Richelle Goodrich Quotes

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1. “If you think the most courageous and difficult thing you can do is stubbornly stand your ground, try graciously giving in.”

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Source : Slaying Dragons

2. “For whatever reason, there are people we like and people we don't like. It's hard to say why, and often a difficult opinion to change. Luckily, there's no steadfast rule stating that we must like everyone. But to keep from disliking ourselves, we should develop the good character to treat everyone kindly whether or not we deem them deserving.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

3. “Enemies may unite to eliminate a common threat, but never without a wary eye fixed on their ally.”

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Source : The Tarishe Curse

4. “I squinted at the western sky behind Thaddeus, a blood-red smear melting into blackness. Twisting my neck, I glanced the opposite direction. My teeth clenched at a magnified, round moon nearly as scarlet as the portending sunset, its luminous face half masked by hazy cloud cover. Hatred, vengeance, anger……such emotions coursed through my veins in a poisonous concoction that muddied my mind, impelling me to grip my sword tighter and fight with every ounce of strength I possessed against those who threatened my family - my kind. Currently, Thaddeus was behaving as such a threat, using his powers of persuasion to condone human sacrifice for some outrageously perceived good. He wanted an offering for the monsters; a desperate, futile offering of human flesh that would in no way protect the other villagers from being mauled as he promised.”

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Source : The Tarishe Curse

5. “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”

Tags : Believe Believe In Yourself Determination Give Up Goals Inspiration Inspirational Quotes Never Give Up Persist Richelle Richelle Goodrich Self Esteem Self Motivation Star Success Try Again
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

6. “He gestured at me. “Do you like the blanket?”I nodded. “It’s warm.”“I made it. Well, actually, I didn’t skin the animal, but I did kill it….after the others pinned it down. It’s werewolf skin.”My heart faltered; I gripped at a wad of black fur.“I slayed the beast for you, Catherine. I used your sword. It was your grandmother’s idea actually, a wedding present. You mentioned how chilly you get.”“You didn’t slay a werewolf,” I breathed before repeating the words louder. “You did not slay a werewolf, Thaddeus.”“Oh, but I did. I took a band of huntsman with me and we tracked one down. A smaller one, mind you, not far from the front gate…”“You did not!” I contended more strongly. Why would one wolf have separated from the pack? Why outside our walls?“Yes, Catherine, I did,” he insisted.I shook my head disbelieving. “You’re not capable—”“I am so.”I wanted to cry. I wanted to protest, but to do so meant giving away my knowledge of the truth. Without knowing what else to do or say I changed the subject.“The fire’s gone out.”Thaddeus turned his head to check. “You’re right. I’ll see to it.”He fed the barrel stove until a healthy blaze was roaring. Finding me no longer a decent conversationalist, Thaddeus left with a promise to return soon with food and water. Unobserved, I gathered up the fur hide of a lost soul and curled into a ball, hugging it close to my chest. I cried silent tears and mourned for this unknown werewolf for days.”

Tags : Catherine Duvalla Hallows Eve Richelle Richelle Goodrich Tarishe Curse Thaddeus Werewolf Young Adult
Source : The Tarishe Curse

7. “It's easiest to give advice on trials you've stumbled through. It's harder to talk about those that have knocked you flat.”

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Source : Slaying Dragons

8. “My stomach rumbles.Plates of cookies, cake, and fudge.Christmastime is here.”

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9. “I'm not saying that I think one man is better than the other. I'm not saying that either is kinder or wiser or more ambitious, more thoughtful, confident, or able. But the fact is that when I'm with the one, comfort settles into my bones. I feel calm around him, as if the sun is smiling down on me and the world has suddenly become a sweet, safe place to be. I feel good about life―about myself. And it's hard not to want to be near someone who, just by their very nature, makes you feel that way.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

10. “Life requires us to do things anyway, despite what sort of fear or monster or tragedy or suffering lurks behind that anyway.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

11. “When I say I love the silence, I'm not being entirely truthful. What I actually love are the abundant, delicate sounds that amplify when I'm silent. These curious creaks, mutters, and hums compel my imagination.”

Tags : Creaks Hums Mutters Quietness Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Silence Silent Sound Stillness
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

12. “Don’t simply exist in this world, but grasp life’s potential by the jacket. Dare it to be all it can. Make life historical—a gripping account of accomplishment. Make life a mystery—a challenging, bold adventure. Make life heartfelt—an enduring, poetic romance. Whatever it is you make of your world, live the fairytale.”

Tags : Accomplishments Dreams Drive Eena Hope Initiative Inspirational Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Eena, The Return of a Queen

13. “I don't so much mind looking back on having lost the election, or having been denied a role in the play, or having had my novel repeatedly rejected, or having been turned down for a date, or recalling laughter at my expense when I attempted some silly challenge.  Those things simply prove that I lived life.  What I do mind, however, is looking back on the lost opportunities where imagined concerns kept me from even trying—lose or win.  I've learned that there is no regret in a brave attempt, only in cowering to fear.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

14. “Life is a valuable and unique opportunityto discover who you are.But it seems as soon as you nearanswering that age-old question,something unexpected always happensto alter your course.And who it is you thought you weresuddenly changes.Then comes the frustrating realizationthat no matter how long life endures,no matter how many experiencesare muddled through in this existence,you may never really be ableto answer the question....Who am I? Because the answer, like the seasons,constantly, subtly, inevitably changes.And who it is you are today,is not the same person you will be tomorrow.”

Tags : Coming Of Age Eena Empowerment Journey Richelle Richelle Goodrich Self Self Awareness Self Discovery
Source : Eena, The Dawn and Rescue

15. “It's impossible to be involved in all situations, but there's no excuse not to be involved in something, somewhere, somehow, with someone. Make an ounce of difference.”

Tags : Assist Care Change Charity Difference Give Help Involvement Matter Richelle Richelle Goodrich Volunteer Volunteerism
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

16. “Yes, of course we could all use some help. There isn't a person alive without a need. So don't ask the silly question, just figure out how you're going to help and do it!”

Tags : Assistance Compassion Giving Help Kindness Need Richelle Richelle Goodrich Samaritan Service Volunteer
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

17. “Life is a character-building opportunity that we all volunteered for.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

18. “The only way to change the world is to quit thinking it's a job for Superman. Real power lies in your own hands.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

19. “I prefer to solve the world's problems. They never seem as complicated as my own.”

Tags : Difficulties Personal Problems Problems Problems In The World Richelle Richelle Goodrich World Problems
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

20. “Vengeance would have us assault an enemy's pride to beat him down. But vengeance hides a dangerous truth, for a humbled foe gains patience, courage, strength, and greater determination.”

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Source : The Tarishe Curse

21. “There are far too many silent sufferers.  Not because they don't yearn to reach out, but because they've tried and found no one who cares.”

Tags : Abuse Despair Hopelessness Richelle Richelle Goodrich Suffering
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

22. “There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear.”

Tags : Abuse Fear Hardship Nightmares Richelle Richelle Goodrich Suffering Trials
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

23. “The humanitarian is a treasure hunter seeking gems of remedy and appreciation.”

Tags : Altruist Appreciation Benevolence Charity Good Samaritan Gratitude Humanitarian Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Thanks
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

24. “At times we feel outnumbered in our attempts to improve the world—to brighten and beautify, to preserve and heal and do what’s best for humanity. Selfless efforts can start to feel beleaguering, discouraging, even pointless with so little support. It is at these times I remind myself that I would rather be the last Good Samaritan standing than to join the ranks of selfish multitudes creating misery.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

25. “Never give up. It's like breathing—once you quit, your flame dies letting total darkness extinguish every last gasp of hope. You can't do that. You must continue taking in even the shallowest of breaths, continue putting forth even the smallest of efforts to sustain your dreams. Don't ever, ever, ever give up.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

26. “Be nice. And if you can't do that, just don't be mean.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

27. “When it comes to the crusty behavior of some people, give them the benefit of the doubt. They may be drowning right before your eyes, but you can't see it. And you'd never ask someone to drown with a smile on his face.”

Tags : Benefit Of The Doubt Criticism Drowning Forbearing Forgiving Gentle Patience Richelle Richelle Goodrich Understanding
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

28. “You are not my sunshine. Sorry. You're more like a gust of arctic wind that bursts in and blows out all the candles when the door cracks open.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

29. “Happiness simply forms like a rainbow in the kindest and most grateful hearts.”

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Source : Slaying Dragons

30. “Why is it we must suffer the loss of something so dear before we realize what a treasure we had?Why must the sun be darkened before we feel how genuinely impossible it is to live without its warmth?Why within the misery of absence does love grow by such bounds?Why must life be this way?It is a strange existence where such suffering makes us far better people.”

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Source : Eena, The Curse of Wanyaka Cave

31. “A whiff of fresh mintthat tastes like strawberry pie.Your kisses tempt me.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

32. “Without you there would be no me. I am everything reflected in your eyes. I am everything approved by your smile. I am everything born of your guidance. I am me only because of you.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

33. “Don't ever give up. Don't ever give in. Don't ever stop trying. Don't ever sell out. And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.But never, ever, ever give up.”

Tags : Commitment Dedication Drive Eena Inspirational Perserverance Persistence Resolve Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Eena, The Tempter's Snare

34. “What you perceive as a failure today may actually be a crucial step towards the success you seek. Never give up.”

Tags : Determination Drive Failure Perseverance Richelle Richelle Goodrich Success Trials
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

35. “While you judge me by my outward appearance I am silently doing the same to you, even though there's a ninety-percent chance that in both cases our assumptions are wrong.”

Tags : Assessments Assumptions Biases Criticize Judge Judging Opinions Regard Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

36. “We forget that the sweetest joys are found in the simplest acts: hugs, laughter, quiet observation, basic movements, holding hands, pleasant music, shared stories, a listening ear, an unhurried visit, and selfless service. It is sad we forget a truth so elementary.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

37. “I love you sounds best spoken in quiet acts of kindness.”

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38. “Many people believe they have found the key to Heaven's gate, not realizing that there is no key hole. It is a barrier upon which you must knock. And I believe that it is by our small and simple acts of kindness that we find the gate left ajar.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

39. “How insane we are as humans when having received a nasty offense we return the same awful offense. If given an apple found to be rotten and wormy, would we not toss it aside rather than force a soul to eat it? Offenses should be discarded, not returned.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

40. “Our greatest duty to our children is to love them first.  Secondly, it is to teach them.  Not to frighten, force, or intimidate our children into submission, but to effectively teach them so that they have the knowledge and tools to govern themselves.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

41. “We try so hard to instruct our children in all the right things―teaching good from bad, explaining choices and consequences―when in reality most lessons are learned through observation and experience. Perhaps we'd be better off training our youth to be highly observant.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

42. “Your opponent's wrong doesn't automatically make you right. Most fights aren't about who's right; they are contention over degrees of wrongness.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

43. “Be thankful for your allotment in an imperfect world.  Though better circumstances can be imagined, far worse are nearer misses than you probably care to realize.”

Tags : Appreciation Gratefulness Gratitude Richelle Richelle Goodrich Thankfulness Thanks
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

44. “Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.”

Tags : Appreciation Gratefulness Gratitude Richelle Richelle Goodrich Smile Thankfulness
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

45. “If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.”

Tags : Conviction Dedication Determination Fortitude Obstinacy Perserverance Resolve Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Stubbornness Willpower
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

46. “Faith to me is trusting in every evidence that something is―that it is possible, that it is significant, that it is real.”

Tags : Assurance Belief Believing Confidence Conviction Faith Hope Richelle Richelle Goodrich Trust
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

47. “When you begin to care too much about what everyone else says, your confidence shrinks and you start to feel like insignificant, little Jack in a strange land of intimidating giants. But when you come to realize that opinions are as diverse and plentiful as dried beans, you might reach the conclusion that your own is of the greatest worth. That's when your confidence grows, and soon you find yourself striding like Gandalf the wondrous wizard among common hobbits in the shire. Respecting your own opinion is the magic that transforms both you and your world.”

Tags : Opinions Respecting Yourself Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

48. “No one is without troubles, without personal hardships and genuine challenges.  That fact may not be obvious because most people don't advertise their woes and heartaches.  But nobody, not even the purest heart, escapes life without suffering battle scars.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

49. “Do it again.Play it again. Sing it again. Read it again. Write it again. Sketch it again. Rehearse it again. Run it again. Try it again.Because again is practice, and practice is improvement, and improvement only leads to perfection.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

50. “There’s always another option.There’s always another one.It’s never only 'this' or 'that,'The moon or else the sun.Don’t sigh and choose the greaterOr lesser of two plights.But look to see the stars beyondFor options vast and bright.”

Tags : Choices Choose Choosing Compromise Decisions Judgement Look For Options Options Perspective Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Slaying Dragons

51. “Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

52. “Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action.....no matter what.  So you're afraid?  Be afraid.  Be scared silly to the point you're trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!”

Tags : Accomplishment Bravery Courage Daring Fear Fearless Inspirational Resolve Richelle Richelle Goodrich Success
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

53. “I hate it when storm clouds roll in, heralded by dazzling claps of thunder and lightning that boast an ocean of tears. This majestic performance of bad temper manages to overshadow my pathetic attempts at pouting. No one broods like Mother Nature, hence she steals all the attention I was sulking after.”

Tags : Brooding Lightning Mother Nature Pouting Rain Richelle Richelle Goodrich Storms Sulking Thunder
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

54. “There are still blue skies and rainbows and days bathed in sunlight. There are colorful shade trees filled with sweet bird songs. And there are wishing stars in the heavens as well as angels in God's service. So lift up your eyes. Refuse to be unhappy.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

55. “One thing I've learned is that in the midst of your darkest moments of tribulation, there is no such thing as mass friends.”

Tags : Challenges Life Lessons Richelle Richelle Goodrich Trials Trials Of Life Tribulations Troubles
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

56. “Those things that challenge the worst in us tend to strengthen the best in us.”

Tags : Best In Us Challenges Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Trials Trials Of Life Tribulations Worst In Us
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

57. “My goals may seem impossibly far-fetched when really they're not. Break them down into steps and see how I accomplish great things. I can easily reach from A to B. I can manage from B to C. I can then make it from C to D. And so eventually, I will find my way from A to Z.”

Tags : A Little More Dreams Goals Never Give Up Resolutions Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Step By Step
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

58. “Through sheer volume of passing days you will travel a great distance in your lifetime. Imagine where you might stand if your footsteps steered toward a single goal.”

Tags : Aim Day By Day Determination Focus Goal Goals Richelle Richelle Goodrich Smile Anyway Steer Step By Step Time Travels
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

59. “A little here and a little there will always accumulate, so why be surprised when steady, small steps take you to great places?”

Tags : Accumulate Achievements Goals Progress Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Small Steps Step By Step
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

60. “The secret to happiness is elusive because it is a paradoxical truth. To gain happiness, you must first cease pursuing it. Things perceived to provide happiness are like shiny, pretty bubbles that lure us this way and that way, chasing after their glossy buoyancy. But once they are handled, they “pop”—empty—vanishing along with the hope that happiness could ever be captured. Happiness cannot be caught or won or purchased or even handled. Happiness simply forms like a rainbow in the kindest and most grateful hearts.”

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Source : Slaying Dragons

61. “Anyone who looks good with a bald head is seriously sexy.”

Tags : Bald Bald Head Baldness Gorgeous Looks Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sexy
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

62. “There are things that make no sense,that seem unreal,that can’t be grasped or understoodor explained,that maybe don’t even exist…And still, somehow, those wonderful things touch and change our lives.Isn’t it strange?”

Tags : Curious Fantasy Inspiring Make Believe Pretend Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper

63. “I survive on moments of make-believe happiness.”

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Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

64. “Che significa che devo avere l'approvazione di qualcuno? Io sono qualcuno. Io approvo. Quindi do il permesso a me stesso di andare avanti con il mio pieno supporto.”

Tags : Ambition Approval Believe In Yourself Dreams Drive Goals Myself Opportunity Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Stubbornness Success

65. “Perhaps, if you weren't so busy regarding my shortcomings, you'd find that I do possess redeeming qualities, discreet as they may be.  I notice when the sky is blue.  I smile down at children.  I laugh at any innocent attempt at humor.  I quietly carry the burdens of others as though they were my own.  And I say 'I'm sorry' when you don't.  I am not without fault, but I am not without goodness either.”

Tags : Assumptions Faults Goodness Judging Judging People Richelle Richelle Goodrich Shortcomings
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

66. “Be loved for who you are, for everything that constitutes you. Be loved for your core beliefs, your strengths and weaknesses, your admirable traits and troublesome baggage. Be loved for you, because anything less is not love at all.”

Tags : Be Loved Being Loved Love Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich True Love
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

67. “Some things can't be taught; they can only be discovered.”

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68. “I love you for a great many reasons and despite a great many others.”

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Source : Slaying Dragons

69. “How does knowing 'things could be worse' than what I already deem awful make me feel any better? You mean I could sink even lower? Oh joy!”

Tags : Encouragement Pessimism Richelle Richelle Goodrich Sarcasm Sarcasm Humor Trials
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

70. “Don’t quit.When your latest efforts fail, don’t quit. When your performance is scoffed and ridiculed, don’t quit. When you’re told you have no talent, don’t quit. When you come in dead last, don’t quit. When it seems an uphill fight to keep going, don’t quit. When you can’t see any possible way to achieve your goals, don’t quit. When your last supporter is you alone, don’t quit. When discouragement and depression seem your constant companion, don’t quit. When you feel like quitting, don’t quit.Time and time again you will crave relief from the harsh fight of trying to succeed. You will falsely think that quitting will bring peace and reprieve, but alas, only regret and disappointment await the quitter. Victory means never ever ever quitting. So don’t quit.Do not quit.”

Tags : Dedication Determination Don T Quit Dreams Goals Never Give Up Never Quit Resolutions Resolve Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Slaying Dragons Success Trials
Source : Slaying Dragons

71. “I finally figured out the big, elusive secret to weight loss. Don't eat! Who knew?”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

72. “If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little.”

Tags : Accomplishments Dreams Earning Your Way Goals Hard Work Hard Work Quotes Investing Life Quotes Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Struggles

73. “I understand it was Derian who spoiled everything. He purposefully tainted your view of me and forced you to go along with him. I know none of what happened was your idea or your desire, Eena.”She didn’t get up, but spoke from her curled position. Her voice was weak, still heavy with despair. “Derian didn’t force me to do anything.”“But if he hadn’t influenced you, we would be enjoying a pleasant dinner again, telling stories and laughing. I’m sure that would be the case. You would be happy……and so would I.”Eena chuckled without amusement.“You have to admit we shared some very enjoyable evenings, didn’t we? There’s really no reason we can’t put this whole mess behind us and start from where we left off.” He sounded genuinely serious.“You forget,” she reminded him, “I heard your conversation with the Ghengats. This isn’t about Derian, it’s about you.”“Alright,” he admitted with an acquiescent sigh, “so I’m not everything you’d hoped for. But really, what man can ever live up to any woman’s terribly high expectations?”This got her attention. She almost stood up to face him, but decided it wasn’t worth the effort. Leaning forward, she retorted, “Expecting a man to respect you, to be honest with you, and, oh yes, to not be a shameless murderer—I don’t think those are overly high expectations!”He shrugged, casually excusing his faults. “Nobody’s perfect.”“What do you want?” she finally asked, exasperated.He squatted to her level and stated his desire. “I want you.”Eena thought the expression on his face—the look in his weary blue eyes—appeared strangely sincere. But there was one thing she had learned from all this: never trust a master of deceit.”

Tags : Boyfriend Deceit Desire Eena Expectations Love Lust Perfection Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Eena, The Dawn and Rescue

74. “You are here to make a difference, to either improve the world or worsen it. And whether or not you consciously choose to, you will accomplish one or the other.”

Tags : Actions Cause And Effect Character Choices Impact Influence Purpose In Life Repurcussions Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich World
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

75. “Sail through the good days, and on bad days pick a spot of blue sky to steer toward.”

Tags : Bad Days Coping Good Days Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sail
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

76. “The most difficult challenge an honest man will ever face is having to choose between duty and love.One creates a man of honorable character―a life worth dying for.The other creates a vulnerable soul that madly yearns for either death or immortality.”

Tags : Character Commitment Duty Eena Honor Love Richelle Richelle Goodrich Truelove
Source : Eena, The Return of a Queen

77. “Have you ever pondered the miracle of popcorn? It starts out as a tiny, little, compact kernel with magic trapped inside that when agitated, bursts to create something marvelously desirable. It’s sort of like those tiny, little thoughts trapped inside an author’s head that―in an excited explosion of words―suddenly become a captivating fairytale!”

Tags : Author Eagerness Excitement Fairy Tales Fairytale Popcorn Richelle Richelle Goodrich Words Writing Writing Process

78. “I do listen. I just wait for the words to stop and your eyes to speak.”

Tags : Expressions Eyes Hearing I Am Listening Listen Listening Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Slaying Dragons

79. “Sound.Noisethe air employs.Melodies sweet.Tweet, tweet, tweet.Soft. Loud.A roaring crowd.Cluck. Caw. Crow.Tet, tet. Tis, tis.Guttural growl.Harrowing howl.Drip, drip, drip.Tap, tap, tap.Moan and groan.Endless drone.Ding, dang, dong.A church bell song.Vibrations in my earto hear.Sound.”

Tags : Hearing Noise Noises Poem Poems Poetry Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sound

80. “Achievers are those who have redefined impossible, changing what can't be done into a work in progress.”

Tags : Accomplishment Achiever Impossible Progress Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Success
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

81. “A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.”

Tags : Dreams Healing Heart Imaginary Friend Imagination Inspirational Pretending Richelle Richelle Goodrich Soothing Soul Strength
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

82. “To a man, sex is the ultimate expression of love. It is pure pleasure. But to a woman there exists something greater than pleasure―gestures of adoration. A gentle caress on the cheek, an attentive smile, a soft kiss while swept away in a slow dance, the whispered words 'You're beautiful'―these are the tokens of love that women cherish.”

Tags : Admiration Adoration Attention Love Lovers Pleasure Richelle Goodrich Valentine Women

83. “Mother nature changes her looks for the same reason any woman changes her looks—to be noticed.”

Tags : Attention Looks Mother Nature Richelle Richelle Goodrich Women
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

84. “I wonder at times if we're not all blind. It just seems there are an abundance of books unread, paint strokes not admired, and performances unattended. So much attention painstakingly sought and not given.”

Tags : Attention Blindness Ignoring Richelle Richelle Goodrich Self Absorption
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

85. “When we all pass from this life and gather on the other side, the only thing each of us will have is his own story to tell.”

Tags : Death Lessons Learned Life Life Quotes Passing On Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Story

86. “Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God.”

Tags : Ability Almighty God Likelihood Might Omnipotence Power Probability Richelle Richelle Goodrich Statistics
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

87. “I bleed words.I dream in narrative. I live in infinite worlds.I befriend figmental characters.I wish on stars in other galaxies.I harvest stories from a brooding muse.I bloom under moonlight in hushed seclusion.I am a writer.”

Tags : Author Author Quotes Imaginary Characters Novelist Novelist Quotes Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Stories Words Writer Writer Quotes Writing

88. “Every exceptional writer holds a Master of Arts in Daydreaming.”

Tags : Amwriting Author Daydreamer Daydreaming Daydreams Master Of Arts Novelist Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Storybook Writer Writers Writing

89. “What I've learned about writing is that sometimes less is more, while often more is grander. And both are true.”

Tags : Amwriting Author Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Writer Writers Writers On Writing Writers Quotes Writers World Writing

90. “Family gathersto share good noise and good food.Gratitude abounds.”

Tags : Family Feasting Gratitude Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Thankfulness Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Quotes
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

91. “You try moving things with nothing but willpower. It's about as easy as trying to lasso a bull with a licorice whip."—from "Phantom's Veil”

Tags : Gwen Moving Phantom S Veil Richelle Richelle Goodrich Willpower

92. “Life demands much. Give more.”

Tags : Demands Experiences Giving Life Living Living Life To The Fullest Richelle Richelle Goodrich Trials
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

93. “Saying 'I'm sorry' is saying 'I love you' with a wounded heart in one hand and your smothered pride in the other.”

Tags : Apologize Apologizing Apology I Love You I M Sorry Love Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sorry
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

94. “A moment of torture feels like an eternity, while an eternity of joy passes in a moment. Perhaps time is naught but an illusion.”

Tags : Illusions Joy Passing Of Time Richelle Richelle Goodrich Time Torture
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

95. “Life may dawdle along in minutes but don't be deceived, for it will sprint by in years before you even notice.”

Tags : Life Passing Days Passing Of Time Richelle Richelle Goodrich Time Years
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

96. “It's strange how in childhood it feels like tomorrow won't come until the end of forever, but in adulthood it feels like the end of forever could come tomorrow.”

Tags : Adulthood Age Aging Childhood Life Quotes Old Age Passing Of Time Patience Perception Of Time Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Time Youth
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

97. “Time is an imp—a pesky, little, hellish troll that hastens the clock when I smile but then delays the passing of minutes when I frown.”

Tags : Clock Delay Hasten Imp Minutes Passing Of Time Richelle Richelle Goodrich Time
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

98. “In a world plagued with commonplace tragedies, only one thing exists that truly has the power to save lives, and that is love.”

Tags : Charity Compassion Healing Hope Kindness Love Richelle Richelle Goodrich Tragedies Tragedy
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

99. “Just pick a goal and stick to it―no big complicated secret.”

Tags : Achieving Encouragement Goals Inspirational Quotes Richelle Richelle Goodrich Success
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

100. “Don't ignore me. I only get more annoying.”

Tags : Humorous Quotes Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

101. “Never believe you're so great or important, so right or proud, that you cannot kneel at the feet of someone you hurt and offer a humble, sincere apology.”

Tags : Apologize Apologizing Apology Humility I M Sorry Pride Regret Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sincere Sorry
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

102. “A sincere and warmly-expressed apology can produce the same effects as morphine on a suffering soul.”

Tags : Apologize Apologizing Apology I M Sorry Morphine Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sorry Suffering
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

103. “Who cares who's right or wrong when the last word is a kind apology?”

Tags : Apologize Apologizing Apology I M Sorry Meekness Regret Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Right Right Or Wrong Sorry Wrong
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

104. “A truly humble apology works to part storm clouds, calm rough seas, and bring on the soft lights of dawn; it has the power to change a person's world.”

Tags : Apologies Apologize Apologizing Apology Change Humble Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

105. “Be the hero of hearts; learn to say I'm sorry.”

Tags : Apologize Apology I M Sorry Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sorry
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

106. “'I'm sorry' won't fix what's been broken.  It can't reverse time or undo the damage or change anything that happened.  But a sincere, humble apology can serve to soften the sting and sometimes do a pretty good patch up job.”

Tags : Apologetics Apology Humility I M Sorry Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sorrow Sorry
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

107. “One smile has the power to...Calm fears.Soften stone walls.Warm a cold heart.Invite a new friend.Mimic a loving hug.Beautify the bearer.Lighten heavy loads.Promote good deeds.Brighten a gloomy day.Comfort a grieving spirit.Offer hope to the forlorn.Send a message of caring.Lift the downtrodden soul.Patch up invisible wounds.Weaken the hold of misery.Act as medicine for suffering.Attract the companionship of angels.Fulfill the human need for recognition.Who knew changing the world would prove so simple?”

Tags : Change The World Compassion Richelle Richelle Goodrich Smile
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

108. “The fact is, the man who’d begotten me didn’t want me. In his eyes I should never have been born. And perhaps that would’ve been best. As it was, my existence had proven to be nothing more than a nuisance for everyone. I angered my father, brought strife upon my mother, irritated my teachers, and annoyed the other children who were forced to interact with me in school. All by simply being. When you aren’t loved, you aren’t real. Life is cold, like the stone against my palm.”

Tags : Abuse Annabelle Child Abuse Richelle Richelle Goodrich Unloved Unwanted
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

109. “Service is a smile.  It is an acknowledging wave, a reaching handshake, a friendly wink, and a warm hug.   It's these simple acts that matter most, because the greatest service to a human soul has always been the kindness of recognition.”

Tags : Benevolence Charity Compassion Friendliness Giving Inspirational Kindness Richelle Richelle Goodrich Service
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

110. “Easter is…Joining in a birdsong,Eying an early sunrise,Smelling yellow daffodils,Unbolting windows and doors,Skipping through meadows,Cuddling newborns,Hoping, believing,Reviving spent life,Inhaling fresh air,Sprinkling seeds along furrows,Tracking in the mud.Easter is the soul’s first taste of spring.”

Tags : Easter Easter Quotes Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Spring Springtime
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

111. “You can capture this body of mine, take away my freedom and enslave me. You may even have the power to capture my soul and sentence me to the realm of eternal darkness. But my dreams you cannot touch. They are my will―the very essence of who I am. In them I laugh. In them I cry. In them I love. And in them.....I live.My dreams are untouchable and unceasing.”

Tags : Daydreams Dreams Eena Fantasies Freedom Goals Hopes Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Life Power Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Eena, The Dawn and Rescue

112. “Face it―nobody cares.But so what? Their apathy doesn't diminish your worth. Learn from it. Make it your job to care for those around you so they can't say the same thing.”

Tags : Apathy Care Caring Nobody Cares Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Self Worth Worth

113. “It's okay to be absurd, ridiculous, and downright irrational at times; silliness is sweet syrup that helps us swallow the bitter pills of life.”

Tags : Bitter Pills Coping Life Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Silliness Silly
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

114. “The Devil's RoseYou would never take a rose from a beast. If his callous hand were to hold out a scarlet flower, his grip unaffected by pricking thorns, you would shrink from the gift and refuse it. I know that is what you would do. But the cunning beast will have his beauty. He hunts not in hopeless pursuit, for fear would have you sprint all the day long. Thus, he turns toward the shadows and clutches the rosebud, crunching and twisting until every delicate petal is detached. One falls not far from your feet, and you notice the red spot in the snow. The color sparkles in the sunlight, catching your curious eye. No beast stands in sight; there is nothing to fear, so you dare retrieve the lone petal. The touch of temptation is velvet against your thumb. It carries a scent you bring to your nose, and both eyes close to float on a cloud of perfume. As your lashes lift, another scarlet drop stains the snow at a near distance. A glance around perceives no danger, and so your footprints scar the snowflakes to retrieve another rosy leaflet as soft and sweet as the first. Your eyes shine with flecks of golden greed at the discovery of more discarded petals, and you blame the wind for scattering them mere footprints apart. All you want is a few, so you step and snatch, step and snatch, step and snatch. Soon, there is enough velvet to rub against your cheek like a silken kerchief. Your collection of one-plus-one-more reeks of floral essence. Distracted, you jump at the sight of the beast in your path. He stands before his lair, grinning without love. His callous hands grip at thorns on a single naked stem, and you look down at your own hands that now cup his rose. But how can it be? You would never take a rose from a beast. You would shrink from the gift and refuse it. He knows that is what you would do.”

Tags : Beast Beauty Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Rose Temptation The Devil S Rose
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

115. “Pray each morning and each night.Talk to God and be polite.Tell Him what you're grateful for.Leave your troubles at His door.Share your wishes, needs, and hopes.Ask God how to bravely cope.Tell Him all you learned today.Say the things you need to say.Beg forgiveness for your sins.Pray to live with Him again.Speak with earnest heart and soul.He will listen. This I know.For prayer is hope put to the test.And hope is faith in what is best.Faith is power to do great things.Thus, prayer is faith's enabling wings.”

Tags : Ask Faith God Hope Pray Prayer Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

116. “Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.”

Tags : Future Hope New Year New Year S Resolutions New Years Past Present Resolutions Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Unknown

117. “Rare and precious moments, how I long to live with you eternally! If only your sweetness never ceased to touch my lips, and the flutters you evoke nevermore faded away. I dream of your arm extended immeasurably to keep hold of my reaching hand. But Father Time, being a cruel master, will not grant such a wish. And so I tuck you away as cherished memories, stored in a treasure box buried in my heart. And in times of solitude, I shall bring you out to view like rainbows.”

Tags : Memories Moments Precious Moments Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Time
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

118. “Smile wide to receive many smiles in return. But if you want a good laugh, smirk like a wicked, little imp and watch the range of expressions you're flashed.”

Tags : Expressions Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Smile Smirk

119. “When I count my blessings, I find you in every one.”

Tags : Blessings Count Your Blessings Counting Blessings Gratitude Happiness Love Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich

120. “Treats and tricks.Witch broomsticks.Jack-o-lanternsLick their lips.Crows and cats.Vampire bats.Capes and fangsAnd pointed hats.Werewolves howl.Phantoms prowl.Halloween’s Upon us now.”

Tags : Halloween Halloween Poem Halloween Quotes Hallows Eve Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich

121. “Contemplating Crazy ThingsI contemplate a lot of things, Like why the sky's a shade of green, And how it is that lions fly While birds with wings refuse to try. It's strange how snowmen never melt, And sweaty feet are sweetly smelt, And how so commonly we see Young hippos nesting in a tree. I wonder how they get up there, And why the world is mostly square, And how huge every nose would be If we had only one, not three. I cannot guess why hills are flat, Nor can I say why twigs are fat. I do not know how mud keeps clean, Or why small kittens act so mean. And while I'm thinking all this stuff, Consider black marshmallow fluff, And how the rainbows twist and coil Around the clouds down to the soil Imagine if our teeth were white I'd want to keep them out of site! It's crazy stuff I see in dreams, To contemplate so many things.”

Tags : Contemplation Craziness Crazy Crazy Things Fun Poems Poetry Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Silliness Silly Things
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

122. “A pumpkin lives but once a year when someone sets its soul afire and on that night it stirs up fear until its flame is snuffed.But e'en one night of eerie light is fright enough.”

Tags : Halloween Halloween Poem Halloween Poems Halloween Quotes Hallows Eve Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich

123. “Kindness is a girl's best friend.”

Tags : A Girl S Best Friend Best Friend Kind Kindness Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

124. “Beauty is a behavior. As is ugliness.”

Tags : Beautiful Beautifulness Beauty Behavior Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Ugliness Ugly
Source : Slaying Dragons

125. “A Halloween flower,if ever there was one,would smell like an onion,have thorns like a rose.With charcoal black petalsand vines that entangle,t'would grow under moonlightin mud, I suppose.”

Tags : Halloween Halloween Poem Halloween Quotes Hallows Eve Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich

126. “The coldest day in fallis at the Hallows Evening ballwhere ghoulish funavoids the sunas monsters mingle wall to wall.”

Tags : Halloween Halloween Poem Halloween Quotes Hallows Eve Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich

127. “Anyone who takes the time to listen is either an old soul or a romantic one.”

Tags : Listen Listen To Me Listening Listening To Others Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Slaying Dragons

128. “The whispers you hear in your ear that you fear in the air everywhere,they are ghosts.The moans and the groans in the lowest of tones no one owns or condones, they are ghosts.You might deem them gremlins or water or wind,while others say shadows or rodents or sin.But oh! I say no! ‘Tis not so, child, for lo!The chills that you feel in a thrill that proves goose bumps are frightfully real,they are ghosts!”

Tags : Ghosts Halloween Halloween Poems Hallows Eve Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich

129. “Witches cackle.Goblins growl.Spectres boo,And werewolves howl.Black cats hiss.Bats flap their wings.Mummies moan.The cold wind sings.Ogre’s roar.And crows, they caw.Vampires bahahahaha.Warlocks swish their moonlit capes.Loch Ness monsters churn the lake.Skeletons, they rattle bonesWhile graveyards crack the old headstones.All the while the ghouls, they cryTo trick-or-treaters passing by.Oh, the noise on Halloween;It makes me want to scream!”

Tags : Halloween Halloween Poem Halloween Quotes Hallows Eve Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Slaying Dragons

130. “The truth is, when you have little to do, you do very little. But when you have much to do, you do much. So it should make sense that by taking on more than you can handle, you accomplish more than you ever dreamed you could. And so it is.”

Tags : Accomplishing Things Accomplishments Achievements Achievers Do It Do More Doing Great Things Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Success
Source : Slaying Dragons

131. “While fun is desirable, regret is quite the opposite.”

Tags : Apology Fun Grief Having Fun Regret Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sorrow
Source : Eena, The Curse of Wanyaka Cave

132. “All I ever wanted from you was to know that I was wanted by you.  That would have changed everything.”

Tags : Desire Fate Need Richelle Richelle Goodrich Want Wanting
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

133. “Beauty exists, even in unlikely places. The key isn't to open your eyes but to open your heart.”

Tags : Beautiful Beautiful Creatures Beauty Heart Richelle Richelle Goodrich Unlikely
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

134. “What's the point of changing who you are in order to impress a woman, when your intention is to return to who you were, a person she was never attracted to in the first place?”

Tags : Attraction Dating Love Men And Women Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

135. “Punishing a person for the wrongs of another makes about as much sense as throwing up to enjoy the meal a second time.”

Tags : Cruelty Punishment Richelle Richelle Goodrich Unkindness Wrongs
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

136. “You are the one star I wish upon nightly, praying your glory will fall from the heavens and land in my undeserving arms.”

Tags : Adoration Heaven Love Lovers Richelle Richelle Goodrich Stars
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

137. “Life isn't all grand, but it isn't all miserable either.  There's both sweet and sour in every day.  So why focus on the ugly when you can gaze at what's beautiful?  Concentrate on the good.”

Tags : Beauty Goodness Happiness Hope Inspirational Life Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

138. “Vengeance, retaliation, retribution, revenge are deceitful brothers—vile, beguiling demons promising justifiable compensation to a pained soul for his losses. Yet in truth they craftily fester away all else of worth remaining.”

Tags : Beguiling Compensation Deceit Destruction Retaliation Retribution Revenge Richelle Richelle Goodrich Vengeance
Source : The Tarishe Curse

139. “It's not my job to make you happy. It's your job to learn that only those who quit selfishly seeking their own happiness find it.”

Tags : Happiness Happy Joy Of Life Richelle Richelle Goodrich Seek Selfishness
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

140. “Kindness is a magical spell—performed by enlightened beings—meant to enchant hearts and lift weary souls that they might fly.”

Tags : Charity Enlightened Giving Goodness Helping Kindness Lifting Magic Niceness Richelle Richelle Goodrich Uplifting
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

141. “The effects of loss are acute, and unique to each individual. Not everyone mourns in the same way, but everyone mourns.”

Tags : Death Losing Someone Loss Memorial Memorial Day Mourn Mourning Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

142. “The further you descend into a pit, the darker things appear. You can't keep digging to find the light.”

Tags : Decline Depression Descend Happiness Light Misery Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Search For Happiness
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

143. “Trying to fix the shortcoming of others while ignoring your own flaws results in little if no improvement―not to mention bitter feelings. Concentrating on personal growth sets a good example and results in the improvement of one life if not more.”

Tags : Change Correcting Behavior Example Fixing Oneself Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Self Improvement Shortcomings
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

144. “Abandoned.The word alone sends shudders down a sensitive spine, troubling the thoughts of pained souls as their hurt swells in ripples. It is a sentence of undesired solitude often pronounced on the innocent, the trusting—administered without warning or satisfactory cause. One day the moon is yours, or so you believe. The next, his countenance transforms from Jekyll to Hyde with no intention of ever turning back, and you are left trampled upon in a deserted street, concealed by dirty fog that squelches all illumination or any hope for future rays of light. It is the worst of mysteries why a beast considered noble would forsake his duty, exhibiting a heart of stone. And all who once looked on him, now turn down their eyes and suffer, beguiled. Some poisons have no antidote, but are slow, silent, torturous ends that curl up the broken body swept into a cold, dark corner. There she is left to drown in her tears—a dying heart.Abandoned.”

Tags : Abandoned Hyde Jekyll Misery Mystery Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

145. “Far more important than the tribulations and heartaches, the thrills, merriment, and pleasures of life is what you learn from it all. It isn't the tunnel we pass through that matters, it's what emerges on the other side.”

Tags : Growth Learn Learning Life Life Lessons Meaning Of Life Merriment Pleasures Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Trials Tribulations
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

146. “To get it doneand see it thru,find less to sayand more to do.”

Tags : Accomplish Achieve Achievement Quotes Do It Goal Quotes Goals Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Slaying Dragons

147. “I’ve had the kind of bad day no quote can fix.”

Tags : Bad Day Discouragement Quotes Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

148. “Should-haves are the devil’s greatest tool against our personal progress. He shouts in our ears that they are failures, while God calmly whispers they are lessons.”

Tags : Disappointment Discouragement Failure Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Should Have Trying

149. “Before the DawnIn the darkest night the sun may seem like an extinguished match or an ember drowned by rain. A light forever lost.The cold world grows steadily colder and shrinks like the abused, closing in on all sides. Laughter, smiles, the glimmer of dancing eyes, and all else indicative of human brightness is gone. Colors leeched from everything leave shadows and emotion dull-gray in their absence. Time is a void. A moment feels eternal. Hope does not blossom in the darkness but withers fast, starving for what only the sun can offer. As its petals turn to dust, fear blows in and sweeps the remnants away. The soul succumbs by degrees to nightmares emboldened by the dead of night. All is lost! All is lost! The wretched sun, repulsed by our nothingness, has abandoned the lives in its care!And then the eyes open wide, seeing mountains take shape on the horizon.”

Tags : Before The Dawn Darkness Dawn Dead Of Night Discouragement Fear Hopelessness Night Poem Poetry Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sun
Source : Slaying Dragons

150. “A writer writes knowing that nothing else will elicit the same kind of satisfaction and personal triumph as molding the written word into a reader's great experience.”

Tags : Author Reader Readers Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Satisfaction Of Writing Write Writer Writers Written Word

151. “Sometimes ideas flow from my mind in a raging river of stringed sentences; I can scarcely scribble on the page fast enough to keep up with the mental current. Sometimes, however, beavers move in and dam the whole thing up.”

Tags : Author Ideas Pen Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sentences Writer Writer S Block Writing Written Word

152. “Some decisions in life naturally lead to an unhappy ending, leaving you sinking by degrees in a lake of quicksand.  And, unless someone reaches to pull you out, chances are you will drown in the consequences.”

Tags : Agency Choices Conclusion Consequences Decisions Effect Free Agency Free Will Result Richelle Richelle Goodrich Sadness Will
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

153. “Be happy. Be happy for no reason at all. Believe it or not, you have the ability and free agency to make that choice.”

Tags : Ability Agency Free Agency Freedom Happiness Happy Happy Life Joy Positive Thinking Positivity Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Smile

154. “Few realize how loud their expressions really are. Be kind with what you wordlessly say.”

Tags : Communication Expressions Facial Expressions Nonverbal Communication Richelle Richelle Goodrich Words
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

155. “When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire.”

Tags : Ambition Dedication Determination Dragons Dreams Fight Fight For Your Dreams Goals Never Give Up Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Slaying Dragons

156. “I write because I love it, not because I excel at it.  But because I write, I shall slowly excel at it.”

Tags : Accomplishment Author Excell Richelle Richelle Goodrich Talent Writer Writing

157. “We all suffer ills at the hands of others; however, reactions to these injustices differ like night and day. Many seek to punish the world for their suffering, but some work hard to save the world from experiencing similar grief.”

Tags : Forgiveness Hurting Injustice Reaction To Injustice Reactions Response Retribution Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Suffering Vengeance

158. “Even among familiar faces, people often feel invisible and desolate, like an island in cold waters or a shadow apart from the crowd. Be the reason another never feels alone.”

Tags : Alone Depression Desolate Friendless Invisible Lonely Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sadness Solitary
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

159. “Rainy, gloomy, drab, sunless day.  There are times when hope seems entirely clouded over, when looking for the blessings in your circumstances feels like trying to catch a ray of sunshine from six feet under.”

Tags : Dissapointment Gloom Hopelessness Misery Regret Richelle Richelle Goodrich Sadness Unhappiness
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

160. “My life has become a dismal sigh fettered by pangs of grief and anguished weeping.”

Tags : Defeat Discouragement Giving Up Grief Hopelessness Resignation Richelle Richelle Goodrich Unhappiness Weeping
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

161. “You need tell me nothing; I already know your heart. Through your simplest choices you've given yourself away.”

Tags : Actions Attitude Character Choices Demeanor Heart Love Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

162. “One day a week I seek to rest from earthly toil and sorrow.Revitalized, I find the strength to battle new tomorrows.”

Tags : Day Of Rest Relax Relaxation Rest Revitalization Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sabbath Sabbath Day Sabbath Rest

163. “When you love someone, you don’t care that she ate your sandwich. You only hope she found it delicious.”

Tags : Kindness Love Love Quotes Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sweetness True Love

164. “Four-letter words have always offended me. I cringe at hearing them. Can't, don't, and won't are the worst.”

Tags : Cant Curse Cuss Word Dont Expletives Language Obsenity Offense Richelle Richelle Goodrich Wont Words
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

165. “I hang around kids so people will assume when I act like one it's because I'm babysitting.”

Tags : Adolescent Behavior Babysitting Childish Childish Behavior Children Humor Quotes Immature Immaturity Kids Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich

166. “Don't be fool enough to think you can know a person's character after a few moments of observation. You can't. You have no idea where his life began or how his saga has unfolded thus far. Only his present state can you witness. To judge him at a glance is like reading one page in an open book, believing it's enough to confidently recite the story from beginning to end. True, one page may tell you much, but not nearly enough to accurately critique a book or evaluate a life. So, either become his friend and learn his entire story, or refrain from commenting on a tale you know nothing about.”

Tags : Comments Criticism Critique Judging Judging Others Observation Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

167. “Had she any respect for him at all, his words would've affected her. But no value accompanies comments spewed from the mouth of a brute.”

Tags : Brute Comments Criticism Remarks Respect Richelle Richelle Goodrich Unkind Words
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

168. “Okay, let's put this another way―if what you're about to say wouldn't look good permanently engraved on your tombstone, bite your tongue.”

Tags : Comments Criticism Remarks Richelle Richelle Goodrich Speech Tongue Unkind Words Words
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

169. “Las palabras nunca desaparecen, sino que hacen eco para la eternidad. Deja que tu eco suene dulce.”

Tags : Comments Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich What You Say Words

170. “There are no rest stops on the road of life. Otherwise they'd be congested with traffic.”

Tags : Break Challenges Hardships Life Pause Rest Rest Stop Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Road Of Life Trials
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

171. “Dare to imagine. Dare to be. Books are the seeds. Dreams are the soil. The fruit of the harvest, a world reborn.”

Tags : Annabelle Books Dandelions Dreams Reading Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

172. “Though it pained me, I gave in. Why was it that I repeatedly succumbed to the first whisper of a promised maybe? How did the enticer, hope, always find my heart unguarded? There was no such thing as hope. Not for me. Why was it so hard to accept that?”

Tags : Annabelle Annabelle Fancher Despair Disappointment Hope Maybe Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

173. “I realized at that moment - observing his form move further away without once turning back - that I’d already begun to rebuild the imaginary wall between us. I was shielding my heart with stone cold feelings again, the only way I knew to protect it. I still planned to try my hand at prayer. If God would grant me this one request, if I could keep my only friend, I would give anything in return, even the treasured books trapped beneath my arm. I’d tasted enough of a dismal life to know that a real, true friend was of greater worth than the collection of every imagined fairytale in the world.”

Tags : Annabelle Annabelle Fancher Dandelions Disappointment Friends Friendship Hope Imaginary Friends Prayer Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

174. “Have you ever felt as if your dreams were more memorable, more alive, than what you knew to be reality? Have your dreams ever seemed so tangible as to make you question upon waking if you’d truly only dreamt them? Have they at times been addictive enough to consume your waking hours; blurring actuality and pretend together until your wishes and passions stare back at you with open eyes?If only dreams could be reality, that beautiful garden of sweet-smelling roses we all long for. But reality for me is no such bed of roses. It is nothing but a field of unwanted dandelions."- From the thoughts of Annabelle Fancher”

Tags : Abuse Annabelle Annabelle Fancher Child Abuse Dandelions Dreams Fantasy Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

175. “Real? Real depends upon your perspective, Annabelle. People never see life exactly the same way. The world is what you think it is.”

Tags : Annabelle Annabelle Fancher Fantasy Life Outlook Perspective Real Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

176. “Gregory?” I called. I couldn’t help myself. It was irrational, but I was scared to see him run from me. He turned my direction, his feet pivoting in the dirt. Warily, I crossed into the light for a moment. “Do you, um…” I inhaled deeply. “Do you think you’ll still want to be my friend tomorrow?” I held my breath and waited for his answer. Although I could feel the sunshine perceptibly tingle every inch of exposed skin, the way Gregory smiled at me produced a swell of warmth unmatchable even for the sun. “I’ll always want to be your friend, Annabelle. Do you want to be mine?” My head nodded like mad, ecstatic, all on its own. I disappeared among the shadows again and watched my new friend until he stepped around the Hopkins’ house. Then I waited until his car drove off -- Gregory and his mother headed for home. I was on a high like no other, but I’d not lost my grasp on reality entirely. I knew that the real test would come Monday. It was one thing to befriend an outcast in the privacy of the woods, but quite another to risk ridicule and reputation when surrounded by peers. This was true even for those with the biggest of hearts, which I now believed Gregory Hill to have.”

Tags : Annabelle Dandelions Friends Friendship Gregory Happiness Kindness Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

177. “He panted over me, winded by his own absurd lecture. The stench of his alcoholic breath stung my nose. Again I didn’t answer. I hoped he’d tire out and end his speech and hobble back to the living room without touching me. Such hopes were unlikely, as was the case this time. “Answer me, you good-for-nuthin’ wench!” The pain bit instantly as his hand connected with my cheek. I shook my head in answer to his crazy questions, feeling a rise of warm tears.”

Tags : Abuse Alcoholism Annabelle Child Abuse Dandelions Fear Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

178. “My fingers combed through my dark hair, short and straight, landing in choppy, uneven ends nearly level with my chin. The color reminded me of every evil character in any fairytale. It seemed all were characteristically black; black hair, black eyes, black clothing, black demeanors, and black intent. I never thought I was truly a villainous character, not like I knew my father to be, but I was his offspring and devoid of any princess-like characteristics, so that left only the wicked side of the story to play. In my dreams, though, I imagined myself more like Snow White―wavy, raven hair, a perfectly fair complexion, bathed in rose scents, and exhibiting a natural feminine grace that would dance musical circles around both Ginger and Elizabeth. No, I never hoped for such a thing to be real, but I dared to pretend it with perfect clarity in my dreams.”

Tags : Annabelle Black Dandelions Richelle Richelle Goodrich Wishful Thinking

179. “The interruption did nothing but earn her a similar slap, as I’m sure she knew it would. Sometimes I wondered if my mother spoke up at the wrong time on purpose. As often as we endured my father’s abuse, she had to be aware that it wouldn’t save me from a beating but simply earn her one as well. Or was it that sharing my fate made her feel less guilt-ridden about those things that happened to me?”

Tags : Abuse Annabelle Child Abuse Dandelions Fear Guilt Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

180. “When the girl didn’t move, Gavin summoned her near with his fingers. His heart thrummed as she obeyed, stepping up close to him. Her young stature was much shorter than his tall, wiry form. Gavin regarded her prettiness - pale cheeks, pink lips, inquisitive eyes. Fascinated by her, he longed to know her name. “Who are you?” he asked. He heard the girl utter the same question at the same time. Cocking his head, he claimed, “I asked you first.” “No you didn’t,” she protested, shaking her red-hooded head, “I asked you at the same time you asked me.” Gavin grinned at her insistence. It was hard for him not to chuckle. “Well, then, I suppose we’ll have to go with ‘girls first’.” His grin widened into a white smile. The girl gestured to herself. “I’m Little Red Riding Hood.” He recognized the name of a fairytale character, and groaned under his breath at not having discovered this dreamer’s real name. “Actually,” she confessed almost immediately, “I’m not really Red Riding Hood. My name is Annabelle, but I’m pretending to be her because……well……because this is my dream and that’s what I wish to dream about.” Oh glorious day! He’d learned her name! Annabelle! Annabelle! What a perfectly sweet sound was this utterance of…..Annabelle.”

Tags : Annabelle Dreamland Dreams Gavin Richelle Richelle Goodrich Secrets Of A Noble Key Keeper
Source : Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper

181. “Gavin stood within the trees, observing her from the shadows. He watched the basket rise to her nose as she closed her eyes to sniff at its contents. A smile told him it smelled delicious, but she didn’t open the container to pinch off a sample. Instead, the basket lowered to swing at her side as it had previously done. All at once the air was filled with soft singing--a sweet, merry tune comprised of ludicrous lyrics. It was impossible not to grin at the words.“Rainbows paint the sky ‘til the sun melts their colors. Swinging in the wind, whiskered cattails purr. The pigs gallop by and snort at the moon, While frogs kiss the lizards and princesses too.””

Tags : Annabelle Dreamland Dreams Gavin Richelle Richelle Goodrich Secrets Of A Noble Key Keeper Singing
Source : Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper

182. “I am not what you see.I am what time and effort and interaction slowly unveil.”

Tags : Appearances Effort Getting To Know Me Getting To Know Someone I Am Interaction Know Me Looks Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich The Real Me Time

183. “I have lost my spark, I'm told, and should seek to rekindle it.  Respecting the messenger, I wonder if this is true.  I feel as if my spark endures, but having opened up to the world so bright, perhaps it no longer shines by comparison.  So, without a word, I slip back into seclusion to nurture my beautiful inner glow.”

Tags : Confidence Inner Glow Richelle Richelle Goodrich Spark
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

184. “Your life isn't some prerecorded movie where, no matter how many times you watch it, the ending remains the same. Your life is a book in progress, and you are the author. So if you don't care for the main character or the gloomy scenery or how the twisted plot is unfolding, then do something to change it. You write your own story.”

Tags : Book Of Life Inspirational Quote Life Richelle Richelle Goodrich Road Of Life
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

185. “Kiss a frog with your eyes wide open. If he turns into a prince you won't miss the transformation, but if he doesn't, you won't be fooled by some wishful illusion in your head.”

Tags : Deceived Frog Illusion Kiss Prince Prince Charming Richelle Richelle Goodrich Wish
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

186. “We are all guilty of sin, error, and moments of sheer stupidity; none of us should be casting stones. The occasional arced pebble might be overlooked.”

Tags : Accusations Blame Criticism Gossip Guilt Judge Judging Others Payback Reprisal Retribution Revenge Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sin Spite Vengeance
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

187. “I will do what I say I will do,” tis the motto of all grand and worthy souls.”

Tags : Dependable Do It Grand I Will Do It Reliable Responsible Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Worthy
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

188. “Wise men come to seea child of greater wisdomand honor divine.”

Tags : Baby Jesus Christ Child Christmas Haiku Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Wise Men

189. “Rare and precious gifts,gold and myrrh and frankincense,to offer a king.”

Tags : Christmas Frankincense Gold Haiku Myrrh Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Wise Men

190. “I can be tolerant of traffic jams and disorganization, faulty technology, miserable weather, and bland foods. People, however, require more than the cold, grudging favor of being tolerated. They require love.”

Tags : Love Loving People People Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Tolerance Tolerate

191. “Mad fearlessness is not courage. The only requirement for courage is a good heart.”

Tags : Bravery Courage Fearlessness Heroism Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Spirit Valor
Source : Slaying Dragons

192. “Conundrum:  A fun word to repeat over and over again when no one's listening. Actual meaning is as puzzling as the need to chant the word.”

Tags : Conundrum Puzzle Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

193. “One bad turn does not excuse another.”

Tags : Getting Even Retaliation Revenge Richelle Richelle Goodrich Unkindness Vengeance
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

194. “The greater self-confidence an individual possesses, the less inclined he is to put down others. This says a lot about those who constantly belittle.”

Tags : Belittling Criticism Put Downs Putting Down Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Self Confidence Self Image Self Worth
Source : Slaying Dragons

195. “I can overlook the lie; what's harder to ignore is the grotesque way it has marred your character.”

Tags : Deceit Dishonest Dishonesty Lies Lying Poor Character Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Trickery
Source : Slaying Dragons

196. “Lies don't fit snugly into disguises. Eventually the cloak falls off and you're left staring at the naked truth which is always an uncomfortable situation.”

Tags : Caught In A Lie Cover Up Deceit Disguises Fraud Lies Lying Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Trickery Truth Uncomfortable
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

197. “Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot.”

Tags : Backbiting Critical Criticism Criticize Gossip Richelle Richelle Goodrich Rumors Smile Anyway
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

198. “To love is to accept a soul entirely, not wishing that the person was otherwise, nor hoping for change, nor clinging to some ideal past. To love is to cherish the individual standing before you presently―charms, quirks, and all. To love is to give someone a piece of your heart that you will never, ever reclaim.”

Tags : Acceptance Charms Cherish Commitment Devotion Heart Love Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

199. “Sorrow on another's face often looks like coldness, bitterness, resentment, unfriendliness, apathy, disdain, or disinterest when it is in truth purely sadness.”

Tags : Apathy Bitterness Coldness Depression Despair Disdain Disinterest Grief Resentment Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Sadness Sorrow Unfriendliness
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

200. “The happiest adults are those who never buried old toys or abandoned imaginary friends.”

Tags : Adults Happiness Happy Happy Adults Happy Life Imaginary Friends Richelle Richelle E Goodrich Richelle Goodrich Toys Young At Heart
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year