7 Quick Takes Friday, no. 11

Do you have a favorite quote? Is it written down in your prayer journal, posted by your desk, on a coffee mug, or just in your memory? We all have some, whether they come from Scripture, literature, or things famous people said. The Ink Slingers shared some of their favorite quotes with me, so read on for some inspiration and fun! And there’s a lot more where this came from, so stay tuned for more in a future Quick Takes post.


From Allison:

“To love and be loved the wise would give all that for which the unwise live.” ~W.S. Landor

We’ve had one of those year-less, flip calendars for 22 years, kept in the bathroom, that my husband flips each morning. I have no idea who W.S Landor is, but I love what it says (of course!) and the cadence of the words.


From Michelle:

“How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.” ~Mother Teresa

I love this one because regardless of what is going on in our lives, if we can look at things through a child’s eyes we see things in a much clearer and Godly way. I keep it in my email signature.


From Birgit:

“Do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. It will not be you who speak but the Holy Spirit speaking through you.” ~Matthew 10:19-20

I looked at this when counseling girls/women who were considering abortion and now it’s on my refrigerator to help me find the right words when counseling someone in any tough situation.


From Ann Marie O.:

“An inconvenience is only an adventure, wrongly considered.” ~G.K. Chesterton

I have this memorized. It used to be on my favorite coffee mug, but that poor coffee mug died a painful death of falling out of the cabinet and shattering into a million pieces. I love the quote, mainly because it helps me remember to keep perspective. To think about every angle before deciding anything.


From Kerri:

“To love God is something greater than to know Him.” ~St. Thomas Aquinas

I discovered this quote on a daily calendar I have and loved it immediately. It is now part of my email signature and every time I send out an email and I see it I’m reminded that I need to continually be working on my relationship with Jesus because it is the most important relationship in my life.


From Colleen:

“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament… There you will find romance, glory, honor, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, from his Letters

This quote takes all the things in this world that we consider noble and inspiring–romance, glory, honor, fidelity–and attributes it all to Christ. It reminds us that all things that are true, good, and beautiful are so because they reflect His image. I have written it out and used it as a bookmark, but I also have it memorized. 🙂


From Martina:

“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.” ~Evangelii Nuntiandi, Apostolic Exhortation of his Holiness Pope Paul VI

I’ve put this on my fridge and like it because it embodies the spirit of the blog.

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