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Inspirational Fortune Cookie #Quotes (From Last Night’s Dinner)

Inspirational Fortune Cookie #Quotes (From Last Night’s Dinner)

"Fortune Cookie"My mom always said “Good things come in small packages.” Growing up I always thought she just meant presents. Funny thing is that the saying applies to inspiration as well as gifts. Along with a tasty Pad Thai take out dinner I brought home, I also grabbed extra fortune cookies for everyone to enjoy. Twelve to be exact.

Our family enjoyed a wonderful dinner together and then moved on to dessert. Part of the ritual is to read the fortunes out loud. This batch contained some catchy quotes and a couple of funny predictions. Ten out of twelve are inspirational. The other two perhaps could be classified as such so I am sticking with that theme. Besides, these days we all could use a bit more inspiration…right? Enjoy!

 

1. “Book Lovers Never Go To Bed Alone”

 

2. “Character Is Who You Are When No One Is Watching”

 

3. “He Who Hesitates Is Last”

 

4. “Haste Does Not Bring Success”

 

5. “He Who Climbs A Ladder Must Begin At The First Step”

 

6. “Ideas Not Coupled With Action Never Become Bigger Than The Brain Cells They Occupied”

 

7. “Have A Vision…Be Demanding”

 

8. “Home Is Where Your Heart Is”

 

9. “Character Is To Man What Carbon Is To Steel”

 

10. “Happiness Will Bring You Good Luck”

 

11. “Chill While You Can…A Big Project Is Coming Your Way”

 

12. “Big Things Coming In The Future…Only A Matter Of Time”

 

Next time you grab takeout where fortune cookies are offered as a treat grab a few and see what good things lie inside (while you eat the outside). Chances are you will find wonderful inspiration, compelling quotes or even humor that makes your endorphins race.

Already have some favorite fortune cookie quotes? Please share in the comments section below.  Cheers!

 

John Boyle is the Lifestyle Editor and a Contributing Author for 12Most.com.  This post originally ran on 12Most on September 29th, 2011.

12 comments
wonderoftech
wonderoftech

John, you definitely have inspired folks here! I love the contrast between #3 and #4. What to do? Can't wait for @BruceSallan 's "Rest of the Story!"

janetcallaway
janetcallaway

John, aloha. Love this post. In fact, it has so inspired me that I may have to go out to get some Chinese food just so that I can have some fortune cookie messages. Love Bruce's tease below. Aloha. Janet

dbvickery
dbvickery

I do have some humorous endorphins ;) I love #1, and I wrote about #2 in a blog post w/a slight distinction between Character and Integrity.

BruceSallan
BruceSallan

I've always loved fortune cookies but really dislike it when the fortune is NOT a fortune. But, I have a great fortune cookie from my bachelor past. Before my first marriage when I was a Hollywood hot-shot (in my mind), I was eating lunch at a Chinese restaurant. At a nearby table there were a group of gals. The one on the end caught my eye. I asked a waiter to bring me several fortune cookies. I found one with a loose fortune, pulled it out, and wrote something sweet on it - to the gal. I asked the waiter to be sure SHE got that cookie when he brought them to their table. When she opened the cookie, she immediately looked up and around...

You'll have to beg me for the rest of the story....

BrandFlair
BrandFlair moderator

Agreed on all fronts. I do like #2 the best as a thought to remember and teach our children.

CynthiaKSeymour
CynthiaKSeymour

I Sooooooo needed to read that. 1. I guess that's why i never go to bed alone. 11. Maybe I should go away for a while... and 12. Resolution for 2012 Thank You... I am feeling inspired!

BrandFlair
BrandFlair moderator

@wonderoftech@BruceSallan Easy. Do what Janet is doing and make an Aloha Chinese Food run and ponder the epicness of what must be the "Rest of the Story" while eating Kung Pao. Sound like a plan?

BrandFlair
BrandFlair moderator

@janetcallaway Aloha Janet. Thanks for the comments. You cannot go wrong with good Chinese food plus fortune cookies. The funny part is that as we opened all of these and read them they were all different and the post pretty much wrote itself. I love fun ideas like this that just happen. Let us know what you order and what your fortunes say. :-)

BrandFlair
BrandFlair moderator

@dbvickery Agreed Brian. Love your writing and I must say you are blazing the trail in Vlogs. Those are so great!

BrandFlair
BrandFlair moderator

@BruceSallan Thanks for the comments Bruce. Although I want to have you spell the rest of the story out for me I am going to say in the spirit of Hitchcock don't bother. As we all know from his films what your mind creates is better than what you are spoon fed. Right?