Inspiring Quotes by Women plus Friday Frivolity

Every week on Friday Frivolity, your hosts try to write about the same subject. Same concept, three different interpretations. Be sure to check out what Sarah and Lisa posted too.

This week it is Inspirational and Encouraging memes. I decided to make a few of my own with quotes from some very inspiring women:

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. Julia Child

I am a food blogger, of course I am leading off with Julia Child. Truthfully, she has been one of my heroes since my youth. She didn’t even launch her cooking career until she was in her 40’s. And her passion for food definitely showed in her books and shows, which inspired an entire generation of foodies and continues to inspire generations later.


Dr. Joyce Brothers: Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.


For you youngsters out there, before Dr. Phil, Dr. Joyce Brothers was the pre-eminent TV psychologist. And how can you not love a woman whose television career was launched by winning the $64,000 Question based on her knowledge of BOXING TRIVIA? This quote speaks volumes for the power of positive thinking.


The Most Effective Way to Do it is to do it. Amelia Earhart


Amelia Earhart’s ending may not have been what she wanted it, but she wasn’t afraid of failure. She died trying. Sometimes we just need to jump in a venture with both feet even if we might fail.


Jane Austen: Success supposes endeavor.


I am a Jane-ite so I had to fit Ms. Austen in here. This particular quote is from Emma, which is one of my favorite novels. Austen had a great knack for cutting to the heart of the matter and this quote sums it up. You won’t be successful if you don’t act.


Erma Bombeck: When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.


If I can’t be Julia Child, I want to be Erma Bombeck. Wry and witty and a delightful ability to turn the most mundane task into a hysterical anecdote. Who else could create a hysterical essay about changing the toilet paper roll? And I have no doubt God felt she fully used every drop of talent he gave her.


Harriet Beecher Stowe: Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.


I am embarrassed to admit, I have actually never read Uncle Tom’s Cabin. I am adding it to my Goodreads list, I promise. I love this quote: just keep going even when it seems tough.


Now on to the link-up! 😀 

The Hosts:

Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom

Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living a life full of all of her favorite things… friendship and connection, laughter, books and music, furbaby love, minimalism, wellness pursuits, Paleo-ish cooking, and on and on!  She has another edition of Crazy Things I’ve Seen in Texas that you should check out, if you dare, ha ha!

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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and wonderfully authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an “un-labelly spot” for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits.  She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more!  She has a Picnic Perfect Chicken Salad recipe that uses one of my favorite herbs: tarragon! YUM!

Audrey is an awesome, eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore – “MUsings NOt FOod RElated.”  Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more!  My latest posts laments the struggles of a California winter (or the lack there of) with some funny Winter memes.

Featured Post from Last Week:
In a fun twist, since we now have three hosts we will also have THREE FEATURES…. but you will have to go check out the other two blogs to see if you were featured there!  😉  

My featured post this week is……..

How to help a NICU Mom from Stay at Home Yogi. It is great advice no matter the reason someone has a loved one in the hospital. I’ve done the hospital vigil thing (not in NICU, but for hubby) and would have loved someone to help me like this.

how to help a NICU mom

Now time for the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. 

If you’re here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin’! 

Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to three posts, and old posts are always welcome!  There are three rules only: 

See you next week!


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  1. Love your collection of quotes, and even more that you made your own!! So creative of you! 🙂 I think the Jane Austen is my favorite, but they’re all wonderful.

    1. Thanks, Sarah. It was actually easier for me than searching for ones already done this week.

  2. Love the quotes. Found you from Ultimate Pinterest Party.

    1. Love the UPP. Glad you liked the quotes, thanks for commenting.

  3. Thank you so much for the feature Audrey! <3 I totally agree that it can apply to any loved one being in the hospital!
    My favorite quote is yours is Julia Child's! I adore her 🙂

    1. Loved the post, Erin. Thanks for posting with us every week.

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