Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Quotes on attitude

Sedona, Arizona at sunset (I took this in August 2009)

Today, I found myself thinking about attitude; the role it plays in our lives and also the effect it has on others. Here are some of my favorite quotes:

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~Voltaire

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. ~Hubert Humphrey

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ~Author Unknown

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. ~Samuel Johnson

If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. ~Vince Lombardi

When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you've growled all day long. ~Author Unknown

I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope. ~Voltaire

Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. ~Italian Proverb

Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don't, you don't. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Men who never get carried away should be. ~Malcolm Forbes

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. ~Frederick Faber

We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon. ~Konrad Adenauer

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. ~Art Linkletter

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~Emory Austin

Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day. ~Nicholas Chamfort

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. ~Arthur Rubinstein

Nothing is interesting if you're not interested. ~Helen MacInness

Monday, March 29, 2010

If fear alters your behavior, you're already defeated.

"If fear alters your behavior, you're already defeated." Brenda Hammond

I took this photo on a dock in Coupeville, Washington (in the Puget Sound) and turned it into a digital watercolor. The first person who can help me identify this gets a free print: comment here or email me at

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