Friday, November 16, 2012

Quote du jour/Christopher Morley



There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

12 comments:

  1. Yes, I met up with an old friend yesterday who, in his seventies, is now striking out on his own, having realised that he has been answerable to others his whole life. He seems to have dropped twenty years, all this after a nasty brush with cancer a year ago.
    Carole

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow! What an amazing story. Thank you for telling me.

      Delete
  2. Have been catching up with your blog posts. read the one about books - hope you reach that place of delight and pleasure with reading again soon: I'm just reading 'Frenchman's Creek' again and so enjoying it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm thoroughly enjoying my current books, reading along without wondering just what I'll write about them. :<)
      I've never read her, and I should.

      Delete
  3. I love that quote and I’m going to copy it in my document of Favorite Quotes – thank you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have a little quote notebook which I love reading through. I thought his words were good ones.

      Delete
  4. What a marvelous quotation, and so much truth. I'd only add that one of the greatest challenges in life is to protect our sense of what is right for us against all the well-meaning suggestions of those certain they have a better idea!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So true. Did you read what Carole wrote above about her friend?

      Delete
  5. Courage is needed for this course, persistence,and it helps if you can be kind while pursuing it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As Jewel sings, 'only kindness matters.' The words to live by.

      Delete
  6. I love this quote.

    Also I just scrolled back to read your replies (which is such a lovely thing you do) on some previous posts and saw in a comment about the "Reader's Bill of Rights" .... I missed that when you posted it earlier ... how wonderful it is. And re one of your answers...yes those pre-school meetings Bill used to have sure did have a way of ruining a good August!

    And as long as I'm jumping around without any segues here, just to let you know that your header shot is amazingly beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't think I knew that Bill was a teacher.
      Thank you about the photo. Pure luck!

      Delete

Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!

Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.