When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

January 9, 2011

Monday Musings... On Being Real

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. 
~Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
~Raymond Hull

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
~Judy Garland

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves
to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

It takes courage to grow up
and become who you really are.
~e.e. cummings

Let the world know you as you are,
not as you think you should be,
because sooner or later, if you are posing,
you will forget the pose, and then where are you? 
~Fanny Brice

1 comment:

  1. Love that one by Fanny Brice. It takes way too much effort to be someone you're not!