~ Calvin Trillin

“To let oneself be carried on passively is unthinkable”
~ Virginia Woolf


“Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?”
~ Fanny Brice

“One of the greatest feelings in life is the conviction that you have lived the life you wanted to live – with the rough and the smooth, the good and the bad – but yours, shaped by your own choices, and not someone else’s.”
~ Michael Ignatieff


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