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Re: amazing quotes

13 Dec 2012 16:04 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

This quote is especially for you for I now know you like candy/ chocolate. This quotation is by none other than Charles Dickens.

"There is nothing better than a friend, unless its a friend with chocolate".

Take care Sofia, best wishes, Brian

Re: amazing quotes

13 Dec 2012 16:17 in response to woodworm

AHAHAHAh Brian  so full of sense and humor! Really thank you! I'm crazy about chocolate.

Today I will do Oreo dessert!!!!

I know that it's healthy eat so much candy during chemo but I was always so responsible with my feed and I'm sick at same  so, this time I eat what I want!

Re: amazing quotes

14 Dec 2012 11:13 in response to sofia

Good morning all,

Glad you liked that last one Sofia. As soon as I saw it, I thought of you. Just like my daughter-in-law thought of me when she saw a plaque with the words on it, "Welcome to the nut house". Just because I like nuts!!!!!!!!!!!

Its raining here in Sussex this morning and it's so dark, I have still got the light on to see what I'm typing. Todays quotation is by Marcel Proust.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes".

The part "Seeing with new eyes", applies to so many things in our everyday lives. When we or someone we love hear those words, "It cancer ", I believe we do see things with new eyes. Cancer has certainly done this to me. Little things which before didn't seem that important in my life have now become things that I cherish dearly. I think cancer does make us open our eyes and see things in a different light. It often not until we fear we may lose something, that its hits us how much we need that which we fear we may lose.

Please take care everyone, kind regards Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

15 Dec 2012 12:59 in response to sofia

Hi everyone,

My quote for today is buy our own lovely Sofia from Portugal.

"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".

How true this is Sofia. Until I joined this site, I didn't fully appreciate just how much comfort can be obtained by a simple thing like a well intentioned word (or two). All too often when we start our cancer journey, wither as a patient or as a loved one of someone who has cancer, we feel so alone. But as Sofia has said, just by a comforting word from someone we may never meet, we don't feel so alone and overall we feel better as we know someone understands what we are going through, and what we are feeling. All this achieved by a simple thing like a word.

Well done Sofia, for making me appreciate this.

That is an Amazing Quote

Hope you all have a good weekend, best wishes from Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

16 Dec 2012 00:10 in response to woodworm

Oh Brian you made me blush rigth now

when I opened your post I (firstly) read the highlighted words and I stayed confused because I recognize that words... then I realized 

that had said those words and I thought: "oh, I plagiarized someome???!!!ahahaah

Re: amazing quotes

16 Dec 2012 00:20 in response to woodworm

I never commented on this quote (the quote you left by Helen Keller), I really liked her and still more of the story you shared .. and made me remember the story of Sophie van der Stap (I already told this girl here in chat). I read the book recently and it is very inspiring. she had cancer at age 21, a rare and aggressive cancer on lungs (spread to liver), had very little chance of surviving, but survived and is past 7/8 years.

She drew her life from cancer ... already wrote 3 books (the first about her experience during cancer, the second the realty after cancer), her story is already moving to film; she is helping young people who are suffering from cancer through workshops etc

she was able to see the door to open up!

Love, Sofia

Re: amazing quotes

16 Dec 2012 00:26 in response to woodworm

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"

Barack Obama

Re: amazing quotes

16 Dec 2012 10:50 in response to sofia

Hi everyone,

I didn't mean to make you blush Sofia, but what you wrote was spot on and as I have said, since you wrote the first quote on here, I now really like reading quotes, especially one that suite this forum, and your fitted most appropriately. I hope you are keeping well Sofia.

My quote for today is by John Wilmot.. It reads,

"Before I gor married, I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories".

All i can say to that is, after having six children, he probably doesn't have the time or strength left to think out new theories.

Regards to you all, Brian

Re: amazing quotes

16 Dec 2012 21:46 in response to sofia

You go girl!

Re: amazing quotes

16 Dec 2012 23:19 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian

Well, I have another interpretation (which is not totally different)...: when we havent experience we are always telling to the others how to do, "I would do that...not as you did etc" but when we had the reality we realize that the others have reason and our theories are just inexperience...We see that all the time: people who doesn't have children are always the "good educators" but when they became parents they rarely act like they thought....When we have cancer is the same...people are always saying "you couldn't cry; you couldn't do that...etc; if it was with me I wouldn't cry ;the hair is the less; a scar is the less; you are lucky because you survived so why you don't act like before? etc"

Love, Sofia

Re: amazing quotes

16 Dec 2012 23:20 in response to Pheonix153

Hiey Pheonix

And welcome to the chat!

Re: amazing quotes

17 Dec 2012 09:43 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

Thank you for the reply and your own interpretation. You are so right and I am in total agreement with what you wrote.

I know you like quotes by Helen Keller so here is another one for you.

"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming".

I thought this quote so applicable to this forum for so many reasons. So many people on here are suffering loss of quality of life as a result of cancer. Yet not only do they still find a way to overcome their problems but yet also find time to reach out to others and try to help them. There are some truly amazing people one this site and you are one of them Sofia and I feel privileged to know you.

Take care everyone, kind regards Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

18 Dec 2012 14:06 in response to sofia

Hi Everyone,

Here is my quote for the day and once again Sofia, It's another one by Helen Keller.

"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never loose, for all that we deeply love becomes a part of us".

I have mentioned to several people on here who have recently lost loved ones that those they have lost have made them what they are and a part of them will live on inside of them. So this has just reinforced what I belive.

Have a good day everyone, kind regards Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

18 Dec 2012 21:32 in response to Moderator_Renata

Hi Renata, Sofia & Brian:I really appreciate you input on this site.  Thanks.

Sofia:I don't know you but I am glad you are doing better.

I read past this comment and like the Quotes (Great Idea).

Although I haven't got one mind at the moment I will come up with something.

Brian: Just thanks for being on this site.

Renata : thank you for helping us at those pitfall moments.

I just realized I am a few days back on this? I will catch up

It is raining in Seattle too, for weeks now!

PEACE be with all of you


Re: amazing quotes

18 Dec 2012 23:28 in response to Pheonix153

Hi Pheonix,

I'm glad you enjoyed it. They are just little phrases that sometimes make sense ... sometimes completely reflect how we feel and help make clear our emotions.Whitouth pressure, you can share a quote anytime

Love, Sofia