What inspirational quote would you associate with this past year for you?

Sadly, I don’t do quotes. I have never been able to even put one up on my pinboard etc, like people do in offices. I can do funny quotes. I love funny quotes. Or beautiful ones. I keep changing my email signature to have a different quote when I find one. My two favourites from 2012 are:

“Great discoveries, whether of silk or of gravity, are always windfalls. They happen to people loafing under trees.” –Jeffrey Eugenides (Middlesex)

“‘You know how we make a Scotch and water in this home?’
‘No, sir,’ Gus said.
‘We pour Scotch into a glass and then call to mind thoughts of water, and then we mix the actual Scotch with the abstracted idea of water.'”

–John Green (The Fault in Our Stars)

**Edit: The Bride helpfully pointed out that I do do quotes if I have them at the ends of emails, so I should clarify that I meant I don’t do inspirational quotes.

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