I’m a quote collector. I write quotes on post its, on torn pieces of paper, on old napkins, in my notebooks, and in the margins of books. I post quotes on my walls at home and at school. I send quotes to family and friends, write quotes inside birthday cards and thank you notes. I start professional development sessions and talks with quotes.
I just love finding the perfect words for an occasion. I love to find the words that resonate with me, or that I hope will resonate with someone else. Quotes have helped me through tough times, helped me celebrate the good times, helped me try to understand what seems impossible to express in words.
Here are two that I collected this weekend:
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
“Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.” Atul Gawande
Enjoy them. Use them. Share them. Collect them!