Top 5 quotes I'm fond of at the moment

May 09, 2020


We all have some words that resonate with us when we're going through something or just words of wisdom to guide us.
Here are my top 5 quotes that my mind repeats nowadays.

"La paix vaut encore mieux que la verite. 
Peace is even better than truth."
I had this quote from Voltaire written in my notebook, but only as I grew older I found its meaning. It is not saying that lying is an excuse to create a peaceful environment because nothing based on lies resists. In my opinion, if I were to choose between finding the truth by disturbing peace, I would just control my curiosity.   
"At 50 meters below sea level you do not suffer. The pure oxygen annihilates any pain. The heart functions with 8 pulsations per minute. Now I know there is out there a life from a sphere hard to bear."
This may seem a sad quote but I literally woke up one day remembering these words. They are from a book written by Lorette Nobecourt, called En nous la vie des morts (rough translation "The life of the dead is in us"), a very interesting book which I definitely recommend. You can read a review here. The point of choosing this quote as one of my favorites is that somehow the existence of a place with such serenity brings me peace. I'm not saying there is a marvelous place to live or be and I don't want to think too much about how they came to that conclusion about the heart functioning at that rate and all, but it reminded of the moment when you're fully in the water in a pool and you can hear your heartbeat. That was what I was doing at my swimming class back in the days when kids way younger than me were learning faster than me. 
"When you learn to fight, you eventually learn how to win."
This one I can't really remember where I picked it up and I tried searching it on the Internet. After so many fighting advice discovered, I gave up and just took it as it is. It has been my mantra in many situations and gave me that little boost of energy when I needed it. Winning in real life can not be based on luck, most of the times it takes a whole lot of work. 

"It takes more courage to let go than to hold on."
Got this from watching Hotel del Luna, an incredible k-drama. One of the reasons I liked it so much was because every episode was like a life lesson. Speaking strictly of this quote, it got stuck in my mind because the thought of letting go of something or someone we love is terrifying, but it might also be the only way to grow and bloom.

"On that desert he was so lonely that he sometimes walked backwards because he wanted to see the footsteps in front of him."

A source of many quotes I like is the k-drama Goblin: The Lonely and Great God. The story is captivating and it sparkles with words of wisdom. I chose this one not because it applies to me directly, everyone feels lonely at times, but because only the thought that someone feels like that is sad. It makes me think more about what others are going through. Specifically, the goblin had to receive a punishment and spend a long time in solitude, It is about the little things people do just to ease that feeling of loneliness.

As you could see, most of them are not the basic quotes, some of them are extracts from books. As someone once said, people always try to give meanings to words. Maybe that was what I was doing, but that's the beauty of words, they fit everyone. Drop in the comments your favorite quote or saying, hit me with inspiration. 

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4 comments:

  1. Hades Likes QuotesMay 9, 2020 at 2:22 PM

    I am pleased to see such an original idea for a post. I think I would've never thought of it. Great job! Thanks for promoting our little blog as well. 😁
    The quotes presented are not your day to day ones and I respect that. I personally love the one from Hotel del Luna, it holds so much truth.

    A favorite quote of mine is : "Get busy living or get busy dying" by the horror master Stepenn King himself.
    Another favorite of mine is "As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be" by Cassandra Clare.

    Thank you for this article. A very good one.

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    1. Recenziipacatoase.ro is bae. Actually the thought of getting busy dying scares me, but monsters are humans after all and I believe it is about slacking action in life while waiting for death, It's pretty meaningful, I like it. And she was write, things would be a lot worse if there wasn't for coffee.
      Thank you for your interest.

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  2. Once again you pleasantly surprise me with your sincerity and creativity. The quote "When you learn to fight, you eventually learn how to win" is definitely you. I've never seen you give up. Keep writing. You are doing a good job.

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    1. That's so cute of you to say, thank youuuuuuuu.

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