Posted by Wendy | Posted in Big G, Me, Uncategorized, quotes | Posted on 09-04-2012
Recently, I heard a co-worker share about an argument that they had with their teen. They shared that they finally got their point across. They, the parent, were right but that it was a hollow victory. It was hollow because that person recalled how many times their parent had been right and how little love there is in being right.
Then last night I heard this quote from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: “I’d much rather be happy than right any day.”
It made me think – would I rather be happy than right? More precisely, would I rather show love than be right?
Posted by Wendy | Posted in Books, quotes | Posted on 05-04-2012
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on you’ll be traveling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey.”
~Meg Cabot, but I heard it in The Princess Diaries
Posted by Wendy | Posted in Me, quotes | Posted on 13-01-2012
“There are two different ways of getting in to a swimming pool. The first way, you take your toe, you carefully test the water’s temperature. And if that feels OK slowly get in to the water letting your body adjust to the cold. Then there’s the second way of getting in to a pool..You…JUMP! That’s me.”
~Molly Shannon, Superstar
Posted by Wendy | Posted in quotes | Posted on 12-07-2009
From the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story:
Lance Armstrong: Could I get a bottle of water. – - Hey, aren’t you Peter La Fleur?
Peter La Fleur: Lance Armstrong!
Lance Armstrong: Yeah, that’s me. But I’m a big fan of yours.
Peter La Fleur: Really?
Lance Armstrong: Yeah, I’ve been watching the dodgeball tournament on the Ocho. ESPN 8. I just can’t get enough of it. But, good luck in the tournament. I’m really pulling for you against those jerks from Globo Gym. I think you better hurry up or you’re gonna be late.
Peter La Fleur: Uh, actually I decided to quit… Lance.
Lance Armstrong: Quit? You know, once I was thinking about quitting when I was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer, all at the same time. But with the love and support of my friends and family, I got back on the bike and I won the Tour de France five times in a row. But I’m sure you have a good reason to quit. So what are you dying from that’s keeping you from the finals?
Peter La Fleur: Right now it feels a little bit like… shame.
Lance Armstrong: Well, I guess if a person never quit when the going got tough, they wouldn’t anything to regret for the rest of their life. But good luck to you Peter. I’m sure this decision won’t haunt you forever.
To watch, check out this YouTube link.
Posted by Wendy | Posted in Big G, quotes | Posted on 27-06-2009
“Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.”
I would amend this quote to say: “God rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.”