Sunday, June 5, 2011


Quotes do better with things we would like to say ourselves. But looking hard at it you will see that it is written or comes from the thoughts of men and women just like you and me. Good quotes travel through the years, some add to it or remove from it ... it takes on a different flavor in different hands which try to inject some freshness into it. But the basic thought behind it is always the same. So it's like saying old things in new ways and differently. But I much prefer to seek out its authenticity and origin adding nor removing nothing from it. An original quote is a treasure. And equally so is its author. Remember when you bring in a quote, to quote his or her name too. Giving credit where its due increases its worth... and you.

I like quotes because it provides the missing word or thought I could be struggling with as I do my writing. Here's one quote I'd like to share with you, sent to me by a good friend.

--- "We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place." --- (Daniel Boorstin)

Illusions... oh but we have plenty -- of ourselves, of others, of our world. Sometimes we gauge our actual lives or decisions off it. Sometimes it defines in some measure our expectations, beliefs, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes it stunts us, makes us lose our way, makes us believe that we're getting somewhere but really are not. Illusions.


  1. Thats beautiful!

    So true! Illusions... we live them... and turn them into our beliefs...

  2. Illusions are indeed the major up setters at times; you have rightly said it..

    and quotes are always the best . i to love them Ellen..

    Nice write up..

    Have nice time..

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you were encouraged. :)

  4. Delighted you're here, Chakoli! Always a pleasure to see you. :-)

  5. Prams! What a lovely day to be seeing you again. I hope that your weekend is coming along fine. Blessings to you and your loved ones.

  6. Hi, Fitter After 50! :-) You've an interesting blog. My pleasure to cruise down its page. Welcome and Thanks too for coming by. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. God bless!

  7. Ellen,

    Dreams YES, Illusions a BIG NO.

    Take care

  8. Credit should definitely be given where credit is due. Like your quote about illusions! Great post!

  9. Very true, Theanne! Delighted to see you too :-)


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