Finding Inspiration In The Words of Others

Do you ever find yourself coming across amazing photos or quotes while searching the web or prepping for a blog post? You may then admire it and then decide to save it just in case you want to remember it?
I thought I would share a bit of a few that I love and find inspirational. 

Lucille Ball
"Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."

Lena Horne
“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”

Doris Day
"There were times when I wasn't always up. Everything could be calm and peaceful, then the next day the bottom dropped out. What can you do? Moan and groan and feel sorry for yourself? No, you pull yourself up by your bootstraps and you get on with life."

Mary Pickford
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."

Helen Hayes
"Everybody starts at the top, and then has the problem of staying there. Lasting accomplishment, however, is still achieved through a long, slow climb and self-discipline."

Julie Andrews
"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th."

Sophia Loren
"After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life."

Eartha Kitt
"My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think, or of my opinions."

Gina Lollobrigida
"We are all born to die — the difference is the intensity with which we choose to live."

Audrey Hepburn
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

Which did you like best? I just love hearing what other people think or thought and what their personal beliefs or philosophies were. It's fascinating.

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  1. Frost's is my favourite, but they're terrific and could easily each spark the inspiration needed for a blog post unto themselves.

    I save quotes that speak to me as well. Some in a Word document, others on Pinterest and refer back to them frequently (especially when writing my Saturday Snapshots posts, as each one kicks off with a meaningful quote).

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Don't know how I missed this post. I love the wise words you shared here. Bettie Page and Colin Firth are my faves, as if that's not obvious because I love them both. {Okay, I'm head over heels in love with Colin. LOL!}

  3. I knew that I loved Colin Firth. Awwww... what a man! ;)
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn


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