Quote of the day Challenge – Day 1


I have been nominated by the lovely Laurie of the blog Meditations in Motion to take part in the Quote a day challenge. I have been reading Laurie’s blog for a little time now and really like how she writes and what she writes about, particularly her accounts of the long distance running she does, which I personally find very inspiring. I wish I could be the kind of person who runs, but every time I try to do so I injure something. I am thinking I should consult with Laurie for some tips.

I think this is the first time I have been involved in any kind of blogging challenge on this blog, so this is a bit of an adventure for me. It is also, being a challenge, challenging. Here are the rules:


  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day to do the same.

I am a bit concerned I am not going to be able to nominate enough bloggers as I’ve been a bit shy in making friends on here, and have a fairly developed sense of anxiety about imposing myself on people. I’ve also never been that big on ‘inspirational’ quotes – so will try to pick things that may have a peculiar meaning to me. But I will give it a go. Today I would like to nominate:

  1. Mrs Craft of the blog Craft and other Crazy plans. I love the way Mrs Craft writes about her projects, and her allotment – plenty of lovely creative stuff here.
  2. Scar of the blog Scar. This is a great mix of art, literature, and eating out in London. She was also the first blogger to take on the idea of writing about her own ‘objects with meaning’ which I liked very much, in this post here.
  3. A new blogger, and blog at Smwiddio. I have been watching the development of this one with interest and look forwards to reading more.

My quote for the day is this from the writer of the Game of Thrones series George RR Martin:

“We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.”

I really loved this quote when I read it in one of his books and it has stayed with me for some time. I think it speaks to my sense of what it means to be human, and the complexity that comes with building relationships with other humans. This is the stuff of life that sustains us, but it is not always an easy task and cannot be done without the occasional (some times more than occasional) heartbreak.



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