Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | By: Lynn

Love is and Other Memorable Quotes

A long time ago, the local daily newspaper would post a single cartoon,Love is..., that pictured a young woman and a line about love. “Love means taking out the trash on a snowy night.” I just made that up but you get the idea. Reminders about love in a little box in the newspaper. I cut out those little boxes and tacked them up on a bulletin board in my bedroom. I wanted to savor the concept and gain hope from the upbeat messages. “Love is…” made an impression on my young heart.

I love quotes, sentences, phrases, sayings. For as long as I can remember I have collected them and jotted them down on paper. When I’d hear an interesting line on a television show or movie, I would write it down. Often the quote or saying or sentence I wrote down spoke to my heart, either as an inspiration or a succinct perspective that my insides resonated with.

The phrase or line or quote doesn’t have to be upbeat to set off that bell of, “Oh man, so right.” Yesterday I heard a line from a Bob Dylan song that gave me that bell:

Yes, I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
You’d know what a drag it is
To see you.

Well said for certain situations.

As I mentioned, I have tons. Here’s another one I enjoy.

And this one.

I think phrases, quotes, sentences, and sayings resonate with all of us, whether to give us a good laugh or remind us of the beauty around us. For the moment we read it or hear it we feel someone gets what we’re about, what we’re going through, and we’re not alone.

What is one of your favorite quotes or saying? Share?


RT Wolfe said...

So many Robin Williams quotes come to mind at this time.
-R.T. Wolfe

Lynn said...

Truly. He had a way with words. Thanks for stopping by!

Elizabeth Shore said...

I don't have empty nest syndrome because I don't have any kids - not the two legged kind anyway. But I've dealt with the pain of a sudden loss so my heart is sympathetic toward the loss of your first love, Charmaine.

Great interview!

JoAnne Myers said...

Great article and here is my favorite saying, "Relatives make the best friends."