Monday, March 8, 2010

Inspirational Sayings

I am a quote addict. I love finding fun quotes and saving them. Often they come in extremely handy. I have used quotes from my collection in college papers. I have used them in speeches. I have used them for cd mix covers and in scrapbooks. I have used them for Facebook statuses and in blogs. I have used them in lesson plans and in conversation with friends.

I find them everywhere. Lots of times its watching tv or a movie. Reading books is always a great source for me. Recently, if you were unaware, Caribou Coffee redesigned their coffee cups. And low and behold there were AWESOME sayings all over the cup. Fan-FREAKIN-tastic I thought. But I was at a school substitute teaching and didn't have my laptop to add them to my word doc. So what is a poor girl to do? I took a couple minutes to write them all down on a sheet of paper while students were working on a worksheet :)

(If you are here from a search for phrases about the sunset, find some of my favorites by clicking here.)

These are the fun sayings I found on the Caribou Coffee cup (minus the last one):

*Update: Who knew that the plastic cups were different from the paper cups?  I didn't!  So there are new Caribou Coffee Cup quotes below.*

Be the first to enter and the last to leave the dance floor.

Indulge in chocolate therapy.

Dare to adventure.

Life is short. Stay awake for it.

Marshmallows have no nutritional value, and thats ok.

You'll only be your current age once.

Only look back if it makes you smile.

Sing out loud.

Lighten up.

Dance in the rain.

Be the first to apologize.

Be the ruler of your own life.

Spin the globe then pack your bags

Life's too short for grudges.

Love what you brew; brew what you love.

Make time for silly.

Smile first, ask questions later.

Laugh so hard you cry.

Dance to your own rhythm.

Listen 1st Talk 2nd.

Compliment a stranger.

Take all your vacation days.

Do it for life, not profit.

Follow your heart.

Start right now.

Be a hero minus the dorky cape.

Make today special.

Thank a teacher.

From the movie "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
"While I really do prefer emeralds we could have made it on green glass."

I really liked all of these. And some, to me had meanings that go deeper than just the words. But if I had to pick one it would be "Only look back if it makes you smile." This is something I do not do, but it is a good reminder.

Which is your favorite?


  1. Ooh, love the Thoroughly Modern Millie one; that's making me wish I'd seen it!

  2. I was just looking today at my Caribou Coffee cup enjoying all of the great quotes they have on there!

  3. I like the marshmallow quote! So true!

  4. I like, "Only look back if it makes you smile." So nice!

  5. What is the one about not growing up?


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