Friday, August 29, 2008

The apple doesn't fall far from the quote-saving tree

My children are picking up my habit of scribbling down favorite quotes. Here are a few from one of the notebooks of Anne-with-an-e, age 14:

"Indeed, everything that could hum or buzz or sing had a part in my education." ~~ Helen Keller

"I am constantly on the lookout for miracles. The unexpected could happen at any odd moment and I want to be on the spot." ~~ Helen Keller

"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her head." ~~ Louisa May Alcott

"Not everyone has the privilege of believing in holy things." ~~ Anne Frank

"Never offend a writer. We will come back at you." ~~ Garrison Keillor

"When I ran, I felt like a butterfly. And that feeling was always there." ~~ Wilma Rudolph

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." ~~ Helen Keller

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." ~~ Ghandi

"My most frequently asked question is, 'Where do you get your ideas?' followed by, 'Why do you get your ideas?'" ~~ Gary Larson

"Though I do remember eating the Play-doh." ~~ J.K. Rowling

4 comments:

Becky said...

What a delightful selection! Anne is off to a VERY good start :).

Bob Pegritz said...

Karen, the CD is in the mail. Also, Harry Truman once said "It's not how big your ranch is or how many cattle you brand, the amount of people that will attend your funeral still depends on the weather".

teach people not books said...

what a great thing that your daughter is picking up such a fantastic habit. it would be interesting, if she's curious about helen keller, to discuss helen's views on war and injustice, perhaps her "Strike Against War" speech. very pertinent to today.

Beck said...

I love the idea of my daughter saving quotes, for some reason. Nice.