About well said.

Quote Of The Week:  Some people, sweet and attractive, and strong and healthy, happen to die young. They are masters in disguise teaching us about impermanence.” 

                                                                                                                                        -Dalai Lama

I love a good quote!  The wit and wisdom said in an eloquent way that expresses our shared humanity. That someone knew what you were feeling, thinking, and said it in such a profound way that goes right to your soul or funny bone. That is the beauty of something well said.

Here, on these pages, I aspire to share with you all types of quotes and then express what they inspire in me. What truth in them speaks to me, gets to my soul.  Whether they be from famous people or speeches, songs, poetry, great works of fiction, or just plain old folklore or modern culture, something well said always rings true and resonates.  It’s that knowing, that remembering.

I hope you enjoy the growing collection and find your own truth and inspiration from them.

xo, maeve

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9 thoughts on “About well said.”

  1. Emily Urbaniak said:

    Looking forward to daily inspiration. Your wisdom, experience and gift of words will touch and inspire many. Good luck.

  2. Thanks so much Emily! xo

  3. Sharon Brophy said:

    Beth told me about your blog-love it! Great idea and you express your thoughts so well. Good luck-love you.

  4. Thanks Sharon! xo

  5. Jill Belviso said:

    Thanks to Bec I am now a follower. Love your writing. So so identify.

  6. Thank you! Love that girl!

  7. Hi Maeve. Love you & your blog. MLK borrowing a bit from Donne there, eh?

  8. Hi Nathan! Thanks! I don’t think John Donne said this first but I could be wrong. It was in several speeches and letters MLK wrote, most notably, his letter from the Birmingham prison in 1963. He is credited for it anyway since he used it so much. He was pretty good at crediting others but this one may have been overlooked. Hope you are all well and enjoying the summer! xo, Maeve

  9. John Donne
    Meditation 17 Year 1624
    Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

    ‘No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee….’

    Pardon the Olde English
    Borrowing was probably the wrong word. More like picking up on the same universal truth maybe?

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