Quotes You Use and <3

By Somoca Latest Reply 2012-04-07 01:31:20 -0500
Started 2012-03-11 23:39:47 -0500

Today I heard a very profound quote from a beloved author, " Just because someone smiles in your face-doesn't mean they like you". That made me think of one I heard my aunt use, " You can't get bread from a hardware store" that means no matter how many times you help some people, they will never be there for you.

I wondered what quotes stick in your mind day to day. Pearls of wisdom from family or friends or life lessons.

216 replies

robertoj 2012-04-07 01:29:15 -0500 Report

I know way too many quotes to have a favorite but this is one I try to live by.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa

techguy87114 2012-04-07 01:15:33 -0500 Report

A quote I use that reminds me to stay grounded and not forget where I came from (as so many do) but yet still trying to succeed and focus on success :

"keep one foot in the gutter & one fist in the gold"


2manypricks 2012-03-27 19:46:56 -0500 Report

My all time favorite and i use very often
"The past is like my Ass it stays behind me"
Im so sweet i will give you a cavity :)

jimLE 2012-03-26 00:19:08 -0500 Report

Like A Child

A child laughs or smiles around 400 times a day.
An adult laughs or smiles around 25 times a day.

And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become
like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
~Matt 18:3 (NIV)~
now i ask.wouldnt it make it a better world if us adults smiled and laughed more?

jimLE 2012-03-26 00:15:27 -0500 Report

i got this in a email

Like A Child

A child laughs or smiles around 400 times a day.
An adult laughs or smiles around 25 times a day.

And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become
like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
~Matt 18:3 (NIV)~

but yet..would'nt that make it a better world if us adults smiled and laughed more often?

roshy 2012-03-20 18:24:46 -0500 Report

diabetics do it four times a day!!!

jayabee52 2012-03-20 18:29:24 -0500 Report

sounds like a bumper sticker! LoL! And what IS it we do 4x/day?

roshy 2012-03-20 18:49:44 -0500 Report

diabteics do it more then medically recommended!!!!! mwahahahahahaha!!

Young1s 2012-03-17 18:44:10 -0500 Report

Here's a quote I heard here. Liked it so much I wrote it on a sticky note and stuck it to my laptop. Had to remove it when I was getting the laptop fixed and well, as the saying goes, out of sight out of mind. But it's back there now.

"I am not my disease… It is, however, my companion. We dance and dialog daily." -Pixsidust

MrsCDogg 2012-03-17 18:11:25 -0500 Report

There are a few that stick in my mind…One is attributed to Abe Lincoln, It's better to be silent and thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. One by John Greenleaf Whittier, Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these 'it might have been'. I'm sure I will come up with more right after I post this…lol

Somoca 2012-03-17 19:31:41 -0500 Report

Abe Lincoln was so right. This one is going on a post it note.

jayabee52 2012-03-20 04:45:00 -0500 Report

I heard that quote attributed to Abe Lincoln a while ago, but I heard it was attributed to Mark Twain. Still good quote though!

Young1s 2012-03-17 16:15:24 -0500 Report

Couldn't remember any off the top of my head so I went in search of some words of wisdom. Found these instead. JK :)

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." –Confucius

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up." –Paul Valery

"Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die." - Peter Tosh

"The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed." - Chamfort

"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight." - Phyllis Diller

Somoca 2012-03-16 10:06:26 -0500 Report

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day this quote seems appropriate since I only hear it at Irish funerals. "May you be in heaven 30 minutes before the devil knows you're dead"

flipmom 2012-03-15 18:24:29 -0500 Report

Cat In The Hat On Aging!

I cannot see
I cannot pee
I cannot chew
I cannot screw
Oh my god, what can I do?

My memory shrinks
My hearing stinks
No sense of smell
I look like hell
My mood is bad-can you tell?

My body's drooping
Have trouble pooping
The Golden Years
have come at last
The Golden Years
can kiss my ass.

Somoca 2012-03-14 21:18:46 -0500 Report

Mom told me today. If you lay with dogs, you'll get up with fleas. In other words, you can't hang around people and not expect something to rub off on you.

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Be careful what you wish for…you just might get it.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-14 17:02:58 -0500 Report

Karma-No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves and if you are lucky, God will let you watch.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-14 16:54:02 -0500 Report

My favorites are:
"Do what you feel in your heart is right for you will be damned if you do and damned if you don't". and "No one can make your feel inferior without your permission". Both are by Eleanor Roosevelt.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise. ~Maya Angelou

pixsidust 2012-03-14 12:22:26 -0500 Report

I do not say these fancy quotes from Shakespeare or other writers.
If anything I quote my grandma and a colourful past co-worker
Then I have some colour myself "truth be known"
I actually do say these:

Catty Wampus
Hells Bells
Holy Moly
To hell in a hand basket
Crimenola or Cripes
Not the sharpest knife in the drawer
not all her puppies are yapping
One brick shy of a load
I met them but No ones home
nip it in the bud
What the hey
Vim and Vinegar
Lip Service
fall off the apple cart
Make ends meet
Raining cats and dogs
wet behind the ears
Slicker than bats shit out there
Be careful You're going to have to ice skate home
You'd give a wood pecker a headache
Who gives a hoo hey?
Where did you get your license, out of a cracker jack box?
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
Don't worry I won't hit my head on the ground (meaning I won't forget)
Or Did you hit your head???
Perk up, You act tired before you went to the party
Get a life
My name won't be a curse word in your home
(my cousins name was the worse thing we could say to each other growing up. It was as good as cursing)
Henrietta or myrtle (for affectionate friends nick names)
Other nick names are monkey moo, stink pot, critters, baby girl, Miss Mam and pea pie

Theres more but will have to see what rolls off my tongue…

Young1s 2012-03-17 15:58:59 -0500 Report

I use Really??? all the time. It's a good improvement from my Damn It!!! phase. Here's a few I didn't see listed: To Hell In A Hand Basket, Lying Through The Skin Of Your Teeth, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee and As Easy As A Walk In The Park.

jayabee52 2012-03-15 15:18:51 -0500 Report

How about "light's on but nobody's home"
"Elevator doesn't go all the way to the top!"
"One brick shy of a full load!"

classof78 2012-03-16 20:26:45 -0500 Report

never put off til tomorrow what you can do today-or you will do it tonight!
or how 'bout this one: what goes around comes around and will whop you upside the head when it does.

classof78 2012-03-16 20:22:39 -0500 Report

one fry short of a happy meal, one sandwich shy of a picnic,
not the brightest crayon in the box,
you only have to be smarter than the …(board, box, etc)
and the most famous one from Mom: either go in or go out, but don't stand there and hold the door open!

pixsidust 2012-03-15 18:54:31 -0500 Report

the brick one is in my list
I like the other two, just usually say those on my list
I forgot "the Box of rocks"
Shows my sarcastic side

jayabee52 2012-03-15 19:04:27 -0500 Report

I forgot that one about "box of rocks" too, I often say that as in " dumber than a box of rocks" I have also used "slicker than snot on a doorknob" (Kinda like your slicker that bat$h1t - line) Sorry for the repeat. I didn't see it in yours when I wrote it, but I do now.

GabbyPA 2012-03-14 20:04:17 -0500 Report

One my mom always uses is "fine as frogs hair" (that means very fine)

Caroltoo 2012-03-14 20:19:12 -0500 Report

When I meet a hairy frog, I think I will turn and run! I have had some here in my yard that are a good 10 inches wide, didn't try to see how long, just let him hop away.

Caroltoo 2012-03-14 22:13:33 -0500 Report

Interesting, Joyce, I do too and had several as pets (in the wild) when a child. My husband, on the other hand, is terrified of them and when my son, then 9 years old, captured one and wanted to keep him in a cage in the garage, Wayne threatened to move out. Found out later that when he was 9 he had been chased by a Black Racer (kind that chases with part of the body up off the ground) and it had left a lifelong impression. Jeff and I found another home for the garter snake.

Caroltoo 2012-03-16 15:31:52 -0500 Report

Frankly, me, too! The ones I saw were slow little king snakes that were just happy to bask in the sunshine.

GabbyPA 2012-03-14 20:21:59 -0500 Report

I think I wold be right there with you. I don't mind frogs at all, but a hairy one just might send me packing.

Caroltoo 2012-03-14 17:14:44 -0500 Report

That was a walk down memory lane for me. Only a couple I haven't heard used in my parent's home and a few I'm still guilty of wanting to use occasionally.

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