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The Darkroom

November 16, 2007

Going through my e-mail this morning, I found a quote that a friend sent and it seemed very a propos given the topic of my last post.

 “Worry is like a rocking chair–it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”

I wanted to post it to share with all of you, but I decided to see if I could attribute it to anyone so I did a little research first. Well, I didn’t find my answer, but I DID find a pile of other quotes about worry. Here’s a few that I liked.

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened”  Winston Churchill

“There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever” Mahatma Gandhi

“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” Arthur Somers Roche

“Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed”

“If we spend our time with regrets over yesterday, and worries over what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live.”

And this one just made me laugh:  

“Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball”

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2007 9:30 pm

    I pretty much gave up worry years ago when I realized I only did it to innoculate myself against something I feared would happen and that if the feared thing did happen, THEN I’d have something to really worry about. So I’m still waiting for the fearful thing, without worrying about it.

  2. November 16, 2007 10:20 pm

    Thanks Syl…may I share these with my clients? They are perfect!

  3. November 17, 2007 10:36 am

    The most recent use of the rocking chair quote, that I’ve heard, was on the Dr. Phil show two or three days ago. 🙂

    The best cure for worry and anxiety is cognitive behavioural therapy. I cannot recommend it enough.. (I’m now many months anxiety-free and without panic attacks!)

  4. November 17, 2007 3:33 pm

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!! I hate Doctor Phil!! He’s a Wiener!!

  5. November 17, 2007 5:06 pm

    Lynn, of course you may share with your clients. I just dug these up on the net. If they can even give one other person something to think about, it’s way more than I had hoped for.

  6. November 17, 2007 5:17 pm

    Consider yourself tagged for 7 Random Things.

  7. November 17, 2007 7:38 pm

    Thanks I will, and they will!
    Having a pretty good day, no complaints!

  8. November 17, 2007 8:08 pm

    Oops, I just tagged you too! So do one list for the two of us!!! See blog for details.

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