The Week in Words meme has a new home and it's with Barbara at Stray Thoughts. I know Barbara will enjoy hosting this weekly and will do a fantastic job as she is a huge lover of quotes. Please pop over there and join in sharing your favorite quotes from what you've read in the last week.
Here are the one's that struck me from my readings over the last two weeks (because I missed the one before).
Well, isn't that the truth. LOL."Life experience would be a great thing to have if you didn't have to experience it first."quoted by the character Ethan in "the Right Call"
by Kathy Herman
'Nuff said!"Everyone's trying to make me out to be a hero or something. I'm not. I just wanted to do the right thing. I mean, if right is right, it's right all the time, not just when it's convenient."Ethan again in "the Right Call".
Oh, how I agree. My Mom always tried to teach me by remembering my manners, I am saved so many times from blowing my top at something and then regretting it later and it allows me to think how to convey something without losing my cool. I'm still however, working this out on a regular basis. LOL."Manners always provide the automatic, the healthy, the kindly, the later-to-be-welcomed restraint. They make it possible to resume the conversation. They allow for the possibility of a civilized exchange of views rather than a childish airing of sentiment. They allow for the fact that what you think first thing in the grumpy and uncaffeinated morning may not be quite the same as what you think an hour later."Why Manners Matter - The Case for Civilized Behavior in a Barbarous World by Lucinda Holdforth pg. 83