I have been an admirer of Tina Fey for a while now – I find her incredibly well spoken in interviews and delightfully entertaining on TV. But it was the following quote that really convinced me how desperately I need to read her biography. This is how she views society’s current aesthetic ideal:
“Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance-hall ass…the hips of a nine year old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama and doll tits.”
Tina Fey really manages to capture how ridiculous our standards of beauty are these days and poke fun at them in all the right ways. She certainly knows how to keep it real. Now if only the hold I placed on her biography at the library could move up from the one hundred and fifty third spot…
I found this wonderful quote on one of my favorite blogs, Oh She Glows. I hope it brings you confidence and strength!
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
“We are all a little weird
And life’s a little weird,
And when we find someone whose
weirdness is compatible with ours
We join up with them and fall in
mutual weirdness and call it love.”
- Dr. Seuss
I had the pleasure of spending this thanksgiving weekend with a woman who exemplifies the very spirit of the holiday. She is a woman who faced obstacle after obstacle in her 70 years of life and somehow manages to maintain the most positive outlook I have ever seen. I decided to ask her if she had any wisdom to share with me and these are the tidbits she passed along:
“Do no harm.” (Definitely a goal I try to accomplish each and every day.)
“Just shut your mouth and listen.” (Solid advice.)
“You can’t sit around saying ‘woe is me’ – because nobody wants to hear it!” (I really like this one because even though I have incredibly supportive people in my life it’s good to remember that people listen because they know you’re having a hard time and you’re trying to work through it. But if your ranting simply becomes a pity party that you have no plans of recovering from then even your dearest loved ones will start to get tired of it. So the message here is to keep your chin up and keep working through those hard times.)
I love new advice and I’m glad I have these quotes to continue reflecting on. I hope they help you too!!
I stumbled across this quote and thought it incredibly clever.
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours that were given to Helen Keller, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” -H. Jackson Brown
Far too often I fall into the trap of feeling like I don’t have enough time to do everything I want to get done. I think I’ve gotten considerably better at multitasking and prioritizing and this quote is great motivation to keep me on that path.
I have noticed lately that I always feel like I am in a rush. It doesn’t matter if I give myself ten extra minutes to get to work – I still end up power walking and get impatient when I get caught behind slow movers. And then I came across this quote that really helped me see things in a new light:
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
- Winnie the Pooh
My jobs are in fast paced environments so I know there will always be times where I need to rush but I’m starting to think there are lots of times where it wouldn’t hurt to slow down and appreciate things. So that is exactly what I will aim to do!
This quote makes me unbelievably happy:
“Everything in moderation…including moderation.”
I’m not entirely sure who initially said it as I’ve read sources that say its author is Oscar Wilde, others that say it’s Julia Child and still others that say Mark Twain. Regardless, I think it is excellent advice and will definitely continue to live by it.
What I love most about Willy Wonka (other than his spiffy manner of dress and general quirky appeal) is the fact his character has so much range. His quotes go from being inspirational:
“Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.”
“Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.”
To just so darn awesome you can’t help but repeat it:
“So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.”
There is so much love in my heart for this character – and Gene Wilder for bringing him to life so beautifully. Also…if anyone actually creates a completely edible room with a chocolate fountain – or as Willy would say “And, almost everything you’ll see is eatable, edible, I mean, you can eat almost everything” – please let me know!
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
- George Bernard Shaw