Words to live by

I was reading an article in an old issue of ESPN magazine today about various sports icons and the different quotes, mottoes and words of wisdom that they live by. It got me thinking about some of my favorite sayings. I used to keep a bunch of them tacked to a bulletin board at my old job. Being the pack rat that I am and not wanting to forget these powerful words, I saved the note cards they were written on. Reading that article inspired me to dig those note cards out of the “old work stuff” file I still have. Each one still resonates with me, and because I think they’re great quotes that everyone can take something from, I’d like to share them with you.

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“I have to live with myself, and so I want to be fit for myself to know.” – Edgar A. Guest (this was my senior quote)

“Celebrate we will, because life is short but sweet for certain.” – Dave Matthews, Dave Matthews Band

“Hope is a good thing—maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” – Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption

“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.” – Stevie Wonder

“Just say ‘know’.” – Eyedea

“May I live forever. But may you live forever and a day because I don’t want to be here if you’re not around.” – B.B. King (as spoken to Eric Clapton)

“The world waits for an explosion, a brief instant of light that wipes the slate clean… A brief moment in time when we’ll be set free.” – Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes

“One good thing about music: when it hits you there is no pain.” – Bob Marley

“If you’re ever lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.” – Penny Lane, Almost Famous

“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. But you can decide how you’re going to live your life now.” – Joan Baez

“Love is like a brick. You can build a house or you can sink a dead body.” – Lady Gaga

“I wept because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet.” – Ancient Persian saying (highlighted by my sister in a quote book that my parents sent with me to college)

“Ain’t got no quarrels with God. Ain’t got no time to grow old.” – Bradley Nowell, Sublime

“So if you’re asked to fight a war that’s over nothing, it’s best to join the side that’s gonna win.” – Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes

“Not far around the corner from every ugly thing there’s something really beautiful. And if you stop at every bitter comment, you will never reach your destination.” – Unknown (torn out of a magazine that my mom read just this week)

“As long as the guitar plays, let it steal your heart away.” – Chris Robinson, The Black Crowes

“I’d rather be a man who has nothing but has it all than a man who has it all but has nothing.” – Sugar Ray Leonard

“You seek up an emotion, and your cup is overflowing. You seek up an emotion, sometimes your well is dry.” – Dave Matthews, Dave Matthews Band

“When you get sick of losing, you win.” – Michael Strahan, NFL

“No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.” – Turkish proverb (highlighted by my dad in the quote book )

“You can’t watch your own image and also look yourself in the eye.” – Win Butler, Arcade Fire

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