Daily Prompt: Quote Me

Daily Prompt: Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

Quotes are awesome! There are so many inspirational ones out there, some that are inspirational and meaningful but I think are completely pointless because I don’t believe in them, and a few that I completely believe in and those when I first heard has impacted me.  I have two that has especially had that effect.

The first one I had referenced before in a previous daily prompt about Forever Young.  You can check out the post HERE. Here is the quote itself: “Life is like a passage. Too bad it’s a one-way trip. Good thing is, there’s no need to return.”- Wait Til You’re Older.  Technically to me, this means to live life without regrets and that everything happens for a reason.  I believe in that.  Every choice you make impacts you in the way your life will go and it takes you on a journey.  I don’t know if everyone out there is part of the generation that remembers those Choose Your Own Adventure books, but I was.  The joy of those books was that different choices you picked would lead you to different endeavours and therefore, a different ending.  Whether they were bad or good choices, also taught you about thinking out your options in real life because who knows where you’d end up.   I really have to try and find some of those books again, I wonder if they still sell it in bookstores or maybe its just in antique book stores now.  Just out of curiousity, anyone have any ideas?

Back on track, the second one that impacts me a lot and I own a notebook with that quote on the cover now.  I also did an anniversary video for my boyfriend two years ago or something based on that. Its unknown where this quote is from: “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life.” To me, this is a sweet and happy quote.  It fills us with hope because unless you’re evil to the core, I’m guessing you wish that for most of the people that you care about and love.

Writing this post made me think about Grey’s Anatomy.  I’m not sure if you know what it is but if you don’t, its a tv series thats currently in its 9th season I think.  I used to follow it but then I couldn’t do cliff hangers so I’m one of those crazy people that binge watch it by the season.  That’s besides the point.  The point is Grey’s Anatomy has lots of memorable quotes.  There was a time that I could relate to a lot of what they are trying to get across, so of course, I went hunting for the quotes online to add to this post.  The source of the quotes below are at greys-anatomy-quotes. Some of these may seem a bit depressing but then it does still have a point and I’ll try to explain a bit how I see it.

Its one of those things people say. ‘You can’t move on until you let go of the past.’ Letting go is the easy part, it’s the moving on that’s painful.  So sometimes we fight it, trying to keep things the same.  Things can’t stay the same though.  At some point you just have to let it go.  Move on.  Because no matter how painful it is, its the only way we grow.” – Meredith Grey ‘The Girl with No Name‘ The reason behind why this touched me can be linked to a post that I wrote in early December (which surprisingly had a lot of views) about when it is okay to move on. You can find it HERE if you’re interested in reading it.  Its a bit on the depressing personal post as I write about a personal issue I have so if you’re not in the mood for that, then just skip it.  The whole concept of keeping things the same, moving on and letting go is something I’m still working on.

You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales? That fantasy of what your world be.  White dress, Prince Charming who’d carry you away to a castle on a hill… You’d lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith.  Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming.  They were so close you could taste them. But eventually you grow up.  One day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears.  Most people turn to the things and people they can trust.  But the thing is, it’s hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely ’cause almost everyone still has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they’ll open their eyes and it will all come true.  At the end of the day, faith is a funny thing.  It turns up when you don’t really expect it.  its like one day you realize that the fairy tale might be slightly different than you dreamed.  The castle, well, it may not be a castle.  And its not so important that its happy ever after, just that it’s happy right now.  See, once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you.  And once in a while, people may even take your breath away.”- Meredith Grey ‘Save Me’ I love that last part starting at “At the end of the day…” It has a very nice point here is that reality hits us eventually and we realize that who knows how long happy ever after is but the most important is to be happy right now.

I could dump more quotes on you but I think thats enough for now.

On that note, I think tonight sounds like its time for me to run off and binge watch some Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 (last season) and catch up.

8 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Quote Me

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  3. I used to love Choose Your Own Adventures – pretty sure you can find them at second hand stores (they also carry lots of Sweet Valley High which makes me think they’d have these, lol). And I love quotes so this is the best post EVER. Some of my faves:

    “Go now, and live.
    Experience. Dream. Risk. Close your eyes and jump. Enjoy the freefall. Choose exhilaration over comfort. Choose magic over predictability. Choose potential over safety. Wake up to the magic of everyday life. Make friends with your intuition. Trust your gut. Discover the beauty of uncertainty. Know yourself fully before you make promises to another. Make millions of mistakes so that you will know how to choose what you really need. Know when to hold on and when to let go. Love hard and often and without reservation. Seek knowledge. Open yourself to possibility. Keep your heart open, your head high and your spirit free. Embrace your darkness along with your light. Be wrong every once and a while, and don’t be afraid to admit it. Awaken to the brilliance in ordinary moments. Tell the truth about yourself no matter what the cost. Own your reality without apology. See goodness in the world. Be Bold. Be Fierce. Be Grateful. Be Wild, Crazy and Gloriously Free. Be You.
    Go now, and live.”

    “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery-celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from-it’s where you take them to.” `Jim Jarmusch

    “Passion… it lies in all of us. Sleeping, waiting, and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir, open its jaws, and howl. It speaks to us, guides us… passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments; the joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank… without passion, we’d be truly dead.” -Angel, Buffy Season 2: Episode Passion

    And my most recent fave – “And it’s the wonders I’m after, even if I have to bleed for them.” ~Cathryn Vallente

    Sorry, that was a really long comment…


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