Daily Prompt: What is Your Favorite Quote or Saying?

Today I will be answering the daily prompt “What is your favorite quote or saying? I chose this prompt because it made me think of my favorite quote which comes from a  Robert Frost poem.

My favorite quote derives from the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken”

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Robert Frost

That is the first stanza and you can find the rest online. I love this poem because it is simple and relatable. And yet, it highlights how our choices determine which path we take and what comes with that. It keeps me focused and that taking the easy path is not as rewarding.

I don’t know if choosing a poem counts as a quote or not but that is the one that I live by. What is your favorite quote or saying (or poem)?

7 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: What is Your Favorite Quote or Saying?

  1. South of Watford says:

    Poetry sticks in my mind too, and the one that recurs to me starts:

    Let us go then, you and I,
    When the evening is spread out against the sky
    Like a patient etherized upon a table;
    Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
    The muttering retreats
    Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
    And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:

    although my memory seems incapable of remembering anything more than scraps after that. It’s TS Eliot’s ‘The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock, and dates from 1915. Writers like James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Eliot are now considered to be among the early founders of ‘modernism’ and I never thought there would come a time when ‘modernism’ was over 100 years old

  2. waltzingaustralia says:

    Thousands of things come to mind, but the one that has been most helpful in life is from the book Voss by Patrick White: “Nothing important is easy.”

  3. Indigo says:

    I don’t know if this counts as a quote, but I like the saying, “Just be.” It’s sorta comforting.


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