Quote Challenge for National Photography Month 2017 – Week 3 Results

Welcome to my Quote Challenge Week 3 results! If you missed my post in April, this is what I decided to do for National Photography Month

Here’s my challenge, and I’ll need your help, dear readers – please leave me one of your favorite quotes in the comment section below, and I’ll pair it with a picture I’ve taken. If you’re a blogger, be sure to leave a link as well, so I can give you a shout out. If you can’t think of anything this week, no worries – I’ll post results and ask for more quotes each Monday in May.

Thank you to everyone who has provided amazing words to pair with my pictures – I love doing this! I’m also pinning all the graphics on one of my Pinterest boards – please feel free to share them! Be sure to leave your own favorite quote in the comment section, and tune in again next week to see what I came up with.

Now, on to the graphics!

From Ruth Daly (check out her blog HERE) –

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” ~ Calvin & Hobbes
Quote Challenge Week 3 Calvin & Hobbes Quote

From Terran Ambrosone (check out her blog HERE) –

“Whether we lead or follow, it requires perfect trust in those around us. Watching how it works in the wild is an inspiration, and a life lesson.” ~ Terran Ambrosone
Quote Challenge Week 3 Terran Ambrosone Quote

From Lori Shandle-Fox (check out her blog HERE) –

“Boy that’s a hot one. Norton works in a sewer all day and he can’t stand the smell of paint.” ~ Ralph Kramden, The Honeymooners
Quote Challenge Week 3 Ralph Kramden Quote

From Ritu Bhathal (check out her blog HERE) –

“It’s better to live on your feet than to die on your knees” ~ Joseph Heller, Catch-22
Quote Challenge Week 3 Joseph Heller Quote

From Debbie Harris (check out her blog HERE) –

“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” ~ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Quote Challenge Week 3 - Shakespeare Quote

From Emmalene Fletcher (check out her blog HERE) –

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
~ Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life
Quote Challenge Week 3 Hans Christian Andersen Quote

Quote Challenge Week 3 #MicroblogMondays
“Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is?
Read the inaugural post which explains
the idea and how you can participate too.”
~ Melissa S. Ford, Stirrup Queens

Quote Challenge Week 3. First, this is not a passive voice. Next, I am writing in an active voice. Therefore, my SEO will stop telling me how to write. Furthermore, these sentences are also shorter than twenty words. Rather, stop being so controlling. Especially since most of the sentences in this post are not mine. I will keep going while until you turn green. Quote Challenge Week 3. I can’t believe this is still orange. Finally, it has turned. Success! First, this is not a passive voice. Next, I am writing in an active voice. Therefore, my SEO will stop telling me how to write. Furthermore, these sentences are also shorter than twenty words. Rather, stop being so controlling. Quote Challenge Week 3. Especially since most of the sentences in this post are not mine. I will keep going while until you turn green. I can’t believe this is still orange. Finally, it has turned. Success! Quote Challenge Week 3.

48 comments for “Quote Challenge for National Photography Month 2017 – Week 3 Results

  1. May 15, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Aww Traci, this is beautiful! Love them all

    • May 15, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Thanks so much, Em! I’d never heard that HCA quote before – thanks so much in return for sharing it with me!

  2. May 15, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I didn’t know the fierce quote was from Shakespeare!!

    • May 15, 2017 at 11:21 am

      #TheMoreYouKnow *grin*

      About the only reason I knew is because I was in the play about a thousand years ago (aka high school). 😀

  3. May 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I really love these posts (and thanks for the mention)!

    • May 15, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      You’re very welcome, Ruth – thanks in return for participating, and giving me an excuse to search out old C&H comics online (research, so I could attempt to capture their vibe – LOL!). 😀

  4. May 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    The Calvin & Hobbes one is fabulous!

    • May 15, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks, Lori! Even with all the options on Canva (the online graphic thingy I’m using to create these), It took me forever to be happy with the background – I ended up using oversized black arrows (with the pointy part over the margin) randomly spaced on an orange background to get the Hobbes effect! *grin*

  5. Noelle
    May 15, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    These are gorgeous as always, I love Emmeline Fletcher’s one!

    • May 15, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      Thank you, Noelle! As soon as I read it yesterday, I knew exactly what picture I wanted to use! 🙂

  6. May 15, 2017 at 6:26 pm


    I don’t know that this is still open but, my favorite quote is

    “When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” — Don Miguel de Cervantes

    • May 15, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks, JW! Yep, I’m doing this for the entire month of May, so I’ll have this put together for you next week! This is a gorgeous quote – I can’t wait to get started on it!

  7. May 15, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Love that Shakespeare quote – little but fierce 🙂
    Such a beautiful post, Traci and the pictures go so well with the quote.

    • May 16, 2017 at 8:24 am

      I’ve always loved that one myself. 😀 Thanks so much, Parul!

  8. May 16, 2017 at 4:43 am

    The quotes and your graphics are fabulous!

  9. Mel
    May 16, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I love this one: And though she be but little, she is fierce. I’ll think of birds whenever I hear that quote.

  10. May 21, 2017 at 6:56 am

    These are fantastic Traci. I love this challenge xx

    • May 21, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Thanks so much, Hayley! Your quote from earlier makes me smile every time I see it! 😀

      • May 21, 2017 at 9:20 am

        Haha. That’s excellent x

  11. May 21, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Awesome quotes and photos! Thanks Traci!

    • May 21, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Thanks Ritu – love your quote contribution, and many thanks again for sending it my way! <3

      • May 21, 2017 at 9:13 am


  12. Circle of Daydreams
    May 21, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I love these, and the whole idea of the challenge! One of my faves at the moment, due to my focus on self care is “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” (Paul Coelho)

    • May 21, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Thank you, Linda! That’s a great quote – love Paulo Coelho, so I’m really going to enjoy creating this one!

      • Circle of Daydreams
        May 22, 2017 at 5:47 am

        Ooh, yay!! Can’t wait!!! (: x

  13. May 21, 2017 at 7:22 am

    These are great, I must have missed the post about this challenge. Great idea 🙂
    I love the little bird with Debbie’s quote 🙂

    • May 21, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Thanks, Juls! I’m doing this for the rest of the month, so if a quote comes to mind, be sure to wander back and shout out. 😀

  14. May 21, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Great post and thanks for the mention Traci!! I love the graphic to my suggested Shakespeare quote.

    • May 21, 2017 at 9:19 am

      You’re very welcome, and thanks in return, Debbie! That sassy little hummingbird is the first thing that came to mind when I saw your quote – so glad you love it! 😀

      • May 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm

        Did you know I’m called a ‘hummingbird on speed’?? So the pic was extra appropriate

        • May 22, 2017 at 6:59 am

          Wow, Debbie – that’s wicked awesome! 😀

  15. May 21, 2017 at 9:01 am

    quote for you not sure who it is from. “inspiration comes and goes, creativity is the result of practice.”

    • May 21, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Coolness, Amelia! I’ll do a quick Google for the author, then poke around in my picture file for a good fit – thanks so much!

  16. May 21, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Your photos show the beauty and the light in life. And since I’m on a mission to focus far more on what is good about the world and myself, this quote (taken from the notebook that I tweet about) comes to mind: “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” ~Edith Wharton

    • May 21, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Aww, thanks so much Melissa – for the compliment, and the awesome quote! <3

  17. May 21, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Great idea with even greater quotes here! I hope you don’t mind I’d like to contribute to the challenge by leaving a little note:

    “You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.”
    – Daniel Krascsenits

    Thank you for sharing,

    • May 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Don’t mind in the slightest, Leah – I love getting quote contributions, and yours is excellent! Thanks so much!

  18. May 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    My license plate is actually “HERMIA” because that’s who they say the “fierce” quote about, and, though I be but little, I for damn sure am fierce. Confuses the hell out of people who think it says “HERNIA.”

    • May 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      LOL! I actually played Hermia in high school, and there were tons of hernia jokes. Most excellent license plate choice!

  19. May 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    That quote of Joseph Heller was used a lot by a French journalist, Charb, he was part of the journalists that were shot in the first attacks that happened in Paris. It reminds me of the courage he had 🙂

    • May 22, 2017 at 7:05 am

      Knowing that, the quote takes on a whole new dimension. 🙁

  20. May 21, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    These are amazing. Looking forward to following

    • May 22, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Thanks so much, Gabe!

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