Harvesting Quotes

This morning, I "harvested" quotes that I'd hastily copied in my datebook over the past couple of months while reading at Borders (usually).  I find it interesting what subjects capture my interest...Some are not direct quotes but notes to myself adapted from something I read.
  • Negativity is like rocks in a backpack
  • Look at all the beauty that surrounds you and be content that it's enough.
  • "Crossing too many t's and dotting too many i's make a room look overdone and tiresome.  One should create something that fires the imagination without overemphasis."  (Nancy Lancaster)
  • Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.  (Mother Teresa)
  • It doesn't matter what you wear; rather how you wear it.
  • Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from my life...
  • Like all good art, blogging connects your head, your heart, and your hands.  So don't hold back.  You never know what may await you.
  • You throw your heart into finding your voice, your audience, and declaring your dreams to the world.
  • Rule of Two:  Eat twice as often, eat half as much, and chew twice as long.
  • (re. joy) Worry less about big, big sources of joy and find a steady stream of small sources.
  • ...a couple with a passion for simple design and natural materials to create a home of pared-down perfection.
Do YOU write down this kind of stuff?  Where do you record it?  How do you store it? Why do we DO this???

11 comments:

  1. Yes, I write down quotes. It usually lands in my journal amongst all my other jots and tiddles! I am not sure why I am not better organized, but it is what it is....
    Blessings,
    andrea

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  2. Good quotes..I like 7 and 8. I have oodles of them in notebooks and I also wonder why?

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  3. I have some sources I use for quotes but I don't write them in my journal. I'm going to feel free to use some of yours when I need them for my Sunday School class prayer and praise notes.

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  4. Yes, I have kept journals of quotes for
    years. I just find them comforting as
    most are about the Lord. Many are also
    about family, friendship, etc., but all
    have touched me in some way as I read
    them so I want to keep a book of
    remembrance. When I return to them I
    can recapture those feelings.Love the
    one about being content with the beauty
    around us.
    God's best for you,
    Sandy

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  5. I do write down quotes that has really felt good and right to me, sometimes I write down one word, one that stresses what I am feeling at that moment....one especially shows often in my journal......."the only thing that is absolutely black and white is a zebra" somehow this says how I feel.......:-) Hugs

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  6. I do write quotes down. Unfortunately I have them written everywhere! I have several journals so I never know which one has what in it. The reason I do it is because my memory is horrible!
    I really liked yours Rebecca, Here's the one I wrote down this week.
    "If you keep concentrating on what you don't have, you forget what you do have."
    Love Di ♥

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  7. Great idea to write down quotes. Thank you for visiting Seeking Grace. I am from NC. I travel to the mountains and beaches at least twice a year with my family. One of my favorite places is Charleston. I am so glad you were able to visit this beautiful place. May the Lord continue to bless you with safe travel and blessings that are uncontainable.
    In His Hands,
    Bren

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  8. Oh my goodness! Just tonight a friend and I shared how much we enjoy reading quotes. I have some that sit in different arrangements around the home, in random places. Sometimes my eyes will rest upon one at the perfect moment I need to find and savor it.

    Rebecca, I like the quotes you've collected. A few of them in particular echo my sentiments.

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  9. I love these...Used to keep stuff like this on my blog...but I ran out of room...LOL...My refrigerator is pretty well decorated as well :-) I'm glad I'm not alone...Love you much! Janine XO

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  10. I have a notebook that I keep all kinds of quotes in. Back in the day they were called "commonplace books". Google it and you can find all kinds of inspiration!

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