Thanks to Chomeuse with a Chou for nominating me. (translation Unemployed with a Cabbage/wee tot – check out her humorous blog for tales of family life in rural France). I’m happy to be nominated as quotes are one of my favorite things, and I always try to sneak a quote into my weekly blog if I can find one which suits the theme. (see Shakespeare quote on last week’s insomnia blog Counting Sheep). I was thrilled to find an old copy of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations at a book sale in January (see blog In Praise of Second Hand Books), because even though you can find quotes online, it’s nice to just browse and see what interests you. I could waste hours researching quotes and have a pretty journal for recording ones I might like to use in the future.
Of course, my favorite Quotess is Jane Austen, so I started with her on Day One and also for today’s quote. (plus recycling yesterday’s blog saves time as I am far behind, between taking the computer in to be repaired, figuring out my new Instant Pot pressure cooker, getting ready for Easter and pruning all the rose bushes today in case spring ever arrives.) Our dear Jane has so many famous quotes that there are entire books devoted to her wit and wisdom,so it is difficult to select just one. I wrote a blog for Valentine’s Day, An Interview with Jane Austen, based solely on her quotes, and had great fun doing it, and spent more hours than I care to admit. (This is a great idea – I can put in a plug for all my poor posts, past and future who would like more attention.)
Quote: “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” (Northanger Abbey)
I love this quote because it speaks of the importance of travel to broaden your horizons and your outlook on life. I wish I had traveled more when I was younger and had the energy. It was a tossup between that quote and one by Hemingway, because I will be blogging next week on some literary adventures in April in Paris.
Quote of the Day: “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” (Ernest Hemingway – A Moveable Feast)
Here are the Rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day.
My nominees are:
(because she is a Jane Austen fan too)
(because she helped me out with the hissing Instant Pot Monster)
(because she has lots of quotes on her site)
If anyone else who is reading this would like to participate, please feel free to let me know or just join in and share!
If you are pressed for time and would rather condense your three quotes into one post, that’s okay too. I acknowledge some people are not fans of awards, but this one is a fun and easy post…..if you like quotes that is! As Jane said, “one half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” (Emma)