Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Quote me!

I'm late . . . again. I'm thinking back to all the free time I used to have and I never even appreciated it. In fact, because I'm simply not a planner (instead I'm a crammer) I'm paying for every single stressful second. My spare minutes are gone, over, finished. Goodbye relaxation and hello craziness.

But isn't this a wonderful problem to have? I have waited for this two-week-countdown for much too long. In fact, I dreamed up the title to my upcoming book, Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter, just about 14 years ago. It's a mighty fine feeling to see my dream finally coming true. It's a beautiful thing!

And since Jillian's topic is about beauty, I've scoured the internet for some of my favorite quotes on the subject.

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

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." ~Kahlil Gibran

"Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see." ~George W. Russell

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." ~ Confucius

"Do I love you because you're beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?"
~Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella

The most beautiful thing I've seen in a long time is the look upon my son's face while he's playing the piano. With his eyes closed and his head tilted to the side, he gets lost in the melody as his fingers travel effortlessly across the keys. His face exudes peace and joy. And that's beautiful to a mother's heart. Especially after the unrest he has endured these last few weeks.

As for me - The fairest form of beauty is that of a kind and forgiving heart. Feel free to quote me on that one!

Thanks to everyone who entered our contest last week--and don't worry, you're all still entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Keep the comments up and we'll announce the winner at the end of the month!

Be sure to leave a comment this week to win a signed ARC of Jillian's new book: THE LIFE OF GLASS. I'm jealous that Maureen has been able to read it already. There's no doubt in my mind that it's fabulous. We all know by now the Jillian girl can write.

So, do you have a favorite quote about beauty? If so, comment and quote away!


Anonymous said...

"Mirror mirror on the wall- ...Kidding!LOL.

"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful then the belief that she is beautiful." -Sophie Lauren?

"Beauty only gets attention,but personality captures the heart." -Unkown.

"No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions,it will not look ugly."-Oscar Wilde.

"The beauty of a woman isn't the clothes she wears.The figure she carries or the way she combs her hair.The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes,because that's the doorway to her heart,the place love resides.The true beauty in a woman,is reflected by her soul. It's the caring that she gives and the passion that she shows.And the beauty of a woman,with passing years,only grows." -Unknown.

Lisa Patton said...

Jessica - I LOVE these quotes. Thank you for sharing. You are a girl after my own heart!! xo Lisa

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lisa,I just have to remember these quotes sometimes. :p
Oh and XO right back at ya! :)

...and I have to say I love the cover of your book.It's so pretty. lol.

Lisa Patton said...

I'm partial to this cover, Jessica. Thank you for saying so. The real-life cover is even prettier! I can't believe it to tell you the truth. That was a big check off my list for sure. LOL XO

Anonymous said...

What did the other cover look like?Do you have a copy of it?Did they not give you a say in the cover?

JAD said...

My facorite is, as ever, by Virginia Woolf:
"The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder."

Jill of The O.W.L Blog said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I know it's said a lot, but it's so true. What I find beautiful now is way different then when I was 18. Beauty is really defined by what we each see as holding beauty.

I teach 7th grade and I watch these girls trying to fill today's idea of beauty and I feel for them. They don't know that when they are older beauty will take on a whole different meaning. That beauty is being strong, being brave, being true to yourself. My daughter is 10 and I hope I can help her see this.

Lisa Patton said...

Hi Jessica,
I never had another cover - I loved this one from the minute I opened my email. I think if I had HATED it they would have listened, and they did ask me for my cover ideas, but they pretty much have the last word.

And JAD, that's an amazing quote. I absolutely love it. Never heard that one but now it's one of my faves.

And Jill, I'm right there with you on beauty as our own perceptions. I don't have daughters but if I did, I think I'd be like you and do what I could to take the focus off the outer shell!

Anonymous said...

"The real-life cover is even prettier!"

LOL.Sorry I must've been really tired reading this.LOL.Sorry blonde moment I got ya.The cover in real life is even