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Rumer Godden Quotes and Sayings

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The motto was "Pax," but the word was set in a circle of thorns.
- Rumer Godden

The stitch of a book is its words.
- Rumer Godden

If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side.
because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear,
gives it its life and bloom.
- Rumer Godden

For a dyed-in-the-wool author, nothing is as dead as
a book once it is written.
She is rather like a cat whose kittens have grown up.
- Rumer Godden

 

Here's kind of my motto - if you're not happy at home,
you're not happy anywhere else.
- Angie Harmon

Not for nothing is their motto TGIF -
'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends,
when they can go do what they really want to do.
- Richard Nelson Bolles

My motto was always to keep swinging.
Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field,
the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron

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My motto is: Live every day to the fullest -
in moderation.
- Lindsay Lohan

Weakness on both sides is, as we know,
the motto of all quarrels.
- Voltaire

This has always been a motto of mine:
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
- Bette Davis

My motto - sans limites.
- Isadora Duncan

A good motto is: use friendliness but do not use your friends.
- Frank Crane

I have a motto: Work to become, not to acquire.
- Alan Kulwicki

Unity and secularism will be the motto of the government.
We can't afford divisive polity in India.
- Manmohan Singh

Commerce with all nations,
alliance with none,
should be our motto.
- Thomas Jefferson

My new motto is: When you're through changing,
you're through.
- Martha Stewart

My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
- Charles Lamb

Agitate!
Agitate!
Ought to be the motto of every reformer.
Agitation is the opposite of stagnation -
the one is life,
the other death.
- Ernestine L. Rose

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom;
to serve all,
but love only one.
- Honore de Balzac

The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be,
seek simplicity and distrust it.
- Alfred North Whitehead

I guess it comes back to the old motto,
you have you're fifteen minutes a fame.
- Steve Brown

Caution, not exuberance, should be our fiscal motto.
- John Chafee

Think before you speak is criticism's motto;
speak before you think,
creation's.
- E. M. Forster

I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy,
but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more.
Women's rights are nothing less.
- Susan B. Anthony

What's my motto when it comes to money? Don't put so much emphasis on it!
- Janice Dickinson

There are mystically in our faces certain characters
which carry in them the motto of our souls,
wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures.
- Thomas Browne

The Seinfeld motto: No learning, no hugging.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Our motto is whenever you make a mistake,
do it twice.
- Neil Finn

Rather suffer than die is man's motto.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Concentration is my motto - first honesty,
then industry, then concentration.
- Andrew Carnegie

In order to maintain an untenable position,
you have to be actively ignorant.
One motto on the show is, 'Keep your facts,
I'm going with the truth.'
- Stephen Colbert

I cannot remember a time when the Golden Rule was not my motto and precept,
the torch that guided my footsteps.
- James Cash Penney

Personally, I think the best motto for an educational establishment is:
'Or Would You Rather Be a Mule?'
- Terry Prachett

When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself'
is a good motto for Scoutmasters.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The motto should not be: Forgive one another;
rather understand one another.
- Emma Goldman

A lot of my humor does come from anger.
It's like, you're not gonna pull one over on me -
which is pretty much my motto anyways.
- Courteney Cox

Americans have an expectation that the Postal Service
will abide by its well-known,
although unofficial, motto - a commitment to deliver.
- John McHugh

The Giants were supposed to have a new motto,
'Shut up and deal.'
- Alvin Dark

Another Black Label motto.
That's what I think life is.
It's just another bridge to cross.
You ask no questions.
Whatever work it is you gotta do, you gotta go over it,
under it, through it, around it, to do it.
- Zakk Wylde

I never do any television without chocolate.
That's my motto and I live by it.
Quite often I write the scripts and I make sure there are chocolate scenes.
Actually I'm a bit of a chocolate tart and will eat anything.
It's amazing I'm so slim.
- Dawn French

Be Prepared...
the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare
himself by previous thinking out and practicing how
to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
- Robert Baden-Powell

And the university's reputation will only continue
to grow as stories like Elaine's are spread.
Delaware State University's motto 'a past to honor,
a future to insure,' couldn't be any more fitting for
this transitional period you are going through.
- Michael N. Castle

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

The world is a better place because I am here.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not the situation that's causing your stress,
it's your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with
what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Be here now.
- Ram Dass

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Here are the opinions on which my facts are based.
- Anonymous

Life is a constant opponent,
and an overpowering adversary if attacked directly.
The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life -
a parry here, a feint there - always engaged,
but never in the direct line of life's heaviest blows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is a better place because I am here;
the energy that I radiate into this world
is a gift beyond my own understanding.
Through ME, an all encompassing Love enters this world;
and I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho


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