Quotes to get you through the hard days
I’m not complaining, or maybe I am, but today is just one of days when I really have to work hard on seeing the good si of things.
The thing just is that when I was walking to this final appointment, my heals bleeding and rain dripping inside my coller I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing to myself (I’m a crazy lady in the making), you see it hurt soo bad that the only thing I could think of was a quote I just read in Haruki Murakami’s book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running which is
On other days it might be quotes like "work so hard on your bad sides that they are considered interesting characteristics" (quote I came up with when I got sick and tired of all the very obnoxious artists coming to the cafe where I worked), or "Failing to plan, is planning to fail" etc etc etc
Now I wonder, what sort of quotes get you through bad days, hard times, awkward moments?
“Let yourself fall! Do not fight back! Die gladly! Live gladly!” – from the story Klein and Wagner by Hermann Hesse
Haven’t read that yet. I’ll put it on my list!
“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”-Nietzsche
Love the suffering is optional quote by Haruki, can’t wait untill his new 1Q84 comes out :)
You are the universe becoming aware of itself – Carl Sagan
Martijn, that quote just blew my mind!
Another I personally like:
The biggest difference between Buddhism and Christianity is that the Buddha was a prince and christ a carpenter.
Makes me think :)
Shaw is the man.
|General Tits Von Chodehoffen|
“He who doesn’t fall can not stand up”
You cannot hope to solve any problem using the same energy that created the problem. -Neale Donald Walsch
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer” – Bruce Lee
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”
Manimal, that reminds me of one of my favorites which is “Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.”-Democritus
“As a beautiful flower without fragrance is disappointing,so are wise words without right action.”-Verse 51, Dhammapada
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, an hour, a day, or even a year but, eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit however, it lasts forever. -Lance Armstrong
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”. Oscar Wilde
“Its not because things are difficult that we dont dare, its because we dont dare things are difficult.”
“How do you solve a problem like Maria?” Quote: Julie Andrews (wait it was Mother Superior). But seriously I always say “Wealth is not determined by what you have but what you give” I do not know where I got that. I love “Laughter is the best medicine”.
“When you live life the hard way, life becomes easy” – Elben Pagan
“What you think you are, you are” – I don’t remember who
@Bryan Wow that’s a fucking awesome quote.
Manimal,this might be the one u meant:
Life expands or contracts in proportion to your courage. (Anais Nin – writer)
A ship in port is safe but that’s not what ships are built for.
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
In twenty years you will have more regrets about what you didn’t do, than about what you did.
Three simple rules in Life:
There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. (Martha Graham)
The worst mistake anyone can make is being too afraid to make one.
True love does not come by finding the perfect person but by learning to see en imperfect person perfectly.
Most of the things you worry about never happen.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste and experience it to the utmost, to reach out eagerly without fear for newer and richer experiences. (Elaine Roosevelt)
@ Abhishek (can i just call you Ab or Shrek? your name is so tricky…): “Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be” ~Robert Brault LOVE IT
@ Julian22: You have quite a few really good quotes, and that is an understaitment
Moa: haha..call me Shrek(i wonder where that came from!?:p).Btw Abhishek is a pretty common name in this part of the part of the world.I see u are a quote freak quite like me!
Alexa: i adore Buscaglia’a works.So beautiful!
“The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.”
“All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy—it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.”
“Once a man worries, he clings to anything out of desperation; and once he clings he is bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whomever or whatever he is clinging to. A warrior-hunter, on the other hand, knows he will lure game into his traps over and over again, so he doesn’t worry.”
“Personal history must be constantly renewed by telling parents, relatives, and friends everything one does. On the other hand, for the warrior who has no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with his acts. And above all, no one pins him down with their thoughts and their expectations.”
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