Quotes to get you through the hard days

3 years, 2 months ago

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.
I’m sitting in the waiting room for my 3rd doctor visit of the day, it’s raining cats and dogs outside, my wellingtons have given me blisters on booth heals, missed the train with 3 minutes so i had to wait for 57 minutes till the next one left, I have terrible period pain (drugs give me back the ability to walk) and my ear won’t stop hurting (the reason why I’m going to so many doctors)

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
"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is a choice"

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?

09.08.2011 at 1:28 pm

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Profile photo of R.V. Star R.V. Star (@rickvonstar) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

“Let yourself fall! Do not fight back! Die gladly! Live gladly!” – from the story Klein and Wagner by Hermann Hesse

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Profile photo of Moa Dickmark Moa Dickmark (@madk) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

Haven’t read that yet. I’ll put it on my list!

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie (@tangledupinplaid21) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

“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

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp (@martijn) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

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

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie (@tangledupinplaid21) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

Martijn, that quote just blew my mind!

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp (@martijn) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

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 :)

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie (@tangledupinplaid21) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

Shaw is the man.

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“He who doesn’t fall can not stand up”
Fedor Emelianenko

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Profile photo of Em Em (@emily) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

You cannot hope to solve any problem using the same energy that created the problem. -Neale Donald Walsch
Use yesterday to inspire tomorrow, not discourage it.
Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes, but life is changing all the time. -don Miguel Ruiz

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Profile photo of Abhishek Murarka Abhishek Murarka (@infinity) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer” – Bruce Lee
“I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God”- Mother Teresa
“I am a woman in process. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.”-Oprah Winfrey.

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”
“As a man thinketh, so is he”

-William Shakespeare

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie (@tangledupinplaid21) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

Manimal, that reminds me of one of my favorites which is “Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.”-Democritus

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Profile photo of Abhishek Murarka Abhishek Murarka (@infinity) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

“As a beautiful flower without fragrance is disappointing,so are wise words without right action.”-Verse 51, Dhammapada

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Profile photo of Jason Jason (@geauxst) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

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

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Profile photo of Dimitris Dimitris (@cubilone) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

Nice thread.

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”. Oscar Wilde

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Profile photo of Bryan Hellard Bryan Hellard (@xyver) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

“Its not because things are difficult that we dont dare, its because we dont dare things are difficult.”
~Seneque

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Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler (@trek79) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

“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”.
I think of Eddie Murphy Delirious quotes or Caddyshack quotes when I’m really sad. “It’s a Cinderella story…”- Bill Murray.
I’m one of those pop-culture quoters like Barney Stinson or Tony DiNosso, just not funny.

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

“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.

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Profile photo of Abhishek Murarka Abhishek Murarka (@infinity) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

Manimal,this might be the one u meant:
“Whether you think you can or you can’t,either way you’re right.”- Henry Ford. Pretty deep one.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge”- Einstein
“Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be” ~Robert Brault

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Profile photo of Julian22 Julian22 (@sanatan) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

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:
If you don’t GO after what you want, you will never have it.
If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO.
If you don’t step forward, you will always in the same place.

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)

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Profile photo of Moa Dickmark Moa Dickmark (@madk) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

@ 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

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Profile photo of Abhishek Murarka Abhishek Murarka (@infinity) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

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!
These are some more out of my resource bank that i like:
1.To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution. ~Jo Coudert, Advice From A Failure
2.Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions for now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without even noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.Till then don’t forget to live ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (PS:i live by this one)
3.Everyone is a genius .But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree ,it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein
4. You are who you are when no one is watching!- Anonymous
5.Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark. ~Zen Proverb
6.It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about. ~Alan Ball,American Beauty, 1999
7.There are people who live their whole lives on the default settings, never realizing you can customize. ~Robert Brault
8.You will never come up against a greater adversary than your own potential, my young friend. ~Michael Piller and Michael Wagner, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Evolution”
9.God hides things by putting them all around us. ~Author Unknown
10.Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein
More in next installment.Regards:)

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Profile photo of Abhishek Murarka Abhishek Murarka (@infinity) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

Alexa: i adore Buscaglia’a works.So beautiful!

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Profile photo of Trisha Trisha (@trishashifter) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

“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.”

CARLOS CASTANEDA

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Profile photo of Moa Dickmark Moa Dickmark (@madk) 3 years, 2 months ago ago

“anyone can be cool, but awesome takes practice.” Lorraine Peterson
“I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on a beach?” Philip Johnson
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”Plato
“I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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