I've been going through a "quote phase" lately. I've always admired and articulated quotes by my idols such as Henry David Thoreau, Albert Einstein, and of course scriptures from the bible, but I would never really search for them. Now that I'm at a different point in my life, I guess finding quotes to me is the closest thing I can find to having somewhat of a soundtrack to my life. All these different quotes I've been looking for are ones that act as constructive tools that I can live by... That I am living by. Since it's so difficult for me to describe my life in my own words, I figured sometimes I might utilize the words of other beings to define myself much more eloquently. How original of me right? Not.
Quotes to me, no matter how similar in meaning, when structured correctly they fascinate me. You know those quotes where you read them, and that last sentence just affects you in a way that you want to have it embedded in your mind forever? I've read countless amounts of quotes that were all related to the same topic, however the versatile ways the words were juxtaposed, and the unique stories that were used to represent the point... just cease to amaze me. It's like hey, I already know this, but this person just makes it sound so much better. Well enough of my rambling. Here are some of my favorite quotes.
Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?"
Henry David Thoreau "All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man."
Henry David Thoreau "Be not simply good. Be good for something."
Henry David Thoreau "As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."
From the page L'Eco di Bru "When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life."