My Life as a Dog

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Quotes I Like

I often post quotes on Facebook that I really like. I'm going to continue to do that. The only problem is that they are then hard to find again. They are just lost out there among my endless status updates. These are things I would like to remember and reference. So I've gone back over the last two months on my Facebook wall to find any quotes I posted. Here they are. Enjoy them. Save them. Internalize them.
‎"Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken, it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable."
- C.S. Lewis

‎"If others are responsible for my misery, I am stuck. If I am responsible, I am free."
- The Choice

‎"No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes in the airing cupboard. The only fatal thing is to lose one's temper and give it up."
- C.S. Lewis

‎"When a battered, weary swimmer tries valiantly to get back to shore having fought strong winds and rough waves that he should have never challenged in the first place, those of us who might have had better judgment (or perhaps just better luck) ought not to row out to his side, beat him with our oars, and shove his head back underwater. That's not what boats were made for."
- Elder Jeffery R. Holland

‎"It has been said and said truly, that the greatest fault is to be conscious of no fault. Self-righteousness shuts a man off both from God and men."

‎"When we work from a place I believe that says, 'I'm enough,' then we stop screaming and start listening, we're kinder and gentler to the people around us, and we're kinder and gentler to ourselves."
-Brené Brown

‎"When all is said and done, a large part of our success at love will depend on our ability to accept human nature as it is. The judgemental temperament never generates much affection. To put it another way, we need to strive for as much understanding of others as we grant ourselves."
- Alan Loy McGinnis

‎"Those persons who will let their hearts go and who will freely declare their admiration and affection are very hard to turn down."
- Alan Loy McGinnis

‎"The recovery of emotional freedom: When I am able to simply be myself rather than focus on myself -- to stand self-forgetfully."
- The Arbinger Institute

"If we build more windows and fewer walls, we will have more friends."
- Alan Loy McGinnis