They say that if you put enough monkeys in a room together, banging on keyboards, they will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare. Well, I don’t even have a single pygmy marmoset (look it up) which would explain why,
- a) I have not yet produced the works of Shakespeare.
- and, b) I’m not even a paid writer.
What I can do however, is plagiarize with the best of them. And, seeing as how I’ll be otherwise preoccupied for the rest of this week, I’ve unearthed a small collection of quotes from fellow bloggers and Facebook friends from my random meanderings across this space/time continuum otherwise called “The Internet”. I thought they’d be worth passing along, after all . . . “Inspiration is where you find it!”
“Satan tempts us at the point of our physical needs, not that we might gratify them to excess, but that we might think of nothing else, and satisfy them at the expense of our usefulness in this world.” ~ Arthur Leonard Griffith
“I believe in Jesus. That means I believe less and less in money, good looks, success, popularity and all the other stuff people say will bring you security and happiness. I believe less and less in my own ability to run my life. The more I believe in Him, the less I need anything else.” ~ Lee Younger
“The question we want to ask and answer is how we can shepherd our community so that they someday seek our Savior.” ~ Jim Putman
“By nature’s law, there can’t be a void. There is no void in the universe. Something rushes in to fill a void. So if you’re willing to let go of a defect, the void it leaves is going to be filled by its opposite.” ~Joe McQ, “The Steps We Took”
“Faith is a gift, not a full-contact sport in which to the victor go the spoils.” ~ Cathleen Falsani (. . . and my personal favorite)
“A reporter once asked an insightful question when interviewing a woman from the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra:’ How does it feel to get a standing ovation from the crowd at the end of your performance and then wake up in the morning to a negative review in the newspaper?’
Her response was even more insightful. She said over time she has learned not to pay attention to the applause of the crowd or the disapproval of the critics. She was only after the approval of her conductor. After all, he was the only person who really knew how she was supposed to perform.” ~ From Replenish by Lance Witt