12.19.2008

Contest: Are you ready??

Okay, so for this contest, it's pretty simple...

1. Give me a quote.

So i want you to tell me a quote or saying that is particularly motivating to you, or inspiring in some way. Include the words, and the author (if known).

2. That's it.

So submissions are accepted until Christmas Eve at 5pm. The winner will be chosen at random, and announced Christmas Morning. I will then design a custom setting of those words. The winner will receive their choice of either a digital file, or a printed & mounted copy of the artwork.

I'm one to be inspired by words, especially visual reminders of who i am and what i'm striving for. So... bring on the submissions!!!

32 comments:

Buscando la Luz said...

All you can do is all you can do, but all you can do is enough. :-)

Calee said...

"This above all: to thine own self be true,And it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man."

William Shakespeare

Anne said...

"All that is not given is lost." -Hasari Phi

Fife Photography said...

Love the quotes, guys! Keep em coming... Don't forget to check back Christmas morning after you have opened all your presents!

mel said...

um... I have two that I really like, but I guess that is cheating. So:
"Be the Change you Wish to See in the World." -Ghandi

andrea kay said...

I will love until my heart aches, I will love until my heart breaks, I will love until there's nothing more to live for.

shelese said...

I think that mine needs a little introduction for it to be understood. President Hinckley was talking to a naval officer who was about to return home from Asia as a new convert. Hinckley asked him what would happen to him as he returned home. The officer replied that his family would be disappointed, and opportunities in his career would be foreclosed against him.

Hinckley asked "Are you willing to pay so great a price for the gospel?"

Officer: "It's true, isn't it?"

Hinckley "Yes, it is true"

Officer "Then what else matters?"

So my favorite quote is "It's true, isn't it? Then what else matters?"

Karolyn said...

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

-Dr. Seus

This inspires me be a better wife because it makes me want to fall in love with Scott all over again everytime I read it. Corny eh? haha. I like it though.

HollySteffen said...

"If I have a monument in this world, it is my son"
-maya angelou

=]

Fife Photography said...

Quote submitted for Cailin: "You are born to add something, to add value to this world."
Lisa Nichols

RazakFamily said...

I have 2 that I like...the first is just funny and the second is more endearing :)

It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. ~Jewish Proverb

Reid said...

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift." -Steve Prefontaine

Graham said...

This quote is from the most recent session of conference. I love it and would love to have it on my wall...

"Faith is not only a feeling-- it is a DECISION!" Neil L. Andersen

Tracy said...

It's old and it's a little corny, but I still love it--

"Bloom where you are planted."

Jessie Evans said...

Fun! Mine's kind of long ...
My plea is that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life, we "accentuate the positive." I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort.
President Gordon B. Hinckley

Jessica said...

Dance as though no one is watching you.
Love as though you have never been hurt.
Sing as though no one can hear you.
Live as though heaven is on earth.
-Souza

Debra Darling said...

When I think of raising children I think of strength. So, I have two quotes that are equally important to me, and each give a true sense of the source of strength.

The first from Tennyson:
My strength is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure.

The second from King Lamoni (Alma 20:4)
...In the strength of the Lord thou canst do all things.

I also imagine and hope for the day that my sons will have inspirational quotes like these on their teenage bedroom walls.

I miss you much.

Meghan & Chase said...

"You have to be different from the world, in order to make a difference in the world"
-Neal A. Maxwell

pcNut said...

"Come What May and Love It."
Joseph B. Wirthlin

pcNut said...

"Because I Have Been Given Much..."
Grace Noll Crowell

pcNut said...

"Empathy during agony is a form of divinity." Neal A. Maxwell

Jesse_Jay87 said...

This could be the adventure we are waiting for..

Orginial from me.

Use it to see the out sights with all of lifes challanges..never know what it could bring, and what could result from some a "adventure" as opposed to the usual term of "challange" or "hardship"..adventure is such a better word!

Fife Photography said...

Quote submitted for Aira: God could not be every where at once, so therefore he created mothers.
Old Jewish saying

Fife Photography said...

sorry-- that's Aria, not Aira. :) Great quotes everyone!

Zach and Kate Hulet said...

Yard by yard, life it hard. Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Anon

Zach and Kate Hulet said...

The best things in life aren't things.

Kelly said...

Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too if you remove one word from your vocabulary: IMPOSSIBLE

Fife Photography said...

Submitted for Fantine:

“Share our similarities, celebrate our differences. “~ M. Scott Peck

“In the absence of love there is nothing worth fighting for”

Erin said...

"Behold, ye are little children and ye cannot bear all things now; ye must grow in grace and in the knowledge of the truth. Fear not, little children, for you are mine, and I have overcome the world, and you are of them that my Father hath given me; And none of them that my Father hath given me shall be lost." - Doctrine and Covenants 50:40-42

Tim said...

'In the depth of winter, we find within us an invincible summer,'

quoted by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

submitted for Rachel

Fife Photography said...

Submitted for Ron:
“To be devoid of inspiration, is a call for meditation”—Ron Heerkens Jr
“Perfection is an everyday profession”—Ron Heerkens Jr
“Motivation from inspiration means nothing without application”—Ron Heerkens Jr
“Application of principles and knowledge precede accomplishment”—Ron Heerkens Jr
“When you take a step forward in life, and it pushes you back to where you came from, just turn about and go forward, two steps more”—Ron Heerkens Jr

“Application is far more than half of the qualification for brilliance”—Ron Heerkens Jr,August 1st 2001

“Those who say it ‘cannot be done’, have never really tried”—Ron Heerkens Jr,Basis of Motto - 1999

blogofsteele said...

"The difference between mediocrity and excellence is the constant review of fundamentals." my friend's organ professor, but I think it totally applies to the Gospel!
love ya!
erin denise graham steele