3.2.1 Quote me! – Creativity

paints, brushes, and paper

It’s season 3 of the 3.2.1 Quote Me! game created by Rory at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip.  Today’s topic is creativity, and thank you  to Beckie at Beckie’s Mental Mess for tagging me.

The rules (which I’m not going to follow entirely):

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Tag 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer as and when.

Please Note l will be reblogging your responses unless you wish for me to NOT do so.

 

This one clearly comes from a fellow introvert:

“Solitude is creativity’s best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls.” – Naomi Judd

The second one seems to capture the creative process particularly well:

“Creativity is a spark. It can be excruciating when we’re rubbing two rocks together and getting nothing. And it can be intensely satisfying when the flame catches and a new idea sweeps around the world.” – Jonah Lehrer

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Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess tagged for for A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip’s 3.2.1 Quote me game, on the topic of greetings.

 

“Don’t tell your friends about your indigestion. ‘How are you’ is a greeting, not a question.” – Arthur Guiterman

Oh, and they don’t want to know about your mental illness either…  Perhaps we just need to permanently remove the question mark from “how are you?”

 

“A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.” – P.J. O’Rourke

I have a feeling this was what he may have had in mind:

beatrice

 

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old-fashioned key sitting atop stones

Rory at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip tagged me for his game 3.2.1 Quote me.  The topic this time around is balance.  Both of these quotes seem quite relevant to my life.

 

“Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.” – Stephenie Meyer

 

“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” – Betsy Jacobson

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rainbow lorikeets perched on a branch

Rory at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip tagged me for his 3.2.1 Quote Me game.  Feel free to join in, and you can find the details on his post.  The theme for today’s quotes is the art of conversation.

This one fits in nicely with my asocial tendencies:

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

And this one is consistent with my experience that the average person out there in the world is not particularly bright:

“The best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter.” – Winston Churchill

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lit up sign with the word "change"

Thanks to Bipolar Barb and Beckie’s Mental Mess who’ve tagged me for A Guy Called Bloke‘s 3.2.1 Quote Me game for the topic of change.  You can find the rules (which I haven’t really followed) on their posts.

 

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen

 

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

Quotes from bloggers

red rose sitting atop a book

I have a section in my journal where I write down some of the lines other bloggers write that grab my attention.  Here’s a selection:

“First I need to get to know you more before you start to finger me” – My Inner MishMash

“Nothing better than killing two pterodactyls with one boulder” – Bella’s Babbles

“They feel like you’ve overstayed your welcome at the pity party” – Ease the Ride

“Just because your ass is numb and you feel fine doesn’t mean that sitting on the tack is good for you” – Laina Eartharcher

“I wonder if the folks who say [happiness is a choice] know that I also think them not choosing to undergo emergency cranial rectal extraction – when they so obviously need it – is a choice I blame them for” – Lavender and Levity

“I tend to judge people on their personal merits, so if you’re an asshole, you’re an international asshole” – Ultra Regret

“Don’t have a bucket list, fuck it list is huge” – Liz at Therapy Bits

“In living with mental illness, the mind, like a castle, has many defences.  We are the opposing army laying siege…  But as we make progress we become stronger and the walls become weaker.” – Blue Sky Days 365

 

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cartoon face looking bored

Thanks to Rory at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip for tagging me for his 3.2.1 Quote Me game.  If you want to join in the fun, you can’t get this details on his post.  Today’s topic is boredom, and I decided to go with some quotes from BrainyQuote that left me thinking “huh?”

 

“Boredom is a fearsome prospect. There’s a limit to the number of cars and microwaves you can buy. What do you do then?” – J. G. Ballard

That’s when you get a snuggly llama (preferably one that doesn’t spit on you).

 

“Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.” – Karl Kraus

If boredom is sexually transmitted then I guess I’m safe!

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Wisdom written on a sign posted on a tree trunk

Thanks to Rory from A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip for tagging me for his 3.2.1 Quote Me game.  Today’s topic is experience.  If you want to join in, you can find the details on his post.

 

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” – Aldous Huxley

 

“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.” – Randy Pausch

 

And one more for good measure:

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” – Rita Mae Brown

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ball with a smiley face floating in water

Thanks to Rory at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip for tagging me for his 3.2.1 Quote Me game; see his post if you want to play along. Today’s topic is happiness.

 

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream.  And that’s kind of the same thing.  (Unknown)

 

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.  (Unknown)

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Jeanne at Borderline Crossing tagged me for the “laughter is the best medicine” edition of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip’s 3.2.1 quote me game – you can find the rules here.

 

“Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.” – Elsa Maxwell

 

“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.” – William Arthur Ward

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antique watch

Thanks to Rory at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip for tagging me for his new game, 3.2.1. Quote Me!  Here’s what he has to say about it:

Everyone loves quotes right?

So l figured to introduce a bit of light hearted fun with this series. It’s simple:

Every day l will pick a topic, post 2 quotes and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers of their own and let’s see how far we can take that topic for the day.

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Topic For Today: Age – Age, Ageing, Aged.

“The old begin to complain of the conduct of the young when they themselves are no longer able to set a bad example.” – François de la Rochefoucauld

“Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.” – Anonymous

I tag:

 

3 days, 3 quotes tag – The Anne of Green Gables edition

I’ve been tagged by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip for 3 days, 3 quotes and tag 3.  I’m going to pull a cheat-o-rama and do 3 quotes in 1 day.  The quotes are all from Anne-with-an-e of Anne of Green Gables, one of my favourite book series when I was a child.

AnneOfGreenGables

“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”

“Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… Yet.”

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”

 

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3 days, 3 quotes

I was tagged by Beckie’s Mental Mess for the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge.  I’ve done this a few times already, so I’m going to cheat and do 3 quotes in 1 day.  All of the quotes are from Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh’s eternally pessimistic friend.  When I was young I had Winnie the Pooh wallpaper, and Eeyore was my favourite.

eeyore

 

“No brain at all, some of them, only grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake, and they don’t Think.”

 

Eeyore: Good morning, Pooh Bear.  If it is a good morning.  Which I doubt.

Pooh: “Why, what’s the matter?”

Eeyore: “Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing.  We can’t all and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.”

Pooh: “Can’t all what?”

Eeyore: “Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush.”

 

“I’m not asking anybody,” said Eeyore. “I’m just telling everybody. We can look for the North Pole, or we can play ‘Here we go gathering Nuts in May’ with the end part of an ants’ nest. It’s all the same to me.”

 

And finally, one more bonus quote that pretty accurately sums up my view of my own surroundings:

“Everybody crowds round so in this Forest. There’s no Space. I never saw a more Spreading lot of animals in my life, and in all the wrong places.”

 

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3 days 3 quotes – day 3

I’ve been tagged for 3 days, 3 quotes by A Guy Called Bloke and Doodlepip’s Adventures.  I’m going to borrow an idea from Lawrence at Being Bipolar and go with a Yogi Berra theme, a baseball player with the New York Yankees who had a knack for blending the wise with the ridiculous.

"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future" - Yogi Berra

“It’s touch to make predictions, especially about the future.” – Yogi Berra

 

The rules for the 3 days 3 quotes tag:

  • Thank you note to the person who nominates you
  • Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

It takes me forever to decide who to pick for these kinds of things, so I’m just going to say that if you want to join in the fun, tag you’re it!

 

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3 days 3 quotes – day 2

I’ve been tagged for 3 days, 3 quotes by A Guy Called Bloke and Doodlepip’s Adventures.  I’m going to borrow an idea from Lawrence at Being Bipolar and go with a Yogi Berra theme, a baseball player with the New York Yankees who had a knack for blending the wise with the ridiculous.

"You can observe a lot by watching" - Yogi Berra

“You can observe a lot by watching” – Yogi Berra

 

The rules for the 3 days 3 quotes tag:

  • Thank you note to the person who nominates you
  • Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Rather than tagging specific bloggers, I’m just going to say that if you want to join in the fun, tag you’re it!

 

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