Great sayings for beaders? Need help!

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on Jun 9, 2009 11:40 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm working on an upcoming free project for Beading Daily on how to add text (words, sayings) to beads.  I am looking for a good, short (maybe 10-12 words max) quote on creativity, imagination, art, or anything that a beader/jewelry maker might like.  I keep finding looooong quotes that I like, nothing short.

If I use your quote on my sample bead, I'm happy to mail it to you to keep!  But only if you want . . . I won't force anyone to take a free bead. Smile

Please post your ideas here--I'll come back and check before the weekend.  (I must make my sample beads this weekend!)


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MelindaB@14 wrote
on Jun 9, 2009 11:57 AM

Hi Michelle ~

I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for but what about "Beads help focus my creativity!"... and I will admit that this is very true for me & only 5 words so maybe its too shortCool

MelindaB ~ Juneau, Alaska USA

When you dream ... what are you wearing?

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about Learning to Dance in the rain!

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CharleneS@9 wrote
on Jun 9, 2009 1:09 PM

I'm not sure what you are needing. But I have pages of quotes that I find and save. Here are a few of the shorter ones.:


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.



Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.


"Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress."

Liz Smith


"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
Doug Larson


"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle" -- Abraham Lincoln


"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.  ~e.e. cummings

Buckminster Fuller:

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.


Erich Fromm:

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.


Martin Luther King Jr.:

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.


Rita Mae Brown:

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.


Anne Lamott:

Joy is the best makeup.


Henry Miller:

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.


John Keats:

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.


Kahlil Gibran:

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.


The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein


To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce


The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.

Stephen Nachmanovitch

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.

-- Thomas Szasz

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.' --Charlie Brown

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Sheila H wrote
on Jun 10, 2009 6:33 PM

 There were two that come to mind as I see/use them a ton here:


Bead addict

A play on those words.


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SCB1 wrote
on Jun 11, 2009 6:14 AM

While growing up  my mother used a couple all the time.

1: believe nothing that you hear and only half of what you see.

2: anything worth doing is worth doing right.


Happy Beading!!


Small-town USA. 




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on Jun 11, 2009 9:00 AM


Stan B.

Lakeland, MN


Ignorance is curable; Stupidity has neither cure nor excuse.

on Jun 11, 2009 9:23 AM

Right on Stan!

Ok, there's the obvious:  "I'd rather be beading" or "Swarovski (lampwork, dichro, etc) is a beader's best friend"

My personal favorite quote which is a bit long:  "I don't need to win, you don't have to lose.  We can choose: happiness is an option." -Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys


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on Jun 12, 2009 12:24 PM

 These are all great.  Thanks for the help! 

on Jun 13, 2009 1:15 AM

Have fun with your project!  Can't wait to see what you do.Big Smile


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Pam wrote
on Jun 20, 2009 10:38 PM

 'Just a couple of beady ones:

May the beads be with you"

"May your thread never tangle"

"May the pattern run true"Idea


 Just let me  happy.

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DonnaA@32 wrote
on Jun 26, 2009 2:57 PM

 I love this quote        "Imagination is more important than Knowledge..."    by albert einstein

the whole quote is:   

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

(I would love a free bead with the quote)

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TAYLOR@5 wrote
on Jun 28, 2009 7:19 AM

BEAD like there is no Tomorrow.

Tomorrow there may be no BEADS !

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HollyKints wrote
on Jun 29, 2009 7:08 AM

 If you are still looking for quotes:

Let a smile be your umbrella.


Play as though your were a kitten.





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Aiyleta wrote
on Jul 2, 2009 6:23 PM

I don't really have any quotes I can think of off the top of my head, but...

Holly, you'll want to remove your address and email from your post! (security, and whatnot) I don't want to step on any moderator's toes, I just think it's important. :x

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Pa. Nancy wrote
on Jul 5, 2009 10:03 AM


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