favorite quotes


"Forever let it be engraved on our hearts that faith in Christ is the grand secret of peace with God." -J.C. Ryle
"It is one thing to love the ways of the Lord when all is fair, and quite another to cleave to them under all discouragements and difficulties. The kiss of outward profession is very cheap and easy, but the practical cleaving to the Lord, which must show itself in holy decision for truth and holiness, is not so small a matter. How stands the case with us, is our heart fixed upon Jesus, is the sacrifice bound with cords to the horns of the altar? Have we counted the cost, and are we solemnly ready to suffer all worldly loss for the Master’s sake?" -Charles H. Spurgeon: Morning, December 15
"There will be no universal peace until the Prince of Peace appears." -J.C. Ryle
"It costs something to be a true Christian. It will cost us our sins, our self-righteousness, our ease and our worldliness." -J.C. Ryle
"Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee—it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee—it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument—it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore, look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the source of thy hope; look not to thy faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith. We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul." -Charles H. Spurgeon: Morning, June 28

"...thou must understand how easily a heart can be stolen. Thou must purpose to be a white and pure rose - a bud that is still closed and one that will not give away the key to her heart until the time be right. ... Devote thyself to the business of thy heavenly Father. Learn to lay down thy life for others. In so doing, thou wilt be prepared for the noblest and bravest of knights, and no rose will be sweeter nor more beautiful than thee." -Sarah Mally, Before You Meet Prince Charming

"It takes courage to obey when you do not understand." -Sarah Mally, Before You Meet Prince Charming

"Only those who have formed their own personal convictions will have the strength required to remain pure and the discernment needed to escape temptation." -Sarah Mally, Before You Meet Prince Charming

"The sad but real truth is that while we are being re-written and made-new we often times still think that we know what real beauty is. We decide to once again (in the small way that God allows us) take back the brush and paint what we deem to be right. If we continue in this we may damage this painting and revert to once again blur and muffle. This is not to say Christ allows us to ruin what He has done, but He in His patience lets us stray until we see what He wants us to.
    So how will your painting look? Will it reflect a beautiful image painted by our wonderful Savior? Or will it have the characteristics of a beautiful painting which has obviously been altered by a rebellious and disobedient child of God? This is your choice...do not take God's patience as a license to paint as you wish.  Be a painting worth framing! One that is painted by The Master!" -A friend of mine


"Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together, but only one of them knows about it."
"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." -CS Lewis

"Watch out cause I know karate...and a few other Japanese words!" -Sarah, a dear and hilarious friend of mine

"As a day well spent makes it sweet to sleep, so a life well used makes it sweet to die." -Leonardo da Vinci

"Books --- better too many than not enough." - Mr. White, (my friend)

"Killing time murders opportunities." -Chinese cookie

"We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give." -John Petit-Senn

"Intercessory prayer might be defined as loving our neighbor on our knees." -Charles H. Brent

"God loves us the way we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way." -Leighton Ford

"Music is love in search of a word." -Sidney Lanier

"Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully."

"If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive."

"Love never asks how much must I do, but how much can I do."

"If you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening." -Marge Piercy

"A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle." -Kelly

"The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor." -Hubert H. Humphrey

"The highest exercise of charity is charity towards the uncharitable." -J. S. Buckminster

"Love comforteth like sunshine after rain." -Shakespeare

"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving." -Amy Carmichael

"A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve." -Joseph Joubert

"A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange."

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of your heart that you truly give." -Kahlil Gibran

"Love is a great beautifier." -Louisa May Alcott

"The only way to speak the truth is to speak lovingly." -Henry David Thoreau

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." -Mother Teresa

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."

"I wonder who invented the noodle?" -Emily, my younger sister (in 2010)

"I often wonder if more girls were willing to be ladies, then more men would feel challenged to be gentlemen..." -Ali, a dear friend of mine


"Thanks for nothing, you useless reptile." -Hiccup, How To Train Your Dragon

"OH! My giant blue head!" -Megamind

"Yeah, pain - love it!" -Hiccup, How To Train Your Dragon

"Liiiiightbulb..." -Gru, Despicable Me

"Hey, hey, hey, hey! Not now, Minion! I'm having a heated, existential discussion with this dead-eyed plastic desk-toy!" -Megamind

"These aren't pajamas! It's a warm-up suit." -Vector, Despicable Me

"Oh, such a fun story! And brilliantly told, by the way. Okay, now YOU tell one!" -Megamind

"Goodnight, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite --- because there are lit'rally thousands of them. Oh, and there's probably something in your closet..." -Gru, Despicable Me

"YOU DIM-WITTED CREATION OF SCIENCE! Oh, not you, Roxanne, I was just yelling at my --- mother's urn." -Megamind

"I'm not Victor anymore. Victor was my nerd name - now it's... VECTOR!" -Vector, Despicable Me

"Can't wait --- LOL --- smilie face-" -Megamind

"That book was accidentally destroyed maliciously..." Gru, Despicable Me

"Maybe I don't want to be the bad guy anymore... You heard me!" -Megamind

"That's freaking me out; what is she doing?" -Gru, Despicable Me

"So I, too, would make this 'pop-ped corn' and win over those mindless drones."
"After a few years and with some time off for good behavior, I was given the opportunity to better myself through learning at a place called 'shool'."
"This is a day that you and 'Metrocity' shall not soon forget!"
"Just look at the intricate 'mooldings'."
"...But it can be melted down in the heat of 'revange'!"
"Ollo?" "Uh, it's pronounced, 'Hello'"
"Hal Shtewart, prepare for your destiny! Hal? Hal Shtewart? Am I saying it right?" -Megamind

"He is a god and my brother."
"He killed 30 million people in two days."
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"He's adopted." -Thor and Black Widow, The Avengers

To get the Pearl out of the bottle:
"We need six goats, and someone who can do this." [Making silly face and wiggling fingers]
"I know a man with goats."
"And I can do this." [repeating movement and silly face]   -Captain Jack Sparrow and Mr. Gibbs, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides