Friday’s Fenn Favorite

After writing Forrest Fenn Treasure Quotes, I thought it would be nice to do a Friday’s Fenn Favorite during the winter lull of The Chase.  I enjoy reading short strings of words that carry long lasting merit, and so I asked Forrest if he would be willing to ‘charm us’ by sharing some of his favorite quotes for the piece; not every week, but every third time of the Friday’s Fenn Favorite posts.  He was happy to.

For those not familiar with the post, each Friday, on my Facebook page, I would share a Fenn Favorite.  Fenn Favorite is a play with words.  It implies either a favorite quote of mine of something Forrest Fenn has said, or a favorite quote from Forrest of something someone else has said.

Spring will be here before we know it, and since the hunt will actively pick up again, the segment ended with Six Questions More with Forrest Fenn.  The last answer of that Six Q’s included a few more quotes to enjoy until the full arrival of spring.  In the fall, I may decide to do Friday’s Fenn Favorite again. (I suppose it depends if the treasure is found or not)

The following includes a list of the quotes given during the season:

It began on October 18th, and as an introduction, included one of each type of ‘Fenn Favorite’. Below is the favorite quote shared by Forrest on that date:

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you wus?”- Satchel Paige

My Fenn Favorite for the day was:

“You’re nobody without me here,
Your stare is blank when I’m away.
So it’s my age that you should fear,
You know I hate it being gray.” ~Forrest Fenn (From Mirror on my Wall in Too Far to Walk)


From that date  (Oct 18), every third time, Forrest shared a favorite quote of his, and I posted it on the Facebook page.  All the quotes shared by Forrest (with the one above by Satchel Paige) are as follows:

November 8th“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”~ Yogi Berra

November 29th When his wife asked him to change his clothes to meet the German Ambassador he said, “ If they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits.”~ Albert Einstein

December 20th: “A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he’s right” ~ Yiddish Proverb

January 10th: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school” ~ Albert Einstein

January 31st :“Intellectuals solve problems: geniuses prevent them.” ~ Albert Einstein

Six Questions More was posted on the anniversary of the first Six Questions (February 4th), and acted like a ‘finale’ to Friday’s Fenn Favorite by including enough quotes to take us into Spring.  The quote on January 31 was the last Fenn Favorite of the season.

Hope you enjoyed them.  I know I did.


In between the above Forrest charms, were two weeks of quotes that were favorites of mine (of something Forrest has said or written). There was also a Fenn Favorite from Dal, and one from Stephanie.  These are all given below:

“One should not let knowing a little bit be a substitute for learning more” ~ Forrest Fenn
“Life has been a rough draft of the place just ahead where the past will come alive again” ~Forrest Fenn

“Each artifact that is not recovered is a book that will not be read” ~ Forrest Fenn
“Sitting quietly can bring many smiling rewards” ~ Forrest Fenn

“How do you know where the edge is, if you don’t go out there and look?” ~ Forrest Fenn
“Having enough money is much better than having a lot of money, because casual cash propagates idle fingers” ~ Forrest Fenn

“Gaining experience isn’t always peaceful” ~ Forrest Fenn

From Dal:
“An interesting phenomena of homo sapiens as a species is that they will find a way to argue a point even when none exists.”~ f

From Stephanie: (this is something Forrest wrote for Eric Sloane)
“Mighty oaks from little acorns slowly grow
Then finally fall and wisp to naught,
But those who plant a seed of words
Live on in groves of human thought.”

“Sometimes principle is reason enough to abandon logic” ~ Forrest Fenn



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6 Responses

  1. JG says:

    I was trying to find that last quote – so thank you for posting it. I love it!

  2. mr.forrest,where are you,are you ok.i have sent you a letter saying for you to write me didn’t.I have e-mailed haven’t e-mailed back .I gave you 3 locations I believe the treasure is.I feel so disappointed,I thought tou’d write and say ,no these are not the places the treasure is ,or go get it ,you found it .what has happened .are you sick in one has heard from you.i love you. Virginia diane

  3. Seeker says:

    I like to share a quote if ya don’t mind…
    “We all share the past, no one owns it”

    I enjoy reading the blog.. thank you.

  4. sixer/jenny says:

    Great quote, Seeker……thanks for sharing

  5. Chris says:

    Was it your choice or FF’s to put a picture of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone on this page? Thanks Jenny

    • Jenny Kile says:

      Hi Chris, Yes, I chose the image. Except for a rare few times, most of the image choices are mine.

      And I probably state when the image is from Forrest….(or it’s obvious, like the one of him with Bullet– he sent me that to use)

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