Quote of the week

“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” -Unknown

I actually first saw this quote in my counselor’s office, and it has stuck with me ever since. I think that this concept is so important, especially when it comes to everything that I’ve been struggling with lately. If you stay focused on your past (especially if that past happens to be very painful), you will never be able to enjoy what is happening in the present. Holding grudges and being unforgiving will only end up hurting you in the end, not the other person. It can also cause you to miss out on some really great opportunities if you tell yourself that you can’t do something because of your past. No matter how hard it is, you just have to keep moving and looking forward.

Quote of the Week: Elie Wiesel

I meant to do this closer to when I found out that Elie Wiesel had passed away. For those of you who do not know, Elie Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor who went on to write Night. It’s probably one of the most famous books about the Holocaust, and it takes you through everything he experienced with his family at the concentration camp Birkenau, and later, Auschwitz. It’s an incredibly moving and thought-provoking book, and if you haven’t read it, I would definitely recommend doing so. I feel like it’s one of those books you have to read at least once.

I believe he was definitely an amazing and wise man, so I wanted to share some quotes by him. Hope you enjoy!

We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead, and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.

Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.

Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.

I write to understand as much as to be understood.

For the last one, I actually took a class my freshman year of college called “Echoes of the Holocaust.” It was taught by my all time favorite professor who actually wrote to Elie Wiesel and asked him if he would like to say anything to the upcoming class he would be teaching (my class). This is what he said, “Think higher, feel deeper.” For some reason, I’ve never been able to get over that last part. After everything he saw, experienced, and lost, he still encourages people to keep feeling, to feel deeper. I think that’s absolutely incredible.

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3!

This is my last post for the 3 Day Quote Challenge (sad, I know 😦 ). While I was doing this, I was also nominated by Making Time for Me to do the challenge. I very recently guest posted on her blog, and I just overall really love it. Her posts are very relatable and interesting, and I would highly recommend looking into it if you have not already!

As I said on the other two days, if you accept this challenge, you are supposed to post one to three quotes for three consecutive days. Each of those days, you also challenge three other bloggers to do the same! Now for my final quotes….I hope you enjoy them 🙂

Looking at the quotes I chose, I guess this post kind of has a theme: Criminal Minds. If you’re not familiar with the show, they always start and end each episode with a quote that goes along with what is going to happen/happened. I guess that part of why I like the show so much. I have an unhealthy obsession with quotes, lol.

“Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse for impossibility, for it thinks all things are lawful for itself and all things are possible.” –Thomas A. Kempis

“I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.” -Francoise Sagan

“You know, we forget half of what they teach us in school. But, when it comes to the torment and the people who inflicted it, we all have an elephant’s memory.” -Derek Morgan 

Finally, I nominate….

  1. Elm (Let me just say, I think her blog is super cute)
  2. Iridescence
  3. Whoever else has some quotes they’d like to share. Let me know if you’re doing it

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 2

So I did not get a chance to do this yesterday….but better late than never, right? Right.

For those of you who do not know, if you accept this challenge, you are supposed to post one to three quotes for three consecutive days. Each of those days, you also challenge three other bloggers to do the same! Now for my quotes….

My first two quotes of the day comes from one of my all time favorite tv shows. If you have not watched it, then you should! It’s a show all about hope and love, and who doesn’t need more of that in their life?

The minute I let go of the belief that things will get better is the minute I know they won’t. ~Mary Margaret Blanchard/Snow White

“People are gonna tell you who you are your whole life. You just gotta punch back and say, ‘No, this is who I am.’ You want people to look at you differently? Make them! You want to change things, you’re gonna have to go out there and change them yourself, because there are no fairy godmothers in this world.” -Emma Swan

The last one is from my all time favoritest author ever. If you don’t know any of his quotes or haven’t read any of his works, they are well worth your time.

Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn. –C.S. Lewis

Alrighty. Now today I am nominating…

  1. yourstrulykk
  2. thewondrouslifeofalliem
  3. Teenage Nomad

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

-Alice

3 Day Quote Challenge

I have been challenged by Kristy from Palatable Adventures to do the three day quote challenge. If you have not checked out her blog yet, I highly recommend you doing so. Other than just being a really cute blog to look at in general, it also has a lot of really great recipes to try, especially if you’re just starting to cook like me!

For those of you who do not know, if you accept this challenge, you are supposed to post one to three quotes for three consecutive days. Each of those days, you also challenge three other bloggers to do the same! I personally think this is a really great challenge to do simply because I absolutely love sharing and reading new quotes! They can be so uplifting and encouraging.

Anyway, here we go!

My first quote is actually from a professor I had my Freshman year of college for my first year seminar. He taught me so much about life in general, and I am forever grateful for the support he gave me that first year. You’ll probably hear a lot of quotes from him….

“For every winter there’s is a hint of spring, even if the winter seems to linger on.” -Dr. Gossai 

The second is from the Desiderata. I definitely recommend reading all of it, but I’m just going to put the last part.

“And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”

The last one is from Eleanor Roosevelt although I have to admit that I heard it while watching Criminal Minds.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. –Eleanor Roosevelt”

For today, I challenge….

  1. theyoungkiwi
  2. Teenella 
  3. MimiTa

If you’ve already done it or do not want to, that’s completely fine! Just let me know if you are, so I can read your quotes!

-Alice

Quote of the Week

“Life’s a dance, you learn as you go.
Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.
Don’t worry ’bout what you don’t know,
life’s a dance, you learn as you go.

The longer I live the more I believe
You do have to give if you wanna receive.
There’s a time to listen, a time to talk.
And you might have to crawl even after you walk.
Had sure things blow up in my face,
Seen the longshot win the race.
Been knocked down by the slammin’ door.
Picked myself up and came back for more.”

-“Life’s a Dance” by John Michael Montgomery

Quote of the Week

“But today,
The tears ain’t gonna hit the floor
‘Cause the boat’s in the bay
And it’s calling my name
So I’m heading on out the door
‘Cause the sun’s too bright,
The sky’s too blue
Beer’s too cold to be thinking about you
Gonna take this heartbreak and tuck it away
Save it for a rainy day”
-“Save It for a Rainy Day” by Kenny Chesney