Three Quotes Challenge – Day 3


I’ve  been nominated again for the Three Quotes Challenge, this time by Nitin Chandran Nair on his blog, Nitin Nair Writes. Thank you Nitin! I know Nitin mostly through the flash fiction challenges, even though I have time for very few of those nowadays. Unfortunately.

Here are the RULES for this one:

1. Post on three consecutive days

2. Pick one or three quotes per day

3. Challenge three different bloggers per day

4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

For this challenge I’ve decided to post three quotes a day, each day on a different topic.

For Day Three I’ve chosen three inspirational quotes (well, I hope they sound inspirational to you). I think we all need inspiration at times, whether it’s to make the right decision or take the right course of action about something, or in order to pursue a piece of creative work, like writing or painting etcetera. Sometimes it can seem as though all inspiration has deserted us – perhaps only patience will ensure its return.

Anyway, here are the quotes:

Quotes Day 3

Quotes Day 3 (2)

Quote Day 3 (3)

It strikes me as funny that I should have (coincidentally) chosen three images with the background colour of blue for these quotes. Well, I suppose the sky is blue and that ‘great blue yonder’ definitely holds infinite possibilities – as does the vast, blue ocean. Gazing at the sky (or the sea) seems to inspire calm and thoughtfulness in a person -as well as a good dollop of awe – and perhaps it can put us in the right state of mind for inspiration to strike. Of course, inspiration can come at the strangest of times . . . when we’re taking a shower, lying in bed, swimming a few lengths at the pool or just watching TV, for example. But there’s just something about a cornflower blue sky and azure ocean.

As for the quotes, I like them all, but find the second one to be the most thought-provoking and open to interpretation. The last one begs the question of why “perfection is not attainable”. Do you have any views on that statement?

These are my three nominees for today:

Ann – on her blog at Anroworld

White House Red Door

Prabhatks on his blog, Inkyfire.