I’m a dreamer.  An eternally optimistic dreamer.  That’s me.  My dad always said I’d get in trouble for being so optimistic.  I’m still waiting.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”
George Bernard Shaw

You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.
Henry D. Thoreau

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
Jamie Paolinetti

“The only real failure in life is the failure to try.”

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

So there you go.  A little more insight into who I am, and quotes to live by.  Do you have any favorite quotes that inspire you?

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  1. I’m a dreamer too….and very optimistic most times. It pays off in the long run. And like you say ‘trouble being optimistic’…I’m still waiting too.

    Excellent post.

    I’m trying to catch up on my wonderful visitors from Wednesday. I thank you for dropping by and leaving such a kind comment. It’s always so much appreciated.

    Thanks, and do come again sometime soon.

    Hope your day has been treating you well so far!!
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  2. Emerson’s is one I love. I want Sprite to blaze her own paths in life. I just hope she doesn’t set fire to them while she’s doing it. 🙂
    You’re linked! (I had a hard time getting onto your site today, but I’m home now so Yay!)
    .-= Sprite’s Keeper would like you to read ..Portrait of a Scaredy-Cat =-.

  3. Aw, I really enjoyed this post Stacy. I love to read quotes most are really worth a while to read them and analyze how true they are.
    .-= Maggie would like you to read ..Buns Of Steel =-.

  4. These are great … I love the Emerson one.
    .-= Jenners would like you to read ..Writer’s Workshop: Some Rules Are MADE To Be Broken =-.

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