I loved seeing Carolina Kostner finally get her Olympics figure skating medal yesterday, and I really loved this quote from her afterward:
Life usually surprises you most when you least expect it, so I have no expectations.
With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour. Ed Harris as Gene Kranz in Apollo 13
So uh, you, uh, never know… what… what events are going to transpire to get you home. Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell in Apollo 13
I love this quote because there’s a point during every Christmas season where I feel exactly this way. I have partially edited it to make it a little more family-friendly, though!
Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We’re all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny freaking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white butt down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse. Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet. Christian Dior
I shared this quote a few years ago, but it’s been on my mind a lot for the last few weeks. The older I get, the more true it seems to be!
The world has become more worldly. There is more of dissipation, and less of enjoyment. Pleasure has expanded into a broader, but a shallower stream, and has forsaken many of those deep and quiet channels where it flowed sweetly through the calm bosom of domestic life. Society has acquired a more enlightened and elegant tone; but it has lost many of its strong local peculiarities, its homebred feelings, its honest fireside delights. Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories, “Christmas”
This is so true!
Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends. Kate Spade
Style is primarily a matter of instinct. Bill Blass
My feelings exactly!
Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings. George Will
I love this line from the second Princess Diaries movie!
You can’t afford to lose it. Other people lose it. We’re supposed to find it. Julie Andrews as Queen Clarisse in The Princess Diaries 2