Categories Growing Up What’s your earliest original inspiring quote you remember saying? Post author By jeff noel Post date May 16, 2013 4 Comments on What’s your earliest original inspiring quote you remember saying? Simple lines bring harmony to an otherwise chaotic situation What’s your earliest original inspiring quote you remember saying? The only limitations we have are those we impose upon ourselves. -1980, during Outward Bound Please feel free, if inclined, to share yours. Next Blog Tags first influences, inspiring quotes By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites. View Archive → ← Please help me rid myself of clutter → Who should we lean on for inspiration? 4 replies on “What’s your earliest original inspiring quote you remember saying?” Jeff, I remember in 7th grade I had to memorize the famous Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken.” We then had to all stand up and say the poem in front of the class for a grade. My English teacher had us working on that poem for a couple of weeks in class until everyone knew that poem forwards and backwards. I thought she was crazy, or it was a waste of time. However, nearly 30 years later, I can still say the poem, as it is etched in my memory (apparently the teacher wasn’t crazy). And yes, many a time I have quoted the last two lines in reference to doing things that aren’t necessarily the “most comfortable” or “acceptable” thing, but the right thing for you. Robert Frost stated, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Bob Bob, was recalling this yesterday with Chapin. Thank you for sharing your favorite quote, and the back story as well. Great teachers make a difference in the lives of their students. Interesting enough, it would seem we are all teachers and students – to varying degrees. Have an awesome Thursday. I’m going to Disney World. Gotta get going. Have a magical day! Bob, it was a magical day (tough, joyful, and a ton of hard work). Always is. 🙂 Hope it was the same for you too. Comments are closed.