Been sitting around here all evening, watched my favourite show on TV — Flashpoint — and not doing anything in particular. Now it’s half past eleven at night, and it struck me I hadn’t gotten my daily post in! πŸ™‚ I used to have my morning routine, but now during this hot summer, that habit was broken because it was too hot for me toΒ think.

Anyway, during my general meanderings here tonight, I came across a document I’d started in Google Docs Β — I use that a lot — with quotations that I liked enough to jot down and save. It was in an old account so I had not seen it in a while. Some of them I’d forgotten.

This one, I think I heard at the end of an episode of Criminal Minds. They often read some quote in the end, when they’re in the aircraft:

what lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us…
\Ralph Waldo Emerson\
Here is one by H.L. Mencken, that I’ve had for many years. It was actually the reason I started reading the blog Touch2Touch, when this WP Challenge started, and for that I’m very thankful:
Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the unknowable. But there it sits nevertheless, calmly licking its chops

Now I have all my documents straightened up and stored in the same account, at least. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with Google Docs yet … it’s highly recommended. There are other places too, of course … I’m not the sales woman for Google here LOL…


16 thoughts on “late”

  1. I too save quotes. I love the Criminal Minds quote. I can hear the one man saying it. I probably have several documents in various places with quotes.

    I use Google docs pretty often also. Especially things I need at work or might need somewhere other than my pc or home. I create all documents in Open Office. Like MS Office but free.

    1. I had Open Office once too …I’d forgotten about it, but nowadays I don’t have any need. It’s a good thing that it exists though …since it’s free.

  2. I’ve never used Google Docs Rebekah, if I want to keep anything, I save it to ‘My Documents’. Is there any extra benefit to using Google Docs? Suppose I should check it out.

  3. Hi,
    Love the quotes, and what a good idea to keep them. I have never used Google docs either, although I have heard people mention it before and they say it is great. I also just keep “stuff” in My Documents on my computer, I may start looking into keeping some things online and see how it goes.

  4. Barb, Patrecia and Mags … Google Docs looks like MS Word on your computer. Very easy to use.

    The first and foremost benefit is that your documents are stored in case of a harddrive crash. It’s convenient … you can bring it up wherever you are, on any computer. It’s like your documents are in the cloud.

    You have one, free GB of space. If you don’t upload pictures there [after all, there are other places for that], 1GB is a great deal of space for just documents.

    Nowadays, you can upload entire folders from your computer.

    This way, you have everything gathered in your Google/Gmail account. I should mention that if you absolutely NOT want a Google account, there’s also …a similar service.

    1. Google documents is a great place to store your information and have it wherever you are which has been a boon for me traveling most of the summer. Don’t they have a “drag and drop” feature now?

  5. that quote by Emerson is one of my favourites and yeah, I’ve heard it on Criminal Minds as well. I’ve been collecting quotes for over 40 years. some in notebooks and many now in my computer. google docs eh? will have a look.

  6. Criminal Minds always had the most profound of quotes. I watched that show in its first season mainly for the quotes . . . I literally had my quote journal on my lap so I could jot them down. πŸ™‚

  7. Thanks for the mention, Rebekah.
    I’m way behind in everything, reading as well as writing!
    Somehow it seems my mind has decided I need a vacation — not sure I ever acceded but there it is —
    Be back in a bit —
    the unknowable will still be sitting there, licking its chops —

    1. If I’ve learned anything in this life, it is to listen to my mind … it will always be sitting there [I always see an image of a cat when I read that quote]

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