Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Quote Me This . . .

I love quotes. On my fan page on Facebook, I’ve been posting writing quotes. Here are a few of my favorites:

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. - Jules Renard (1864-1910)

There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you. - Z.N. Hurston

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. ~ Baltasar Gracián

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~ Elmore Leonard

What makes a quote memorable is it touches something inside of you. It sparks emotion, hope, laughter or a memory among other things. It makes you think especially if you connect with the quote in some way.

Scripture verses do all of that and more. When I feel like I’m just floundering and feel like God has forgotten me, this verse comes to mind:

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

God has a plan and purpose for my life. I matter to Him. When I look back on the things that happen to me I realize how true Jeremiah 29:11 is. Sometimes in the midst of the confusion, I just can’t see clearly enough to see the end game. I’m glad sees the end game on my behalf.

My friend, Larry Randolph, once said: “God factors our stupidity into our destiny.”

What are some of your favorite quotes or scripture verses?

© Nadine Zawacki 2009


Tom Zawacki said...

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one." ~ by Baltasar Gracián is HALARIOUS!!

Favorite verse Eph 1:17

"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

So many favorite quotes, this one speaks to me today...

"In the cage there is food, not much, but there is food-outside are only great stretches of freedom."
Nicanor Parra, poet

Good post!

Susan said...

I love quotes, too.

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. ~ Baltasar Gracián
I relate to this one, since I'm a terrible speller :o)

Dawn said...

Jer. 29:11 is our family verse. I also love the verses following: "In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me."

Scarlet said...

I love your friend's quote. It give us hope! :)

I have many journal books I've filled up with quotes.

Here are a few favorites:

"God is more concerned with our character than He is with our comfort."

"Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you really want junk like that in your belly?"

"When God approves of your life,
even your enemies will end up shaking your hand."

"Get wisdom - it's worth more than money; choose insight over income every time."

palmtreefanatic said...

nice quotes Nadine!

KarenW said...

Great quotes! I could fill a book with my favorite Bible verse. Jer 29:11 would be in it! Here's another

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3

Favorite quote-

"I am not afraid of failure. I am afraid that I will succeed in things that matter not to God." - unknown

Italian Bird said...

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

-Mother Teresa-

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Awesome quotes. Stopped by to say hi.

a woman who is said...

Larry Randolf is hysterical. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I do hope your knees are doing better.

love ya

Bex said...

i love the quotes you dig up for us!

One of my favorites is: "Nothing Great happens without taking a risk."-copy guy in Jerry Maguire.

Christina said...

I'll have to say I do this exact thing, use a synonym when I can't spell a word. That's funny to me since it is so true.

I also think the one about writing being the only career where if you don't make any money that's okay. What a crazy society we live in.

jennifer said...

I love quotes too but I have a lousy memory. I always sound like "You know that guy... the one who said something about time?"

eph2810 said...

Love the quotes. I too collect quotes. There are several Bible passages that keep me focused - one of course is Philippians 4:13, but also Ephesians 2:8-10...Jeremiah 29:11 has helped me over the past year to keep my eyes fixed on Him...

One of my current favorite quotes (and I will share it with anyone who will listen - lol)...is from Max Lucado "Changing direction in life is not tragic. Losing passion in life is"...

Thank you for sharing some of your favorite quotes with us and also allowing us to share ours...

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