37 random quotes about life to get you thinking

Here are some random quotes about life that reflect my philosophy.

I believe that life is what you make it. It’s never easy for anyone, and can be a challenge for some. However, we can all improve our circumstances with determination and hard work.

Anyway, I hope you find these quotes interesting.

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15 famous Dolly Parton quotes about Dolly Parton

Often dismissed as nothing more than those things for which she is famous, Dolly Parton deserves our respect, in my opinion. She’s actually very smart, talented and has a great sense of humour too. So let’s take a look at some famous Dolly Parton quotes about Dolly Parton.

There are some great quotes here, so take a few moments to enjoy them all.

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Famous Dolly Parton quotes:

  1. People say I look so happy and I say, ‘That’s the Botox.’
  2. My weakness has always been food and men, in that order.
  3. It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise, I’d be a drag queen.
  4. If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging I’ll get it nipped, tucked or sucked.
  5. The biggest heartaches in my life have been because I wanted people to love me more than they were willing or able to.
  6. I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.
  7. I look just like the girl next door if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.
  8. When I’m inspired, I get excited because I can’t wait to see what I’ll come up with next.
  9. I’m no natural beauty. If I’m gonna have any looks at all, I’m gonna have to create them.
  10. I may have a little body art, but I’m not telling you where. (On being asked whether she had any tattoos)
  11. Maybe when I’m 100 and you’ll be sorry then. (On being asked whether she’d ever pose nude)
  12. I was already into plastic surgery when most of these country singers were still into plastic sheets.
  13. I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb, and I also know that I’m not blonde.
  14. Music has always been the centre for me and, when I go, I want to fall dead on stage, right in the middle of a song.
  15. I was the first woman to burn my bra. It took the fire department four days to put it out.

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2 more original poems to get you thinking

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Great Quotes: Here are 5 to inspire you to achieve more

So, dear reader, is achievement your aim? Perhaps you want to achieve more? Then here are 5 great quotes to inspire you to achieve more. Be inspired.

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21 influential quotes by Drake

Aubrey Drake Graham, or simply Drake as he’s better known, is a popular, and internationally successful, Canadian rapper, singer, actor, and entrepreneur.

Commercially successful, influential, and critically acclaimed, Drake is a role model for many young people.

As always, it’s worth listening to successful people. So today I’m offering you 21 quotes by Drake to inspire you in the direction of your own success.

I hope you find these quotes interesting and inspiring, and I hope you’ll pass them on to your friends.

Quotes by Drake:

  1. A goal is just a dream with a deadline.
  2. The good ones go if you wait too long.
  3. Everybody dies but not everybody lives.
  4. I’m trying to do better than good enough.
  5. Life can always change, you have to adjust.
  6. Tables turn, bridges burn, you live and learn.
  7. Careful what you wish for, you just might get it all.
  8. I’m always going to work like I have something to prove.
  9. Before you give up, think of the reason you held on so long.
  10. Make the most out of tonight, and worry about it all tomorrow.

Quotes by Drake (Part 2):

  1. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.
  2. It’s important for me to let my fans know I really don’t care. I’m confident.
  3. Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.
  4. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down.
  5. When you look ahead and darkness is all you see, faith and determination will pull you through.
  6. I feel that when you care about your music, taking risks is something you should do to keep things exciting.
  7. I sit and eat with some of the hardest working people in the business. And I observe and I try to apply it to my own craft.
  8. Reviews condition people. At the end of the day, a lot of human minds are malleable. They can be easily shaped with strong words.
  9. You do get certain publications in the States where, if things don’t go according to plan, they flip the story and it becomes very negative.
  10. I feel connected to my generation through music, but I also fear for us. We’re in a very self-destructive state where we’re addicted to outside opinions and we all feel like we have fans.
  11. There will be days when I walk in an arena and people will cheer and then there might be days when I walk in an arena and people might boo, but it all sounds the same to me because it’s all just noise that lets me know that I’m relevant.

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How we’re damaged by our school days

Could our school days have damaged us? Is that even possible?

Were they the best days of our lives, as we’re encouraged to believe, or could our school days have been detrimental to our mental well-being and self-esteem?

This is an interesting question. So let’s think about it for a minute.

Certainly, many people will have had mostly good experiences during their school days.

However, there will also be some for whom their school days will have left them mentally scarred and with a sense of failure. That much is philosophically self-evident, surely?

For instance, perhaps at school, people such as those to which I refer never quite achieved the grades their parents or teachers thought they should.

Perhaps they were the last to be picked for a sports team regularly?

In either case, how would such experiences have made them feel?

What impact would they have had on their mental well-being?

Perhaps they felt they were not quite good enough?

Possibly a little bit bruised and embarrassed by their inability to achieve what they believed was expected of them?

Adults may have thought that putting pressure on them would motivate them to do well, yet it probably left them feeling inadequate.

Your birth date matters:

Do you recognise such feelings, dear reader?

The problem with the school experience is that the age range of our classmates is spread over a whole year. And that’s a lot more significant than it first appears.

Someone whose birthday is at the beginning of September will be a year older than someone whose birthday is towards the end of August, despite both being in the same academic year.

Now it might not seem much, but one year at that time in our lives makes a huge difference in terms of our development, both mentally and physically.

So, what does this mean?

It means that if your birthday is at the end of the school year, then you’re at a significant disadvantage relative to some of your much older classmates.

That disadvantage carries with you right through your school years, if you’re affected by it.

And it’s a disadvantage that extends not just to your academic studies but also to sports and physical activity too.

Success breeds positive reinforcement:

Most importantly, it’s not just the fact that you’re behind in terms of your physical and mental development. It’s also a fact that success breeds positive reinforcement.

Older students benefit from the constant reinforcement and encouragement of being told, ‘Well done!‘, while younger students struggle to keep up unless they’re exceptionally gifted.

Even if people are of above-average ability for their age, they can still be at a disadvantage relative to older classmates during their school days, particularly if those older classmates are also of above-average ability.

Inevitably, at school, people are compared to their peers, and statistics show that the older ones tend to do better because of an inherent age advantage. That’s true with sports as well as academic subjects.

If younger students appear to perform less well, frequently, that’s interpreted as them not being quite as good as their older peers.

Advantage goes with age:

And few people, least of all our parents, recognise that the system essentially does not favour younger members of the class. It puts them at a disadvantage.

The obvious question is, how many people have gone through life feeling like a bit of a loser due to their experiences of a school system that tends to work against them simply because of the month in which they were born?

And how many people never fully recover from the inevitable damage done to their confidence and self-esteem during those all-too-important developmental years?

More importantly, our school days not only affect how we feel about ourselves. They also impact how others perceive us to be as well.

A reputation for being a ‘Straight A’ student beats being a bit of an academic ‘also ran’. No one questions whether the former had an inherent advantage over the latter.

How we’re perceived by others matters. Think about it. Their perception of us results in all the negative talk we often hear whenever we express ambition, which can affect our self-esteem.

I’m sure you know what I mean, as no doubt many readers will be familiar with the experience. Something like:-

You:Oh, I’d like to be a doctor.

Parent:Oh, don’t be ridiculous, with your grades?

And so on.

Our need for encouragement:

People will always give you reasons why you’re not good enough when what you need is encouragement.

With encouragement, you could make it in whatever pursuit that makes you feel truly energised.

If you’re someone who experienced disadvantage for whatever reason then let me tell you something. You’re as good as anyone and you should acknowledge that to yourself, constantly.

Schooldays represent a very small portion of life and they’re significant only in so far as they are only one of many experiences we’ll have in life. Certainly, they don’t define you.

If your schooldays were a good experience then fine. If not, so what?

You can still achieve your ambitions with sufficient hard work and determination.

It doesn’t matter whether others believe you can do it, just as long as you believe you can do it.

There’s no such thing as a failure:

Remember; there’s no such thing as a failure. That label does not belong to people.

Failure is just an unwanted outcome and a learning opportunity. It’s not a person.

You have enormous potential. We all do.

Everyone is capable of achieving much more than they could ever think possible. With determination and hard work, we can all achieve great things.

Attitude matters:

Your attitude is much more important than your aptitude when it comes to achieving your goals in life. Believe you can and you will.

However you feel about your past, it’s not too late to become something more than you are now.

You should embrace failure as nothing more than a learning opportunity. It does not define you, and nor should it.

Recognise that just because you didn’t set the world on fire during your school days, it doesn’t mean you can’t achieve great things now.

No correlation:  

Remember; there’s no correlation between success at school and success in life.

Plenty of ‘Straight A’ students fail to achieve anything significant after they’ve left education behind. Whereas plenty of the less academically successful go on to achieve great things in life.

It’s not about how many times you get knocked down that count but how many times you can get back up and keep going until you get to where you want to be.

Victory is sweeter when it has been achieved following the experience of defeat.

You cannot achieve anything without the experience of at least the occasional failure along the way.

We all start as beginners:

Before anyone achieved success, they started as a complete beginner. And along the road to success, they will have made plenty of mistakes. Anyone who suggests otherwise is either lying or deluded.

If you want to succeed, work hard, make mistakes and learn the lessons as you go.

If you’re determined you’ll find a way to achieve your goals and realise your dreams.

Failure’s not fatal:

Don’t be overwhelmed by any perceived failure. It doesn’t have to be fatal, nor does it imply that you’re not capable of achieving great things.

Never, ever give up until you get to where you want to be. Success can be yours if you want it badly enough. And remember this; it is better to try and fail than never to have tried at all.

Never be afraid to try because there are no failures, only outcomes we didn’t want and lessons to be learned.

Daily Mantra:

Reinforce self-belief by repeating this daily mantra

Go on, get started now. Success is waiting for you.

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15 amusing quotes by Mae West to make you smile

Mae West was one of the most controversial movie stars of her day, making comedy out of the prudish, conventional mores of her era. And those Depression-era audiences loved her for it.

Born Mary Jane West in Brooklyn, New York in 1893 she was an actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.

Some might dismiss her for her light-hearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence but she knew what she was doing and she was clearly very smart.

She was a woman who lived life on her own terms and in that sense she was way ahead of her time.

Asked about the various efforts to impede her career, Mae West replied, “I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.”

Here are 15 quotes by Mae West, many of which I’m sure will make you smile.

Quotes by Mae West:

  1. A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up. ~Mae West
  2. I used to be Snow White but I drifted. ~Mae West
  3. Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. ~Mae West
  4. To err is human but it feels divine. ~Mae West
  5. I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it. ~Mae West
  6. It is better to be looked over than overlooked. ~Mae West
  7. You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West
  8. Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. ~Mae West
  9. I never loved another person the way I loved myself. ~Mae West
  10. He who hesitates is a damned fool. ~Mae West
  11. Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office. ~Mae West
  12. Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. ~Mae West
  13. When I’m good, I’m very good but when I’m bad I’m better. ~Mae West
  14. I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. ~Mae West
  15. Marriage is a great institution but I’m not ready for an institution. ~Mae West

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21 Quotes by Jay Leno that are quite amusing

Funnyman Jay Leno is one of American television’s biggest personalities and he is recognised as a major star around the world.

Born James Douglas Muir Leno in New Rochelle, New York, he’s a comedian, actor, writer and producer, as well as a television host best known for his years hosting The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992–2009.

Quick with a joke or a funny quip he always made me smile. So today I thought I’d explore some of his wit and wisdom.

And let’s face it wisdom is always at the heart of every witty quote.

So here are 21 quotes by Jay Leno to brighten your day.

Quotes by Jay Leno (1-11):

  1. Politics is just show business for ugly people.
  2. You’re not famous until my mother has heard of you.
  3. You can’t stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh.
  4. The best way to ruin a comedy is to throw a lot of money at it.
  5. If I have one advantage, it’s that I will try to work harder than the next guy.
  6. People don’t mind if you have a lot of money if they know you’re working for it.
  7. In America, we like everyone to know about the good work we’re doing anonymously.
  8. Here’s something to think about: How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?
  9. New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
  10. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.
  11. I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good. Maybe you’re not the best, so you should work a little harder.

Quotes by Jay Leno (12-21):

  1. If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
  2. Don’t forget Mother’s Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad’s Third Wife Day.
  3. The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.
  4. For the first time ever, overweight people outnumber average people in America. Doesn’t that make overweight the average then? Last month you were fat, now you’re average – hey, let’s get a pizza!
  5. Magic Johnson, a former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good ole days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers?
  6. Nineteen per cent of doctors say that they’d be able to give their patients a lethal injection. But they also went on to say that the patient would have to be really, really behind on payments.
  7. The Washington Bullets are changing their name. They don’t want their team to be associated with crime. From now on, they’ll just be known as the Bullets.
  8. I went into a McDonald’s yesterday and said, ‘I’d like some fries.’ The girl at the counter said, ‘Would you like some fries with that?’ 
  9. The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.
  10. The University of Nebraska says that elderly people that drink beer or wine at least four times a week have the highest bone density. They need it – they’re the ones falling down the most.

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25 random quotes to spark your day

Life can be a challenge, so we frequently need some inspiration. What better than some random quotes to spark your day?

Sometimes, the best way to navigate it all is with a little dose of wisdom. But where do you find it? Look no further than the words of others!

This collection of 25 random quotes will get you going today. Well, I hope so, anyway. They are a vibrant mix of voices and perspectives on anything and everything. Put another way, they are the personal philosophy of the great and the good.

So grab a coffee, settle in, and prepare to be inspired and maybe even challenged. You might find the perfect quote to bloom in your mind all day long.

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21 thought-provoking quotes about sex

Few subjects can be more controversial than sex, wouldn’t you agree, dear reader?

Increasingly less so nowadays, possibly, but even today, sex is guaranteed to attract people’s attention and get them talking.

Everyone has a different opinion as to what is right and wrong when it comes to the subject of sex.

Let’s not forget that sex is a useful marketing tool for anyone seeking to sell almost anything. As the old business saying goes, “Sex sells!”

The truth is, we’re all fascinated by sex, and a need for sex drives us. The instinct for procreation is within us all.

Men and women may look at sex differently, but nature has programmed us all with the urge to procreate.

We all have needs in that direction. Men need the opportunity to be ready for sex, while women, above all, need to feel secure.

Nevertheless, given favourable circumstances, both men and women are capable of enjoying sex. This is reasonable given that it is, after all, quite natural.

However, the obvious question for me is, “Can there be anything more absurd than two people uncontrollably engaged in the act of sex?” It’s as if God has played a joke on us all. What do you think?

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about sex to help you form an opinion, if you haven’t already.

Quotes about sex (1-11):

  1. Sex is emotion in motion. ~Mae West
  2. Sex is God’s joke on human beings. ~Bette Davis
  3. I would rather have a cup of tea than sex. ~Boy George
  4. Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place. ~Billy Crystal
  5. Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go it’s pretty damn good. ~Woody Allen
  6. Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets. ~Andy Warhol
  7. The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less. ~Brendan Behan
  8. Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. ~Oscar Wilde
  9. Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions. ~Deepak Chopra
  10. Everything is about sex and that’s fine for me. I’m not saying I don’t like it. But I don’t think it should be everywhere, where kids are exposed to everything sexual. Because they have to have some innocence; there’s just no innocence left. ~Ellen DeGeneres
  11. There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain. ~Audrey Hepburn 

Quotes about sex (12-21):

  1. Sex without love is merely healthy exercise. ~Robert A. Heinlein
  2. Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature. ~Marilyn Monroe
  3. An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex. ~Aldous Huxley
  4. I haven’t trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. ~Erma Bombeck
  5. I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was ‘the man goes on top and the woman underneath.’ For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds. ~Joan Rivers
  6. Sex appeal is fifty per cent what you’ve got and fifty per cent what people think you’ve got. ~Sophia Loren
  7. To me, it’s not the end of the world if I end up not being with someone. I love romance. I love sex. I love men’s company, but I don’t feel I have to be married. Men are a wonderful part of life, like chocolate. But my life goes on whether they’re there or not. ~Jerry Hall
  8. In my day we didn’t have sex education, we just picked up what we could off the television. ~Victoria Wood
  9. I don’t know what sex appeal is. I don’t think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they’re seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal. ~Omar Sharif
  10. AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide or murder. ~Susan Sontag

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