Lives, like money, are spent... What are you buying with yours???

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Some wonderful quotes courtesy the INTERNET…
Poignant yet funny… Cryptic yet straightforward… Sharp yet Blunt…
Think about them… take it in whatever sense u want to…!!

But brilliant they are all the same… they have been compiled here in the form of an essay, dissertation, exposition whatever u wanna call it..!!!
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity!!! As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know…

I found every single successful person I've ever spoken to had a turning point. The turning point was when they made a clear, specific unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore; they were going to achieve success. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50, and most people never make it all. I've looked at life from both sides now from win and lose and still somehow it’s life's illusions I recall; I really don't know life at all. No matter how careful you are, there's going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn't experience it all. There's that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should've been paying attention. Well, get used to that feeling. That's how your whole life will feel some day. This is all practice. None of this matter!!! We're just warming up. We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don't think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you're hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time. Millions who long for immortality do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be too cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. 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 harbor…
Catch the trade winds in your sails…
Explore!! Dream!! Discover!!

If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax; I'd limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and fewer beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I'm one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after the other, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had it to do over again, I would travel lighter than I have. If I had my life to live over again, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances; I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies. Be yourself, don't take anyone's shit, and never let them take you alive.
If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia!!!

Lives, like money, are spent. What are you buying with yours???

1 comment:

  1. someone once said, " I hate to read quotes .... I do not like the idea of someone else's thinking influencing my thought process" Have been ever since wondering whether my love for quotations showed my lack of thinking abilities.... but then again is this guy who said this also, not writing it somewhere , hoping , that someone would read it? In that case the writer is trying to influence the reader to not read quotations, by himself conjuring up a quotation.... ummmm eeeeerrrr, so ye blogger, whats your take on this unintelligent bull@#$* that I dished out ? should one read quotes or let loose their own thinking? I have an answer for myself. :-)