Bronwyn Green

The Corner of Quirky & Kinky

It time for another favorite things post – this month it’s quotes. I adore quotes. Seriously love them. These are just a few of my favorites that are frequently used in daily life – some for writing, some for not-writing.



“In this parade of stupid and dumb, I am the one twirling the flaming baton.” – Loralei Gilmore The Gilmore Girls

“Can you vague that up for me?”  – Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

“Not my circus. Not my monkeys.” – Polish Proverb

“Trust the story.” – Neil Gaiman

“Speak your mind even if your voice shakes.” – Maggie Kuhn

“Don’t forget – no one else sees the world quite the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories you have to tell.” – Charles deLint

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” – Peggy O’Mara

“My hope is to leave the world a little bit better than when I got here.” – Jim Henson

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they ell us dragons can be beaten.” – G.K. Chesterton

“A lot parents will do anything for their kids except let them be themselves.” – Banksy

“You are the best kind of fucked up.” – Jenny Lawson

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”  – W.B. Yeats

“I am and will always be the optimist, the hoper of far flung hopes and the dreamer of improbably dreams.” – The Doctor Doctor Who

“You have no power over me.” – Sarah  Labyrinth

“He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn’t occur singularly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once.” – Neil Gaiman Neverwhere

“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.” – Maya Angelou

“Isn’t this enough? Just this world? Just this beautiful, complex, wonderfully unfathomable, natural world? How does it so fail to hold our attention that we have to diminish it with the invention of cheap, man-made Myths and Monsters?” Tim Minchin Storm

“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of the print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.” – Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” Linda Wooten

“The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math.” – Unknown

What are some of your favorite quotes? Share! Also, click the names below to see what quotes the other Wednesday Random bloggers are fond of.










8 thoughts on “A Few of My Favorite Things: Quotes

  1. Gwen Cease says:

    I love your quotes, especially the first one from Charles de Lint. Awesome

    1. Bronwyn says:

      I love Charles deLint – one of my all time favorite authors. 🙂

  2. Paige Prince says:

    YOU HAVE NO POWER OVER ME! How did I know Labyrinth would be in your list? 😉 I should have had it on mine but I threw my list together too quickly. Next time.

    1. Bronwyn says:

      Silly goose, of *course* I’m gonna have a Labyrinth quote! 😀

  3. You said to me “Not my circus. Not my monkeys” to me once and I said it at work. That spread like wildfire. Now other people are saying it 🙂


    1. Bronwyn says:

      I swear, those are six of the most useful words in the English language. I love that it’s spread around the office! 😀 And, thank you!!! 😀

  4. Kris Norris says:

    Lovely. A great list. Might have to steal some for myself.

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