Friday, January 13, 2012

Quotes by Grandmother--

I finished Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.What I loved about it was that my grandmother had read and highlighted many quotes in the book. As I read them I felt like I knew her even better than I had known her when she was alive. She took the time to highlight these quotes because they must have meant something to her.

Here are some of the quotes she highlighted:

"Oysters are a lot like women. It's how we survive the hurts in life that brings us strength and gives us our beauty."

"Far too many people die with a heart that's gone flat with indifference, and surely must be a terrible way to go. Life will offer us amazing opportunities, but we've got to be wide-awake to recognize them."

"...forgiveness had a whole lot more to do with the person doing the forgiving than it did with the person in need of forgiveness. She said holding on to hurt and anger made about as much sense as hitting your head with a hammer and expecting the other person to get a headache."

"It occurred to me that that's what friends should do: cherish the good and pretend not to notice the harmless rest."

"I find all men to be very much like wearing high-heeled shoes--I love how pretty they make me feel, but by the end of the night I can't wait to get rid of them."--- (I love this one. Remember, my grandmother was 83 when she read this book.) 

"Don't grow up too fast darling. Age is inevitable, but if you nurture a childlike heard, you'll never ever grow old." 

"It's what we believe about yourself that determines how others see us"

"Don't go wastin' all them bright tomorrows you ain't even seen by hangin' on to what happened yesterday. Let go, child. Just breathe out and let go."

"People is wise 'cause they get out in the world and live. Wisdom comes from experience--from knowin' each day is a gift and accepting it with gladness. You read a whole lot of books, and readin' sure has made you smart, but ain't no book in the world gonna make you wise."

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