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.
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?
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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
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
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)
“The best way to say, “Thank you, God,” is by letting go of the past and living in the present moment, right here and now. Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment. Letting go of the past means you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now.”
-Don Miguel Ruiz, ‘The Four Agreements’
“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.
@ 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!
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:)