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:
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.
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
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? 🙂
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.
Cool. I’m in!
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