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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Notable Quote: About Change

I'm starting a new post category called Notable Quotes. For years I've jotted down in my journal, or on index cards, pieces of prose that struck a chord with me, from whatever I happen to be reading at the time. I didn't know until recently that a) I'm not the only person who does this, and b) there's actually a name for this habit - commonplacing - and it's a practice that's been done for hundreds of years.

So I'm going through my file of quotes, and I'll be sharing them with you once or twice a week. And since I'm always adding to my commonplace file, they'll never run out. Wheee - instant blog updating, heh heh. ~Enjoy~

Since the current CycleCast is all about change, I'll start with a quote that speaks about
  • CHANGE ~~~~~~
  • To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse.
  • To the hopeful it is reassuring because it means things may get better.
  • To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.

This quote is from King Whitney, Jr., in the Wall Street Journal, 1967.


Unknown said...

Be the change that you want to see in the world.
-ohandas Gandhi

Anonymous said...

I enjoy commonplacing so much that I started a tumblelog called that and devoted exclusively to quotes I find meaningful. Perhaps I should have integrated them into my blog, since that gets more traffic, but in this case I'm thinking more about me than my readers. That's the beauty of blogging, I suppose. We can do that when we want.

Jan4insight said...

Thanks to both of you for posting the comments. I hope my readers will continue to enjoy this post category.

@Mark, you were the one who inspired me to bring my commonplacing activities into my blog - and gave me the name for this practice, as well!

L'Adelaide said...

I have enjoyed perusing your blog this afternoon....I especially liked your treasure map(I can't go back and make sure that's what you called it!) and am inspired to make my own. I draw cards for myself and family as well and am going to look into the cards you use. They sound fascinating although I don't need ANOTHER deck! :)

Good luck on attracting readers. I have found in my limited experience that nothing beats visiting other blogs AND commenting regularly. I have made some wonderful friends this way and, while I don't worry much about my "stats", they do increase s l o w l y over time by visiting my friends and their friend's blogs...just takes time, and for night owls like us, what a great thing to do...beats TV!



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