I'm a quote collector.  Often the words of others resonate with something within me, inspire me, voice my own very thoughts inside my mind. On rare occasion, I have one or two of my own that stick.

Just sharing some of the ones I especially like:

"You can not understand what can not be understood." - HKJ

"Even the Snail moves forward." - HKJ

"Life is a gifted opportunity to leave the world better than when we arrived. Let's get busy." - HKJ

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” 

― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

"Our lives are ruled by a new tyrant- the tyrant of the URGENT, the BUSY. Our families are on a treadmill of activities, scholastic, sports, etc." How many of our families cannot find an hour each day to sit down for an hour together and share God's bounty in a meal? Our tyrant demands every waking hour and drives apart generations of families." -His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America (Keynote Address at the Family Ministry Conference, Sept. 26, 2013)

"I can't understand what I don't know." - HKJ

"I've been married five times, and people think that's some bizarre thing, yet I've got buddies who refuse to get married and have sex with 15 people a week. I'm like, "Which is better?" At least I was trying." - Billy Bob Thornton

"Surprise is that moment resulting from someone's words or gestures or a moment suspended in time, so rare and unexpected, it intimately takes your breath away and is For.Ever. etched upon your Heart." - HKJ (SGL.com)

"With love and patience, nothing is impossible." - Daisaku Ikeda

"The silence is screaming at me." - HKJ

"Forever has always been intended to be Forever.

Forever is Forever." - HKJ

"The ugliest of truths is often the view required to move forward." - HKJ

"Stepping out of the shadow of fear is terrifying." - HKJ

"How often we map out our Life inside our minds, launch our Journey with our hearts, only to discover someone else's compass has overthrown our Quest." - HKJ

"A woman can be anything the man who loves her would have her be." - James M. Barrie

"No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing." - William Shakespeare

"Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." - Leo Tolstoy

"Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting." - Elizabeth Taylor

"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." - Ernest Hemingway

"The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen." - Lee Iacocca

"Good stories write themselves—bad ones have to be written." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else." - Gloria Steinem

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” - Ernest Hemingway

"Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer." - Barbara Kingsolver

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." - Genesis 1:1

"Life without Christ is not life. That's the way it is...If you don't see Christ in everything you do, you are without Christ." -Elder Porphyrios

"Of all holy works, the education of children is the most holy." - St. Theophan the Recluse

"The primary goal in the education of children is to teach, and to give the example of, a virtuous life." - St. John Chrysostom

"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have mercy on me, a sinner!" - The Jesus Prayer

"There's no more important moment than right now. ...if you get caught up in the worst case scenario and it doesn't happen, you've wasted your time. And if you are caught up in the worst case scenario and it does happen, you've lived it twice." - Michael J. Fox

"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." - Isaac Asimov

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot." - Mark Twain

"Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." - Mark Twain

"Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option." - Mark Twain

"The world's not a very comfortable place when you have a nightmare to face." - Tommy Lee Jones

"Falling in love is the best way to kill your heart because then it's not yours anymore. It's laid in a coffin, waiting to be cremated." - Ville Valo

"You have enemies? GOOD. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill

"The world is what you make of it, friend. If it doesn't fit, you make alterations." - Stella, "Silverado"

"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat." - Lilly Tomlin

"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." - Rhett Butler

"When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her." - Oscar Wilde

"One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry." - Oscar Wilde

"Women are made to be loved, not understood." - Oscar Wilde

"If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life." - Oscar Wilde

"I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything." - Oscar Wilde

“The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.”

- Bob Marley

"The most beautiful voice in the world is that of an educated Southern woman." - Winston Churchill

"I might have known you'd show up driving a truck....PINK CAMO on your steering wheel?!! ...OMG! it's worse than I thought!" - Kim Dobbs Watson

"Skinny Arm, Girls!" - Dawn Whitmire Jacobs

HKJ to Dawn the Doubter: "When you least expect it, the best of unmade plans will happen. I know what I know, what I know, what I know, what I know. I come from a long line of Southern women since Oglethorpe; it's subliminniminal!"

"Rare is the man who makes plans in matters of love and relationships." - HKJ