April 15, 2011

A-Z - mistakes

mistakes. no matter how hard we try, we all make them. we're human. of course we're going to make mistakes. as a recovering perfectionist, i'm learning that it's much easier to live in this world if i give myself permission to make them.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927

Never say, "oops."  Always say, "Ah, interesting."  ~Author Unknown
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. ~Niels Bohr

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. ~Edward Phelps 

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ~Colette
As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes. ~Mel Brooks

Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work. ~Thomas A. Edison


mooderino said...

Some great quotes, thanks.

Laurel Garver said...

The Elbert Hubbard one really speaks to me. Thanks for the reminder to step boldly (and to remember with writing, I can always revise later!).

K.C. Woolf said...

Great quotes, and a great choice for 'M'. Confrontational, in a good way.

Margo Berendsen said...

I like that "ah, interesting!" one.

Nicki Elson said...

A recovering perfectionist. Hehe, very cute. I shall go forth and do foolish things with enthusiasm, as Collette commands. ;)

And by the way---AWESOME guess of Orson Welles as Robin Masters in Magnum P.I.! That's exactly right. :)

nutschell said...

I love that quote by Edward Phelps. Thanks for sharing these. It's a great reminder to celebrate our humanity.. :P

Nicole Mc said...

I love these!