Thursday, 17 June 2010

A repetition of one expression as part of another

I am now thankfully half way through my A level exams for this Summer and in 13 days can join all the lucky people who have already finished. The english exam was hard, but the history one was okay and now I never have to do those things again! The exams, particularly english, got me thinking about quotes and how such a brief stringing of words effect someone after hearing them.

There are quotes to make you laugh, to inspire you, enthuse you and inform you but it's what the quote means to you that makes it so important. I love quotes, always writing down quotes from amusing times with friends or something I have read in a book. My favourite extract to date I messaged to an old friend a while back so I thought that I'd share that today - *trawls through old Facebook messages*.

'Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn't. You take things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle.' 

'Sounds like a wrestling match, so which side wins?'

'Love wins. Love always wins.'

I really like this for 2 reasons, firstly, the way it personifies life as a pull on a rubber band a simple object for us to relate to and secondly, the optimistic and ever so true conclusion that 'Love always wins'.

It's taken from a book called 'Tuesdays with Morrie' by Mitch Albom. It's the kind of book that you read and view things differently, particularly as it is a true story. I'd highly recommend it. I was given it to read and from the moment I picked it up I didn't put it down until I finished a few hours later, completely taken in by the story. I have recently learned that it has been produced as a film, but I am skeptical about watching it, worried it might ruin the impact I felt when I read it. I keep meaning to buy some more of his books, so I shall make that a task for this Summer.

Mitch Albom

"Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own. Most people can't do it." 
--Morrie Schwartz" 

So on the subject of quotes, I googled Albom quotes and came cross the one above and it's just so true. There are so many things we're meant to do or feel like we have to be in the culture which swamps us and I constantly strive to try and be different and not worry about what people will think. I admire people who do this, go against the norm.

On a final note:
"Accept who you are; and revel in it."

Be who you want to be, and nothing less, otherwise you won't do yourself justice, even if that version of you won't please some people, because you're never going to make everyone happy.

I was on facebook earlier and noticed my friend had quoted something I'd said to her the other day on msn and put it in her little box :)

We only live once
Screw what people think 
May as well have fun
And do what I want
And care about the people
Worth caring about - JSK

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Blogger Insomniac said...

That is brilliant, I think I might actually read that book, (I am also totally into quotes, as you can see on my blog, lol) and I am a total bookworm. Your blog today has left me inspired to write something inspiring, hopefully it will come out as beautifully as yours, thanks!

18 June 2010 at 01:51  
Blogger Diwakar said...

truly said...........

27 June 2010 at 20:00  

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