Noel Grove writer for National Geographic, wrote that "my dad was very quotable" when he was writing about us for the article "North with the wheat cutters". Upon finding out that I had written down some of my own, he said "the apple didn't fall far from the tree". Fitting that I start with a quote from Noel about me.
"I wish you knew Mike, the way I do". A friend said that years ago. Not sure he knows that his mom told me he said it? It's basically about not judging people until you get to know them.
"Some people may hate you for no reason at all, simply because your confidence reminds them of their insecurities". Ali B. Moe
"Don't be too quick to judge someone based on their past work, sometimes they are limited by their opportunities, it doesn't mean they are not capable of more"! Mikel M. Louder
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale
"You are your fathers son, that doesn't have to define you" Frank Rourke aka The late Bill Paxton on the cbs television series, Training Day. Training Day on CBS"
Anyone can take great pictures, photography is about much more than just that or everyone would be a professional photographer". MML
"Take the lemons and make lemonade". from my buddy Sparky aka model Laura Aliria
"The greatest change can bring about even greater opportunity". from the movie "Night at the museum, battle of the Smithsonian".
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." Jackie Robinson.
"It's not adversity itself, but what we do with it that determines our fate". From the book "The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.
"Happiness is not about lying to ourselves, or turning a blind eye to the negative, but about adjusting our brain so that we see the ways to rise above the circumstances". Shawn Achor "The Happiness Advantage".
From the movie Tombstone,
[Doc begins coughing violently.]
Jack Johnson: Doc, you ought to be in bed. What the hell you doin' this for, anyway?
Doc Holliday: Wyatt Earp is my friend.
Jack Johnson: Hell, I've got lots of friends.
Doc Holliday: I don't.
Somewhere there's someone who dreams of your smile, and finds in your presence that life is worthwhile. So when you are lonely remember it's true: somebody, somewhere is thinking of you.
"When we're together, I know I'll never fail". Stolen from a photographer friends, Starbucks cup.
"People with a poor attitude will always turn what you say into a negative, no matter how encouraging & supportive you try to be, they hear what they want despite what you're saying". (believe me, I was once one of them) Mikel M. Louder
"If I could only find a note to make you understand i'd sing it softly in your ear and grab you by the hand just keep it stuck inside your head, like your favorite tune and know my heart's a stereo that only plays for you"
"Apologizing does not always mean you're wrong and the other person is right. It just means you value your relationship more than your ego."
"If you decide he (or she) doesn't exist, you won't be looking when he (or she) comes around". MML