Friday, 19 August 2016

Quotes from the last few months


I do this thing where I copy down quotes into my diary.  It breaks up all my constant ranting and leaves a passage where there are words written by someone other than myself for a change.


May

"For she was one of those happily created beings who please without effort, make friends everywhere, and take life so gracefully and easily, that less fortunate souls are tempted to believe that such are born under a lucky star." - Little Women (p279)

"My heart is constantly tethered between 'I need more routine and stability in my life' and 'I crave endless messy and honest conversations, getting lost in the middle of nowhere, falling deeply in love and travelling the world and living each day wildly, honestly and intentionally.' Forever caught between a strong mind and a fragile heart." - Unknown

"Being alone feels like a problem that needs to be solved." - Sherry Turkle

"While these internal revolutions were going on, her external life had been as busy and uneventful as usual." - Little Women (p385)

"#whitewashedOUT means being told as a kid 'you talk like a white person' and feeling guilty for being glad of it." - Lori M. Lee

"Well I'm glad I don't have to go and be with all those frightening people and think of things to say." - Little Women

"He was sea-dreaming.  Imagining things that would hurt him later.  Now, even." - The Winner's Kiss (p179)


June

"like when you draw a picture of a friend and it's almost right but not quite, and the face on the sheet gives you the creeps." - Never Let Me Go (p116)

"Sometimes I act a lot older than I am - I really do - but people never notice it.  People never notice anything." - The Catcher in the Rye (p10)

"The goddamn movies.  They can ruin you.  I'm not kidding." - The Catcher in the Rye (p113)

July

"It will happen to me as to them." - Thomas Mann

"The moment you admit to loving someone is the moment you admit to having a lot to lose." - Unknown

"Students think that their environment is diverse if one comes from Missouri and another from Pakistan - never mind that all of their parents are doctors or bankers." - William Deresiewicz


August

"So when you look at yourself,
tell me, who do you see?
Is it the person you've been,
or the person that you're
gonna be?" - Greg Holden

Love,
M

29 comments:

  1. I love this. Im obsessed with quotes. I have a quote book but my journal is scattered with them too. there are probably more quotes from other people than myself. lol.
    I love the two you added from the Catcher In The Rye. I looooooove that book.
    also the quote "The moment you admit to loving someone is the moment you admit to having a lot to lose."
    beautiful <3

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    1. The Catcher in the Rye was kind of strange but had loads of relatable quotes so I'm not complaining.

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  2. I love these quotes. I have such an obsession with quotes- sometimes, other people really can put your thoughts into words better than you can.

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    1. That's so true! And I guess they make you feel as if other people have noticed the same things you have - and you're not the only one.

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  3. I love the last two and the Winner's Kiss quote <3

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. Good choices. I love them too.

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  4. Oh I love these, quotes are the best. I'm always looking through my journal that's full of them. I love collecting beautiful words.

    Elizabeth
    http://whimsicalthoughtss.blogspot.com/

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    1. Me too! You should share them in a post some time!

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  5. i love those quotes very much and im totally agree especially "Being alone feels like a problem that needs to be solved." - Sherry Turkle

    vnssachn.blogspot.com

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    1. Why is that quote so true though?

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  6. I love reading quotes like these, they really make you think. I especially love the one from The Winner's Kiss and the second to last quote.

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    1. Reading over the Winner's Kiss quote again, I'm glad I copied that down. Thank you Jollygirl!

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  7. This is so pretty! Loveit

    Ruby x

    www.rubys-eyes.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the Greg Holden one! This is so cute, I love quotes.

    - www.whatlexieloves.blogspot.com

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  9. I also have the habit of keeping my quotes in a notebook. It was so nice of you to share, because there are some beautiful and truthful ones here. Thank you :) x

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    1. Aw thanks Olivia. One day we're gonna look back on our notebooks and thank the fact that we did.

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  10. I loved all the quotes, especially the "Catcher in the Rye" ones. That book is my favourite, of all times!
    Stay awesome as ever, M!
    Much love,
    Archie <3

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    1. It was kind of miserable though.. he was a little insane :') But he had some good ideas so I'm not complaining. Thanks Archie!!

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  11. YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST UNIQUE POST IDEAS! Loving the august post.

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    1. quote* Sorry my mind is busy

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    2. I appreciate this comment so much. Thanks Vanessa

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  12. ""The moment you admit to loving someone is the moment you admit to having a lot to lose." - Unknown"

    I feel like I just got hit by a truck..

    With Love, Eiren.
    http://pastelavenue.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh my gosh yes. Love this so much, just recently added one in my journal: "the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do" ~Steve Jobs <3
    Also!
    I've included you in the Wisteria Writer's Tag! Check it out here: https://strictlystephanie.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-wisteria-writers-tag.html

    (:
    xx
    Stephanie

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    1. Aw thanks so much for the tag Stephanie x

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