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Re: amazing quotes

19 Dec 2012 11:52 in response to sofia

Good morning all,

Hi Pheonix, thank you for you kind words and glad you enjoy reading this thread.

This is my latest quotation. This one is by Lewis Carroll.

"If you don't know where your are going, any road will get you there".

My own interpretation of how it applies to this site is this.

Often people who have been diagnosed with cancer are not able, for one reason or another to follow the road they intended to travel. Often we lose site of what we wanted to do and are not sure what the future holds for us, so we tend to lose site of our ambitions and aims in life.

We may end up treading pathways we never intended to tread as a result. Something Sofia said recently I found so sad yet so inspiring at the same time. I cannot remember her exact words but I think it was something like this.Things she wanted for her future are not now possible but she will now make a new future for herself. This brought tears to my eyes but at the same time I realizes what an inspirational person she is.

Please take care everyone, best wishes, Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

19 Dec 2012 19:40 in response to woodworm

I came up with my favorite quote. Dr. Reimer my Oncologist saying " you are in remission now" Amen



Re: amazing quotes

20 Dec 2012 00:45 in response to Pheonix153

Hi Pheonix,

This is indeed an amazing quote

Tks for sharing!

Love, Sofia

Re: amazing quotes

20 Dec 2012 01:06 in response to woodworm

Hey Brian,

I don't know how you remember my statements so well But now that you referred this,  I have an idea of having written something like that... I have no idea where?!?!

You are rigth, the things I said about my dreams, it is indeed sad, because I worked hard for them...

And I used to say then when people just accept the changes it was just sad - a sign of suffering and that the Life had taken on the wings - but now I realize that adapt ourselves to the changing don't need to be seen as a sign of sorrow but of maturity, survival and hope!

When I refused to change after all changings caused by cancer, I could not fit me or did not do what I did before nor do that things differently, and simply locked me and suffered a lot! Today I try to seek happiness. And if happiness can't be the one it was before in my power,that is another.

We have to be creative ... the society also creates ideals of happiness and I really was already prevented from reaching some, but not want to imagine me to be a sad person!

Love, Sofia

Re: amazing quotes

20 Dec 2012 11:35 in response to Pheonix153

Good morning all!

Today I bring a quote from the portuguese literature nobel Jose Saramago:

¿A human being is a being who is constantly under construction, but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction¿.

Love, Sofia

Re: amazing quotes

20 Dec 2012 11:52 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

Before I write out my quote for the day I would just like to answer Sofia's question.

The main reason I remember your comments is that they are so beautifully written and are so heartfelt. I looked back but there have been so many new postings I couldn't find where you had written that. It is one of the reasons why I say your book will be so good for you have such a way with words that convey what you mean so beautifully Sofia.

My quote for today is once more by Helen Keller who has written so many good quotes.

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched. They must be felt with the heart".

Love is the first thing that thought  that sprang into my mind when I read this. Love is something that encompasses so many things and where would we all be without love both for and from our fellow men and women. Love includes what we feel for our families, and the many wonders of our world, so many many things. We would all be the poorer if we didn't have love in our lives.

I feel so very sorry especially at this time of year for those who have no family and no one to care or love them. I could face life without many thing but without love in my life, I don't think I would want to continue.

But fortunately, I do have a lot of love in my life and I feel so lucky as a result. Last night I saw my three grandchildren and all three of them told me they loved me and it made me a bit teary which I just about managed to hide from them, as I told them, I loved then too.

Well must be off now to try and find some more quotes.

Have a great day everyone, take care Brian

Re: amazing quotes

21 Dec 2012 09:18 in response to sofia

Good morning everyone,

After all the rain we had yesterday, at the moment in Sussex the sky is blue with hardly a cloud in sight. Hope it continues as it was so dark at times yesterday we had to put the lights on at times.

Today's quote is yet another one by Helen Keller and I feel it was almost written for this site.

"The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves".

Sofia wrote just the other day something which ties up with this quotation. She asked me the other day why I remember what she has written. It's quite simple Sofia, you have a way with words that have so much meaning in them and that it makes them so hard to forget, even for someone like me with my worn out brain.

She wrote, "Seriously I think this chat has given me more than I have given". I think that is a very telling remark.

Giving to others always makes us feel good and being a small part of this site has made me feel good about myself.

Take care my friends, Best wishes Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

21 Dec 2012 16:29 in response to woodworm

Hi Brian,

I would not say that you have a brain worn, nothing at all

Thank you Brian for your kind words, it is always nice to receive compliments. I hope more people will think I have a way with words that has now put me on this adventure of writing ... and today I'm writing!

Helen Keller was indeed a very sensitive person and with a huge sense of life! Really she has immense and amazing quotes that fit here! I understand why you leave it here so many...

So I decided to leave another quote from Helen Keller, and once I love so much psychology I choose this one:

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved"

Love, Sofia

Re: amazing quotes

21 Dec 2012 16:50 in response to woodworm

It is really amasing quote. Before reading it, I was just lost and trying to find an answer to my question " What's next?". I think now there is a road somewhere to follow, for sure, thanks

Re: amazing quotes

21 Dec 2012 16:54 in response to sofia

Hi Sofia,

Thank you for this quote. It has so much meaning. As I may have mentioned, until you started this discusion of with that very first quote, I have never realy taken much notice of quotes. You have opened my eyes to appreciating them. As you told me in your reply, Something else to like in you life or words to that affect. But everytime I come across a new one, I cant help but put my own interpretation to them. I love the one you have written above.

Just want to tell you that my 13 yr old granddaughter has just has one of her short strories published, and I am so proud of her. Its only a few sentances long but it was so good.

Please take care Sofia, Best wishes from Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

21 Dec 2012 18:06 in response to faith02

Tks Faith, I'm glad that you enjoyed this quotes and felt that as helpful

Love, Sofia

Re: amazing quotes

21 Dec 2012 18:13 in response to woodworm

Oh Brian, of course you're proud she has only 13, it's amazing!

And I loved to read your own interpretation about the quoutes you post. I think it enriches the quote!

Love, Sofia

P.S: A I little secret: I did not used to so much emphasis on the quotes before, it was rare to search for them!

Re: amazing quotes

21 Dec 2012 21:08 in response to sofia


I also have to admit to developing a respect for quotes that I normally would have dismissed as nothing more than unimportant ramblings.

My quote this time;

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"

Waldo Emrson   

I am constantly amazed by the inner strength and determination shown by so many people.  When they have every right to just lay down and give up because of what has been dealt by "The lady that is life" ( I will always remember that sofia), they not only carry on but make the time and effort to help others, showing utter selflessness. 

Respect to you all.

Garf. x

Re: amazing quotes

22 Dec 2012 12:49 in response to GARF

Hello everyone,

I wont say good morning today as it's pouring with rain at the moment.

My thoughts go out to those whose homes have been flooded, not just just overnight but over the past few weeks. I can hardly believe that in the early part of the year, we were desperate for rain and now we have too much!!!!!!!!!

Being as it is nearly Christmas, I though I would search out some Christmas quotations. This one which I really like is by Bob Hope and is as follows.

"My idea of Christmas, whether old fashioned or modern, is very simple; Loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that".

When I first read this I thought how true that is. What a better world this would be if everyone thought like this.

As it's nearly Christmas I thought I would treat everyone to two quote today. This second one is by Burton Hills. and reads:-

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree; The presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other".

I am in total agreement with those sentiments.

I wish each and everyone of you the best of Christmas and wish to thank you all for the friendship and love you have shown both to me and others on this great site.

Best wishes, Brian.

Re: amazing quotes

22 Dec 2012 13:24 in response to woodworm

Garf I really loved the quote you shared, tks!

I can understand your previous opinion about quotes! I guess we just  se the beauty of that quotes on circumstances when we feel the need to express ourselves...when our life is just great and normal we can't tnhink to much, we can't reflect so we don't see the truth nature and  deepness of that kind of words.

Brian, thks for your Christmas quotes, they are a really good gift and they totally explains what is Christmas...when we go to shopping, when we saw televison during this period we rarely see the really meaning of Christmas, it's all about consuption!

Love, Sofia