Posts tagged ‘quotes’

September 27, 2013

Book Recommendation — “Have Mother, Will Travel” by Claire and Mia Fontaine

It’s a book for women of all kinds, but it’s especially a book for mothers and daughters seeking insight into their own relationships. In Have Mother, Will Travel, mother-daughter (and author) duo Claire and Mia Fontaine embark on a four-month journey around the world together. The ultimate goal of their trip is to revive their flagging relationship, but along the way, 51-year-old Claire and 25-year-old Mia gain fresh insight into their own life journeys, as well as new appreciation for what they each have to offer — to themselves, to each other and to the world. Well-written, funny and very reflective, this book is definitely worth picking up!

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“Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World” by Claire and Mia Fontaine

Here are a few of my favourite quotes from the book:

I’ve become very clear that finding my way forward in life isn’t going to come from figuring out what I want to do, but by staying grounded in the person doing the wanting. The very core of my being, my essential, authentic, whatever-you-call-it self, never has any trouble knowing what she wants, and certainly never worries about how she’s going to get it. (Claire Fontaine)

Sometimes I wonder if we make big moves because we underestimate the importance of smaller ones. Years are just an accumulation of thousands of hours, and what we choose to do with each of them matters. (Mia Fontaine)

Adulthood isn’t a destination, it’s a process, and, as women, we are always coming of age. (Mia Fontaine)

There are some advantages to stumbling around lost for a while. It allows for discovery. (Claire Fontaine)

Change happens in the small moments, when a sliver of light finds its way through the cracks. (Claire Fontaine)

All relationships happen in stages, with varying depths, multiple layers. You invariably reach a point where you hit the ceiling of a certain level of intimacy and then have the option of staying there — which risks the relationship becoming predictable or stale — or you can take it to the next level. (Mia Fontaine)

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September 22, 2013

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

It’s the first day of fall! Here are a few quotes to celebrate the coming season of colour and change:

Autumn mornings, sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings.
(Terri Guillemets)

Autumn is a second spring, where every leaf is a flower.
(Albert Camus)

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.
(Faith Baldwin)

Inside of us, there’s a continual autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water.
(Rumi)

O’ pumpkin pie, your time has come ’round again and I am autumnrifically happy!
(Terri Guillemets)

 

November 29, 2012

Respect is a seven letter word

Here are three quotes on respect to ponder today:

Always treat people as ends in themselves, never as means to an end.  
~ Immanuel Kant

The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them.  
~ Steve Hall

Never take a person’s dignity:  it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you.
~ Frank X Barron

Every person you encounter is as worthy of respect and consideration as you are. Actions speak louder than words, they say. Be sure your actions speak well.