There’s a quote for anything and everything nowadays. Here’s the top ten quotes that we feel have made us take a moment to actually think about life.
❝There are 7 billion people on this planet who I have not met, and 195 countries I have not visited. Yet I am stuck in this insignificant town, being pressured into making decisions about my future, when I barely even know who I am.❞ – Anonymous. Come on, you’ve got to agree with us on this one, we all think the places we live in are comparatively insignificant – especially since we see it everyday, and it’s only a matter of time before we’re aching to break free.
❝The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.❞ – Kalu Ndukwe Kalu. Have you read the poem Ozymandias or even the book When Breath Becomes Air? This particular quote [and the aforementioned works] really makes you ponder about your actions, because sure you’re sitting around reading this blog post right not – but that’s for yourself. What if, instead, you’d gone out with your mother to her favorite restaurant? Even if you’re not around one day, she’ll always remember that. Hashtag legacy, my dear Watson.
❝Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but love does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously.❞ – Tom Robbins. If you’re thinking, “ok, ouch, harsh“, then Tom Robbins has done his job well. Now, it’s your turn to go, “damn, seriously“, because – let’s face it – if you really want to live, you really have to open your eyes and see first.
❝Someone once told me the definition of hell: The last day you have on earth, the person you become will meet the person you could have become.❞ – Anonymous. Imagine that, readers, you against everything you wanted to be – are you just facing a mirror or are there any regrets?
❝Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.❞ – Helen Keller. Lack of isn’t less beautiful in any way, the beauty is in finding peace come what may.
❝I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before.❞ – C. Joybell C. You don’t collapse and crumble, you thrive back to life. Even ruins can make something beautiful.
❝When you’re not sure, flip a coin, because while the coin is in the air, you realize which one you’re actually hoping for.❞ – Anonymous. Always trust your instinct and intuition – even if they require a little bit of nudging, they make the right decisions for you.
❝I and life: The case was settled chivalrously. The opponents parted without having made up.❞ – Karl Kraus. Pretty much self-explanatory, make peace with your life first, people!
❝We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.❞ – Carl Sagan. Because we are a part of it and every little thing matters. You are matter and you matter.
❝One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.❞ – Diogenes. In this case, ten sort-of mindful quotings. We’re not saying you must think about these quotes or that they must make you question everything and, if they don’t, you’re an alien or anything like that. We’re just hoping it sparks something in you that you hadn’t seen before. After all, when you’re trying to do everything at once, there has to be someone to see it all [Get it? Everything at once?].
Frankie & Shar