I was tagged by the beautiful Bibi to do this tag a fair while ago and the amazing Sissi not too long ago and I’m so happy to finally be getting around to doing it. I used to be one of those people who was obsessed with quotes: I had a journal dedicated to collecting them, I hung them on my walls, and I put them on artsy photos in fancy scripts. Suffice it to say, I am no longer one of those people. However, every once in a while a quote comes along and really strikes me. It might not sound poetic or lyrical–although it just may–but something in its message has a profound effect on me, leaving me thinking on it for days on end.
This tag is the perfect opportunity for me to share some of these with you. I hope they will leave you with something to ponder upon, or, at least, entertain your imagination for the split second it takes you to read them.
Here are the rules:
- Thank the person who tagged you.
- Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
- Nominate three new bloggers each day.
Because I’m a lazy son of a bitch and can’t be bothered to nominate three new bloggers every day (nine is a big number, folks (and yes I did that math in my head thankyouverymuch)), I’m going to cut corners a little bit a nominate only one new person each day.
And without further ado, here is the first quote I will be sharing with you.
“I wanted to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”
‣ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Because this quote is from one of the most famous books to ever grace the planet earth I’m sure at least a couple of you are familiar with it. When I was first reading To Kill a Mockingbird I read it for an English class in high school (I hated high school) and that made me sorely dislike the book. However, since then I have read little snippets of it and this little nugget of wisdom jumped out at me.
It is honest and true and insightful and I think everyone can learn a little something from it. There’s a similar quote to this one–at least in subject–that I read not too long ago that actually came from another book I was not the biggest fan of: Armed in Her Fashion.
“For some people courage came like wrinkles; for some courage came like scars, all of a sudden.”
‣ Kate Heartfield
Two quotes for the price of one, how ‘bout that?
Courage is such an abstract idea and can come about and be interpreted in so many ways. Most people are courageous, whether they had to become so or were simply programmed to be so, whether fiercely or quietly, and whether individually or openly. You can always find courage no matter where you look, sometimes you just have to look in ways that may be unfamiliar to you.
I tag Chloe @ The Elven Warrior