Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I love good quotes!  There's a small bookstore in San Diego called 'Upstart Crow' that has racks and racks of cards and notepads and magnets and books of quotes.  We've spent hours in that place (while sipping coffee and chai) reading quotes, laughing, crying, getting some fulfilment- at appreciating a good quote.  Me and my best friends in the world have 20 years of experience - at doing nothing - at Upstart Crow.
I just love good quotes.  (this one haunts me . . .)
Quotes make you think about things in a different way, and they make you think about things you never thought about - and wondered why not?
Every now and then someone says something about quotes that makes you feel silly for loving them - they mock those of us who love quotes.  Those people are fools - so we ignore them.  They're the same  people who think picking up shells at low-tide on the beach is dumb.  Those people are irrelevant and dead inside.
The best quotes will make you act.  They compel you to actually do something different when you wake up in the morning.  Great quotes change your perspective - they can actually change your mind, so much so that you quit your job, or break-up with a girlfriend, or buy something you never even wanted, or sell something you thought you couldn't live without, or move to another country, or dedicate your life to something 'crazy'.

Here's another one of my favorites:  "When many things seem to be going wrong, trust Me.  When your life feels increasingly out of control, thank me."  Jesus - 'Jesus Calling - Oct 3'.

See, that's a quote that will do 1 of 2 things:  really make you mad, or change everything about you.  Or both.

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