Quotes are fantastic. They say something. They reveal something. They speak to who you are. They relate to us. They say what we feel often better than we could say it ourselves. We pick them out. They show us our focus. They show us our heart. They crack open the good, bad and the ugly parts of ourselves, sometimes showing if we care to really see. We are a reflection of the quotes we like.
So with that said here are some quotes I like:
- “I don’t think that word means what you think it means.” The Princess Bride.
I love words. They help communicate me. I don’t like to be misunderstood but it happens. People hear what they want to hear and so do I. It is in the asking of what do mean by that – that helps us relate to each other. Dont allow wide gaps of misunderstanding in your life. Ask questions and find answers. Seek first to understand and you will find understanding.
- “Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. ” – Robert Fripp
I love to sing! I enjoy old time gospel for the harmony. I lead worship at my church. I like all kinds of different music. 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, Alot of 80’s, some 90’s, and bits of all the 2000 somethings. Every time I walk into the bathroom in my house song lyrics fly through my mind: Sitting on the dock of the bay….Somewhere out there, beneath a pale moon light….Somewhere over the rainbow……When somebody loves you it’s no good unless he loves you all the way….When I had you, I treated you bad and oh my dear, since, since you went away…Music speaks to my soul and fills the silent places of my mind with melody.
- The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. – Carl Jung
People are amazing. I love them. All their interesting quirks and differing interests. This quote compares people to substances reacting to each other. I think that is very cool. Some people are like Chlorine which is a disinfectant, these people are busy putting clean thoughts out there when they hear negativity. Mess up their white as snow lives and they will burn your eyes out. Some are like Water giving life-giving drinks and help to those around them or drowning them to death. Some like Oil there words are thick and stick in your soul helping you to grow through encouragement or allowing you to just keep sliding along in life. Some like Gas they either propel you to do better or burn you to a crisp.
Ok those comparisons were a little too fun to write LOL
- Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Talking. I love to talk and chat!! I like communicating thoughts and ideas and writing is a favorite pass time. I like to have good conversations that are connective on the deepest levels. These are the kinds of talks that stay for days and churn within my mind creating concepts and metaphors. Sometimes birthing mind pictures and poetry. These communications can be so intense that it feels like fire from heaven in your veins, like the Spirit of God is pressing out of the pores of those conversing.
Well those are just a few quotes that I like and why they speak to me and reveal of me. Post some of your favorite quotes and why below in the comments or on social media. Tag me 🙂
Thanks for listening,
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Sorry about the comment at the beginning of the song. I didn’t pay attention when I first listened, and don’t have an option to edit and attach a different video of the song.
So hard to cut it down to a handful of quotes, but I will try!
The whole entire song. Because it’s lyrically brilliant.
2. Be still and know that I am God.
When you’re anxious, when you’re scared, when you’re angry… what a comfort it is when this pops into your head.
3. What a beautiful thing it is to be able to stand tall and say “I fell apart, and I survived”.
I have fallen apart, badly, and it’s so amazing, when you come out on the other side of it and realize that you survived.
4. Keep the ones that heard you when you never said a word.
I never liked when people got to know me super well, because once someone is that close to you, they have the power to hurt you. It’s a messed up way to think, I know. And it always bothered me when someone would know why I was upset without my saying anything. Like, how could they have possibly figured it out? But now, it’s kind of mind blowing in a good way that there are people who care enough to hear me without my saying a word.
5. The things you are passionate about are not random. They’re your calling.
I have been passionate about music pretty much always. And I used to do a lot with music, and I loved it. But there came a time that I had to walk away from it, and it was very painful, and is still very painful at times, because I love it so much. Sometimes, I have to step away from thinking about music, listening to music, etc because the desire to be involved in it is SO strong. And then I came across this quote and realized… maybe I love it for a reason. Maybe my music days are not done. Maybe there is more coming in the future.