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Inspirational quotes are popular because we see reflected in the wise words of great minds validation of who we feel we are and motivation for whom we want to become.

Each month Gary Blair, President and owner of i24 Call Management Solutions publishes a newsletter containing his favourite quote ‘gems’.

Your Inspirational Quotes for November from Gary's Gems

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Welcome November – the month during which …

– the Erie and Suez Canals opened
– Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg address
– we passed GO in Monopoly for the first time
– push-button phones were first introduced
– King Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened, and
– Toulouse-Lautrec, Mark Twain & Winston Churchill were born.

Needless to say, it belongs to all Scorpios and Sagittarians, whether famous, infamous or somewhere in between.

So whether you celebrate it as November or as Movember, here are a few “Inspirational Gems” to get it off to a great start!

And the thought I’d like to leave you with this month is:

“Let me explain a couple of things.

Time is short.  That’s the first thing.

For the weasel, time is a weasel.

For the hero, time is heroic.

For the whore, time is just another trick.  

If you’re gentle, your time is gentle.

If you’re in a hurry, time flies. 

Time is a servant if you are its master.

Time is your god if you are its dog.

We are the creators of time, the victims of time, and the killers of time.

Time is timeless.

That’s the second thing.

You are the clock.”

The character of Emit Fiesti (anagram for Time itself) … from the movie Faraway so Close … by Wim Wenders


About the Author:

Gary Blair is Owner and Chief Engagement Officer for i24 Call Management Solutions and Founder of the Art for Healing Foundation. He's passionate about creating connections between people through both his for-profit and not-for-profit activities. Communication is the name of the game.


  1. Michael Mindel November 1, 2017 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Love the new format…thanks for the gems
    I look forward to the first of the month to see what’s in your selection…..have a great month.

    • Gary Blair November 1, 2017 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks Michael and … you’re welcome! You too, have a super November!

  2. China Tse November 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Gary, thank you so much for sharing your Gems each month. I just don’t know how you find the time with all the différents hats that you wear! See you at the upcoming SPCA UTOPIA Fundraiser 2017! XOXO

    • Gary Blair November 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      You’re most welcome China. Whenever something is a passion we always seem to find the time! Can’t wait to catch up next week at the SPCA gala!! Indeed, i24 Call Management Solutions is a corporate sponsor … such wonderful people for such a wonderful cause. And, an outstanding event!

  3. Pauline November 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Thank you Gary

    Reading your “gems” is always a fabulous way to start a new month! I am grateful….

    • Gary Blair November 1, 2017 at 2:32 pm - Reply

      Hi Pauline, always a pleasure to hear it and to hear from you! Have a super November!!

  4. Carrie Earl November 1, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Thank you my friend, for taking the time to post these wonderful quotes. I too look forward to them. I passed along the one about gratitude at the end of my lunch-hour yoga class today and the instructor and one of my colleagues were so taken with it they wanted the email to be sent to them, so I did. And so it grows.

    • Gary Blair November 1, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Hi Carrie, you’re most welcome, glad to hear you enjoy! Yes, paying it forward … it’s the best “pay” day bar none! Have yourself a super November!

  5. Sandra Kuze November 1, 2017 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Hello Garry! My friend Carrie Earl passed along your most excellent and inspirational November quotes, which I found very uplifting. Could you please add my email address to your monthly mailing list? Thank you, Sandra Kuze

    • Gary Blair November 2, 2017 at 2:17 am - Reply

      Hi Sandra, nice meeting you, albeit virtually! Glad to hear you enjoyed them. I’m always touched to know that someone I send the Gems to continues to pay them forward. That’s the real power to them – shared connection. No worries, consider yourself added to the “Gems” as of now! Be looking out the 1st of each month for me! 🙂



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