Sunday, January 31, 2010

Being Inspired by Others

"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do."

-- Georgia O'Keeffe


The O'Keeffe quote reminds me of something that I often say: Being fearless is not the absence of fear; it's moving forward in spite of it.

22 comments:

CathM said...

How absolutely true :)

Judith Ellis said...

Catherine - O'Keeffe has long inspired me.

Haddock said...

Agree with what O'Keeffe had to say.

Judith Ellis said...

Good to see you, Haddock!

Tremas said...

I should try and catch that biopic of her next time it's on.

Judith Ellis said...

Tremas - I have seen a number about her life--fascinating. Is there a recent one?

Pamela said...

Wonderful words of wisdom

Judith Ellis said...

Hi Pam! It's great to see you. Love to you, girl!

DB said...

This brings to mind another quote: "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway."

John Wayne

Judith Ellis said...

Beautiful, DB. Thank you!

Brosreview said...

A very good quote, but, I must add that Aunt, your quote has won me over!!!

Enrico said...

Direct from Tom's Blog, hello Judith, totally agree about the post, poetically speaking, and "reality-aware" speaking...

Judith Ellis said...

Oh, Ajey, you are my dear nephew whom I Love. Thank you for your kind words.

Judith Ellis said...

Ciao Enrico - Good to have you! Do pass through again.

septembermom said...

I'm reading a biography/painting analysis of O'Keeffe right now. I'm loving every minute of it. She was so fascinating in life and in her art.

Tremas said...

LIFETIME had one in 2009, staring Joan Allen.
Not a *big& LIFETIME watcher, but I want to see this. :)

Judith Ellis said...

Kelly - What are you reading? I have read so many biographies about her and her great photographer husband, Alfred Stieglitz.

Judith Ellis said...

Yeah, Tremas, I think I saw it advertised at some point. I too am not a big Lifetime person. But I would check this out. Allen is not a bad actor either.

Pamela said...

I did see the Lifetime biography on O'Keefe it was very good. It showed sides of her I had no previous knowledge of. I recommend it for the O'Keefe fan.

Judith Ellis said...

Cool, Pam! I'll check it out!

Meena said...

So true. And lately, I've been afraid. I just need to suck it up and get on with it.

Judith Ellis said...

Remember, my friend, Meena, that being fearless is not the absence of fear; it's moving forward in spite of it. I believe you can do it!