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amazing quotes

22 Nov 2012 14:50

This chat connect so many people, so many life stories... some stories are completly nailed on suffering.

we try to help ourselves here and try to help other people, only by the comfort of a word which is spread by the amazing internet.

today i remember that would be great to share a quote that i really love from a man who I really admire:

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can  only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots  will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -  your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me  down, and it has made all the difference in my life".

Steve Jobs


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22 Nov 2012 15:55 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

Thank you for sharing that quote with us. what a great idea Sofia. Perhaps other people would like to continue this thread with thier own favorite AMAZING QUOTES. Just as you say Sofia, sometimes we can obtain comfort by words and that has to be a good thing.  I cant think of anything myself at the moment, brain box needs another spray of WD4O as it's getting a little rusty from all the rain we have had the last few weeks.

I hope you are keeping well and that you are once more the Sofia that we all know and admire. Please take care, best wishes, Brian

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22 Nov 2012 16:09 in response to woodworm

i'm glad that you liked Brian. Steve Jobs has  another good quotes that would be sense to share here, the way he speak about death and life but despite the deepness of those quotes I thought the word "death is to dark to came to that chat one more time.He is very inspiring!

And i'm fine, my body is reacting well, i didn't vomited...barely had side effects, which is pretty amazing

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22 Nov 2012 19:54 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

What a great idea for a thread!

When I was in school we learnt about Helen Keller and something that she said stayed with me:

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light".

I'm looking forward to reading some others


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22 Nov 2012 20:11 in response to Moderator_Renata

Tks for sharing Renata!

Well the idea came from Brian, I just share a quote an he made it an "initiative"

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25 Nov 2012 09:58 in response to sofia

Hi everyone,

I came across this quote and thought it was quite appropriate for this site. Its by C. S. Lewis.

Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another,        "What you too?         I thought I was the only one".

When we or someone we love hear those horrifying words,  "Its cancer I'm afraid", one of our first feelings is that we tend to think we are the only one suffering from this cruel disease. And then when we come on here, we find so many others suffering from the same thing, also feeling the same thoughts and problems as ourselves.  Many people have found comfort and friendship in talking to others, travelling the same pathway, and I thought it brings it home how true this quote is.

If you have a quote that you like, please share it with us and keep this thread of Sofia's going, for I think she had a great idea by telling us about the quote she liked.

Take care everyone, kind regards Brian

Re: amazing quotes

25 Nov 2012 11:17 in response to woodworm

Good mornig,

I loved "your" quote Brian, it make so much sense. That's why I feel people "here" as friends!



P.s: today is raining (even in Portugal)!

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25 Nov 2012 11:30 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

Well in that case, I shant come to Portugal to visit you today Sofia, for at the moment the Sun is shining brightly here in the south east of England, even though it's not that warm.

Take care and I hope you have a great week. Keep smiling, Kind regards Brian.

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25 Nov 2012 11:45 in response to sofia

Hi all,

I have used this quote on here a few weeks ago but I don't think it would hurt to add it to this thread.

"Life only deals you what it believes you can handle!"

I understand that some people aren't that keen on inspirational quotes and I don't always put much faith in them myself on occasion but for as long as they help others then they can only be a good thing.

sofia I am really glad you are feeling well during your treatment.

Best to all.


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25 Nov 2012 12:04 in response to sofia

Hi Guys

I don't know who said this originally but my mum would quote it all the time and has passed it down to us all which I find myself remembering and passing on also now. I think it's quiteappropriate for the site!!


Ann x

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25 Nov 2012 15:59 in response to Afaith

Hi everyone,

Just to add another quote I came across today which I like and I hope you will all like too.

The flower that blooms in adversity, is the rarest and most beautiful of all.

It's by Walt Disney which surprised me

Kind regards Brian.

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25 Nov 2012 21:16 in response to GARF

Tks Garf!

i'm really glad of feeling so fine that i'm really enjoy my days because i know that it could change soon...

love, Sofia

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25 Nov 2012 21:18 in response to Afaith

Tks Ann, your mum is very wise.

Love, Sofia

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25 Nov 2012 21:19 in response to woodworm

Brian you are inspired today

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26 Nov 2012 09:11 in response to sofia

Hi Everyone,

Sofia, you are so kind as always, thank you, and I hope you like this quotation.

Last night I came across this little gem and thought it very appropriate for this forum.

I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.

Its by somebody I have never heard of before called Maya Angelou.

The main reason I thought this so fitting for this site, is that many people lives are dramatically changed by cancer but no matter what problems it has thrown at them, underneath they are still the same person. But others see them in a different light. It is often said we are at our best when our backs are to the wall and I firmly believe that.

It's often not until we, or someone we love is faced with serious illness that we show who we really are. The fighting spirit, grim determination, compassion, bravery, love and courage that so many people on this great site show in times of need, come to the surface and I think far from reducing people, It brings out the very best in us. During my life I have on several occasions had to reappraise my opinion of people I have know for years because of this.

Anyway I have rambled enough for today, best wishes to you all, kind regards, Brian