Category Archives: quote

Character Flaws


The secret with character flaws is to broadcast them
………………before they’ve been noticed.
……………………………That way,.folks will consider you
…………………………………………..quirky and adorable,
………………………whereas if they discovered them by chance
….they may think you fake and deceitful.

©Jane Paterson Basil

Honouring beauty

It’s day 3 of the 3 Day, 3 Quote challenge. Thank you Sumyanna for this interesting challenge, which has given me a chance to stretch my imagination. I repeat my apology for not passing it on.



If you wish to honour beauty
do not decorate it
nor claim possession
of the smallest piece
but gaze at it, then turn away
cradling it in your memory

This quote was inspired by my visit, yesterday, to a Cornish waterfall. If you read the post I wrote on the trip it will show you why.

©Jane Paterson Basil


Thank you, Sumyanna, for handing the 3 day, 3 quote challenge to me, for your own beautiful quotes, and for making it more interesting, by adding an extra layer to the challenge: I am, as you requested, writing my own quotes this time.

This is my effort for day 2



when troubles knock at your door
it’s like going to the gym:
though you may ache afterwards
each visit makes you stronger


I’m a veteran of troubles, both large and small. I also regularly attend a gym, and I can attest to the truth of this quote.

I’m sure Sumyanna  forgives me for not nominating anyone to take on this challenge. It may seem like a simple thing, but I don’t feel able.

©Jane Paterson Basil


I have taken up the gauntlet again. Sumyanna has returned it to my hand, requesting that this time I compose original quotes. Thank you, Sumyanna, for your own beautiful quotes, and for giving me this refreshing opportunity to do the 3 day, 3 quote challenge in a more imaginative way.

This is my effort for Day 1.



We are not too strong to break

or too weak to mend

We are the survivors


This is a subject that has been at the forefront of my mind of late, and my quote was inspired by comments from several of my supportive WP friends, who responded to my previous post.

I’m coming to terms with – and learning to admit to – my limitations. Just now I have a need to write, and am having difficulty focusing on anything else, so I hope Sumyanna will forgive me for not nominating anyone to take on this challenge. It may seem like a simple thing, but I don’t feel able.

©Jane Paterson Basil

3 Days 3 Quotes Day 3

Thank you, Gabolbol, for extending this challenge to me. Searching for appropriate quotes is always enriching and thought provoking. I hope you’ll forgive me for not naminating three bloggers today – my head is pounding from yesterday’s misadventures. I’m making up for it by dropping in an extra quote. Today’s quotes are about healing.

Like my friends Calen and Raili, I’m throwing this challenge open to anyone who’d like to join in.


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Rules of the challenge: (which I have broken…)

1.Three quote for three days.

2.Three nominees each day(no repetition).

3.Thank the person who nominated you.

4.Inform the nominees.