Saturday, 12 March 2011

Five Quotes From My Notes

Five things I read. And then nodded my head.

1.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
2.
"The world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people." Henry Miller
3.
"Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sight, before the dark hour of reason grows." John Betjeman
4.
"Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and the pupil are located in the same individual." Arthur Koestler
5.
"My idea of hell is a very large party in a cold room where everybody has to play hockey properly." Flora Poste in Cold Comfort Farm. Was ever a truer word spoken?

We don't like hockey

21 comments:

Ruth said...

Love these. Also, #5 makes me think of TSO's observation about "death on a bench"!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Wonderful quotes, every one. My favorite is the creativity, so true.

Jimjams said...

Hello from sunny Italy!
Great quotes - especially #5 - I made a point of NEVER learning the rules despite having to play the game for 5 years!

scrappyjacky said...

I hated hockey as well....and did everything I could to get out of it.
Some great quotes there....love the creativity one.

laurie said...

i am nodding my head, too! you can't argue with truth. :-)

Lee Currie said...

GREAT quotes, I always love the one from Maya Angelou. Have a great day ... I'm off to the rink. Though I may not love hockey, my son does :)

Ginger said...

Great quotes Sian. I really like the one from Maya Angelou. As for hockey, what can I say, I am Canadian and so therefore would likely be shunned if I said I hated it... but in all honesty I don't mind watching from the comfort of my living room with a warm fire :)

Lizzie said...

That's a lovely list of thoughts, Sian. I like the Maya Angelou quote - it's so very true. Still, the rest are all very apt as well - and I so agree about hockey!
Love the photo of The Small One - she looks very absorbed in her thoughts there.

Alana said...

Awww, it's a shame about the hocky, I always loved it. It was netball I never liked.

debs14 said...

We have SO much in common - I was a hockey hater too! All that fresh air and mud - urghh! Great quotes, I especially like number one.

Jennifer said...

Great quotes! I love the one by Maya Angelou. So very true. As a Canadian I am not allowed to hate hockey. ;) Never played it as I don't skate well. Spent lots of time in arenas as a teenager, watching the boys. hee hee I still don't really get the rules of it other than trying to put the puck in your opponent's net but, I don't mind some time on the sofa keeping DH company as he watches. I am usually knitting so I don't get bored and it's warm!! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

So funny! Hockey is not big here. I hated volleyball. Some of my favorite quotes in similar vein:
"What we remember from childhood we remember forever." and
"The smallest good deed is more valued than the largest good intention."
Rinda

humel said...

I nodded my way through this post! And then smiled at the photo of TSO :-) I always preferred playing hookey to playing hockey....

Karen said...

Lots of nods here, too, and some are familiar to me. But the last one I didn't know, and it made me laugh. I grew up in an area where hockey was an unknown sport, and I've never really grown to appreciate it although it was a very big deal at my alma mater.

Carmen said...

Oh these are wonderful.

And thank you for your words over at mine. Oh my - the post sparked a quite heated set of comments. maybe I should have a mini moan more often! :P

alexa said...

What a rich collection of thoughtfulness! :) And can I join the "We don't like hockey" gang? I played it once and hated it so much - and promptly joined the debating society as the after-school alternative!

Sandra said...

Another here, that nodded and smiled while reading your quotes, I have to say, no 1 was my favourite, so much so I've read it a couple of times :)

Melissa said...

Great quotes - I really like the first one best and may have to add it to my quotes book.

Miriam said...

I have the Maya Angelou in my head and on my wall, Just lovely and so true x

Louise said...

Maya Angelou quote - so very true. Me i'm more a netball girl so i can sympathise with TSO X

Gail T said...

Love the Maya Angelou one. Now as for the hockey one - hey I'm Canadian although I will say I much prefer watching it my the warmth of my family room instead of the rink.

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