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3.14.2012

inspiration.


i'm back in new york this morning, about to head out to my favorite corner coffee shop for a latte and some eggs (a late start today). one of my oldest friends is visiting new york this week and i plan on showing him the town. he was on his own the last day-and-a-half and when he told me that he had lunch in the basement of macy's yesterday, i told him: thank God, i'm here. 

greg is a really good photographer so he'll be photographing new york and i'll be cajoling him into letting me post the photos on the blog. 

but for today i thought i'd share some words and images that have been fueling me of late: 



"Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you're sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again."

Max Lucado


"The minute you start enjoying yourself and the person you've become, when you walk into a room with your head held high, the minute you wake up and are glad to be you, the possibilities and opportunities will come knocking at your door."

Author unknown (to me--if you know please tell)


"I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time--waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God--it changes me."

C.S. Lewis




"You're confusing product with process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they're talking about product. That's not art, that's the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and mind with the eyes and hands."

Jeff Melvoin



"We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing--an actor, a writer--I am a person who does things--I write, I act--and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun."

Stephen Fry



"To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I'." 

Ayn Rand




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31 comments:

Kmarie said...

This is beautiful Meg! You are always full of inspiration! The life you lead is so different from mine and I find the perspective very refreshing...I hope you find opportunities to continue to shine- You may not know it but you have helped me immensely. I wish you fond memories today...

Ju said...

Yeah, you're back!
I hope you had a great time skiing in Utah.
Thank you for these beautiful pictures and quotes! You always have the best ones on your blog!
Happy wednesday - ju

Jessica said...

Meg,
your blog really has a knack for making me see the bigger picture in life. What really matters.

Thanks. :)

-Jessica

Alexa said...

thanks for all of these--i needed the boost they are providing. also, i laughed out loud over the lunch at macy's. yes, thank God you are here!

Amy said...

I remember having lunch in the macys basement my first trip to new york! Lovely post!

Morgan said...

love that kitchen picture
my kitchen needs to be revamped so badly

Laurel said...

Beautiful! Just what I needed to read this morning. Thank you!

melanie said...

so i LOOOVEEE your blog!! new follower right here :))

Maria said...

ahh, perfect way to start my morning. Truly great quotes!

Xteena said...

have my differences with rand, but love that quote! i posted a link to letter she wrote to a reader explaining what she meant by it about a month ago:

jealous of your time in utah, i haven't been skiing all year.

Carmela said...

I love each and every quote.

Xteena said...

not sure the link posted ...

http://districtdarling.tumblr.com/post/17609724269/you-asked-me-to-explain-the-meaning-of-my-sentence

Xteena said...

not sure the link posted ...

http://districtdarling.tumblr.com/post/17609724269/you-asked-me-to-explain-the-meaning-of-my-sentence

Lottie said...

I love the Stephen Fry quote--I think nouns can be imprisoning too and limit how we view ourselves--I am a verb all the way :)

colleen said...

the 1st quote is so, so true. a child's outlook on life is something to strive for as we age.

the second quote i know to be quite true.

cominghomesoon said...

...and breathe!!
Today I found your blog and today you made me feel like I can breathe again. Thank you.

Erin said...

The last two quotes especially touched me. Thanks for sharing.

haley said...

Wonderful quotes! Thanks for sharing as always :) HAve fun with your friend!
xxx

wildchild said...

this post is such an inspiration.

annelise said...

The Max Lucado quote is so lovely.

Maria said...

All of these quotes are beautiful. To put it simply, your blog inspires me to follow my heart.

Laura Marie said...

OMG the noun quote... YES. (I never say OMG, so you know it's serious.)

Claire said...

Yes, yes, yes. If you haven't inspired me before (which you have...daily), you did today.

And yeah. The noun quote. Completely brilliant.

You are so cool.

Unpublished Life said...

Absolutely love these quotes. They are beautiful, especially the C.S Lewis quote.

Have a great day in NYC!

http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.com/

The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

I love the quote about enjoying yourself. It's so true! And it's such a beautiful thing when you do! Hope you're having a smashing good time!

Anna said...

I am in love with this post. There's nothing I love more than quotes....except those blue flats. I want.

debbiecutieface.com said...

these are all so lovely. Thanks for sharing<3

Mackenzie said...

ahhhh thank you so much for this beauty. my heart feels happy just having read this.

Brittany said...
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Brittany said...

these are all lovely but i especially love the stephen fry and jeff melvoin quotations.

walking dot photography said...

Kinda head-over-heels with the paris image, no lie. :) And is there anything better than old friends coming to visit???
xox, giedre