I am a collector of quotes.

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Isn’t that a great one? Mrs. Roosevelt has so many great words to share…

Some people collect physical things, I prefer words of wisdom. Smart little sayings that have personality and fit certain situations. You can see some of my favorites on my Goodreads page.

In honor of the expectations for 2016, I wanted to ask you to participate in a fun little project. Right here. Right now. Please share this with anyone and everyone you know so they can also join in. I get nothing from this but enjoying your participation so if you would kindly spread the word so others can participate, I would appreciate your help…. One of you will win a $50 Amazon gift card. Five of you will win $10 Starbucks gift cards.

YOU DON”T HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING or get on a mailing list. Nope – all I am asking for is…


Adversity does not build character,it reveals it - James Lane Allen

Here’s how to participate:

Respond back to this post with a comment that includes your favorite quote. Write the quote, along with the properly credited author in your comment. I need at least forty quotes to add to my collection. They can be inspiring, funny, intellectual, anything…just as long as they’re clean-ish.

On January 31st (that’s today) at end of day, I will post all the quotes for voting–The quote with the most votes wins. The next five win too. Voting ends on February 14th (Yes, that’s Valentine’s Day, love). What better time to get a gift?

That’s easy, right?  Let’s get started.

I’m sharing the ones below in order to show how to properly submit:

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” –George Elliot

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little influence on society.” –Mark Twain

“Humility is a wonderful character trait. It ensures your heart and head go through a door before your ass does.” –Shelley K. Wall (me)

Now it’s your turn…PLEASE send me your quotes. Enter as often as you wish. Share this with anyone who might be interested…I must have MORE!