Quote Challenge: Living Life

I collect quotes like a crow collects shiny objects: I don’t always know what they’re for, but I just can’t resist them. So when the  lovely and talented  Laurie at Meditations In Motion tags me for a quote challenge, I’m IN.

This time, the topic is as broad and evocative as a Final Jeopardy category: Living Life.

If this idea tickles your fancy enough to want to join in, you are most welcome! Here are the rules:

1.Thank the Selector

2. Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

3. Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

So, with thanks to Laurie, here are my picks. First up is this one:

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I used to think this was from Albert Einstein (who said some great stuff; he was actually pretty smart), but really it’s from filmmaker Francois Truffaut. Anyway, it has long been one of my faves. For one thing, it is inarguable: who of us, including Truffaut, including George Lucas even, could dream up a creature as improbable as the okapi?

Is it a zebra? Is it a stubby giraffe? No, it’s an okapi!

Moreover, I find this quote comforting. It’s a reminder that there is something operating in existence that is far beyond my understanding, and it comes up with some pretty cool stuff.

Next up:

Having just passed a fairly impressive birthday, I can attest to the truth of this one. And it is very, very liberating.

OK, I’m not quite there yet. Nor will I ever again smoke. But you get my drift.

Now for #3, tagging other bloggers. Listen up, you three: you’re IT!

M.C. Tuggle, M.C. Tuggle, Writer

Elizabeth Stokkeby, Art and Storytelling

Dan Buri, Nothing Any Good


  1. These are great quotes. I am fast approaching an impressive birthday, but I don’t want to talk about it! Thanks for making me smile and feel the awesomeness of nature!

    • Cheers to you on your upcoming birthday! Might as well celebrate, right? 🙂

  2. I knew you would have some impressive thoughts on a topic as broad as “living life”! Love both of these quotes, but am especially drawn to the first one! Who among us could ever design and build an okapi?

    • Thanks, Laurie. I remember the first time I saw an okapi at the San Diego Zoo. I’d never even heard of their existence, and I stood there gobsmacked and entranced. They are so very weird and wondrous.

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