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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Q is for Quotations


I've been feeling quite querulous lately, as though I'm living in a quagmire. But, I've decided it must all stop. Enough of the quavering and quarrels inside my head. It's time to look at myself in the mirror and state, uneQuivocally, that I am born of quality, the queen of my realm, a quintessential mother and grandmother, and no quitter. I'm beginning to enjoy the quiescence and am quenching my soul through planning and researching for some of my needier students. I no longer question some of the decisions I've recently been forced to make; instead I quote my personal mantra: "Tis better to be alone than to wish you were." And following are some famous quotations from those much wiser than me (even "anonymous") about the loss of love:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
(Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself by putting it back together.
(Anonymous)
Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.
(Victoria Holt)
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.
(Alexander Graham Bell)
If you're going through hell, keep going.
(Winston Churchill)

24 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Leslie, I'm proud of you. That's absolutely the right attitude, much better than querulous or quavering or quarrelsome.
Queen of your realm, for sure.
Great use of the letter Q, however.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Beverley Baird said...

These are great quotes Leslie. Especially love the last one by Bell. Regret really is a wasted emotion. I know!
Keep well and have a wonderful week!

Mar said...

Wonderful take on the theme, love quotations and love the ones quoted here!
Q is for...

☺lani☺ said...

Lots of intereting quotations, thanks for sharing! Happy ABC Wednesday!

Carver said...

What a great group of quotations. They are Quite wonderful.

photowannabe said...

Good for you Leslie. You are a strong woman and I see you taking back your domain and becoming the Queen of it.
Wonderful quotes that say "right on"!

jabblog said...

Great! I like Churchill's quotation best.
I also liked your earlier post about the teacher.

Gigi Ann said...

These are wonderful quotes, but Winston's made me Laugh Out Loud, I loved it.

I hope life is treating you well, and you are pulling yourself out of the Quagmire of despair...

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful stuff leslie - as ever! Gosh what a journey eh? You are in good hands - your own! Best place to be.

Dxx

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Such wise quotations, Churchill's made me smile.

Amy said...

That's a great quote Leslie about "wishing" to be alone. Sometimes the loneliest time is with someone isn't it? I love that you are carrying on with gusto!

Sylvia K said...

Yes, indeed! Good for you Leslie and you do have a great attitude. Great quotes and so true! We can all benefit from those who've gone before when we're struggling with hurt and pain. You're getting to the other side of it and you'll be the better for it! One day at a time!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

Wonderful quotes, Leslie, especially the Alexander Graham Bell one. Keep looking for the open doors. :)

Roger Owen Green said...

a quantity of quality quotes qualify you for quintessance

ROG, ABC Wednesday

Tumblewords: said...

Well written - I can sure relate to that stage and wish you well with yours! The quotes are excellent...

Wanda said...

I always enjoy quotes. You have a great selection.

aka Penelope said...

The woman on an autumn road twirling her umbrella captured my attention and, of course, made me think of Penelope Puddle. You came up with some unique Q words. And I agree … one should never “quit” on the daily miracles of life. :)

Ellee Seymour said...

I like Q for question best of all, that is something I think I will do for ever.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Great choices for Q and I enjoyed reading the quotations. A

nancygrayce said...

Great quotations from a great woman! You're right, you keep fighting because you are worth it!

Nanka said...

Loved the choice of Quotes :) Very interesting post too!!

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