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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

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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

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26 Nov 2012 11:36 in response to woodworm

Nice one Brian!!

I came across this in my favourite book by Henry Drummond.

For life, with all it yields of joy or woe

And hope and fear,

Is just our chance o' the prize of learning love,-

How love might be, hath been indeed, and is.

Have a lovely day everyone!!Ann

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26 Nov 2012 12:20 in response to woodworm

OH Brian you really choose the good ones! I identifie me so much with "your quotes" ...I feel so much comfort when I read that someone thohugh so deeply, so understanble to us, people who deal with cancer!

You made the repair from that good quote which is from Walt Disney...he is so sensitive person, his movies are so full of good messages and emotions and he has such an amazing quote for us too!

Tks for keeping sharing Brian it make me feel like when we eat a candy and read the message which is wrap it

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26 Nov 2012 12:22 in response to Afaith

Yes Afaith, the fear and hope make us love so much every important thing we have

You a share a good one too!

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26 Nov 2012 17:38 in response to woodworm

Brian I didn't see your comment before about come to Portugal (I don't know how!!), I would be glad that you visit me someday

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27 Nov 2012 07:14 in response to sofia

Hi everyone,

My quote for today is by Mark Twain.

"The best way to cheer yourself up, is to cheer someone else up".

I am trying to find quotes that are applicable to this site, and thought how when we hear good news on here, it cheers us all up and seems to make the load we carry a little lighter. Yesterday Sofia, your posting about how you talked with your friends, and how at last they understand some of what you have had to try and deal with on your own, cheered me up a lot. I hope that from now on you get all the help and support from them that you deserve. Thank you for telling us that yesterday.

Incidentally, the comment you made about reading the wrapper when eating candy, made me laugh out loud. you have still got a good sense of humour, Sofia

Please, take care everyone and have a great day, kind regards, Brian

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27 Nov 2012 14:30 in response to woodworm

Ahah Brian, actually I am too greedy and glutton and only think of chocolates so I made ¿¿a direct analogy with chocolate Bacci

Today I remember a new quote to share!!

A lovely and respectable man who was one great theater  actor from Portugal (and also tv but he don't really like acting on tv because he always defended that only on theather we see real representation), named Raul Solnado, share some important thoughts during an intimate interview, shortly before dying.

He said "When I die I want to be remember as a cool guy! And please, all people make me a favor: please, be happy!"

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27 Nov 2012 15:18 in response to woodworm

Think this ones applicable!!

May your trails be Crooked winding lonesome and dangerous,

leading to the most amazing view!!

May your mountains rise up into and through the clouds!!

Edward abbey.

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28 Nov 2012 00:34 in response to Afaith

Ann, tks for keep posting!

I hope that people feel some comfort, cause I feel some pleasure to know that you and Brian are taking some minutes in your days to find another quote, and I'm enjoying read such deep quotes! I will wait for your next quote

Love, Sofia

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28 Nov 2012 01:00 in response to sofia

"Promise me you will remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

A. A. Milne

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28 Nov 2012 01:03 in response to sofia

Bless u Sofia

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain!!    Joseph Campbell   Glad you enjoy!! Will await yours too!!

Much love Ann x

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28 Nov 2012 10:15 in response to Afaith

Hi Sofia,

Here is my qoute for the day.

Never be afraid to do what is right, especially if the well being of a person  or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. 

Martin Luther King.

I think this quote is relavant to this site and to life as a whole as there are so many people having to deal with major problems caused by cancer. We should all try to do what is right and help each other and not look the other way when someone needs help and support. I do not feel that is a problem with this site as there are so many on here really suffering, either as a patient or as a carerer but who despite all they are going through, still find time to help others on here.

Have a great day everyone. Kind regards, Brian

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28 Nov 2012 11:43 in response to woodworm

"Among other wonders of our lives, we are alive with one another,

we walk here in the light of this unlikely world that ins't ours for long.

May we spend generously the time we are given.

May we enact our responsibilities as thouroyghly as we enjoy our pleasures.

May we see with clarity, may we seek a vision that serves all beings, may we honor the mystery

surpassing our sight and may we hold in our hands the gift os good work

and bear it for whole, as we  were borne forth by power we praise

on this one Earth, this homeland of all we love."

John Daniel

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28 Nov 2012 11:52 in response to woodworm

And another one from my dear Steve Jobs:

"My favourite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time"

Yes, I agree!Time is everything!


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28 Nov 2012 18:13 in response to woodworm

Brian, because our conversation  about chocolates I remembered of another quote and  I found that makes sense to share in here too:

"My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Forrest Gump

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28 Nov 2012 18:29 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

Three great quotes in one day????? You really are a star. I have to say, I have to be perfectly honest and say I have never really taken much notice about quotes until you wrote the first one on this thread. But you have fired my interest in them and I have discovered some really amazing quotes in the past few days and all thanks to you. So thank you for that Sofia.

Take good care of youself, best wishes, Brian