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Tuesday, 14 April 2015


Responding to Allie's Mini Challenge for Dewey's ReadaThon
Here are some favourite "Classic Words of Wisdom"
Inspired by Lost Generation Reader's Top Ten's for today,
I'm  posting my own in response .

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Today's Top Ten Tuesday meme at The Broke and the Bookish ~
Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books
- anything that inspires you, challenges you, makes you think, encourages you, etc.
and as the hosts say, "As always, even if you can't think of 10, do as many as you can!"

Beginning my Top Ten 12 with Canadian author, LM Montgomery's,
 Anne of Green Gables ~

Always inspiriting to begin again with a clean slate!

The ache for home lives in all of us. 
The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned."

Maya Angelou 
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes 

The safe place where we're accepted as we are not as expected to be!

No man is an island.  We need one another!

From Zephaniah in the Book of Prophets of The Tanakh

The calmness of knowing unconditional Love, acceptance, delight!


You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. . . I have loved none but you. . . For you alone, I think and plan . . . I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.

I must go, uncertain of my fate . . .  A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never.” 

Captain Frederick Wentworth to Anne Elliot ~ Jane Austen's Persuasion

Such inspiring and hopefilled confession of enduring love!

Sophia Croft~ Jane Austen's Persuasion

Yes to being a woman of adventure !

Ahhh!  the constancy of friendship found both in God and books ! 
and my own fav that's consistently re-pinned

Heaven is all around us and God evidenced in every point of creation.
Those whose eyes are truly open are aware and acknowledge the holiness,
the holy ground they walk upon,
by taking off their shoes


I could  post ten by CS Lewis alone plus more !
Here are a couple top picks...

Love this inspiriting as I age - 
not just the youth have proprietary rights to dreaming!


My sentiments following the loss of my mom...


Such a challenging reminder!


 Another of LM Montgomery's ~ 

"Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them
only to find out too late that
it's what they bring to the world that really counts." 
Living giving vs taking...


From the Historical Book of Esther in The Tanakh

This always speaks encouragement to me throughout
the many challenges and uncomfortable places I find myself
in life and in advocating justice.

~ Hoping you've found some inspy in these selections. ~
so many from which to choose, I found it hard to narrow down to ten!
Here's MORE on FHC Pinterest 
I'm enjoying reading yours!  Thanks to LostGenerationReader 's great choices :)

Upcoming Top Ten topics ~

April 14: Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books (anything that inspires you, challenges you, makes you think, encourages you, etc.)
April 21: Top Ten ALL TIME Favourite Authors (yeah, I'm mean like that! You could narrow it down to a genre if it REALLY kills you...or just make your list a top 20 :P )
April 28: Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who _____ (are musically inclined, have lost someone, have depression, who grow up poor, etc.)
May 5: Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read
May 12: Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet
May 19:  Top Ten Tuesday Freebie -- YOUR CHOICE OF TOPIC.
May 26: Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer or
Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads

June 2: Top Ten Books I'd Love To See As Movies/Tv Shows 
June 9: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015
[let's talk about what we are excited about for the rest of the year]

June 16: Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015
June 23: In honor of 5 years of Top Ten Tuesday ( our first Top Ten Tuesday debuted June 21, 2010) -- My Ten Favourite Top Ten Topics We've Ever Done In The Past 5 Years
June 30: Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2015
July 7: Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read
Shared with ~
* Mom's Small Victories * Literacy Musing Mondays * Book Nook

and... in other book related news 
I've signed up for Michelle's [Seasons of Reading]
April 20-26.15 Spring ReadaThon ~ signups open
[all about mysteries for this reader! - includes
anything scary such as gothic, paranormal, thrillers, etc]
Reading just 1 book qualifies!

which also encompasses the 24 hr Dewey's Readathon on April 25th 



Anonymous said...

The Wentworth quote... I die. I just love Persuasion so much. I don't know how I left something out from that one. Great list! :)

Lucy said...

Such abundance of wise, encouraging words, presented so beautifully. I'll definitely bookmark for revisiting! Thanks for this gift from your reading and kind spirit!

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

I love every one of these quotes. I am in the minority but Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel and happy to see this quote. Magnificent roundup. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join us again this weekend.

Unknown said...

The quote by Jean Vanier is hitting home right now. I have really lost touch with whom my strength comes from. Thanks for the wonderful reminder and for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays. See you again this week?

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