The talented author of an almost finished Viking trilogy, Millie Thom, nominated me for a three-day quote challenge. I accepted, because I love quotes as much as anyone else. Thanks, Millie, for thinking of me!
The problem with quote challenges is, there are so many quotes to choose from! Do I choose the obvious ones that everyone’s already heard? Or do I choose quotes that matter to me, but which might not be easily interpreted by others who can’t see inside my brain?
I’m going to go for the quote that stuck with me.
My first quote for this challenge is by the blogger Manja Maksimovič. I read it in June in a post of hers and it made such an impression that I still remember it. Manja’s writing is very interesting: thoughtful and heartfelt. She does her own thing, not looking for popular topics and “likes” – though she’s more than worthy of liking!
The line that I remember is from a post of hers called Hair Stories. Manja is talking about a hairdresser styling her hair in a way she wouldn’t do herself (which happens to me every time I go to the hair dresser’s!)
She makes you look like her because to her that is pretty
I think what I like so much about this quote is the acceptance of individuality. We are all different and perceive the world in different ways. A lot of times we don’t accept it when others see things differently than we do. We want everyone to have the same opinions and beliefs as us; the same definitions of beauty, values and of what’s right and wrong.
Maybe I’m reading too much into this sentence about a hairdresser’s visit, but that’s what I like about it: it gives my mind wings. And that’s what a good quote is about. Thanks, MM, for the inspiration!
I’m supposed to nominate three people for this challenge but I’d rather do an open invitation. So if any of you guys reading feel like doing this challenge and haven’t been nominated yet, this nomination is for you! Please feel free to join in!