Once upon a time, when I was The English Teacher Formerly Known as Myself, I’d post a quote a day on the white board. Sometimes – actually, let’s be honest: most of the time – I’d forget to copy down a new quote, and it wasn’t until some perky 11th grader reminded me that I’d bust out the ol’ quote book and slap words on the wall for inspiration. With Starbucks’ iced caramel macchiato, extra caramel (my drink of choice back in 2001 before the Workforce Weight Gain Fairy paid me a visit), we’d talk about the words in front of us.
What do you think it means?
What does this quote stir within you?
What else can you say in the next three minutes and fifty-two seconds to further detract from the day’s REAL American literature lesson?
And on and on it went.
So, let me be clear: this is not a promise. It’s not a new year’s resolution to Post More Quotes (!) every Friday on this site. But I am a fan of words, and of stealing nuggets of letter-filled truth, as we love and lean into and learn from each other. I don’t claim any of these quotes as Gospel, nor do I necessarily like or agree with the books from which they’re posted. I just like the words, and that, I’d say, is enough.
From Amy Poehler’s Yes Please:
So, what do you think? What do these words mean – or not mean – to you? And if you’d like, leave a comment with your favorite quote, and perhaps we’ll get that up one of these Fridays!
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