Day 6: Quotes I can relate to (Part 1)

I am so inspired to read from a lot of books recently and I have gathered some of my favorite quotes from different characters of the novels I’ve read.

1. “The trick of it, she told herself, is to be courageous and bold and make a difference. Not change the world exactly, just the bit around you. Go out there with your double-first, your passion and your new Smith Corona electric typewriter and work hard at… something. Change lives through art maybe. Write beautifully. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved if at all possible. Eat sensibly. Stuff like that.”- Emma Morley, One Day by David Nicholls

2. “Ones character is set at an early age, son. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life.” — Chester “Chet” Duncan, Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

3. “Without pain, how could we know joy?” — The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Dream on

I am a dreamer and I think you all know that. I have a dream. Yes, I do and I know everyone does, but I won’t tell because it might be jinxed. Yesterday, from the moment I opened my eyes, until I got to work, until I got home and ate dinner and before I slept all I did was daydream about me and my life. What I wanna do, what my parents want me to do, and what my parents and I wanted to do with my life. It was like an MTV playing in my mind with the music playing in the car or in my earphones.

It just seems real especially before I sleep. At this very moment, I wanna do it. I wanna do what I wanna do but I’m helpless, I’m weak and I’m scared. I’m a coward and I know that. If I could just quit my job, go back to where I belong and get the most amazing job I could imagine and get a house of my own and get something I wanna wear for the day, I’d be happy. It’s not as simple as 1, 2, 3 or A, B, C. I’m looking for that courageous part of me still floating in the air waiting to be called. I know I can call it anytime but I’m still waiting for that right moment. When is that right moment? I. Don’t. Know.

I wanna be free! I wanna embrace the realities of life but at the same time, I don’t want to leave the fantasies lurking with it. When I’m in a good mood, I feel bold, confident and waiting to be wild but it just won’t get there. Sometimes I feel like being a bitch but I can’t. I wanna lose it in my system, these goody-two-shoes attitude which gets me nowhere, but like what I’ve said, I just can’t.

At the end of the day, whatever happened throughout my day, I try to forget and I move on and, again, I dream on.

Undecided

“Sometimes, Gin, life leaves you without directions, without guideposts or signs. When this happens, you just have to pick a direction and run like hell.” – Aunt Peg, The 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

I love this quote from the novel I’m recently reading. I’m also undecided of what I wanna do with life because there are so much things I wanna do and what I want to be. It’s very confusing which is which but the bottom part of it all is I wanna explore more of the world and life.

Fascinated by Anne: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The image is from Google. 🙂

Some unnatural magnetic force had stimulated me to read this diary of Anne Frank since I never intended to read it. It was never in my reading timeline to read it and I guess it didn’t disappoint me.

I just finished reading this book, or rather should I say diary and I was really entranced and appalled by it. I was inspired, as well, by the thoughts of a 13 year old girl who had so much knowledge about different things and had different views in life. It took me a moment to remember the times when I was a teenager, although I still feel one, I remembered myself as being naïve and still discovering the true nature of people and discovering how to deal with different problems of being a teenager. I realized that I wasn’t like her who is full of life and laughter despite the arguments between her and her family. She took life positively and enjoyed it even if the whole world were at war. She is very knowledgeable with history, language, as well as different types of people and that made me wretched.

Maybe I did my best during my high school years but I just memorized everything never took it so seriously and now I’m regretting it. I want to be more knowledgeable and to know more about different things not just the medical information I learned so much in attaining my bachelor’s degree but even the general information.

Some of her letters gave me fits of laughter while I was reading it. She was so young by then yet so full of insights about different subject matters. I really like her views in life especially her love for nature and how she stands up on her own just like a mature woman with something to believe in. Despite the criticisms she received from the people around her (even her family), she doesn’t seem to change her cheerful status. I perceived her to be very loquacious and very bouncy.

In this diary, I have learned so much from her especially on being an independent person and standing up for your own views in life. There are passages which inspired me so much and one passage which moved me was this: “Riches, prestige, everything can be lost. But the happiness in your own heart can only be dimmed; it will always be there, as long as you live, to make you happy again.” And this is true. I have so much things running through my head about my future and how to decide on something, albeit they say it’s easier to say than to do it, but of course it is still you who has the right and the power to do what you want to do with your life. You can attain that happiness if you wish to have it under any circumstances.

In such a young age, she was able to inspire different people with her diary. She made a legacy to people like me and one day I wanted to visit her grave and her museum and I want to pay my respect. She totally influenced me and moved me.

Quote

“I chose to stay with him for all the things that he had done right, and not to leave for the one thing that he done wrong. I chose to forgive him.” – Paige’s Mom, The Vow Movie 🙂

I was truly touched by how Paige’s mom justified her reasons on staying with her dad who cheated on her.

“I chose to stay with hi…