Today is the "favorite quote" and mine are one by Erna Hamilton, a duchess with a very interesting life, a fantastic turn of phrase and course a fabulous sense of humour as well as one by the ever inspiring Winston Churchill.
I first came to know about Erna Hamilton when I watched the documentary "Grevinden på Tredje" ("The Duchess on the Third Floor") - it really was an intriguing way of life, one which is both decadent yet you can related to her. The quote is actually from the documentary and it is both funny as well as self ironic and insightful. It also reminds you to take everything with a glint in your eye. The quote is:
"Folk tror, jeg ligger på sofaen og spiser chokolade og ryger hele dagen, men det passer ikke. Jeg har aldrig røget" - Erna HamiltonThis translates into something like:
"People think I lie on the couch and eat chocolates and smoke all day long, but it is not true. I have never smoked"
My second quote is by Winston Churchill (who is one of the most quoteable men of all time, in my opinion):
"In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my own words, and I must confess I have always found it a wholesome diet" - Sir Winston Churchill
This is a "think before you speak" reminder to us all. Very wise, Sir Churchill!
These are just some of my favorite quotes, many more are included but I don't think I should go on and on and on. Please look up quotes by C.S. Lewis, Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill, René Descartes and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Many gems will be waiting for you!
Thank you for reading,