15 Great Quotes To Start Your Summer Weekend

IMG_3300[1]Published on LinkedIn Influencers on August 1, 2014.

I am a quote freak. When someone says something so powerful, so beautiful, in just a line or two I feel compelled to capture and collect it. I have a giant word-doc with all my favorites, and I pull them out as needed – for a speech, for a sympathy card, or just a little something to add to the bottom of an email.

This morning I found myself pouring through it for another reason. I was looking for a great quote on IMPACT to be included in a report we are finishing for Women Moving Millions. There were so many wonderful ones and hoping to make your summer weekend just a little sweeter, here are a few of my favorites.

  1. “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” Anita Roddick
  2. “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” Tony Robbins
  3. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” Les Brown
  4. “Moments don’t last unless we do something with them.” Gloria Feldt
  5. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Aristotle
  6. “Your best self requires your whole self.” Dondeena Bradley
  7. “The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.” Charles Alexandre de Calonne
  8. “I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” Joan of Arc
  9. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
  10. “Money doesn’t make you special, it makes you lucky. Be generous, be crazy, be outrageous.” Eve Ensler
  11. “Storytellers broaden our minds: engage, provoke, inspire, and ultimately, connect us.” Robert Redford
  12. “A movement is only composed of people moving. To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.” Gloria Steinem
  13. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain
  14. “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” Simone Weil
  15. “There is that unique moment when one confronts something new and astonishment begins.” Diane Ackerman

Now, what is up with the cherry pictures you might be asking? Given I will be spending the weekend sorting and selling cherries by the roadside at our farm in Canada it is appropriate to end this post with a quote about CHERRIES. Unable to find one online that is juicy enough, I am compelled to make up my own.

“My wish for everyone  is that life is like a basket of freshly picked (and sorted) cherries – beautiful and sweet.” Jacki Zehner – photos above taken from my iPhone. Dog in the background is Canaan.










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