Speaking Words of Wisdom

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I’ve been watching this show called Being Erica on Netflix. Yes, it’s mega cheesy. Yes, it has sub-par Canadian production values. But it also has its great moments.

One of the things I enjoy about it is a character who is full of insightful quotes. I’ve been taking notes as he says the ones that really hit home for me.

Consider this your “Weekend Wisdom.” But on a Thursday. Because well, sometimes we could use some thoughtful words to get us through the week. I know I do.


There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.
– Leonard Cohen


It takes a lot of courage to grow up and be who you really are. 
– e. e. cummings


Learn to be what you are, and learn to resign with good grace all that you are not.
– Henry Frederick Emile


While we are postponing, life speeds by.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future.
– Melanie Gustafson



Posted on June 2, 2011, in Weekend Wisdom. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. ahhh I love the last one! It’s SO easy to get caught up in the guilt, setback, embarrassment, etc of the past. But for the future, none of it matters!

  2. I LOVE these quotes, especially the e.e.cummings one and the last one. They’re beautiful. :)

  3. Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future. LOVE.

  4. I love that last quote- I needed it today!

  5. greensandjeans

    Leonard Cohen is simply fantastic.

  6. I have recently become a little obsessed with this show as well. I immediately copied down the Henry Frederick Emile quote about resigning with grace all that you are not when I first heard it on the show. Love it. I have a stockpile of episodes to watch of the series on my DVR!

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