Listy 3- Quotes

Tonight I wanted to share with you guys my three favorite quotes.  I know that we started with 10 movies, moved down to five songs, and landed on three quotes but it won’t always be a downward slope!  I promise!

Without further ado:

  1. “Life is a shipwreck, but we must remember to sing in the lifeboats.” -Voltaire
  2. “We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for.” –Marie Ebner von Eschenbach
  3. “I is who I is.” -Popeye

You may have noticed that this blog is titled I is who I Is.  It’s not the most eloquent title in the world and when I started it it was purely a personal blog about trying to become my best self.  As with most big projects that I attempt, I threw all of that shit out and went with books.  Books!  Not that it doesn’t get personal here sometimes.  I often share with you guys my failures and triumphs, my loves and losses.  I am who I am and books and pickles and kitties and love are my spinach.

A few years ago I came across the Marie Ebner von Eschenbach quote.  I don’t know anything about this woman except that she is wise.  I was going through some shit, like I often am, and I found myself really very concerned about what other people thought about my life, some particular other people who were no longer even a part of it.  Did they think that I was having fun?  Did they think that I was killing it?  Did they think that I was getting fat?  Who the fuck cares???  Not me anymore and for a while I wore this quote like a badge.

Finally, the very first quote is my latest favorite.  I have it on my Facebook.  It’s been written on my chalkboard just inside my front door.  It would probably be the quote I got tattooed on me.  Because life is a shipwreck.  It always is.  There’s always some hurricane on the horizon, waiting to capsize your boat.  But, dammit, I’m going to have a good time and sing in my lifeboat.

So, lovies, what’s your favorite quote?