UPDATE: "Quotable Quotes"

Lauren’s heard all her life, “you can take the girl out of Childress….” well, you know the rest! And Owen’s granddad always quoted George Bernard Shaw, saying “youth is wasted on the young.”

Whether you’re buying a house you can’t afford or ignoring some commom-sense warning, one of our favorite quotes applies: “He’s not burdened by the facts.” It’s certainly one you don’t want to hear describing yourself!

Anyway, we thought it would be fun to start a list of memorable series of words, affectionately called “Quotables Quotes.” Post your’s below.

“Let’s not and say we did”
-Sheila from League City, TX

“Spit in one hand and wish in the other, then see which gets full the fastest!”
-Sheila’s Daddy

“Men are like beer; they go flat with age. Women are like wine; we improve with age.”
-Jean M.

“I owe, I owe, It’s off to work I go.”
-Teresa from The Woodlands, TX

“‘Can’t’ never could do anything. ‘Can’t’ is the twin brother to I dont want to.”
-Jerry from Brazoria, TX

“Keep your mind on your business and make your head save your heels.”
-Tim F. quoting ‘Boss: 21 Simple Rules to Make Your Business Grow and Keep Your People Happy’

“The next time the Devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.”
-Jonathan from Stafford, TX

“What’s for you, you get.”
-Linda C’s Mother Grace Fletcher

“Never allow anyone to live rent-free in your head.”

“Anything worth doing once is worth doing twice, as long as it is a good thing.”
-Clyde A. from Brenham

“Don’t sweat the small stuff. Everything in life is small stuff.”
-Kim B’s Dad

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that matter don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter!!”
-Kim S. from Houston, TX

“If it don’t taste good, it ain’t good for you.”
-Marylin’s Grandma

“Those that will lie for you will lie to you.”
-Paula’s Daddy

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
-George Santayana (from Bob & Carolyn, former Bostonians)

“Creating success is all about focus, passion, and commitment. Be relentless. Insist on excellence.”
-A. Stewart

“I’ve cut it three times, and it’s still too darn short!”
-Carpenter Wisdom from Johnny

“The ability to embrace the uniqueness of others displays maturity at it’s highest level.”
-Deborah Young, Houston Visual Poet

“No one knows how dumb you are until you open your mouth and tell them.”

“If the women can’t find ya handsome, they better find ya handy.”
-Jim from Sugarland quoting The Red Green Show

“As you are, I once was. As I am, you one day will be.”

“Second place is the first loser.”
-Cliff from Houston, TX

“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”

“You don’t have to be sick to get better.”
-Mike from Pasadena, TX

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
-Melissa Alvarado

“Honesty is the best policy”
-Renee from Jones Creek, TX quoting Great-Grandma

“You can get glad in those same clothes you got mad in.”

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.”
-Karen from Houston, TX

“It’s nice to be natural, if you’re naturally nice!”
-Pam from Deer Park, TX

“Calm down, they can’t eat you!”

“There’s no fool like an old fool!”
-Wendall from Victoria, TX

“Eating carrots puts hair on your chest.”
-Brent from Huntsville, TX

“People in hell want ice water. But that doesn’t mean they’re gonna get it!”
-Amber from Houston, TX

“Just because a cat has kittens in the oven… that don’t make ’em bisquits!” (Things aren’t always the way they seem)
-Sequoia from Brazoria, TX

“What’s being wrong? Being right at the top of your voice.”

“When in doubt be nice.”

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
-Proverbs 18:21

“Don’t settle for good when you can be great.”

“Always have your eyes and mind open for little miracles or you might miss them.”

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.”
-Reba McEntire

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
-William Feather

“Always do right – this will gratify some and astonish the rest.”
-Mark Twain

“Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people will always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.”
-Mark Twain

“Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Here are some Lauren’s friend David found:

“If you want to give your enemy a nervous break-down, learn to keep a good attitude even when the bottom falls out! Practice happiness even when things don’t go your way.”
-Joel Osteen

“Life is not a problem to be solved, it is an adventure to be lived.”
-John Elderedge from “Wild at Heart”

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind, and won’t change the subject.”
-Winston Churchill


2 Responses

  1. “when life gives you lemons, make lemon aid”
    “Only to things in life are for sure, death and taxes”

    and my husband’s favorite “you can arrive at the grave well preserved full of regret or you can come sliding in sideways thinking man what a ride!”

    Catrina~Cleveland, TX

  2. My favorite is “Life’s short, eat dessert first”. I had a great-aunt that would eat her dessert first too. She wanted to make sure that she always had room for dessert. Traci – Houston

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