Useful Utterances

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.  ~Seneca

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.  ~Randy Pausch

Just step over it.  ~ Ron Carlson

Who I really am keeps surprising me. ~ Nikki Giovanni

You are destined to fly, but that cocoon has to go. ~ Nelle Morton

If you’re interested, you do what’s convenient.  If you’re committed, you do what it takes. ~ John Assaraf

Let the beauty we love be what we do. ~ Rumi

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. ~ Merry Browne

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. ~ Freya Stark

Forever is composed of nows. ~ Emily Dickinson

eschew obfuscation ~ Hemingway   (translation: Don’t use big words.)

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ~ Peter Marshall

Nobody trips over mountains.  It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~ Author unknown

Find the thing that makes you most joyful, and pursue it with your whole heart. ~ The Buddha

The Universe has the facility to orchestrate circumstances and events to accommodate everyone. ~ Abraham Hicks

We wouldn’t worry so much about what others thought of us if we realized how seldom they did. ~ Dear Abby

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~ The Buddha

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~ Thomas Foxwell Buxton

Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you are one. ~ author unknown

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy, and doubt. ~ Dorothy Day

The world is terribly apt to take people at their own valuation. ~ Amelia B Edwards

Every day brings a chance to start over. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Even a kick in the butt is a forward motion. ~ author unknown

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath

I’ve never quite believed that one chance is all I’ll get. ~ Anne Tyler

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