Hello everyone. Happy Friday. I feel like this week has flown by. It has been another rather stressful week for me however I can say that after many ups and downs, I am heading into this weekend much happier than I was when heading into last Saturday so I am thankful for that.
I thought that it might be nice for today’s Friday’s Choice if I share some quotes that I really love.
Words have power and I think it is incredible that we can read some words once and they can stick with us for a very long time. I am positive that almost everyone has a quote or two that they love.
I am going to share four quotes that I really love with you all today. Some are from books, some are from poems, and some are from movies.
So let’s dive into #fridayschoice.
Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.A quote from Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
I have started off with this quote because I think it is so true. Confidence is a gift in my opinion. Anyone can fake it until they make it, but true confidence can be rare and hard to come-by. I think that when you truly feel confident it is one of the best feelings there is. Nothing makes me happier than when I can say that I genuinely feel confident, secure in myself, and happy.
If someone helps you feel that way, if someone gives you that confidence boost, then I agree that you owe them a lot because if someone gives you a confidence boost, then they have given you a real gift.
There are many people in my life who have given me confidence over the years, some of them really stand out, and I will always be grateful to those people because without confidence, I would not be where I am today. I would not be doing what I love, I would not be doing what makes me happiest, and I would not have learned about myself, and what I love, and what I am truly capable of without that confidence. So, to those people, and you know who you are – Thank you xo.
Even miracles take a little time.A quote from Walt Disney’s Cinderella.
Walt Disney’s Cinderella is one of my favourite movies. I have loved it since I was a little girl. In many ways, the movie is very sentimental to me and I will always love it. I really do love this quote because I think that it is helpful. I have had two very stressful weeks. I have cried more than once. I have been utterly stressed out and now, after a lot of time, energy, patience, and phone calls, I am able to walk into the weekend knowing that everything is okay. It took time, and it took effort, but I made it in the end and it was worth it.
When I was deciding which four quotes I would mention, because truly there are hundreds that I could mention, but when I was trying to choose four to start with, this one popped into my head almost immediately. I think that if you want to do something and it is important, and you consider it worth doing, then the effort you put in won’t be for nothing. Things may take time, and require patience, but I think that in the end, if it something you truly wish to do then the patience will pay off.
The lights were clicking on, and the rightful owner of the music, tiny but no longer timid sang for the rightful owners of the song.A quote from Interruption at the Opera House, a poem by Brian Patten.
This is one of my favourite poems. I will talk about it in a dedicated post at some point in the future because I love it and have loved it since I was fifteen. This is a poem that is about appreciation for the arts. It is a poem that is about how it does not matter where someone comes from, if they love the arts then they should have a right to hear great music, and see amazing theatre, and the poem also sheds a light on how some people may take the arts for granted.
It is a really lovely poem and I have always loved that final line because I think people who truly love the arts will know what I mean when I say that a song is not ‘just’ a song, and that a book is not ‘just’ a book. The arts can be moving, touching, and so important to so many people and this poem highlights that in a really beautiful way.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.A quote from Hard Times, by Charles Dickens.
As many of you will already know, I love Charles Dickens. Hard Times is a novel that explores the tension that can exist between logic and imagination. Dickens makes the point that we cannot function on logic alone. There are things in life that are illogical, but those things are not any less valid. We must think with our hearts as well as with our heads. It is important to be rational, and logical, of course it is, but it is also so important to leave room for the illogical. It is important to leave room for creativity, and wonder. It is so important to be empathetic, and kind, as well as informed. There are many different kinds of wisdom and we can learn from so many different things. So, that is why I love this quote because I think that it is so important to acknowledge that there are different kinds of wisdom and in life, sometimes our head will be right, but other times our heart may take the lead, and that is okay. It is all about balance.
This has been Friday’s Choice. These are four quotes that I really love, and as I said, there are many, many more that I love too and I will share them, and explain the reasons behind them as time goes on here at Katelovesliterature.com.
What’s your favourite quote? Please let me know. I’d love to hear it. I hope you all have a lovely weekend.