Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What President Monson Likes

From 'My Fair Lady:'

"The great thing, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any particular set of manners, but having the same manners for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in heaven, where there are no third-class carriages and where one soul is as good as another."

One of the many gems from this book:

President Monson 'often leaves plays or musicals having scrawled on the program
a particular insightful phrase or a statement that spoke to his heart.' Like the one above.

I have been savoring this book. Reading it slowly and pondering along the way.


15 comments:

Karen Mortensen said...

My goodness. I never knew that was in My Fair Lady. That is an awesome quote. We have this book. I guess I will have to go look at it.

Susan Rozier said...

It is a good book isn't it? Love it. Love, Susan

Scrapally said...

I love pres. Monson and his literary quotes...from plays, musicals, poetry, etc...Looks like a great book, I will have to add it to my reading list!

Sue said...

I got the book for my husband for Christmas, but I haven't read it yet.

Sounds like I'm in for a treat!

=)

Heather (The Menu Mama) said...

Wow, I need to get this book. I love President Monson so much, and I love quotes! He's such an inspiring, kind man.

Grandmotherfairy said...

I haven't read that book yet...like Allyson, I will add it to my list!

Mary said...

Sarah bought this book for Ed for Christmas, but he's been plowing through "Jesus the Christ" and hasn't gotten to read his new tome yet. He's almost done now, so I know he'll enjoy getting to read President Monson's story. Then it will be my turn!

kelly said...

I can imagine how good it is. I love hearing him speak, he manages to entertain you and make you laugh, all the while teaching, inspiring and allowing you to feel the Spirit.

whatarewewaitingfor said...

i was lucky enough to get a signed copy:) but i haven't read it yet

Grandma Honey said...

HOW did you do that,Katie?

grandmapeg said...

I am still in the process of reading this book, and so far I am really enjoying it. Pres. Monson always has insightful statements! Thanks for sharing!

Eileen said...

That's a beautiful quote! And I like very much President Monson's idea of writing down the sentiments that speak to his heart. And I like that he gathers inspiration from the many paths life takes him on, even in the pastime of entertainment, and then he shares his insight!
And, thank you, Jill, for sharing!
Love,
Eileen

cristie said...

such a kind heart. xox

Robin said...

I too am going to buy this book to read !! He is such an inspiration truly a prophet of God !! Thank You for sharing this quote which I did not know was in the story !!

deerie65775 said...

My Fair Lady is one of my all time favorite plays.. it is wonderful to see the prophet quoting it. It's fun to think we have that in common.

I will have to get his biography! I had no idea this book was out.