Quotations of the Week

I thought I’d share with you some of the quotes I’ve been posting this week from my commonplace blog. If you like what you read, check out Thoughtful Cacophony.

Motivational Monday – I always start out the week with a motivational quote.

“It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, from which your greatest successes be derived.”

– Ralph Charell

Tube Tuesday – Wisdom pulled from movies or television

“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.”

Pearl Harbour movie dialogue spoken by Colonel James H. Doolittle.

This film strived to be an accurate account of the Pearl Harbor disaster. The above quotation is not just mere dialogue but the words from this brave Colonel.

What!?! Wednesday – Song lyrics that make me stop and think.

“There are no role models
It’s up to the parents to teach the kids
to understand the music they’re hearing
cause hip hop was created for social awareness.”

DL Icognito “Make a Difference” lyrics from the album Organic Music For A Digital World.

Storied Thursday – Quotes about story and reality

“Stories are the most helpful tools a child has for sorting this all out. Stories have authority. Stories normalize. Stories model behaviour and feeling. Stories model the power to make stories – a power that children must develop in order to manage their own particular individual worlds, the ones seen through their own unique eyes.”

Joseph Gold. Read For Your Life: Literature as a Life Support System. Fitzhenry and Whiteside: Markham, 1990. pg 153

Anything Goes Fridays – I pick a quote from my extensive collection to post up on any topic on Fridays.

“Women tended to get married before they knew themselves, before they’d made contact with their inviolate selves. Another fact: it takes ages, years and years, to train a man to be even moderately sensitive and to equip him with the expertise to carry out ordinary household tasks. By the time all the information has been dispensed and processed, the trainer is worn out.”

Jane Hamilton. Disobedience. Anchor Books. 2000. pg 75.

Well, that’s a sample of what you can expect from my sister blog Thoughtful Cacophony. If you love quotations go check it out. I run these features every week. Enjoy!