This week on Curious Quotes, I try to tackle the theme of PROMISE. What I learned is that unlike previous themes, promises are very complex. There are also a multitude of meanings and interpretations. Which I suppose makes the concept of promise a big idea worth exploring. It also seems that with every promise there is the real potential of it become broken. In this way, promises are very precious. Let's dive in to five brand new quotes, and PROMISE me that you will vote for your favorite at the end.
Ok, I really wanted to try and do something brand new for me with this slide. Rather than including the author or source of the quote, I tried to reduce this to the essential elements of the two characters. On the left we have the character who is speaking and on the right, the character who is being spoken to. Can you guess who the characters are based only on the colors that are provided?
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In reading through multiple lists of quotes on the subject of promise, this one from Molly Ringwald was one of my favorites. I also learned that Molly Ringwald wrote a Young Adult Novel entitled When It Happens To You: A Novel In Stories. I am really intrigued by this and wonder what pearls of wisdom this former Brat Pack actress has to offer to a newer generation. It is on my to read list for sure.
This quote from Georgette Heyer's novel Venetia is variation of something that turned out to be a pretty common sentiment in the collection of quotes on the subject of promise. I think that it provides a good counter point to the previous slide. I tried to think of a good visual metaphor that kids could relate to. I thought first of this idea of temptation, but let's just say that doing an image search for temptation can lead you to some very dark places that you should probably avoid. I manipulated the table top as it only reached about a third of the way across the screen. By clipping the edge and then copy and pasting the image over and over. I also flipped the images with each copy and paste to make for a less noticeable transition. If I had not mentioned it, you may not have noticed it. Now that I have, can you find the seams?
Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening is both inspirational and heart breaking all at the same time. This very lengthy quote relays such a sense of melancholy that so often comes with growing older. Youth offers so many promises that we easily deceived by. I really struggled with this slide. I thought for a while about using a book cover image, but could not really find the right one. I then came to this painting that conveyed the sentiment that I was hoping for.
Let's end this collection of slides with this quote from Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Rather than including the entire poem even though it is only 12 lines long, I instead selected the two lines that really made the point that I wanted. Remember, sometimes LESS IS MORE.