Hi! I'm graduating HS this year, and we're submitting our senior quotes for the yearbook this week. I'm debating what to do for mine. Horse or non horse? I have 2 quotes that are non horsey that I love, but I know there's plenty of good horse ones too and I'd love to hear them. HOWEVER, I don't want to do the same old boring horsey quotes that all of us see plastered on mugs and tote bags and things in the tack shop. I want something really strong. (that means no horses are our guardian angels blahblah no time spent in saddle is wasted, winston churchill youre awesome but ive seen this used too many times)
So, please, vote! Tell me what you like best out of the options given in the poll and then give me a few good horsey related quotes
My senior quote was:
"A horse is a thing of such beauty none will tire of looking at him, as long as he displays himself in his splendor" -Xenophon
I also did a senior page with a bunch of photos of me and horses through the ages, accompanied by several horsey quotes, and some quotes not so horsey that meant something horsey to me. My favorite from that set was
"I do it for the joy it brings, because i am a joyful girl, the world owes me nothing, we owe each other the world, i do it because it's the least i can do, i do it cause i learned it from you, i do it just because i want to, i want to, i just want to" -Ani
Go horsey, it's timeless Now years later i can still look back at the quotes i put in my yearbook and not think to myself "gaw, that was sooo lame"
Also, i have a whole book of just horsey quotes. if you give me an idea of what direction (or style of riding) you want to go, i can type up some suggestions.
I toyed with the idea of doing a horsey quote but my senior pic had three of my horses in it and I've loved Atlas Shrugged since I first read it at age 12 (I've read it at least once a year since then). EVERYONE at school knew I rode (I was away at horse shows for much of the year) so I wanted to include something different and not as expected.
I almost did 'Who is John Galt' instead but was concerned people might interpret it the way it's used by the majority of characters (an expression of hopelessness) and not how it's used by Dagny and other's in Galt's Gulch . Highly recommend it if you haven't read it.
"His is a power enhanced by pride,
a courage heightened by challenge.
His is a swiftness intensified by strength,
a majesty magnified by grace.
His is a timeless beauty touched with gentleness,
a spirit that calls our hearts to dream."
for non-horsey these are a little longer but three of my favorites:
"It's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
"It's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life." american beauty
"May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars."-blow
and then there is Vince Lombardi - one of the greatest coaches ever:
"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender"
I've always loved the quotes (both horsey related): "In riding a horse, we borrow freedom," and ""Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life has been radically changed" [Ralph Waldo Emerson]."
I really like this quote from International Velvet: “In life, the important thing is not the triumph, but the struggle. In other words, not to have conquered, but to have fought well.” – International Velvet (Captain Johnson)
We had yearbook pages, and the quotes I used were (I think...it's been awhile!)
"It is not our abilities that show who we truly are, but our choices" - Albus Dumbledore
"So don't just sit upon the shoreline and say your satisfied, choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
"Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
"With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Also, when I was looking for a quote I would read my friends FB pages under their 'quotes' section. I found some really great ones there! Just another source to look into...everyone fb stalks when their board so may as well make it productive!