Express Yourself: Quotes!

For this week's Express Yourself meme, the question was: What are a few inspirational quotes you'd like to pass along to others?
My first few quotes are from Harry Potter, all said by Dumbledore, of course:

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. 

After all to the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

A couple of writing inspiration quotes:

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. 
- George Bernard Shaw 

"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." 
- Toni Morrison

And my last quote is one from my favourite anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, because I think it's an important thing to remember in life:
A painless lesson is one without any meaning. One who does not sacrifice anything cannot achieve anything.

Comments

  1. I love how quotable everything in Harry Potter is :)

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    1. I know, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few! :)

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  2. I like the numbing the pain one, quite true! Toni Marrison has a point!

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    1. I know, I read that quote a couple of weeks ago and it's so true! It's helped me come up with a couple of ideas, too :)

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  3. Looking back while you travel forward will only end in a fall . . . . . . . .

    Me . . . I just made it up

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    1. For a quote you just made up, I like it! Gonna have to write that down somewhere...:)

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  4. Love all of these--especially the Dumbledore ones!!

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    1. Thanks, Dumbledore has the best quotes!

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  5. I thought that the death quote was coming up, it's one of my favourite quotes ever, not just from Harry Potter, love all of these though, so inspirational.

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    1. I totally agree with it, we shouldn't be as afraid of death as we are :)

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  6. I adore Dumbledore's quotes!

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    1. Me too, he comes out with the best ones!

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  7. Nice quotes, Laura. Shaw's words are so powerful. And we can never go wrong with the wisdom of Dumbledore. Thanks for sharing these!

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    1. Thanks, and you're welcome! I totally agree with Shaw, I think anyone can do anything as long as they work hard and put their mind to it.

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  8. I love how I hear these quotes in Dumbledore's voice. =)

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  9. I just love th Toni Morrison quote. She is such a great writer!! Beloved was an iconic book and so enjoyable...

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    1. It's a great quote, it's really helped me coming up with ideas for me, rather than other people :)

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  10. I LOVE FMA! I'm glad you included a quote from it :) And Dumbledore's words, always wise of course.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. I had to, it's my favourite anime of all time! And I love anything Dumbledore says :)

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