WoW: Words of Wisdom Fridays

On Fridays, I stop talking (for a change) and turn the spotlight on to other folks who have a way with words. Special thanks to the lovely and talented Jackellyn from “In the Waiting Line” for coming up with the name for this feature!


Have a favourite quote you’d like to see featured on WoW Fridays? It can be anything – a line of poetry, song lyrics, something you saw on a t-shirt once – as long as the words matter to you!

Send ’em in. All manner of funny, inspirational, sad, cheeky, kind, and conversational quotes may apply!


WoW 2013

“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now.”– Zig Ziglar (sent in by Dave)

“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.”– Mary Oliver

If I was a love poet … I’d write about your eyelashes, and how they are like violin strings that play symphonies, every time you blink …” – Rudy Francisco (sent in by Neil)

“If for a while, the harder you try the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.”
– Jeffery R Holland

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

”Once we’ve thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost; but it’s only here that the new and the good begins.” -Leo Tolstoy

“Besides, being lost is never a matter of not knowing where you are; it’s a matter of not knowing where you aren’t—and I don’t care at all about where I’m not.”– Norman Juster

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw (sent in by Fannie)

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” – Oscar Wilde

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams

“My heart’s a stereo, It beats for you, so listen close, Hear my thoughts in every no-o-o-te Make me your radio, And turn me up when you feel low This melody was meant for you Just sing along to my stereo” – Adam Levine

“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”– Anne Morrow Lindbergh (sent in by Fannie)

“Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it.” – Tallulah Bankhead

“Say what you want to say, and let the words fall out. Honestly, I want to see you be brave.” – Sara Bareilles

“What wonderful thing didn’t start out scary?” – Issac Marion

“The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.” -Ann Landers

“Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. That makes it a plant. Chocolate is salad.” – Julian Lennon

“Many things – such as love, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly – are done worst when we try hardest to do them.” – CS Lewis

“Try a little tenderness (That’s all you gotta do).” – Otis Redding

“Things could change so entirely, in a heartbeat; the world could be made entirely anew, because someone was kind.” – Jo Baker

“All bad writers are in love with the epic.” – Ernest Hemingway

“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose!” – Doctor Seuss

“A day without wine is like a day without sunshine.” – Ernest Hemmingway

“How do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? How do you find a word that means Maria? A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown! “– Oscar Hammerstein

“Oh, how I love this time.” – Justin Hines

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

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