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Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

In the book Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, famous and not-so-famous writers were asked to provide their life stories in six word sentences. They responded with funny, sad and often poignant quotes that are a short record or chronicle of their lives. You can write your life sentence in six words and post it here!

Read Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: by Writers Obscure and Famous to learn all about the second book by SMITH Magazine.



Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

By Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser

For this book, the authors, Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, asked writers to sum up their lives in six words or less. They received 15,000 submissions and put 800 in their book. To buy their book, you can simply click on the picture of the book shown below. However, to find out how your fellow squidooers summed up their lives, be sure to read on first.

Click here to order your copy of Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure from Amazon.

The Six-Word Memoir Quotations Video

Make sure you have the volume turned on when you pause for the minute or so that it will take to watch this fantastic, moving and funny video. It will help prepare you for the task ahead...

BookBabie Blogs About Six-Word Memoir in February 2008, Her Meme or Chain Letter Becomes A Huge Success

Last February, when the book was headed for the bestseller list, a blogger named BookBabie took a hold of the idea and the potential of the internet with the six-word memoir concept. The popularity of the idea may be attributed to the fact that it is easy to do (well, relatively) and anyone can submit their own memoir easily.BookBabie turned the challenge into a 'meme'. A meme is similar to a chain letter in the blogging world. The meme asked you to write your memoir and add a link to someone else's blog. As a result of this and the books popularity, a search of the term 'six-word memoir' today will net over 350,000 hits.

Notable Quotes From the Authors of Not Quite What I Was Planning

"Once you start (collecting quotes), you can't stop and you end up counting the words of everything you say."-- Larry Smith"You start to feel that six words are talking to you from magical places."-- Rachel Ferschleiser

Life Sentence

"Looked for answers; found new questions." ~ Kay Dennison"Revenge is living well, without you." ~ Joyce Carol Oates"Wasn't born a redhead: fixed that." ~ Anonymous

Life Sentence

"Found true love, married someone else." ~ Anonymous"Followed white rabbit. Became black sheep." ~ Anonymous"I'm 10 and have additude." ~ Anonymous

Life Sentence

"29 Years Old, Still Playing Lego." ~ Summer "Brought it to a boil, often." ~ U.S. Celebrity Chef, Mario Batali

Escape but remember; embrace life's ambiguities.

Escape but remember; embrace life's ambiguities.

Escape but remember; embrace life's ambiguities.

The Squidoo Community's Life In A Six-Word Sentence

Here is how you, the Squidoo community, summed up your life in six words. I have tried creating my six-word sentence (as you will be able to see in a moment) and I know it is not easy. I penned four possible life sentences for myself, none were perfect or quite right but I finally chose one to post. Please read these for inspiration and then add yours at the bottom of the page. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to add these to this page but you can still share your quotes in the comment section.

My Six-Word Memoir -- Winter52

"Have allergies... feel like crap." -- Winter52

My Six-Word Memoir -- Jimmie

"Please have your travel documents ready." -- Jimmie

My Six-Word Memoir -- Kab

"I didn't do what wasn't fun." -- Kab

My Six-Word Memoir -- ArtSiren

""Born. Died. Spent life wasting time." -- ArtSiren(A cautionary tale, one to avoid!)(Not me, I hasten to add!)"

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets

My Six-Word Memoir -- Joan4

"Happy woman blessed with happy grandchildren." -- Joan4

My Six-Word Memoir -- GypsyOwl

"In my flow, living my dreams." GypsyOwl

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My Six-Word Memoir -- Treasures By Brenda

"Loving wife, mother. Aspiring business woman." -- Treasures By Brenda

My Six-Word Memoir -- Mukunda22

"My Mind ClosedOpen My Choice." -- Mukunda 22

My Six-Word Memoir -- NancyOram

"The Glass is Always Full!" -- NancyOram

It All Changed in an Instant

My Six-Word Memoir -- Rasalila

"Shock the heck out of them!" -- Rasalila

My Six-Word Memoir -- Spirituality

"Go one step at a time." -- Spirituality

My Six-Word Memoir -- Annettehallowell

"Life is an adventure, take detours!" -- Annettehallowell

My Six-Word Memoir -- 00gt00

"Think positive, you'll get positive results!" -- 00gt00

My Six-Word Memoir -- UncleCharley

"Living simple, Living Natural, Living Free." -- UncleCharley

My Six-Word Memoir -- Thisnthat2

"Enjoyed My TimeSipping Life's Wine."-- thisnthat2

My Six-Word Memoir -- Spook

"It could be a lot worse:" -- Spook

My Six-Word Memoir -- Poddys

"Same Mistake Twice - Third Time Lucky" -- Poddys

My Six-Word Memoir -- chefkeem

"Wiser I get - dumber I feel." -- chefkeem

My Six-Word Memoir -- adez7

"Have brain, will teach!" -- adez7

Six Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak

My Six-Word Memoir -- JaguarJulie

"Be the best that you can be." -- JaguarJulie

My Six-Word Memoir -- hesika

"All wishes come true." -- hesika

My Six-Word Memoir -- Susan52

"Not without a temper, but forgiven." -- Susan52

My Six-Word Memoir -- a_willow

"Now I'm here, tomorrow who knows?" -- a_willow

My Six-Word Memoir -- MobyD

"Too soon old; too late smart." -- MobyD

My Six-Word Memoir -- JohannTheDog

"Was rescued. Found home. Am loved." -- JohannTheDog

My Six-Word Memoir -- N376

"I've learned something new each day." -- N376

My Six-Word Memoir -- susannad

"Been there. Done that. No Teeshirt!" -- susannad

My Six-Word Memoir -- ElizabethJeanAllen

"Learn from the past, live in the present, and plan for the future." -- ElizabethJeanAllen

My Six-Word Memoir -- rockycha

"In strange travels, I found me." -- rockycha

Six-Word Memoirs By Writers Famous & Obscure

My Six-Word Memoir -- stella69

"Be happy by making others happy!" -- stella69

My Six-Word Memoir -- RawBill

"Learnt everything, then forgot it all." -- RawBill

My Six-Word Memoir -- CruisinAsh

"If you believe enough, it happens." -- CruisinAsh

My Six-Word Memoir -- AlaBev

"God made an incredibly beautiful world!" -- AlaBev

My Six-Word Memoir -- BobLowe

"I Was and Now I Am." -- BobLowe

My Six-Word Memoir -- Marelisa

"Treat yourself like someone you love." -- Marelisa

My Six-Word Memoir -- Decorating-Diva

"Multiple income streams, multiple life styles." -- Decorating-Diva

My Six-Word Memoir --

"Balancing society and individualism, sometimes successfully." --

My Six-Word Memoir -- CrypticFragments

"Creative soul seizing her destiny NOW." -- CrypticFragments

My Six-Word Memoir -- lakeerieartists

"Am having fun while living it." -- lakeerieartists

Dream Big -- Olivia

My Six-Word Memoir -- TamaraHeater

"People make messes; people clean up." -- TamaraHeater

My Six-Word Memoir -- Listen2u

"Life is too short to live the same day twice!!!" -- Listen2u

My Six-Word Memoir -- rlcate

"Finally now I am my Priority!" -- rlcate

My Six-Word Memoir -- catchild

"What the hell- let's do it!" -- catchild

My Six-Word Memoir -- swiftdeal

"When opportunity knocks, open the door." -- swiftdeal

My Six-Word Memoir -- GramaBarb

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” -- GramaBarb

My Six-Word Memoir -- 4deb

"Many treasured memories; still making more.” -- 4deb

My Six-Word Memoir -- Myprecious

" Sweet and bitter but wonderful symphony.” -- myprecious

My Six-Word Memoir -- drsallywitt

"Interested in everything, practically an expert!" -- drsallywitt

My Six-Word Memoir -- ShawNukem

"I live, claim for a fame ~" -- ShawNukem

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

My Six-Word Memoir -- debsgreatfinds

"Look ahead not behind past and present finds." -- debsgreatfinds

My Six-Word Memoir -- 0ctavias0fferings

"Always something unanticipated round the corner." -- 0ctavias0fferings

My Six-Word Memoir -- Domvalentine

"Clear the desk, more work coming!" -- Domvalentine

My Six-Word Memoir -- TheresaMayhew

"So many lifetimes, this one counts!" -- TheresaMayhew

My Six-Word Memoir -- Pastiche

"Dream big, then make it happen." -- Pastiche

My Six-Word Memoir -- What-I-Found

"Did right by loved ones." -- What-I-Found

My Six-Word Memoir -- Azhumbird

"All who wander are not lost!" -- Azhumbird

My Six-Word Memoir -- Monteath

"Was an adventure worthy of remembrance.” -- Monteath

My Six-Word Memoir -- site-builder

"Had Fallen Asleep. Now Waking Up.” -- site-builder

My Six-Word Memoir -- grandma_deal

"'WD40 or duct tape fix anything." -- grandma_deal

Positive Thinking Every Day

My Six-Word Memoir -- Jezter

"Request help often, I rarely did.” -- Jezter

My Six-Word Memoir -- bunch

" I've burned bridges, then swam back.” -- bunch

My Six-Word Memoir -- RevLindaBardes

“Still in transition, yea, yea, yea.” -- RevLindaBardes

My Six-Word Memoir -- webdesign4life

“Perpetually repeating mistakes with greater stakes.” -- webdesign4life

My Six-Word Memoir -- ElkieRog

“I drifted thru a great life!” -- ElkieRog

My Six-Word Memoir -- ariesmom

“Don't make same mistakes over again.” -- ariesmom

My Six-Word Memoir -- WendyRoan

“I NEVER lay down my sword.” -- WendyRoan

My Six-Word Memoir -- RachelleNones

“Writers always have the last word.” -- RachelleNones

My Six-Word Memoir -- snappmethod

“Seeking the truth, I found Jesus.” -- snappmethod

Life: Selected Quotations

Six-Word Sentences From Guests of Squidoo

  • "Family fun: swimming, reading, travelling, music!" -- Robin
  • "I love Dairy Queen in Ottawa." -- Cheryl W
  • "Teach children, and laugh and sing." -- 2Fiver
  • "There's only one of us here." -- Lee Vardi
  • "Too short this is my life." -- mrgracenotes
  • "Crazy how much dogs love me." -- Jeannie
  • "Never say lost till ur dead." -- Jijo
  • "Play one note at a time." -- banquet manager
  • "Want happiness? Just follow your bliss." -- Chris
  • "Life is more than six words."" -- Krissttina Isobe
  • "Never ever quit no matter who." -- Mike Darling
  • "Most Likely to Succeed". Alone. Small." -- lifehappens

My Six-Word Memoir -- Pancakes

"Best Things in Life are FREE.""Live your Life to the Fullest." -- Pancakes

My Six-Word Memoir -- Gandree

“Boxes are meant to be opened.” -- Gandree

My Six-Word Memoir -- CHANGECOACHER

“I'm here to live out loud.” -- CHANGECOACHER

My Six-Word Memoir -- enslavedbyfaeries

"Be kind because it does matter." -- enslavedbyfaeries

My Six-Word Memoir -- aj2008

"Feel the fear - do it anyway!" -- aj2008

My Six-Word Memoir -- tmackarney

"Still searching for: love, God, me." -- tmackarney

My Six-Word Memoir -- MSdebbie

"Multiple Sclerosis Sucks, Life Doesn't, LIVE !!" -- MSdebbie

My Six-Word Memoir -- agm_markrep

"Your best bet: To be yourself.“ -- agm_markrep

My Six-Word Memoir -- EH

""Wet stuff on the red stuff“ -- EH

The Wise and Witty Quote book

My Six-Word Memoir -- Alban

“Came here, been here, left here.“ -- Alban

My Six-Word Memoir -- DeniseK

“So Many Books, So Little Time.“ -- DeniseK

My Six-Word Memoir -- hhc08

"See each day with new eyes." -- hhc08

My Six-Word Memoir -- mtnmom5

“And then there was - the internet.“ -- mtnmom5

My Six-Word Memoir -- jooloo

"Dreamed huge dreams, best came true." -- jooloo

Six-Word Memoir -- DebMartin

"Fishing. The wind blows through me." -- DebMartin

Six-Word Memoir -- pauper

“Age Sex Location Race and Status.“ -- pauper

My Six-Word Memoir -- hhdavid65

“Married three, buried three, kept going.“ -- hhdavid65

My Six-Word Memoir -- LilliputStation

“YET, THE LORD THINKETH APON ME.“ -- LilliputStation

My Six-Word Memoir -- SunnyDaze

"My hat gets more purple everyday." -- SunnyDaze

My Six-Word Memoir -- debnet

“Still thinking about my six words.“ -- debnet

My Six-Word Memoir -- naturegirl7

“Save the Insects, Save the World.” -- naturegirl7

My Six-Word Memoir -- Isaac_Silverberg

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” -- Isaac_Silverberg & Sun Tzu

Six-Word Memoirs From Squidoo Visitors

"Live bravely: Fear not the unknown" -- Kim Haun

" Awash in despair. Continuing despite it." -- Mara

" Lost my socks. Found my socks" --

"Life is Full, Death is Empty." -- Chrins

"Smile and see what happens!" -- Jodie

"O lucky me - love, marriage, family." -- Susandan

"Smiled, cried, won, lost, always loved." -- Bob Poole

"I gave more than I took." -- COUNTRYLUTHIER

"My life is lived for joy. -- John Carter

"Whoosh! What's that? Your life, mate." -- iantalbot

"Mother raped; child unwanted; flourished anyway." -- Deborah Maser Higgins

"Waited on the dock; he came!" -- Lee

"Quiet, until silence became the roar." -- Moshe Gorin

"Well awake last night, but fresh." -- Kim

My Six-Word Memoir -- darelief

“Still figuring out life and learning.” -- darelief

My Six-Word Memoir -- biggirlblue

“Abandoned, bruised, blistered, but frakkin alive.” -- biggirlblue

My Six-Word Memoir -- the_party_animal

“Laughter makes the world go around.” -- ThePartyAnimal

My Six-Word Memoir -- PartialTee

“Summer sang in me...still does.” -- PartialTee

My Six-Word Memoir -- Cabanalolita

“My pet loves me best of all!” -- Cabanalolita

More Quotations From Guests of Squidoo

  • "Took road less traveled. Found miracles." -- Sherrie
  • "Silence: Never make that mistake again." -- Susan
  • "One hell of a bleedin' mess." -- Rajan
  • "Was lucky in love, eventually. Phew!" -- Elizabeth Nixon
  • "Exciting life going her own way..." -- Ann in Bethel
  • "Art and Betty...thanks to you!" -- Deborah
  • "Smile at them; they smile back." -- Patricia Smith
  • "The best is yet to come..." -- Ozer Tayiz
  • "Better life, look up, not down!" -- William Wukitz
  • Made mistakes...felt...changed...grew....again..!!" -- Robin
  • "Entertain thoughts. Practice repeating the best." -- Cheryl
  • "Cat, lap, purr, life is good." -- Dan

My Six-Word Memoir -- timthom1

“I MISS MY MIND THE MOST.” -- timthom1

My Six-Word Memoir -- GreenRevolution

“The Key to Happiness Lies Within.” -- GreenRevolution

My Six-Word Memoir -- SamanthaE

“Restless spirit, never stopped smelling roses.” -- SamanthaE

My Six-Word Memoir -- gods-grace-notes

“Finally Learned to Dance... On Rainbows!” -- gods-grace-notes

My Six-Word Memoir -- StephE

"I choose happiness for my life." -- StephE

My Six-Word Memoir -- James-P

“Teach man farm-fishing, save both species.” -- James-P

My Six-Word Memoir -- A_RovingReporter

“Count our blessings.” -- A_RovingReporter

My Six-Word Memoir -- ELuna

“Live, Love, Spread Cheers not Tears.” -- ELuna

My Six-Word Memoir -- dianadavis_3

“Supernatural blessings comes to those who believe.” -- dianadavis_3

My Six-Word Memoir -- debbie1

"Sometimes happy, sometimes sad, always interesting." -- debbie1

My Six-Word Memoir -- tally

“Thankful, grateful, loved, blessings, cared, lived.” -- tally

Six-Word Memoir -- Killam

"Determined to be my own boss!" -- killam

My Six-Word Memoir -- sophiesara

“Don't cry for whom makes u cry.” -- sophiesara

My Six-Word Memoir -- ParentWarrior

“Guiding others to sanity, including myself!” -- ParentWarrior

My Six-Word Memoir -- GrowWear

"I am you; you are me." -- GrowWear

My Six-Word Memoir -- diggyisking

"Your perception of reality is reality!" -- GrowdiggyiskingWear

My Six-Word Memoir -- Mortira

"Never say never, or look back." -- Mortira

My Six-Word Memoir -- Gail47

"Grandchildren put life in perspective." -- Gail47

Six-Word Memoir -- icjackson

" I am a child of God." -- icjackson

Six-Word Memoirs -- WhenIGrowUpCoach

"I'm always reaching for the stars.""Passion, love and friendship over all.""Always following my ever changing bliss."

Six-Word Memoir -- papawu

" Won the lottery of survival." -- papawu

Six-Word Memoir -- RinchenChodron

"Live, love, learn, give, care, share." -- RinchenChodron

My Six-Word Memoir -- d-artist

"Life is short, Live it wisely." -- d-artist

My Six-Word Memoir -- CoachBrown

“Trusted God, felt discouraged, trusted more.” -- CoachBrown

My Six-Word Memoir -- kathysart

"Talent is desire, the rest is practice." -- kathysart

My Six-Word Memoirs -- Squidaddle

“Oddly driven for one so relaxed.” -- Squidaddle

My Six-Word Memoir -- RuralRoute2

"Let the recipe do the work." -- RuralRoute2

My Six-Word Memoir -- BobbyBOOMBOOMBickerson

"Let bubblegum dreams create BOMBlastic Realty." -- BobbyBOOMBOOMBickerson

Six-Word Memoirs From People Who Are Not Squidoo Members

  • "Quiet, until silence became the roar." ~~ Moshe Gorin
  • "ll awake last night, but fresh." ~~ Kim
  • "I left it all for Love." ~~ Anonymous
  • "Yes, I talk to the clouds." ~~ Thoreau

Six-Word Memoirs From Squidoo Guests

  • "Kept smiling, even when life sucked." ~~ Nicole
  • "Good Healh is Better than Riches." ~~ Dr. Boonlert Saisanit
  • "Bad choices! Beautiful babies. I"m okay." ~ M. Kolb
  • "Opened Mind. Closed Mouth. Life Better." -- Chris Barnett
  • "Foster a tradition of family excellence." -- Zen
  • "Less talk less mistakes no trouble." -- Tamumu
  • "Keep smiling, this too shall pass." -- Elise
  • "Living to learn, learning to live." -- Lisa
  • "I'm Blonde, deal with it!!! -- Mavis Erikson, Truson Organics Inc.
  • "Wonderful hubby, Great Children, Adorable Grandbabies!" -- Patti Cagle

Mrs. Nixon's Third-Graders' Six-Word Storybook

Smith launched the six-word memoir challenge in late 2006 and published the book early in 2008. I would say that the project has been like a runaway train. Since then the idea has taken off around the world and includes:A reverend in North Carolina who gave six-word prayers.A book blogger who created a six-word memoir "meme" that is active in thousands of blogs.A Squidoo lens. (You are reading it!)Classrooms around the world.One class in South Jersey put together a beautiful booklet. Larry Smith visited the class and found that, "six graders are intense and intelligent little beasts, and that third graders are simply brilliant."Quotes from that book include:"Eight years old, combed hair twice." -Noah"Hate some boys but like others." - Sarah"Wish everyday was a bed day." - Emily"Nine years stacked within my soul." - Laura"A kids life is my life." - KionTo read the entire booklet this classroom created, visit Mrs. Nixon's Third-Graders' Six-Word Storybook.

(This Song Is Just) Six Words Long -- Weird Al Yankovic - Six-Word Memoirs Music Video

A tribute video to a modern genius called Al -- Weird Al. It was only a matter of time before Weird Al released his take on six-word memoirs and it is a lightly entertaining song, well put together in this YouTube video. It made me smile.

Life Sentence

Finally, this one is for my fourteen and my sixteen year old sons, it is absolutely, positively true. They have their whole lives ahead of them."Fourteen years old, story still untold."

This poll has been added rather late, after over 600 of you had read this page...I hope it will still produce some interesting results. -- Brenda



A Perfect Christmas or Hostess Gift

Amazingly inexpensive, this wonderful book is selling from Amazon for under $10. I think it would be a perfect Christmas or Hostess gift. Every year I search for one perfect item that would suit many people on my gift-giving list. For instance, one year it was The Da Vinci Code, another a popular James Patterson book. This year, I am thinking it just might be this book, Not Quite What I Had Planned.If you and I are thinking alike or if you would just like to purchase a single copy of this book, you can buy it directly from Amazon by simply clicking on the following link.

Click here to order your copy of Not Quite What I Was Planning from Amazon.

"Ex-wife and Contractor Now Have House." -- Anonymous

"Ex-wife and Contractor Now Have House." -- Anonymous

"Ex-wife and Contractor Now Have House." -- Anonymous

It was very surprising what some people wrote in their six words. Some people were incredibly open...stories were sad or humorous or serious and often poignant. Now it is your turn to sum up your life in a six word sentence. Even if you are not a member of Squidoo, you can leave your sentence. It is no simple task. I have tried it; you will see what I mean. I penned four possible life sentences for myself, none were perfect or quite right. Don't aim for perfection...just leave something, in six words, that tells us all about you. I know you are up to the challenge!Please use this space for your six word sentence. You can consider it an experiment, after all your life is still evolving! And YES, please feel free to come back and leave another six words!!!

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Share Your Life Sentence in Six Words Here

Sarah Switalski from Iowa on September 19, 2012:

I will sleep when I'm dead

anonymous on September 17, 2012:

I've given my best. The End.

anonymous on June 06, 2012:

"We are all, just passing thru"

anonymous on February 02, 2012:

"History is written by the victor""South park is a funny show""So is Jackass"

anonymous on January 16, 2012:

odd one out, not very happy

anonymous on December 05, 2011:

The best is yet to come.

Lemming13 on November 22, 2011:

Arrived, mucked about a bit, left.

goo2eyes lm on November 11, 2011:

this lens is worth the trophy! 6 words

Joan Hall from Los Angeles on November 11, 2011:

The memoir that I hope to earn is: "Left legacy of work and children."

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on November 10, 2011:

Stopping back by to sprinkle an angel blessing. I have always loved these six word memoirs. Very much appreciated... this web site and your presentation of such a creative approach to expressing life stories.

anonymous on November 07, 2011:

Abused child; broken mother; healed grandmother.

webbocat on September 01, 2011:

nice lens.I have found a great link to post quotes Wikiquote

E L Seaton from Virginia on May 18, 2011:

"Chasing cars of life, catching some."

LensSeller on April 18, 2011:

Saw Your Lens And "Liked" It :-)

Michelle1959 on April 10, 2011:

Thinking there'd be a seperate space for comments on the lense lower down, I entere my six word comment without saying what a great lens with a lot of hard work behind it. It's most interesting to see the comments of others ~ I love it!

Michelle1959 on April 10, 2011:

Nobody's all good or all bad

UKGhostwriter on March 26, 2011:

Still trying to work it out!

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on March 16, 2011:

This has to be my most favorite lens ever! Really captivating. I'll be back soon with my six-word memoir. :-) Thanks for a totally thought-provoking lens. Outstanding!!

Yawapi LM on March 13, 2011:

I love six word memoirs - was introduced to them by my creative writing professor!

JanieceTobey on January 30, 2011:

Blessed happily by a Squid Angel.

JanieceTobey on January 30, 2011:

I am loved. So are you.

sousababy on November 01, 2010:

Maybe "they" are wrong...consider this.

KarenTBTEN on October 18, 2010:

Neither Squid nor Angel really, but...

steveffeo lm on October 06, 2010:

I will change the world today

anonymous on September 25, 2010:

Born with love, lived with pain.

kimmanleyort on September 20, 2010:

Doing the best that I can. :D

BWDuerr from Henrietta, New York on September 15, 2010:

@SoyCandleLover: Above works so well, still using... Tweeted again, and Facebook liked, too.I'll be back, this I'm sure. :D Same cadence? Could not help it. :D

anonymous on September 14, 2010:

Was doormat. Showed you the door.

Allan R. Wallace from Wherever Human Rights Reign on August 22, 2010:

I'm glad I came back, so much good stuff has been added since I last visited. Thank you

tssfacts on July 12, 2010:

Never give up for any reason.

anonymous on June 09, 2010:

Oh, the thinks you can think.Imagination is more important than life in the fast lane.

lgendrot on May 14, 2010:

Eagerly looking forward to the future.

anonymous on May 10, 2010:

Sure could have used an epiphany.

anonymous on May 10, 2010:

Love is a grenade, pin pulled.

VarietyWriter2 on April 16, 2010:

Great lens. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

SandraRoseDesigns on April 09, 2010:

God's blessings be upon you, today!This is a really great lens! It was fun coming up with my own six word life sentence. It made me think! 5 Star!

BWDuerr from Henrietta, New York on April 02, 2010:

Hi Brenda, came back for another visit. I love this lens.I was looking for a word that could have a double meaning, so here's another:Passionately procrastinates, but likes the RUSH! This one works so well, I'm going to post it on my profile, and Twitter, with a link back here. Thanks again!

anonymous on February 03, 2010:

Bad choices! Beautiful babies. I"m okay.

anonymous on January 21, 2010:

Good Healh is Better than Riches. From:

anonymous on January 15, 2010:

Kept smiling, even when life sucked.

BWDuerr from Henrietta, New York on January 09, 2010:

This must have been the basis of Twitter. :D 5 stars and fav for a wonderful take on one's current life. Oh, and mine would be: Laughs Often, Cries Little, Loving Life.

anonymous on January 06, 2010:

Yes, I talk to the clouds. (from Thoreau)

semas on December 23, 2009:

A great lens!5*.lensrolling to my Inspirational gifts-3 word quotes lens.I take part in a blog challenge at every saturday to describe your life in 6 words .My 6 words for last week's were values are not taught but caught

Spook LM on October 17, 2009:

Blessed by an Angel.

CoolFoto on October 15, 2009:

Delightful read! Here's mine: "Blessed by God through good and bad."

anonymous on September 15, 2009:

I left it all for Love.

anonymous on August 28, 2009:

This is really inspiring and thought provoking. I think I'll go with "More Different Than Is Absolutely Necessary." Thanks for visiting my telenovela lens!

Carol Goss on August 28, 2009:

WOW!!! Very nice lens and the book sounds wonderfulMy six word memoirs would be:Smile and be careful of typo's!!!

lakern26 lm on August 27, 2009:

Excellent lens! It's so unique and filled with a lot of inspiration. Okay, here are my six words: Don't play it safe. Just live. Thanks for asking! 5*

Dianne Loomos on August 06, 2009:

I love this one, "Wasn't born a redhead: fixed that." Made me chuckle.

KimGiancaterino on July 22, 2009:

I'm still working on mine (it will probably have something to do with procrastination!) Re-blessed by a Squid Angel.

religions7 on July 22, 2009:

:( can't lensroll this yet, and in case I forget - blessed by a squidangel :) (which it deserves after all).

Barbara Radisavljevic from Paso Robles, CA on July 04, 2009:

Great lens idea! Here's my 6-word story: Love and heartbreak help me grow.

Mary from Chicago area on June 29, 2009:

"Need 1,000 words! Or just: love."5* and rolling this to

Mary from Chicago area on June 25, 2009:

"Need 1,000 words! Or just: love."Fabulous lens, rolled to and of course 5 big *****

anonymous on June 03, 2009:

I've read every single one! Love it! Mine would be - Thankful for life's little pleasures

Annette Geiger on May 04, 2009:

Now that I took my life sentence and made it my "about me" lens, I came back to lensroll it!

Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on April 30, 2009:

I love this! here's mine: There are no words grand enough.

Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on April 26, 2009:

I've just read through all of these quotes. I think that mine is: With all my heart, I love!5*s for this great lens!

religions7 on April 08, 2009:

Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

Kent_Whitaker on March 17, 2009:

What a wonderful lens! There are some great submissions here. You've done a great job putting this together. When you get a chance, I'd love it if you'd visit my lens and say hello.

anonymous on March 12, 2009:

Well awake last night, but fresh

anonymous on March 05, 2009:

quiet, until silence became the roar.

Silent_Note on February 15, 2009:

Great lens! There are some wonderful six-word memoirs here! I'd love for you to drop by my lens and say hello when you get the chance.

BobbyBOOMBOOMBi on February 04, 2009:

Let bubblegum dreams create BOMBlastic Realty.

Adrienne Jenkins on January 19, 2009:

I love everyone's submissions. Nice job. "Life Sentences". Never heard it put that way. Awesome lens.

anonymous on December 02, 2008:

mother raped; child unwanted; flourished anyway

GrowWear on December 01, 2008:

Wonderful contribution memoirs listed here! Glad you sent out a Squidcast so I could come and be inspired again!

anonymous on November 25, 2008:

Waited on the dock; he came!

Squidaddle on November 04, 2008:

Oddly driven for one so relaxed.

Karicor on October 24, 2008:

Glad I came back to add some Angel dust to the star dust. I just love reading all the new life sentences but am still waiting for mine. Hope to be back soon!

kathysart on October 21, 2008:

Here are 7 (sorry)"Talent is desire, the rest is practice" ~Kathy Ostman-MagnusenI think so often people think that 'talent' is just something you are born with; that artists come into life having a talent that they don't struggle for. Not true! I spend HOURS sketching, reading and actually doing art. I have been working to become a better artist through the years because I was born with a 'desire' for art. My desire was cradled with practice, talent did not just magically appear. Ahh so end of soapbox! Smile

kathysart on October 21, 2008:

What a wonderful idea. There are so many quotes that lend new reasoning to our set ways, new doors that had not been opened before.. at least that is what I think when I find a new one (new to me) quote that speaks to me. FIVE WELL QUOTED STARSAloha from Kathy~~*~~

CoachBrown LM on October 19, 2008:

Trusted God, felt discouraged, trusted more. Without a 6 word limit I'd observe that even though it's said you can't live long enough to make ALL the mistakes, it is possible to make a great run at it... :)

anonymous on October 19, 2008:

Whoosh! What's that? Your life, mate.

Delia on October 15, 2008:

"Life is short, Live it wisely" _________________________________________but my favorite one is longer...... What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God: Danish Proverb

RuralRoute2 on October 09, 2008:

Let the recipe do the work.

RinchenChodron on October 08, 2008:

Live, love, learn, give, care, share.*****

papawu on October 06, 2008:

Won the lottery of survival.

anonymous on October 01, 2008:

I can't choose one, so here are three:“I’m always reaching for the stars.”“Passion, love and friendship over all.”“Always following my ever changing bliss.”

icjackson on September 30, 2008:

This is a great idea :-DMy life in 6 words:"I am a child of God."Thanks for this!

Gail47 on September 30, 2008:

Grandchildren put life in perspective.

Mortira on September 29, 2008:

This is such a great lens! Conrats on all of your success. I've been thinking awhile about my six words, and here they are:Never say never, or look back.There are a lot of things I'm doing now I thought I never would, and I don't regret any of the things that got me here! Thanks again for all the inspiration!

diggyisking on September 29, 2008:

Your perception of reality is reality!Just like to say thanks for your comment on my Create your own blog lensYou are way better at making lenses, i really appreciate your advice, and will tend to it asap!5 stars for this lens, its a great idea, people love interacting:)

GrowWear on September 23, 2008:

I am you; you are me.

ParentWarrior on September 23, 2008:

Guiding others to sanity, including myself!

anonymous on September 22, 2008:

I like the quotes. I'd better to think some and be right back to post it up. :)

sophiesara on September 22, 2008:

good quotations, i want tell something, “Don’t cry for whom makes u cry“is it right or wrong.......

anonymous on September 20, 2008:

My life is lived for joy.

JustAls on September 19, 2008:

I definitley will take a look at that book! Great site!

killam on September 17, 2008:

Determined to be my own boss!

E L Seaton from Virginia on September 16, 2008:

I gave more than I took.

tally lm on September 16, 2008:

Great lens!!!! I love quotes and enjoyed reading the lens. Congratulations on you getting lens of the day!!!!! thankful, grateful, loved, blessings, cared, lived

anonymous on September 16, 2008:

Sometimes happy, sometimes sad, always interesting.

dianadavis_3 on September 16, 2008:

I hope you dont mind I posted your lens link to my lens for others to veiw what a great lens www.squidoo./freeadvertisinghits2u I want to post others as well your lens gave me great ideas and others can learn from you as well blessings to you.Diana J Davis please sign my guess book and let me know if you approve!thanks

dianadavis_3 on September 16, 2008:

supernatural blessings comes to those who believe

ParentCoachGTD on September 15, 2008:

What a fascinating topic for a lens. Very enjoyable.

anonymous on September 15, 2008:

Smiled, cried, won, lost, always loved.

ELuna on September 15, 2008:

Cool lens,Live, Love, Spread Cheers not Tears

A RovingReporter on September 14, 2008:

Just three words: Count our blessings.

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