Follow Your Dream And Don't Quit

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
September 1, 2007 10:20pm CST
Some time ago I got two coffee mugs in my 99 cent store, that had what I think are beautiful sayings on them.. This is one of them and I like to share it with you: FOLLOW YOUR DREAM ..." Follow your dream wherever it leads Don't be distracted by less worthy needs Shelter it, nourish it, help it to grow Let your heart hold it down deep where dreams go. Follow your dream, pursue it with haste; Life is too precious, too fleeing to waste... Be faithful, by loyal, then all your life through the dream that you follow will keep coming true..." Here is the saying on the other mug, called Don't Quit DON'T QUIT: "...When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When care is pressing you down a bit- Rest if you must, but don't quit. Success is failure turned inside out- The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems afar, So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit... It's when things seem worst that you must not quit!..." I haven't a clue who wrote these wonderful words, but I just love them. If anyone knows who wrote these two poems I'd love to know!!
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28 responses
• United States
2 Sep 07
What great poems to contemplate with your morning coffee! Great thoughts to start the day out on a positive, forward moving note. I don't know who wrote them, they almost look like lyrics from a song. Thanks for posting them Pyewacket!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Glad you like them craftcatcher...yes, a great way to start the day with my coffee mugs.. :)
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@AmbiePam (48123)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I hadn't heard Follow Your Dream. It reminds me to forget about being in a kind of limbo with disability. I can and need to progress anyway. As for "Don't Quit", which I think should be posted in every high school in the country, its author is unknown. Whoever wrote it should have claimed it, because it is very motivational.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Don't Quit Photoshop Creation - image of Don't Quit saying
I just did a little thing with Photoshop with these two poems/sayings...I plan to print them up and hang them all over the place..Yes the two are so motivational Here's the Don't Quit one in the photo
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@AmbiePam (48123)
• United States
2 Sep 07
The color scheme kind of gives a person the sense of the mood that must have been written in.
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Sep 07
Actually, "Don't Quit" has been attributed to Quinton Howell...
• Canada
2 Sep 07
Another odd parallel...I have both these poems in my office...and they authors are not listed either. It is great that you put them out there for others to read...they have always been an inspiration to me...and it would be great to have them on coffee cups. I agree with Craftcatcher...what a great way to put a positive start to the day. You sure are keeping on with your 'raising the frequency and turning up the volume' on your dream power. Keep up the great work and continued good luck in all your new ventures. Best regards, Raia
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I sure wish I knew who wrote them...why is it some of the best sayings are anonymous...like Rainbow Bridge, and that wonderful poem Footsteps? Yes they are a great way to start the day, while sipping on my coffee :)
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Sep 07
Do you mean, Footprints in the Sand? That was written by Mary Stevensen.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
3 Sep 07
Yup--that's the one I mean..Footprints in The Sand...thanks there..didn't know the person who wrote it
@MisterPlus (1917)
• Philippines
2 Sep 07
To have wonderful poem for 99 cents has something to say for the rest of your life. Repose, don't quit. I am in a state of depression and this poem made me realize how precious is to waste it and stop dreaming. My only dream now is for my family none to myself.
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Sep 07
Yes, I have Don't Quit posted on my refrigerator and do read it when I'm feeling about ready to quit. (I get depressed, too.)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
3 Sep 07
I plan to print up those two sayings myself--yup putting them on the fridge would be a great idea!
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
2 Sep 07
I firmly believe in the Following your dream because they do come true, I know that for sure, however impossible you think may be they can come true if you think positive enough, they are very nice verses on the mugs , very nice and very true....
@AmbiePam (48123)
• United States
2 Sep 07
And getting them for 99 cents just tops it all off!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Yes, I feel in love with those two sayings the moment I saw them..and yes, just think I got them in a 99 cent store!! I just did a thing over at photoshop with both Follow Your Dream and the Don't Quit one...I plan to print this out and hang it up
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
2 Sep 07
Hi pyewacket, These are both so beautiful, and inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing them here. I especially needed to read the two of them, as I'm seeking 'to turn a corner in my life,' before the year is up. If I came across these mugs, I'd definitely want to own them.:)
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
2 Sep 07
ALAS..I wish that store had sold more...I would have gotten a truckload of them and used them as gifts for people
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• Philippines
2 Sep 07
Those quotes wear really nice. I love them. They stir my spirit. I love reading quote such as these because they are inspiring. Thanks for sharing them with us. Author is anonymous anyway. Yu know what, the best poetries have anonymous authors.
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Sep 07
No, people just fail to attribute the proper credits...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
3 Sep 07
Yes it's a shame that a lot of inspiring sayings are anonymous--like Rainbow Bridge
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
2 Sep 07
Wow! i am like in a time machine, i have not read this verses for decades! I remember buying cards and posters during the 80's having these verses on it, i cant remember who wrote it but i remember it's a hallmark maybe by amanda bradley or the famous ANNONYMOUS!LOL. thanks for this one because it reminds me to move forward and never give up.
@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Sep 07
I did a quick search of Amanda Bradley's poems and Follow Your Dream is not among them...
• Egypt
2 Sep 07
I dream but I cant reach my dreams .Following my dreams may be difficult we must take reasons .
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
3 Sep 07
Well keep dreaming LOL :)
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
2 Sep 07
How lovely! Thanks so much for sharing those with everyone, great messages just when I needed them!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I'm glad they are an inspiration to you:)
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@venshida (4838)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I really like the Don't Quit. I have been a little down lately. I have being working towards a goal that I am having a tough time to achieve so I have thought about giving up. I know I need to keep fighting until I achieve my goal thanks for sharing. The next time I visit the Dollar Store I will try to find those mugs.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
2 Sep 07
wow that was beautiful,and you so right always follow your dreams and never give up,because eventually they will come true if you have alot of patience,and be very consistant.i know this from experience.when i was 10 years old i always told my mom that i will be a hairstylist like her and i will have my own hair salon,well i did become one and i have been doing it for 15 years now and i owned my own salon 4 years ago,and i had it for 7 years,but then my partner was moving,and i was moving and i got married and had my babies so we sold it,but it was something i dreamed of and i did make it come true.hopefully i hoping to have another one in the next year or so,well take care and god bless you too for your great achievments.pattie
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• India
2 Sep 07
Well, I don't know who wrote it. The wodings are great. But, I will say something that perhaps you won't like. Don't take anything from outside, any inspiration you take from outside, actually, makes you a person who needs a support to stand. You r strong enough, just go, nothing can happen to u.
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@langhua (501)
• China
2 Sep 07
Yes,follow my dream and don not quit.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
2 Sep 07
I have to agree with you they are wonderful I doubt if it would ever come into the open who wrote them but they are so true so well done to the Person who did
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@BarBaraPrz (19363)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Sep 07
Quenton Howell wrote Don't Quit.
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 07
Pyewacket dear, this was simply awesome, and you made me feel great with the two sayings :) I also quoted this discussion in my blog and copied the sayings, and hope you don't mind? Thanks dear friend, you really made my day by quoting these 2 here! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and thanks again :)
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@angle007 (168)
• India
2 Sep 07
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@estherlou (5020)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Both poems are great with lots of wisdom. I love Follow your dream. Don't quit is one that I've heard before as it was quite familiar. Maybe it was something that went the rounds of email or something.
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@angle007 (168)
• India
2 Sep 07
i think its the best peom i have ever read good think we will have lots of them more
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I don't know who wrote these poems, pyewacket, but they really carry a message for us all. So often we will defer our dreams or give them up entirely. Anyone who is thinking of doing either, should read these poems. I believe in the old saying that where there's life, there's hope. We should never, ever give up on our dreams because it is, in essence, giving up on ourselves.
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@andyliuzn (991)
• China
2 Sep 07
Thank you for the two good sayings. I have no idea who wrote them either. Yep, we never could tell how close the success are, it may be near when it seems far.:) Thanks & wbr, Andy
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
14 Sep 07
Hey pw, Those were wonderful & I really needed to hear something like that today-it's been a rough one.Thanks for sharing +'s :)