Monday, August 15, 2011

Quote Junkie

strength

It's not secret in my house that I'm a bit of a quote junkie. I love a quote that can express large truths in a simple and timeless style. Much like the little one who has seen a film so many times, they cannot keep themselves from quoting every line while they watch,  I am a hopeless repeater of my favorite quotes and stories. My mom has said I have an "incredible retention for useless information", and recently at a high school graduation I was lovingly elbowed by my neighbor for finishing each quote in one of the speeches. As impractical as my mental file cabinet of quotes can be, I have found them often to be mileposts along life's road. Little bits of timeless truth that nudge and guide and sometimes even prod me along the path I'm meant to follow. As it was well put by one of my favorite authors, G.K. Chesterton, "Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it."

As my summer winds down into bright harvest sunsets and chilly fall mornings, I will be devouring a stack good books and building up my arsenal of quotable quotes to mark the miles of the years to come.

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Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" Papers: Rose, Stripe
Glitz Design "Love Games" Paper: Poppies
Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" Journaling cardstock stickers
Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" What Nots
Glitz Design "Love Games" What Nots
Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" Peek a Boos

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“Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. 
It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds 
rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.”
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

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Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" Papers: Block, Polka, Carte Postal, Banner
Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" Titles cardstock stickers

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

I absolutely LOVE these pages!! I came here after seeing them on the Glitz blog. I'm following you now - your scrapping is amazing!

Veronica said...

As usual, beautiful job.
I need a quote for my daughter who just went off to college! Any suggestions? Thanks. Be Blessed.

noel joy said...

Veronica- is it for you with her gone, or for her as she goes? :)

noel joy said...

Veronica-
how about this one:

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”
Winston Churchill

Jenny B in Indy said...

Both are gorgeous!!

Christina Carnoy said...

Gorgeous layouts and I am a quote junkie too! I love the cards from quotablecards.com, they pair great quotes with really nice images. Just in case you wanted to check them out!!!

Luv2talk said...

Post more often. Once a month is not enough, just say'in.

I'm a quote junkie, too. I LOVE words in general, in both QUALITY & QUANTITY. LOL.

Good to see you can still ROCK a LO.

:)

Timeless Creations said...

Love the closeups of the page - help to visualize the work that went into it - love that quotes as well, I am always on the lookout for quotes that inspire me!

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camilla said...

Love the hammock photo. Your memories from that vacation will last a lifetime. Love all your pages. You have such an awesome eye for detail and design.

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