Monday, January 30, 2017

Quotes (#33)

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Morning Swooners!

Monday's are hard and I reeeeaaallllyyyy didn't want to wake up early for school today! That's all I have to say about that. Let's get started with some quotes that will hopefully motivate everyone. Let's make this week as amazing as we all are!

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”― Thomas A. Edison

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ― George Eliot

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill

“I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” ― Herbert Bayard Swope

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Maybe there is more truth in how you feel than in what actually happens.” ― Ann BrasharesThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

“I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.” ― Daniel KeyesFlowers for Algernon

Friday, January 27, 2017

Favorite Poem Friday (#1)

Morning Swooners! So i've decided to do something new and fun. I've always loved reading and writing poetry and now I want to share that love with you. So every Friday i'll have a different poem posted for you guys to read. Maybe you've seen them before and maybe you haven't but either way they are all beautiful. So here's the first of many. Hope you enjoy! 

If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda
I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happy New Year!

Well hello there 2017, so nice to meet you...

Sorry i'm late to the game. I've been a horrible blogger lately but you guys have been so patient with me and I appreciate it. I was swamped at the end of the year with school work and then threw myself into slumber and relaxation during my break in December. Radio silence on my part, which I completely enjoyed but now i'm ready to be back. I spent a lot of time reading during my break and I can't wait to post my reviews of the great books I read. Seriously, it just felt so good to read in peace and not have anything else to distract me...the perfect vacation! Now it's back to business though. Let's get the year started on a good note with some great quotes!

“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”  ― Thomas Jefferson

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”  ― Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.”  ― Jordan Belfort

“When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.”  ― Karen E. Quinones Miller

“You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.”  ― Lou Holtz

“You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.”  ― Lou Holtz

“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.”  ― Tricia Cunningham

“If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”  ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Great things happen to those who don't stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.”  ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart