Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sunday Seven - Quotes

I’ve always loved quotations. They teach. They inspire. This week Patrick’s Place’s Sunday Seven is all about Quotations. Here are seven of my favorites, in no particular order.

  • Christianity is a statement that, if false, is of no importance, and if true, is of utmost importance. The one thing it can not be is moderately important. - God in the Dock, C.S. Lewis, p.101
  • Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. - Aaron Levenstein
  • Bravery is attracted to action like a moth to a flame. Don't wait until you're ‘brave enough’ to start your dream. Just go.- Jon Acuff
  • You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzsky
  • In five years, you will be the same person you are today, except for the books you read and the people you meet. – Dave Ramsey
  • Never tell me the odds - Han Solo, The Empire Strikes Back
  • For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Paul writing to the Church at Ephesus
  • Write what you know. Learn what you don’t. And never give up on the dream - Tracie Peterson, founder American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference


EMT Wench said...

I think you will like this quote and very likely recognise it:

"The Sun shall not smite thee by day,
Nor the Moon by night."

Astronomy lover that I am, those two lines really speak to me. And so does one of my most prized authors, Madeleine L'Engle. She also had a quote by Peter the Monk:

"The world is passing through troubled times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They talk as if they knew everything, and what passes as wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for the girls, foolish and immodest in speech, behaviour and dress."

I love that quote - when people today fuss about how terrible teenagers/young people are, I quote that, which was from 1274. Nothing has really changed in the past eight centuries. (Well, except that the Internet makes it a lot harder to keep kids from learning the wrong things or the right things too soon.)

Pretty neat, stuff, eh?


Ted said...

I love those quotes. They are great additions. Thanks.