quotes ~ (inter)national poetry month April 2014

(inter)national poetry month
April 2014

encore  presentation

“Quotes”

from some of  my  favorite poems,  songs,  thinkers,  doers,  and poets & writers

i didn’t think i had that many “favorite quotes” until  i started writing this list.  i found one that i keep on my cell phone,   several that i have in a folder on my laptop,   more that are song lyrics…   some on my friends’ blogs…  {smile}   i have continued to add to the list since it was first posted in April 2012.

i  would love for you to share any of  your favorite quotes in a comment!

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“You say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only One…”

Songwriter:  John Lennon
Song:  ‘Imagine’

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” I sung of chaos and eternal night…”

John Milton
‘Paradise Lost’

{ i  keep this quote on the notepad of  my cell phone.  i’m not quite sure why it sings to me… }

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When there’s nothing left to burn… you have to set yourself on fire. “

via a post from my dear friend,  Becky Sain,  on her  blog  ‘First Pages‘  ~

Setting Yourself  On Fire

I’ve seen this quote many times. I’ve never understood it. I googled it to see if that would help me. It didn’t. I found out that it is a  lyric in a song  and that it is loosely tied to a young Czechoslovakian martyr who set himself on fire to protest the Soviet-led invasion of 1968. But what does it mean?

Recently, my journey…..Read More

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“The best things in life are free.  The second best things are very,  very expensive.”

Coco  Chanel

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“You can’t use up creativity  ~

the more you use,  the more you have.”

Maya Angelou

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 ” At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song “

Songwriters:  Mack Gordon,  Harry Warren
Song:   ‘At Last’

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 ” It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. ”
Erma Bombeck

” I must be braver than I thought. ”
Ainsley Allmark
on his blog  ‘Dolphin Muse

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 ” You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. “

Mark Twain

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” The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing of. “

Blaise Pascal

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” Joy delights in joy “

William Shakespeare

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” For my part I know nothing with any certainty,
but the sight of  the stars makes me dream. “

Vincent Van Gogh

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” And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now… “

Rainer Maria Rilke
‘Letters to a Young Poet’

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” All you need is Love… “

Songwriters:  John Lennon and  Paul McCartney
Song:  ‘All You Need is Love’

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“The things you are passionate about are not random,

they are your calling.”

Fabienne Fredrickson

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“The secret to change is to  focus all of  your energy,

not on  fighting the old,

but on building the new.”

Socrates

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“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again

and expecting different results.”

Albert Einstein

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“You must do the thing
you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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“The whole is greater than the sum of  its parts.”

Aristotle

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“Attract what you expect,

Reflect what you desire,

Become what you respect,

Mirror what you admire.”

Author  Unkown

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“Of  all  forms of  caution,

caution in love

is perhaps the most  fatal to true happiness.”

Bertrand  Russell

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John Keats

“ I have met with women whom I really think would like to be married to a Poem and to be given away by a Novel. ”

“ A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ”

“ I am certain of nothing
but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination. ”

“ Beauty is truth, truth beauty —  that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. ”

“ I want a brighter word than bright. ”

“ The excellence of every Art is its intensity. ”

“ The air is all softness. ”

“ Carpe diem. Seize the day. ”

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want more quotes?   click  HERE   for  Brainy Quotes   and  HERE  for quotes at goodreads

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thanks  for  joining  in!

dani

*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30/May 1,  2014.

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