Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Quotes That Keep Me Going

When the days lay foggily in my mind and the hours pass too slowly to even count, when the thought of rousing from my waking slumber and stumbling until I find sunlight leaves me drowsy again: I turn to words.
Sometimes the act of just scribbling down my own thoughts is enough to remind me of how wonderful the world is with all its possibilities and chances for a new start.
Some days the wisdom of great minds is needed and these are some of the quotes that remind me of the spark that lies within us all, and the greater hope that is the flight of every soul.

“If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.” 
 J. R. R. Tolkien (source) 

"Better to light the candle than curse the darkness"
Chinese Proverb  (sometimes also attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt)

"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails."
Elizabeth Edwards

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

And, possibly my favourite for it speaks tomes in few words.

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
George Bernard Shaw

Dear reader, which words of wisdom speak the most to you?


  1. GREAT quotes!! i like the first and the last the best...the last one because it's so inspiring, and the first because it brings to mind some great mental pictures. HELLO, some of ur cupcakes and WAY more of worth to me than gold. ;) one of my top quotes is, "stay the course."

  2. THE LAST 2!!!!! so fantastic! omg. i loved both. creating yourself and not being afraid to go for your dreams and the unknown...i try to live by both of those. i am not always successful but it makes life so much more exciting :)