Favourite Quotes

My Mum:

Life isn’t a dress rehearsal darling!

Me (adaptation on my Mum’s quote)

Life isn’t a dress rehearsal for something better! THIS IS IT! Make it count!

(Bio) Dad

Success only comes before Work in the dictionary darling, never forget that.”

Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe:

Whatever you CAN do, 
or dream you can do, 
begin it. 
BOLDNESS has genius, power and magic in it.

William James:

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

Kay Lyons

Yesterday is a cancelled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely.


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away”

“Life isn’t about having everything you want. It’s about learning to love what you have, it’s about learning to [smile for the simple fact that you can] when all you have is reasons to frown. Life is about embracing new things and trying everything at least once so you can cross it off your list. Life is about living in the moment because you will never know how close you are to that moment where you die. Life is about finding yourself even when you have lost yourself in some place you can’t ever find. Life is about learning to [feel what is real.] It’s about weeding out the things you need and want and what you could have. Life is about accepting mistakes and learning how to turn that into something to better yourself with. Life is about living, because you can’t dwell on the bad. Life is about listening to what people say right then and there because you never know when they won’t be there anymore to tell you the same things. Life is about appreciating memories and holding on to those good feelings, but [learning from the bad ones.] Life is about finding that one moment in your life when you finally decide to L I V E.”

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over… It became a butterfly.”

The Road of “One Day” Leads to a Town Called “Never”

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

“Arguing with a fool proves there are two.”

“There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the pointless drama and people who create it, and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus on the good. Life is too short to be anything but happy”

‘Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it’

Rick Hanson, Author of Buddha’s Brain, The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom:

Recognize that most alarm signals are actually not signals at all: they’re just unpleasant noise, meaningless, like a car alarm that won’t stop blapping. Don’t react to alarms with alarm; don’t be alarmed that you’re alarmed. (Obviously, sort out the alarms worth noticing from the ones you can safely ignore.)

Accept that life will sometimes be, well, alarming. Bad things happen, there are uncertainties, planes do occasionally crash, nice people get hit by drunk drivers. We just have to live with the fact that we can’t dodge all the bullets. When you come to peace with this, you stop trying – out of alarm – to control the things you can’t.

Oscar Wilde:

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.

Eleanor Roosevelt:

Women are like Tea Bags… They never know their strength until they’re in hot water

Lilly Tomlin:

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you’re still a rat.

…And some cute ones to leave you with-what a shame our minds ever have to become jaded…

Child Like Quotes that I love from my children:

Bubble’s thoughts:

Bubble aged 2 Years and 5 months in the car – “Mummy?” Yes darling? “I’m hot” Are you Darling? “Yes… And I’ve got crabs.” 

Bubble Age 3 years and 4 months after being told she was too little to use a sharp knife to help me chop things up – “One day I’ll be bigger than you, and then I can can’t I? …When I’m eighty-five.”

Bubble Aged 4 years exactly – asked me if the pink blossom on the trees was Candy floss. How lovely is it that in a child’s eyes the whole world looks like the inside of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory? 🙂

2 Comments on “Favourite Quotes”

  1. June 16, 2015 at 3:37 am #

    Dear Emma,
    I just want you to know that you have inspired me to start a bucket list blog of my own. I even listed your blog as one of my inspirations. And I’d like to say thank you. Do have a look:

    • October 2, 2015 at 11:19 pm #

      That’s amazing! I’m so honoured to have been able to inspire you! Dream big! ❤

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