Saturday, October 4, 2008

Quote Time

Can't wait to hear what you've found for conference quotes! Contest details are here.
Happy Listening!


Melissa said...

I'm cheating... the choir is singing, but I'm going to put this in now before I forget :)
"The best is yet to come." Elder L. Tom Perry

Amy Peterson said...

"Faith is not only a feeling it is a decision." Andersen
"Be not afraid only believe." Andersen
"In Righteousness there is simplicity" L. Tom Perry

Real good ones from the first session! Great talks and as always inspiring!

Annette Lyon said...

Amy stole mine, but it's something I should hang on my wall:

Faith is not just a feeling; it is a decision.

Becky said...

I was really struck by the simplicity and repetition of:
[I] may not know everything, but [I] know enough.

It can apply to just about everything in my life. If I need a kick in the pants to get started on improving myself, I can remember this quote and get working.

Sara and Family said...

My favorites from session 1 were:
"In righteousness there is great simplicity." - William Bradford quoted by Elder Perry
and "Our march toward Eternal life; It is the journey of journeys." -Neil L Anderson

taturner said...

Pres. Monson said one, but I can't remember it. I'll have to look it up when his talk goes online. Something about "miracles will happen again," or something like that.

Mikelle said...

Elder Andersen told a sweet story about the simple faith of 6 year old Hadley, who was deaf. In the grocery store she told the boy in the wheelchair that they were both special and that, "Jesus will make everything alright."

And He will. What a wonderful reminder. I love the simple faith of children. We can learn so much from them.

(If you'd like to hear the story again before the text comes online, you can go here:
Choose Elder Neil L. Andersen's talk from the Saturday Morning Session. The story begins at 7:20.)

Yvonne said...

Oh, randi, I am sitting here in tears--it is 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning in Dalian, China, and obviously I have not been able to hear Conference. I'm so grateful your commenters left all these wonderful quotes. I'm so excited to read more tonight. Thank you so much!!!

kristen said...

I'm chuckling at taturner because I can--she's my friend and I know her personally. I love it "Something Pres Monson said.....about miracles or something...." ;-)

Awesome. I hope you're not going to let me down when we compete against the two other teams for Conference trivia.

So many good talks so far. I liked Uchtdorf's talk on hope: "No matter how bleak the chapter looks today, we can have hope in the Savior." I also liked how he likened hope as one leg of a three-legged stool, with faith and charity as the other legs.

And can I tell you how much I love Oaks telling people not to text in church?! (Sorry, it's an issue I have.)

JustRandi said...

I like all these, too. Especially that something about miracles or something... ;)

I think I've really set myself up here. I mean, how am I going to choose a favorite?

I'll manage, it's just suddenly become a little more difficult than I thought it would be.

No worries.

Mikelle said...

Are we allowed to post more than one quote? I'd really like to increase my chances of winning. :)

Either way, I really liked this one from Elder Wirthlin (advice from his mom)...

"Come what may and love it."

JustRandi said...

Post em if you've got 'em, baby.

miggy said...

I wanna play, I wanna play!

"The dial on the wheel of sorrow eventually points to us." --Wirthlin (maybe that sounds a little depressing, but in the scheme of things I liked his poing).

"The things we hope FOR lead us to faith, the things we hope IN lead us to charity." --Uchtdorf

"Angels are not always seen--but seen or unseen they are always near." --Holland

Claudine said...

My favorite so far was Elder Wirthlin who said: For every tear shed in sorrow will be replaced by one hundred tears of joy for those who follow Christ.

Becky said...

So far I really liked this one by Elder Uchdorf:

"She was not the woman who would sit and bemoan tragedy. She moved. She put her faith and hope into action."

Okay, maybe a little more than could go on a plaque...but still great!

PS: You've got more than one Becky commenting, but you know me, cause I'm the funny one. :)

Amy Peterson said...

"Whatever God has blessed you with take it" Monson
"Make the most of today, the here and now." Monson
"In the strength of the Lord I can do all things" YW President

My personal favorite that will go in my laundry room "....the piles and piles of laundry.... will disappear all too soon, and you will miss them

happy mommy said...

Ok, here are mine so far (that haven't already been posted by others):

Elder Uchtdorf:

"What we hope for leads to Faith, what we hope in leads to Charity."

Can't remember name, but it was Saturday:

"The Lord's way isn't hard, life is hard."

Elder Hales:

We're always better off staying on the higher ground of mutual respect and love."

Elaine Dalton:

"young people...ever texting and never coming to a knowledge of the truth." (totally burst out laughing)

President Monson:

"Time marches on, and with come the changes."

"There is no tomorrow to remember if we don't do something today."

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."

"Let us relish life as we live it."

and there is one more by President Monson that is actually my most favorite, but I couldn't get the whole quote's the one that talks about laundry and fingerprints that ends with "will disappear all too soon." I will wait until I can view it again and quote it in full.

I can't wait for afteroon session!

Melissa said...

Happy Mommy snagged mine... we didn't get to listen to all of Conference. Little Bug was sick to his stomach most of the morning... but I did get to catch parts of President Monson's talk...
"Find joy in the journey now!"
"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."
And the quote from The Music Man "If you pile up enough tomorrows, you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays"

taturner said...

"This is our one and only chance at moral life; here and now." Pres. Monson

"Meekness is not weakness." Elder Eyring

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." - unknown

emily said...

wow! All of these are so inspiring! I love simplicitic ones though so my favorite so far has been Elder Wirthlins "The next time you are tempted to groan, try a laugh instead." You already seem to live by this one though, especially with that burning turkey ordeal.

The Dillon 6 said...

from Neil L. Anderson: "You don't know everything, but you know enough." and: "Faith is not only a feeling, it is a decision."

from Robert D. Hales: "Meekness is not weakness."

from Elder Elain S. Dalton: "In the strength of the Lord I can do ALL things." and: "The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare to win." (Juma Ikangaa, marathon champion)

from M. Russell Ballard: "He's not asking us to die a martyr's death, he's asking us to live a [my kids were talking and I couldn't hear]'s life." and "We cannot afford to be superficially righteous."

from President Monson: "Find joy in the journey ~ NOW!" (from his lovely wife)

and I can't wait to see what gems pop up in the final session! :)

Jo said...

To add to the dillon 6, which was also my favorite quote, he said

"He's not asking us to die a martyr's death, he's asking us to live a disciple's life."

Lorie said...

Step away from the possibility of sewing seeds of disunity. - Eyring

Lorie said...

There is no tomorrow to remember if we do not do something today. - President Monson

Lorie said...

never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved - President Monson.

ganelle said...

Every cloud does not mean rain.
-the guy right before Monson's closing comments

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happy mommy said...

OK, I'm back.

Here's the full quote from Pres. Monson's Sunday morning talk:

"Be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled, will disappear all too soon...and that you will, to your surprize, miss them, profoundly."

Others from afternoon:

President Packer:

"As we have inherited the spirit of liberty and the fire of patriotism from our fathers, so let them descend unchanged down to our posterity."

Eduardo Gavarret:

"The interest, attention, and care we show towards our brethren is a profound manifestation of love towards our Heavenly Father."

Last one, promise:

Carlos Godoy:

"To receive the witness of the still small voice sometimes can have a stronger impact on our testimonies than the visit of an angel."

I had a lot of fun making sure I wrote the quotes that really spoke to me--thanks for the challenge!!

charrette said...

Ooops! I accidentally left mine on the "details click here" page. Hope that counts!

JustRandi said...

Totally still counts.

You guys are so perceptive! Way to go with all the great quotes.

I'm going to keep it open until tomorrow just in case someone wants to throw one or two more into the ring.

The Pollocks! said...

Okay, some of my favorites that haven't already been mentioned:

"Present circumstances will give way to future blessings". -Pres. Uchtdorf

"Meaningful morning prayer sets up the spiritual creation of our day before it is temporally created." -Elder Bednar

"There is no friendship more important than your clear conscience." -Sister Dalton

"We are not going to suffer any more than is for our good." -Elder Cook

Vern said...

I loved the one when Boyd K. Packer said, "Have you guys ever read that 'Is It Just Me' blog? That Randi chick is kinda cool." He's so with it, that Pres. Packer.

JustRandi said...


But I did love it when Elder Hales talked about leaving a kind comment on a blog!
I just think some people might have missed the part where he said WHICH one.

Jen said...

Quotes I liked:
"When we are modestly dressed we invite the spirit of the Lord to be a shield and a protection to us." L. Tom Perry. I'm thinking about putting that in the bathroom where my daughters get ready in the morning.

"I can do hard things." Elaine S. Dalton.

"You be the one to stand for right even if you stand alone." Elaine S. Dalton.

And I know this one was posted by others, but I liked it, too. "Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved." President Monson.

When Lawrence E. Corbridge said, "He paid the price of our education." I thought to myself I'm sooo here on scholarship!

ganelle said...

One more:
Not all angels are on the other side of the veil. - Holland

*MARY* said...

I didn't know about the contest while I was watching conference so I can't recollect any exact quote. But my favorite part was when the primary choir was singing the last verse of come come ye saints very slow and solemnly you know the part, "and should we die" but then they got all happy and cheerful at the "but if our lives are spared again" part, it was cute.

The Dillon 6 said...

my 10year old daughter shouted, 'MOMMY ~ did you HEAR that?! HE said B-L-O-G! WOW!" She cracks me up.

Jo -- if you read this, thanks for filling in the blank for me.

And JustRandi, I want you to know that I am VERY thankful that you had this "contest." Even if I'm not the lucky recipient of the box o' goodies, I walked away from this Conference with SO much!

I love you, my pretend friend. :)

KSA said...

Thanks so much for doing this contest....I have printed out you comments page and added them all to my own notes......We tried hard this weekend to teach my kids that all of us can sit and listen to the same talk and get something different out of it....that is what all these comments are my quotes I tried to go with ones that have not already been taken

"Hope is manifested in confidence, optimism, enthusiasm and patient perseverance."
Pres. Uchtdorf

"Understand the principle of compensation."
Elder Wirthlin

""meekness is not weakness, it is the badge of Christian Courage"
Elder Hales

and I loved how Elder Cook told us what the prophet wanted for his Birthday....."people find someone in need and help them"

(long time lurker, first time commenter, and a huge fan of your blog)

mormonhermitmom said...

Can't remember who said it.

"you don't know everything, but you know enough."

Stephanette said...

I know I'm late, but I have two favorites.

One is from Elder Bednar's talk about moving the grand piano. The older gentleman said, "Gentlemen lift where you stand."

Another is from Sis. Dalton. Her favorite quote used to be "I can do hard things." Now she would like it to say, "With the Lord, I can do ALL things."