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FC: Alpha Delta Pi 2012 Quote Book
1: Alpha Delta Pi Beta Alpha Chapter Quote Book 2012 Designed & Compiled by Chaplain Lexi Prahl | This book was written by the Pledge Class of 2012 allowing for any member of the Chapter to learn more about herself and her Sisters. May this be a tool to those who may need to gain inspiration, motivation, and comfort.
3: Erin Selsemeyer | "A loving heart is the truest wisdom." | Claire Glezer | "Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~ Howard Thurman
4: Brittany Brewer | "All the woulda-coulda-shouldas Layin’ in the sun, Talkin’ ‘bout the things They woulda-coulda-shouldas done But those woulda-coulda-shouldas All ran away and hid From one little did." ~ Shel Silverstein | Shel Silverstein is one of my favorite childhood authors who helped lead me to my love of reading!
5: Megan Maher | "There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." ~ Nelson Mandela | Amanda Phillips | “Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment, and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.” ~ Gilda Radner
6: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter" ~ Dr. Seuss | Liz Sullivan | "No matter how good you are, someone is better. No matter how hard you work, someone is working harder. No matter how bad you want it, someone wants it more. Be someone." | Hailey Hirsch
7: "Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it." | Kat Hopkins | This is my favorite quote because it applies to everyone! There's always some type of problem or mix-up that occurs, and you just have to remember that it happened for a reason! Living life to its fullest and loving and caring for those nearest you will make life that much better. Just be happy and smile.
8: “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss | Kim Albrecht | I love this quote because it makes the transitions in life and changes much easier to get through. It helps me to look at the positives and cherish the highlights in my life so far.
9: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ~ Dr. Suess | Stacie Lambert | I really love this quote because of the message it sends. It shows how amazing and unique each and every one of us are. We should feel so proud to be ourselves and embrace the fact that we are unlike any other person in this world. Why would you want to be anyone else, when you're lucky enough to be you?
10: Rachel Laurel | “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ~ John Lennon
11: “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." ~ Thomas Edison | Jane Gibson | Olivia Pankratz | "Don't let insecurity ruin the beauty you were born with."
12: “Ah yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” ~ Rafiki | Alex Barnard | “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ~ Marilyn Monroe | Hayley Burns
13: Carolyn Passen | "As much as you want to plan your life, it has a way of surprising you with unexpected things that will make you happier than you originally planned." | I'm a firm believer in that everything happens for a reason, and this quote really exemplifies that. Even if I don't realize the reason that something is happening in the present moment, time passes and I always see why things worked out the way they did. This is very comforting when I am stressed or don't know how I'm going to get through obstacles.
14: Anne Pappas | "Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.” ~ The Catcher in the Rye | On the surface, this quote seems odd and depressing. All this boy wants from life is to stand in a field and catch people. But, I find this task admirable. This quote is all about spending ones life in service of others. To be there when your friend need you and are about to fall off the edge. I hope that to my friends, family, and sisters, I am their catcher in the rye. Able to hold them, guide them, and catch them when no one else can, or will.
15: Catie O'Connor | "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their mind cannot change anything." | Sydney Brake | "If you're going to be passionate about something, be passionate about learning. If you're going to fight something, fight for those in need. If you're going to question something, question authority. If you're going to lose something, lose your inhibitions. If you're going to gain something, gain respect and confidence. And if you're going to hate something, hate the false idea that you are not capable of your dreams." ~ Daniel Golston
16: Maria Huber | "Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." ~ Paul Brandt | I love this quote because it's a reminder that I can always set my goals just a little higher and work just a little harder.
17: Tessa Franken | “Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” | These are the opening and closing lines from my very favorite poem called "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann. Every time I read it I feel calm and sure of myself. I encourage every single one of my sisters to read this poem at least once.
18: "The best way to predict your future is to create it." | This is my favorite quote because I think it's important to always remember that you are in control of your future. If you can dream it, you can be it! | Michelle Tebout
19: Prayer for Generosity Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, save that of knowing that I do your will. | Erin McMenamin | “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~ Mae West | Schuyler Barrett
20: Lindsey Ellington | "A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." ~ Ayn Rand | "Everything happens for a reason." | Laura Luczak
21: Stacy Campos | "Live your own life, follow your own star." | "Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there." | "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars."
22: Emmalie Reif | New Beginnings by Helen Steiner Rice “How often we wish for another chance to have a fresh beginning A chance to blot out our mistakes and change failure into winning. It does not take a new year to make a brand new start. It only takes the deep desire to try with all your heart. To live a little better and to always be forgiving To add a little sunshine to the world in which we are living. So, never give up in despair and think that you are through, For there's always a tomorrow and a chance to start anew.” | In the third grade, my amazing teacher made my entire class memorize this poem and it changed my life. As I've gotten older, I now understand how powerful words can be when you need them the most.
23: Melissa Lee | "Safety first, then teamwork." ~ Pineapple Express | "And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good" ~ John Steinbeck | Clara Califf
24: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!” ~ Audrey Hepburn | Katie Neilson | Sarah Wisner | "Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average." ~ Jim Rohn
25: Kim Chomyn | "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt | I have loved this quote since high school because it always reminds me that no matter how people may try to bring you down, you always have to stay confident and positive and you'll be happy. Don't let anyone else try and ruin your happiness.
26: Kelsey Martin | "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, My baby you'll be." | My Grandma used to read this book to me every night that I would spend at her house. She would read the book to me and then sing this part. One day I hope to read this book to my kids, just like she read it to me.
27: Kristina Stewart | "Dream as if you will live forever; live as if you will die tomorrow." ~ James Dean | "Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason."
28: "Someday everything will all make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile trough the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason." | Allison Conn | “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney | Cortney Elliot
29: “Do you even know what you're even saying? Or are you just saying it because someone else said it?” ~ Bryce Avary | I chose this quote because it's from a song by one of my favorite bands, The Rocket Summer. It says that you should not do something just because someone else is doing it. Going your own way and being independent of peer pressure is the best option. | Kiersten McAndrew
30: "If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space" ~ Stephen Hunt | I like this quote because I believe that taking risks is very important in life and can make you a better person. I like to live by this quote in my own life. | Elise Ruff
31: "The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years." ~ Audrey Hepburn | Katie Arnold
32: "What you want to do and what you can do is limited only by what you can dream." | This is my favorite quote because it was my inspiration as a gymnast. | Kelci Schulz
33: "The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant." ~ Doctor Who | Kathryn Moody | "Fall seven times, stand up eight." | Dana Nathan
34: "When you face the sun, the shadows always fall behind you." ~ Helen Keller | Rachel Osman | “Life is a work of art, autograph yours with excellence.” | Taylor Walter
35: "Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't." ~ Mary Schmich | Kelsey McBarron | Kerry Langstine | "Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
36: "If you're going through hell, keep going." ~ Winston Churchill | Sara Karol | This is my favorite quote because, well, that's exactly what I did. Time and time again, I've felt as if I was going through hell, but I pushed through it. My hell passed, so now, everything seems like nothing in comparison. So, if I feel like I'm going through hell, I keep going. Eventually, that feeling passes.
37: "I have to believe we are made of the words we choose." ~ David Levithan | I love this quote because I have an affinity for words, and have always felt that one of the most powerful forms of expression is through writing and reading. You can tell a lot about people from the things they write and the books and poems they choose to read, and more so than that, from the words they like. This quote book is a testament to that: We can learn a lot about our sisters from their favorite quotes, from the words they choose to share that say more about them than they could have said themselves. | Megan Maughan
38: "If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well." | My father always used to say this quote to me and my brothers whenever we complained about doing a task. This quote instilled in me the idea that if you're going to do something, you might as well give it your 100% best effort. | Amanda Magaldi
39: "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." ~ Dr. Seuss | This quote is my favorite because it is a great perspective to have on life!! | Lauren Grieco