Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Quotes - Advice on Life

The Top Ten Tuesday this week is Book Quote Freebie (
Share your favorite book quotes that fit a theme of your choosing!) I have selected some of my favorite quotes offering advice about how to live (in no particular order).

  1. "If they give you lined paper, write the other way." --William Carlos Williams

  2. "Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." --Bernard Baruch

  3. “Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it.”― Jennifer Weiner

  4. There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” ― Willa Cather, O Pioneers!

  5. “The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  6. There are no rules you can follow. You have to go by instinct and you have to be brave.” ― Whitney Otto, How to Make an American Quilt

  7. “Of course it's alright for librarians to smell of drink.” ― Barbara Pym, Less Than Angels

  8. “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” ― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

  9. “The quality of any advice anybody has to offer has to be judged against the quality of life they actually lead.” ― Douglas Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide

  10. “Some people's blameless lives are to blame for a good deal.” ― Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

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