Hellew. My first challenge something on my blog. Thank you Advaita for nominating me! 😀
(WAIT. AM I A BLOGGER?! WHAAAA. :O)
I’ve been an avid quote-hogger since school. Because I didn’t like random books in the library, I picked up Chicken Soup for the.. No, not Teen, Pre-teen, Post-teen soul, but *ahem* Mother’s Soul. It was heartbreaking and warm and beautiful and I enjoyed feeling the wide range of emotions that one book had. On days when I wasn’t re-reading that one (or quickly turning the pages of Goosebumps), I’d look for quote books and write away my favourite ones on bits of paper from my school diary.
See, I studied in a Convent so there were plenty of quote books on God and love and all things beautiful, so I have been spoilt with appreciation for the littlest of things. Not so bad, I’d say.
So this is how I’ll be going about this challenge:
I found one of the many diaries I’d started writing my favourite quotes in and gave up a few days after. (Many)
It’s funny and it’s fun because it’s like time travel for me. These are things that mattered to me 4-5 years ago. This is who I sort of was. These are ideas that helped shape my thinking, and these words are like words of an ex-lover: forgotten, bold, inspiring and beautiful.
So I’m going to write the ones that I managed to pen down in this little one which was brought to me by my fellow reader, Dino:
“Instinct is the nose of the mind.”
Delphine de Girardin
“Be realistic. Wish for what is impossible.”
“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes with a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred-and-first it will split into two and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”
Jacob A. Ries
“Being of no power to make his wishes good;
His promises fly so beyond his state
That when he speaks is all in debt; he owes
For every word”
The rules require me to nominate three bloggers each day, but I’d like to bend them a bit, so I’ll nominate three in the end. 😀