Thursday, November 4, 2010

The sky is the limit

A few quotes and a few pictures. Look at the sky and enjoy my random selection of quotes.

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.  ~Raymond Hull

All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.  I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory.  I was na├»ve.  I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.  It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with:  that I am nobody but myself.  ~Ralph Ellison, "Battle Royal"
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.  ~Judy Garland

I am told to just be myself, but as much as I have practiced the impression, I am still no good at it.  ~Robert Brault,


  1. it's important to ask yourself.. I think at times we ask everyone else and forget the one with the most insight of ourselves..something I am just as guilty of as anyone... :)

  2. Beautiful sky photos and I love the quotes!

  3. Gorgeous photos and interesting quotes too!

  4. Lovely photos and interesting quotes. I have favorites in a similar vein - "And this above all to thine ownself be true and it follows that thou canst not be false to any man" or something to that effect. And cornball as it is If by Rudyard Kipling

  5. Very insightful and useful quotes and great photos to complement them. Thumps-up on this post!!!

  6. I love them both..the quotes and the pictures. :D

  7. Robert Brault stole my line. Please go sic Duke on him for me.

  8. You certainly picked the write title for this post. the sky looks in these photos like it has no limits at all, such a big and beautfiul sky. the second photo gets WOW from me this morning although I like all of them a lot. the all say to me LOOK UP! which goes with your quotes. someitmes i forget when struggling with myself about myself the answer is always look up and He will tell me.

  9. Very nice Ann. Pictures and quotes. Something to think about as the week ends.
    Have a good weekend.

  10. Love those skies, and the insights that go with them. A great post, Ann - truly inspirational.

  11. Judy Garland's quote is one of my favorites. The photos are great (as always) and I like the title--perfect!

  12. wonderful insightful thoughts and photos, good reminders thanks

  13. Very inspiring words to start my day! The photos are lovely, too so thank you!

  14. All of these quotes are so very true. We just need to remember them always.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

  15. These are Beautiful Ann! Beautiful...hughugs

  16. A favorite this week was,"Of all the things I have lost in life that I miss most is my mind." Mark Twain

    Nice shots and thoughts to share, I follow my own path and do it well.

  17. Some great quotes Ann...And lovely photos of the sky and clouds.

    My two favourite quotes are, Believe in the magic of your dreams.
    If you love something set it free, if it comes back to you it is yours, if it doesn't it never was!

    No idea who wrote them though

  18. These shots are spectacular, Ann. Look at those clouds. I like the quotes you chose as well. Nicely done.

  19. Love all the quotes, the 2nd mostly. I should make 'word art' :)

  20. livintheblues, at least I know I'm not alone :)

    beaded tail thanks

    LDH just a random thing I threw together last minute

    Grace ah yes, I know that one

    Jean thank you

    julie :) thanks

    Fishhawk consider it done :)

    sandra something I often forget myself. Thanks for the WOW :)

    Russ deep thoughts by Ann :)

    Philippa not bad for scrounging huh?

    Erika I've seen that one several times and always liked it

    country mouse studios you're welcome and thank you

    will oaks studio you are welcome, always good to start the day off with a little something uplifting

    sandee ah yes, I tend to sometimes forget so maybe that's why I always go searching for things like this

    donna glad you liked

    out on the prairie I like that one too. And I also miss my mind :) If only everyone could say the same about following their own path.

    allotments4you those are both good ones. I'm always looking for new quotes

    poetic shutterbug thank you. I just love pictures of the sky no matter what it looks like

  21. Vickie. the second was my favorite. Loved the way the sky looked. The sky is the limit with your word art so I say yep, go for it :)

  22. I love your pictures!! I remember when my kids were little and we use to look at the clouds and see all kinds of things.

  23. Gayle, thanks, I still look at the clouds and see what I can find in

  24. Love the quotes you shared Ann... and wonderful shots of Autumn. Autumn is superb for photography.

  25. Anny, glad you liked them. I tend to think that any season is superb for photography although during the winter I tend to take pictures of the same things over and


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