Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Personal Quote Book

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I've been collecting jokes, good quotes, cartoons and inspirational writings for a couple years now. This little book is easy to carry anywhere. When the day gets rough, I read a good joke, and feel much better.

One day we were chatting with a friend in Cozumel. It seemed to digress into a one upmanship, each successive story had to top the last.

Finally, our friend said, "I respect your need to piss on the hydrant."

It broke up the competition with laughter.

We were watching Six Feet Under and one of the key characters, a teenage redhead told her friends in exasperation, "In hell it must be Christmas everyday!"

There are profound ones, like from the book, Women Who Run With the Wolves: " When was the last time I ran free?" and from a Shaolin Buddist the verse: Never sit when you can stand, Never ride when you can walk, Never lean.

Simple lines like this remembered at the right moment can turn everything around. No way can I remember them all. Hence, the book.

Sometimes people will collect books, magazines and newspapers because they contain a few memorable paragraphs. Cut them out, add to the little book, and recycle the rest. You'll be able to find it when you need it with this organizational tool.

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