Weekend Wonderings

When I was 13 I bought a big ringbound yellow hardback notebook and I started collecting quotes. I carried that book everywhere and I wrote everything down.  I collected hundreds and hundreds of quotes over the years.  Many of them make me wince now, but I still flick through that book, because it never fails to give me some food for thought.


Handlettering Cite is a blog by Alex Savakis, a lettering designer.  He makes beautiful quotes very, very pretty.  And he has an Etsy shop.  Sorry.   


Some of my favourites to inspire you on a Saturday morning:






Leap and the net will appear.” – John Burroughs





Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller







Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.” – Spanish Proverb




To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde


Categories: Weekend Wonderings, Written By Anna
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  1. Posted January 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Ooh I'm so glad it's not just me!! I too had a notebook for quotes and some of them weren't exactly profound (er, I wrote down a line from an All Saints song as a 'quote' – I said I was an emotional teenager, I never said I was an intellectual one!) So I know what you mean about reading your quotes back and cringing Anna!!

    Anita x

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