It’s that time of the year once again and everyone is super excited, I am too. There will be a lot of weddings, parties, gifting and travelling. While at it, please practice safety especially at this time of another outbreak of COVID-19. Do not forget to show love to everyone around you especially those in need. A little kind word here and there will sure make a difference too. ‘Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless’. Mother Teresa. Merry Christmas to you all and do have a happy holiday. Here come’s our weekly quotes, do have a good read.
“Everything you can imagine is real”.
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing”.
George Bernard Shaw
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen”.
Leonardo da Vinci
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star”.
“It is good to have many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done”.
Vincent Van Gogh
“Be Impeccable with Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others do is a projection of their own reality, their own dreams. When you are immune to the opinion and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and avoid self-judgement, self-abuse and regret.
Don Miguel Ruiz
“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree”.
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history”.
“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme”.
“Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories”.
Zadie Smith, White Teeth
“We’ll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create”.
Chuck Palahniuk, Invincible Monsters
‘There is always some madness in love. But there is always some reason in madness”.
“The very essence of romance is uncertainty”.
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
“I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff”.
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you want so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your life…you give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination, not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-your-soul-apart pain. I hate love”.
Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones
“No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater. The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot”.
Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science”.
Albert Einstein, The World as I See It
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery”.
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes”.
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hand of the Baskervilles
“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us, because unfathomable-we can never have enough of nature”.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden: A Life in the Woods
“Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away in the dark”.
Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and Other Stories
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”.
“If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it, that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die”.
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness”.
“People has not always been there for me but music always has”.
“Some people have lives; some people have music”.
John Green, Will Grayson
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”.
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home”.
Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life
“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go, I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move”.
Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
“Wherever you go becomes a part of a part of you somehow”.
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving”.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear”.
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The essential Writings and Speeches