I'm a Quote-a-Holic!

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'I often quote myself. It adds spice to the conversation.' ~ George Bernard Shaw

have a confession to share....

I'm a Quote-a-holic!! 

I LOVE QUOTES!! Particularly when they inspire me..... 

'When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.' ~ Dolly Parton

Recently a friend of mine asked my thoughts about my favorite quotes, as well as my relationship to the words contained within, specifically - whether I'm comforted, reassured, entertained and at times challenged by the words within? 

I was inspired by her questions and thought to share them here: 

Question One: What makes someone's words worthy of a 'quote' to be carried through the years?

Question Two: What are your favorite quotes, who is the source, and how do the words capture your mind and heart? 

Great questions, yes? It got me pondering my favorite quotes and the 'worthiness' of their words. 

I LOVE philosophical quotes of wisdom, and the words contained within in. They expand my thinking, empower my life and guide me forward. For example:

'To know what we do not know is the beginning of wisdom.' ~ Indian Saying

'Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I'll meet you there.' ~ Rumi

'Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.' ~ Frank Kafka

I also love and find worthy, quotes that challenge the various aspects of my life that feel limiting. 

'Ending hunger and war in the world is easier than you might think. Walking your path without fear - this is the more challenging task.'~ Spotted Eagle

'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming - What a Ride!' ~ Hunter Thompson

'People create safe problems to avoid risky decisions.' ~ BG5™

Finally, I REALLY love quotes that touch my heart and soul with a truth that resonates deeply within my being. 

'The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.'  ~ Jim Morrison

'Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.' ~ Karl Menniger

'God Has Entrusted Me With Myself.' ~ Epictetus, Greek Philosopher

NOW, My thoughts and list would NOT be complete if I didn't include quotes with a little fun, humor and lightness of being. Here are three of my favorite and worthy LOL quotes.

'If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun!' ~ K Hepburn

"So far today, I am alright. I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, selfish or self-indulgent. I have not whined, cursed or eaten any chocolate. However, I am about to get out of bed in a few minutes, and I will need a lot more help after that.' ~ Unknown

'Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!' ~ Dr. Suess

In closing, I'll include my friend's second question, which I will answer - AND I invite you to respond and share your favorite quote as well - your own or that of another. 

Question Two: What original words do you wish to share with the world to be recorded in history? 

Here goes.....

Transformation is fun. If you can't navigate a li'l change and transformation squeezin' a li'l juice along the way, or do it with a sense of fun and freedom - you might as well stay stuck! ~ Tuck, The Rebel Belle

OMG'D, I'm excited and inspired... thank you for your listening...I'm off to 'see what I'll come up with next!!' ~ Tucky Parton


Tuck Self is the founder of SELF Empowerment Resources, a spiritual resource center and transformational consulting firm that assists individuals and companies with programs for personal & spiritual growth, as well as business and career development. For information on programs, workshops and retreats to M-POWER Your Self, Your Career & Your Life, or to schedule your FREE consultation email Tuck@TheRebelBelle.

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