Category: Quotes

5 Best ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go!’ Quotes

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Dr. Seuss book Oh The Places You’ll Go!

It is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books and one of my favorites of all time so in honor of this huge anniversary I’ve gathered the best quotes from Oh The Places You’ll Go!

 

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#5 “Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!”

 

#4 “And when you’re alone there’s a very good chance
you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.”

 

#3 “Out there things can happen, and frequently do,
To people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don’t worry, don’t stew.
Just go right along, you’ll start happening too!”

 

#2 “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”

 

#1 “You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

 

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The Most Bearific Winnie the Pooh Quotes!

In honor of the adorable, honey eating treasure, on this day I bring you his best quotes. All of these are sure to put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.

 

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“A hug is always the right size.”

 

“If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day, so that I never have to live a day without you.”

 

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”

 

 

“It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.”

 

“If it’s not Here, that means it’s out There.”

 

“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”

 

“Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”

 

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Winnie the Pooh is an icon. Period.

 

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7 Quotes From ‘Rise of the Guardians’ Author William Joyce to Brighten Your Day

As an artist, writer, and filmmaker, William Joyce’s artful imagination is to thank for many beloved childhood stories and films. With a vast imagination, Joyce has written and illustrated over fifty children books, including Rolie Polie Olie, turned into a TV series of the same name, and A Day with Wilbur Robinson, which was adapted into the film titled Meet the Robinsons. Most recently, Joyce has been working on the Guardians of Childhood series which sparked the film adaptation Rise of the Guardians. The series currently has five books but will wrap up with a total of thirteen.

Joyce has proved resilient through difficult times, using his art to evoke healing and light in times of darkness, not only for himself, but for all of those who indulge in his work. Here are 7 times Joyce’s words made life a little lighter…

 

 

“But if you really love to write and you really love to tell stories and you really love to draw, you just have to keep doing it no matter what anybody says.”

 

“Life is made up of danger and heartbreak, I laugh in the face of both!”

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“The thing about artists is a lot of times they end up being successful because they aren’t trying to make money. They are just trying to be true to their vision and that touches people.”

 

 

“Old friends sometimes need no words to understand each other.”

 

“In my stories there is a sense that there will always be losses in life, but you power through them. If you lose something that you love, the memory of that love will sustain you and never die.”

 

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“I think all wishes are the same, really,” she continued. “Whether they ask for this, that, or the other, what they are really asking for is happiness.”

 

“Whether you want to call it a higher source or the human spirit, whatever it is, I am lucky it’s a part of me… My art is what saved me.”

 

Happy birthday William Joyce, thanks for reminding us to keep moving forward!

 

 

 

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7 Shirley Jackson Quotes to Keep in Mind for the New Year

Born on December 14th in 1916, Shirley Jackson, now recognized as a great American novelist, created chilling works with The Lottery and The Haunting of Hill House. She’s also left behind some pretty profound quotes to help regain some perspective in the new year. Recognizing that the new year means change for a lot of people and change can be pretty scary, here are seven Shirley Jackson quotes that will help remind you that change, and fear, isn’t always a bad thing.

 

 

“So long as you write it away regularly nothing can really hurt you.”

 

“Fear is the relinquishment of logic, the willing relinquishing of reasonable patterns. We yield to it or we fight it, but we cannot meet it halfway.”

 

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“I delight in what I fear”

 

“Wear your boots if you wander today.”

 

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“I have always loved to use fear, to take it and comprehend it and make it work and consolidate a situation where I was afraid and take it whole and work from there.”

 

 

“You never know what you are going to want until you see it clearly.”

 

“When shall we live if not now?”

 

Fear is inevitable, but these quotes from Shirley Jackson show us that there is a way to embrace it. A lesson that can truly help shape the new year to come.

 

Happy Birthday, Shirley Jackson!

 

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‘The Lord of the Rings’ Most Precious Quotes

Say what you will about book adaptations—yes, the book is better about 99% of the time—however, no one can deny the beauty, the thrill, and the wonder of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The beginning of this month marked the release date for the final installment of the trilogy, Return of the King, today is the anniversary of The Twin Towers‘ release date, and on top of that, the 19th is the anniversary of the one that started it all, The Fellowship of the Ring. In honor of these terrific films that, as long as they were, did a fantastic job at capturing the original and beloved books by J. R. Tolkien here are Lord of the Rings quotes that made us love the movies.

 

 

And so it begins…

 

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With a bit of a bumpy start…

 

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You’re not you when you’re hungry, grab some second breakfast

 

A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.
– Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring
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[closing Frodo’s hand around the Ring] I would have gone with you to the end, into the very fires of Mordor.
-Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
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Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
-Queen Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring
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I made a promise, Mr Frodo. A promise. “Don’t you leave him Samwise Gamgee.” And I don’t mean to. I don’t mean to.
-Samwise Gamgee
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And who could forget this iconic scene that awed and devastated all of us who were young at the time!
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Po-tay-toes! Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew.
Samwise Gamgee, The Two Towers
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Frodo Baggins: I can not do this, Sam.
Samwise Gamgee: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we should not even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, They Were. And Sometimes you did not want to know the end. Because How Could the end be happy? How Could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, This shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And When the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk In Those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only They Did not. They kept going. Because They Were holding on to something.
Frodo Baggins: What are we holding on to, Sam?
Samwise Gamgee: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo … and it’s worth fighting for.

The Two Towers

 

A bit of a long quote, but one of the most inspiring speeches in storytelling. All the love for Sam!

 

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Pippin: I didn’t think it would end this way.
Gandalf: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass… then you see it!
Pippin: What? Gandalf? See what?
Gandalf: White shores… and beyond. A far green country, under a swift sunrise.
Pippin: Well, that isn’t so bad.
Gandalf: No. No, it isn’t.

-Return of the King

 

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Gimli: I never thought I’d die fighting side-by-side with an elf.
Legolas: What about side-by-side with a friend?
Gimli: Aye, I could do that.

-Return of the King

 

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Frodo: It’s gone! It’s done!
Sam: Yes, Mr. Frodo. It’s over now.
Frodo: I can see the Shire. The Brandywine River. Bag End. Gandalf’s fireworks, the lights, the party tree.
Sam: Rosie Cotton dancing. She had ribbons in her hair. If ever I was to marry someone… it would have been her. It would have been her!
Frodo: I’m glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee. Here, at the end of all things

-Return of the King

 

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Bilbo: I think I’m quite ready for another adventure!

The Return of the King

 

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