Thursday, August 18, 2011

FSO: Match the Quote

The Friday Shoot Out this week is to take a quote and match it to pictures from around town.  Being a big fan of quotes, I like this challenge.  I talk about my love of language in my previous post Why I Love Poetry.  Unfortunately, I will have to choose some photos from my archive since I lost the charger to my camera battery.  I had to order a new one that hasn't arrived yet.  I couldn't resist the creative challenge of this topic, though, so I hope you don't mind!
"And all this time, the river flowed Endlessly to the sea"--Sting (from his song All This Time).  I love this song and consider it part of my personal gospel.

 "There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats." ~Albert Schweitzer

 "I think it pisses God off when you walk by the colour purple in a field and don't notice it." Shug from The Color Purple I never saw the movie but the book is one of my all time favorites and is by Alice Walker.

"The caged bird sings with

A fearful trill of things unknown
But longed for still and his
Tune is heard on the distant hill
For the caged bird sings of freedom." --Maya Angelou from her poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Here's the link if you want to read the entire poem:
She also has an autobiography called I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings which I really enjoyed reading.

I hope you enjoyed!


  1. I so too agree many of the people now don't even bother to see the beauty of nature. Great post thanks for sharing!

    Match it

  2. These are, all of them, awesome quotes. The color purple, the love of animals, the respect for nature, are all full of wonder.

  3. Beautiful quotes and photos.

  4. I watched part of the movie because I wanted to watch Oprah. But I had to go and pick my children from school, so I never finished watching it.

  5. I had to come back again and copy the quote about the colour purple. I must borrow it for my blog one day.

  6. You have wonderful taste in quotes and I'm glad you were able to find such good photos to match them!

  7. A wonderful selection -- and no need to apologize for dipping into your archive. I used to feel guilty about doing it until someone commented, "What else are archives for?"

  8. I like the caged bird sings the best.

  9. Loved The Color Purple and Maya Angelou also. Great photos and quotes.

  10. These are great Lean. the last one is my favorite though.

  11. The colour purple or the caged bird - can't decide. Love both the quotes and both the photos you chose to illustrate them. Ummm. No, I'll be here all night....both of them!