Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Quotes to Keep You Fighting the Good Fight (Part 2)

Hi all!

I hope everyone had a great, long weekend.  I did! Here's a little little music to kick off my post.  Today's post is all about fighting words, meaning quotes that are meant to encourage us to keep fighting for the things we believe in.  Today's musical selection comes from a favorite group of the Hubs and me, Foreign Exchange.  The song is called Fight for Love.

I've been gone for a minute, but I'm back and I'm ready to blog again! These past few weeks have been a whirlwind, but a good one.  I've met my students, taught a couple of classes, and started to work toward my goals for the year.  I've been enjoying life post-dissertation.

I figured I'd work my way slowly back into the habit of blogging.  I have some posts in my cue that just aren't right, but I'll get them there.  So much has been happening - March on Washington (Hubs and I attended), MTV's Twerkgate, an awful Harriet Tubman spoof video, Syria, etc., and I have opinions about all of these things.  Some of them I'll share; I just want to let my thoughts cook a little while longer.

So instead of kicking off my re-entry to the blogosphere with a heavy post, I'd like to start with sharing some more of my favorite quotes.  Folks seemed to enjoy my quote post a few months ago, and I promised to share more of them, so here we go!  Here are some quotes to keep us fighting the good fight!

On academia, because I need to keep fighting to bring my ideas to the world: 

I pinned (on Pinterest) this the other day, and almost had a Holy Ghost moment! Whew, that set me free! Remember, perfect is the enemy of good.

". . . there's so much extraordinary, fascinating brilliant stuff going on in the academic world that never sees the light of day, that's reserved for this very small select audience, and I think that's a shame. In the process of doing that, do I have to simplify the ideas? Yes, I have to. That's how you bring it to a wider audience -- you have to make some sacrifices along the way." ~ Malcolm Gladwell

"Make it hot enough so they’ll want to taste the soup." ~ former professor, Dr. Hughes

On love & marriage, because love is ABSOLUTELY worth fighting for: 
Sometimes I break. He doesn’t try to put the pieces back together. He helps me find some glue. ~ Unknown

“The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.” ~ Sahaj Kohli 

The finality of marriage isn't about changing the relationship; it's about fulfilling it. Marriage is the ultimate realization of a relationship that constantly grows and evolves with the couple. ~Unknown

"You know, you can be an adult without being married, but you can't be married and not be an adult." ~ Unknown, but I sure wish I knew who said this! 

On wellness, because it's important to fight to be your best spiritually, mentally, and physically:
“Genetics loads the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger.” – Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD

"You can like the life you're living. You can live the life you like..." ~ Chicago

"We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest." ~ The Prayer of Oscar Romero

Until next time . . . fight for what you believe in! 

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