Once quotable sayings from my peeps jump into my verbal repertoire, they hunker down to stay for good. At 4:30 a.m. this morning when I couldn’t sleep, I thought it would be fun to round up a few of them, and give some attribution. I use them here in the blog sometimes – some are profound, some are practical, some are playful, but they’re all memorable (at least to me). The one above was in a haiku a couple of days ago. I love it: I got my happy back. Doesn’t that just have a great ring to it?
Attributions (Who Said It)
The attributions for these adages are to the folks who introduced me to them. They might’ve gotten their golden verbal nuggets from someone else. That’s ok. It doesn’t matter to me if they weren’t the original coiners of the phrases; I’ll always associate the folksy wisdom with the wonderful person who shared it with me.
There’s decorating advice:
A push for optimism over pessimism:
A fabulous way to describe a certain cooking competence:
A truism about manipulation:
A truism about photography:
Wisdom about life, similar to “go big or go home”:
Advice about what to do when there’s craziness all around:
Encouragement to let things go and forgive yourself:
Another suggestion about about letting things go and not pursuing an un-winnable argument:
Describing the beauty of nature:
What to say when the meal has been a little too enjoyable and there was one bite too many:
That’s All for Now
Don’t fret if I use one of your sayings regularly and it didn’t make it to the list; these are just the one that were floating around in my head when I was lying in bed awake at 4:30 a.m. Yep, on a Saturday. When I could’ve slept in.
What are your quotables?
5 thoughts on “My Eyes are Happy! Quotables from Peeps, 4:30 a.m. Version”
Thank you. I wish that I’d thought of it first.
The best quote ever comes from the late queen of New Orleans, Leah Chase. When she was asked how to repair New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina broke the Federal levees, she replied, “Put on your pants and get to work.”
Simple, direct, and an absolute truth.
Everything I speak is the truth… for that moment in time.
I just love this post, thank you. And I’ll make an effort to collect such sayings from friends from now on.
I do love quotes a lot and therefore one of my favourite ones is at the moment:
“A good aphorism contains the wisdom of an entire book in one sentence.” Theodor Fontane
I love that! I hadn’t hear it before and now will always associate it with you.