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Updated on October 10, 2014

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!)"

My Six-Word Memoir -- Joan4

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

My Six-Word Memoir -- GypsyOwl

"In my flow, living my dreams." GypsyOwl

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

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

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

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

Dream Big (Olivia)
Dream Big (Olivia)

Dream Big -- Olivia will give you new direction and encouragement. It is perfect for someone starting a new part of their life. Olivia's has plenty of imagination and courage. In this book find Ian Falconer's pictures put together with motivational thoughts from the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Oscar Wilde, and Walt Disney.


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

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)

This book includes many comments and short quips from Mark Twain on topics as diverse as life, love, history, culture and travel.


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

Positive Thinking Every Day: An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year
Positive Thinking Every Day: An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year

Norman Vincent Peale's has influenced millions. Now you can find much of the wisdom formerly found in nine titles in one.


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

Life: Selected Quotations
Life: Selected Quotations

Quotations from Paulo Coelho's writings belongs in the collection of all fans. This book features illustrations by Norwegian artist Anne Kristin Hagesaether, and quotations from Coelho.


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

The Wise and Witty Quote Book: More than 2000 Quotes to Enlighten, Encourage, and Enjoy
The Wise and Witty Quote Book: More than 2000 Quotes to Enlighten, Encourage, and Enjoy

Within the covers of this book you will find three previous books: Up Words for Down Days, The Change Your Life Quote Book and The Lift Your Spirits 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

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"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!!!

© 2008 Treasures By Brenda

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      Sarah Switalski 

      6 years ago from Iowa

      I will sleep when I'm dead

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      6 years ago

      I've given my best. The End.

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      7 years ago

      "We are all, just passing thru"

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      7 years ago

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

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      7 years ago

      odd one out, not very happy

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      7 years ago

      The best is yet to come.

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      7 years ago

      Arrived, mucked about a bit, left.

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      goo2eyes lm 

      7 years ago

      this lens is worth the trophy! 6 words

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      Joan Hall 

      7 years ago from Los Angeles

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

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      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      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.

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      7 years ago

      Abused child; broken mother; healed grandmother.

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      7 years ago

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

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      E L Seaton 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      "Chasing cars of life, catching some."

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      8 years ago

      Saw Your Lens And "Liked" It :-)

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      8 years ago

      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!

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      8 years ago

      Nobody's all good or all bad

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      8 years ago

      Still trying to work it out!

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      Renaissance Woman 

      8 years ago from Colorado

      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!!

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      Yawapi LM 

      8 years ago

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

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      8 years ago

      Blessed happily by a Squid Angel.

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      8 years ago

      I am loved. So are you.

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      8 years ago

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

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      8 years ago

      Neither Squid nor Angel really, but...

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      steveffeo lm 

      8 years ago

      I will change the world today

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      8 years ago

      Born with love, lived with pain.

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      8 years ago

      Doing the best that I can. :D

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      8 years ago

      Was doormat. Showed you the door.

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      Beth Webster-Duerr 

      8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      @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

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      Allan R. Wallace 

      9 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

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

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      9 years ago

      Never give up for any reason.

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      9 years ago

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

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      9 years ago

      Eagerly looking forward to the future.

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      9 years ago

      Sure could have used an epiphany.

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      9 years ago

      Love is a grenade, pin pulled.

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      9 years ago

      Great lens. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      9 years ago

      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!

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      Beth Webster-Duerr 

      9 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      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!

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      9 years ago

      Bad choices! Beautiful babies. I"m okay.

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      9 years ago

      Good Healh is Better than Riches. From:

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      9 years ago

      Kept smiling, even when life sucked.

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      Beth Webster-Duerr 

      9 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      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.

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      9 years ago

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

    • semas profile image


      9 years ago

      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

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      Spook LM 

      9 years ago

      Blessed by an Angel.

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      9 years ago

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

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      9 years ago

      I left it all for Love.

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      9 years ago

      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!

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      Carol Goss 

      9 years ago

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

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      lakern26 lm 

      9 years ago

      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*

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      Dianne Loomos 

      10 years ago

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

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

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

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      10 years ago from Templeton, CA

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

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      10 years ago from Chicago area

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

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      10 years ago from Chicago area

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

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      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

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

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      Heather Burns 

      10 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

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

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      Laraine Sims 

      10 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      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!

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      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      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.

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      10 years ago

      Well awake last night, but fresh

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      10 years ago

      quiet, until silence became the roar.

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      10 years ago

      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 profile image


      10 years ago

      Let bubblegum dreams create BOMBlastic Realty.

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      Adrienne Jenkins 

      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      mother raped; child unwanted; flourished anyway

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      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      Waited on the dock; he came!

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      10 years ago

      Oddly driven for one so relaxed.

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      10 years ago

      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!

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      10 years ago

      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

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      10 years ago

      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~~*~~

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      CoachBrown LM 

      10 years ago

      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... :)

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      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      "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

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      10 years ago

      Let the recipe do the work.

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      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      Won the lottery of survival.

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      10 years ago

      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.”

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      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      Grandchildren put life in perspective.

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      10 years ago

      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!

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      10 years ago

      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:)

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      10 years ago

      I am you; you are me.

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      10 years ago

      Guiding others to sanity, including myself!

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      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      My life is lived for joy.

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      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      Determined to be my own boss!

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      E L Seaton 

      10 years ago from Virginia

      I gave more than I took.

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      tally lm 

      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      Sometimes happy, sometimes sad, always interesting.

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      10 years ago

      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

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      10 years ago

      supernatural blessings comes to those who believe

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      10 years ago

      What a fascinating topic for a lens. Very enjoyable.

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      10 years ago

      Smiled, cried, won, lost, always loved.

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      10 years ago

      Cool lens,Live, Love, Spread Cheers not Tears

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      A RovingReporter 

      10 years ago

      Just three words: Count our blessings.


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