I love words. When I learned the longest word in the English language is “antidisestablishmentarianism” I promptly broke it into the root, suffixes, and prefixes to understand the true meaning. I was a word-nerd in High School…maybe that’s why I became a Spanish teacher. Spanish words are cool too 🙂
Writers have a way to finesse and massage words, saying more in one phrase than I can in a lifetime. Some smart business man put the most quotable of quotes on greeting cards to sell to folks like me. The problem is making my note half as poignant.
Just a sampling of my favorites:
The Queen of Hearts had the right idea. What fun is living if you don’t dream the impossible. My list of things to try is infinite if I knew I wouldn’t fail. I should try to remember I don’t know if I will more often. Especially since I’ll remember the moments I succeed not the days I fail.
I’d much rather be immature in my own little universe. It is much more fun that way. I don’t get bored as easily 🙂
Gandhi, Teddy and Unknown had the right idea. Maybe that’s why they are quoted so often?
Life is a tricky BEEP (I don’t swear…choose your own expletive). Living it is trickier but so worth it.
Finally the piece de resistance…
Mr. Walsh I believe you have discovered the answer to all my problems. I need to leap out of my comfort zone and face life head on. Why does that sound like playing in traffic? I guess I’m too comfortable.
What is your favorite quote?