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